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Chocolate and... Bacon?

Chocolate goes so well with so many things and there really seems to be no end to the interesting and surprising combinations of flavors that people come up with. Sometimes, though, a combination comes along that just leaves you wondering if it's really a good idea. A couple of years back Kevin (of Kevin's Tech Ramblings) decided to experiment with the combination of chocolate and bacon and created Chocolate Covered Bacon. I've been wondering ever since if there wasn't something to the idea. Sweet stuff like syrup goes great with bacon, so why not chocolate? Interested I was, but I never had the nerve to give it a shot.

Well today an email landed in my inbox that had me checking the date to make absolutely sure that it wasn't April Fools Day (it wasn't). It seems that the esteemed Vosges Haut-Chocolat has come up with a new bar featuring - you guessed it - bacon. The new Mo's Bacon Bar features smoked bacon, smoked salt and deep milk chocolate. That is a daring combination, but coming from Vosges, who are quite good at coming up with very tasty products, I have to believe that no matter how daring it sounds it's probably some excellent stuff. It may have a bit of a limited audience, though. Some people might have trouble wrapping their head around the concept. I'm certainly game to give it a try. And it gives me an excuse to order that hot chocolate I keep forgetting to order.

Comments



Carrie Said:

Hmm...I think if someone gave me a piece I'd eat it, just for kicks, but I'm not sure I have the desire to pay for it!



jill Tropino Said:

Well, two things i love are bacon and chocolate. would be worth the try. Think I like my bacon plain and my chocolate all by itself tho. Especially if it is healthy chocolate......



jill Tropino Said:

Well, two things i love are bacon and chocolate. would be worth the try. Think I like my bacon plain and my chocolate all by itself tho. Especially if it is healthy chocolate......



jill Tropino Said:

Well, two things i love are bacon and chocolate. would be worth the try. Think I like my bacon plain and my chocolate all by itself tho. Especially if it is healthy chocolate......



http://www.jillschocolate Said:

Well, two things i love are bacon and chocolate. would be worth the try. Think I like my bacon plain and my chocolate all by itself tho. Especially if it is healthy chocolate......



Marj Said:

Well, two things I love are bacon and chocolate. I'd be tempted to try it since, in my opinion, chocolate goes with anything and everything! Salty and sweet are a favorite too, so this may work.



Jillybean Said:

I tried the bacon and just loved it. Works great on the precooked bacon. So much less grease to deal with much less the mess.



jillybean Said:

Chococlate and bacon. Chocolate and strawberries. Chocolate and pretzels. Chocoalte and almost anything. Yum.



AC Said:

I tried out bacon truffles. I was inspired by the Mo's Bacon Bar but wasn't terribly impressed with the execution.

Bacon truffles are actually my second attempt at chocolate covered bacon, but they came out much better...
http://www.unlikelywords.com/2007/11/26/one-step-closer-to-bacolate-perfection-chocolate-covered-bacon-continued-as-bacolate-truffles/



William Said:

Wow, AC! Way to get in the kitchen and experiment. Love to do that. The truffles may not have turned out, but the bacon bark you made before sounds like it was a winner.



Kirby Lota Said:

I have to say, that i could not concur with you in 100%, but that it is just my opinion, which might be incorrect.



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