Bacon candy bar

Vosges Haut-Chocolate offers a milk chocolate bar laced with smoked Applewood bacon bits. From the product description:
BaconbarrrrCrisp, buttery, compulsively irresistible bacon and milk chocolate combination has long been a favorite of mine. I started playing with this combination at the tender age of six while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in maple syrup. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes laid three strips of fried bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. Just a bite of the bacon was too salty and yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate syrup. In retrospect, perhaps this was a turning point, for on that plate something magical happened: the beginnings of a combination so ethereal and delicious that it would haunt my thoughts until I found the medium to express it--chocolate.
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  1. I’ve had this, along with their Black Pearl bar (wasabi, and sesame) and Woolamaroo (almonds, salt, hemp seeds).

    While the *concept* of bacon + chocolate is, indeed, all that good and true in the world, in my oh-so-chocolate-snobby opinion, this bar would be better served using a darker, slightly LESS sweet chocolate. As it is, the milk chocolate isn’t quite deep enough to counter the highly smoked flavor of the salt and bacon, and a bitter sweet chocolate would be just a touch less creamy, providing more of a snap, which would get along better with the VERY crunchy (and delicious) bacon pieces.

    These bars can be quite pricey. I’ve yet to find them for less than about $7 a piece. The Black Pearl and Woolamaroo are both excellent, with the Black Pearl bearing particular mention. the flavors are really blended well, don’t overpower each other, and seem to come one after the other, so it’s pretty delightful.

    (I have no relationship to Vosges other than as a pretty satisfied customer)

  2. I’ve actually devoured one of these delightful candy bars and have to say that it is the tastiest chocolate-covered meat product I’ve ever had.

  3. I’ve had this and it’s pretty darn good. There is a definite bacon presence and the chocolate counterpoints the salt and smoke nicely. This is not something you want to have everyday though. They’re really quite expensive (The $7 mentioned above is pretty much spot on) and the taste is pretty complex and something you want to sample and savor, not just toss back.

    I’m currently working my way through the Yellow Curry and Coconut Bar and actually think I like that overall more than the Bacon Bar.

    With both of these, the chocolate is really a carrier for the other flavors.

  4. Well, bacon is the candy bar of meats, after all!

    I knew someone was going to say that, and if not, I was.

    I wonder what one of those would taste like if you wrapped it in bacon, battered it, deep fried it and sprinkled a little bacon-salt on it.

    And there’s always bacon vodka.

  5. The introduction to the Beat This! cookbook, by Ann Hodgman, says you can improve any recipe by doubling the chocolate and adding bacon. I haven’t actually tried doing that, but it is a pretty good cookbook in other respects.

  6. Vosges has a terrific catalog, it makes everything sound exotic and delicious. Too bad their stuff tastes terrible.

  7. OK, so now I have the impossible thought of melting up a pot of dark chocolate and adding some bacon and nuts and making some candy.


    And trying not to eat all of it in one sitting…

  8. While I see Lectroid’s point (and agree with his taste…the Black Pearl and Woolloomooloo are outstanding), you really do have to try one of these.

    They’re hard to find, mostly because most buyers are going to look at it and think ‘ewwwww’. (In SF, Ruby on 18th St has them)

    These are *really* good. Good in directions you can’t imagine. Seriously. Go find one and try it.

  9. At the famous Voodoo Donuts in downtown Portland, OR, they serve the Maple Bacon Bar, a maple bar that has strips of cooked bacon on top. Its one of their most popular items.

  10. I watched “Babe” yesterday. I still love bacon. Babe covered in chocolate sounds much more fun than this candy bar. Bacon, jalapeño and chocolate sounds good though. The Skeleteens have some success adding jalapeño to some of their “Brainwash” soda. I bet chocolate and a hint of bacon would not be a bad addition.

  11. As always bacon makes the world a little better. I remember seeing a cartoon spoofing what I thought would never actually happen and yet here it is. It used the Reeses peanut butter cup formula, “you got chocolate on my bacon! You got bacon in my chocolate!”

  12. I had a small bite of this before.

    Tasted like a dog biscuit (yes, tried them when I was little — I was curious!) and made me vomit minutes later.

    No fun.

  13. I love how they proudly proclaim that it’s GLUTEN FREE. Apparently there are people who will eat absolutely anything as long as it doesn’t contain gluten.

  14. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate gone horribly awry.

    #28: There are also people who are allergic to gluten.

  15. I have found that this bar is tastiest when you take just a small piece at a time, and let it dissolve on your tongue. I don’t think it was designed to be munched like a Snickers.

  16. I’m surprised no one has mentioned the Simpsons episode where Homer turns to prayer when he thinks God is rewarding him for his attention. In that episode, Homer is whining about wanting a new taste treat, when a tanker carrying chocolate crashes into a semi carrying bacon. Once it splatters on Homer’s windshield, he sees it a divine provenance.

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