Bacon Unwrapped

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bacon Candy Bar

I received two shipments Bacon of the Month delivery, and a Mo's Bacon Bar from Vosges Haut Chocolat. I'll give you my thoughts on the bacon bar in a second, but first here is the description from the back of the candy bar wrapper:

Crisp, 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.

I decided to walk the candy bar around the office to give a sample to each of my bacon loving co-workers. All of us had the same reaction - "interesting." When you hold a piece of the chocolate up to your nose, you can definitely smell a smoky bacon-like scent. You can also see little flecks of bacon in the chocolate. When you bite into it, you get a crunch that comes from the bacon and salt. The smoky flavor is not overwhelming at first and is a nice complement to the dark chocolate. But what is most interesting is that you can really taste the bacon in your mouth about a minute later.

I can't imagine stocking my desk drawer with these, mostly because I'm not sure where you can buy them locally, but it was a pleasant afternoon snack for all involved.

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  • Are you close to a Whole Foods Market? They sell most of the Vosges bars; I expect the bacon bars to show up soon.

    By Blogger elkit, at 9:57 PM  

  • I do live near a Whole Foods...I just tend to avoid it because it always a zoo. But maybe I will have to brave the crowd to see if they have the bacon bar. Thanks for the tip.

    By Blogger Heather, at 10:06 PM  

  • The bacon bars are currently only available at Vosges' storefronts (Chicago, NYC and I think Las Vegas?). They're testing for shelf life before they start shipping out to WFM stores.

    By Blogger Julie Nelson, at 1:35 PM  

  • I heard about these - they are all the rage at Whole Foods in New England - people fill their carts with them!

    By Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen, at 10:21 AM  

  • you can also purchase it online. do not, however, try the bacon mints that are going around. uncle oinker's, i think they're called. grosser than gross.

    By Blogger deane, at 11:00 PM  

  • A couple of days ago, I was inspired by the Bacon Bar. I made brownies with bacon pieces in them. Everyone I gave them to liked them. The saltiness in the bacon complimented the brownies quite well

    By Blogger baristajockey, at 5:32 PM  

  • Vosges is good, but I prefer to make my own chocolate-bacon bars, as I prefer milk chocolate to deep or dark chocolate. A few salt crystals on the top brings out the flavour of both the chocolate and the bacon. Do try this at home!

    By Blogger Diagon Allie, at 9:53 AM  

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