A few months back I seemed to encounter a number of experiences advocating adding bacon to everything. Since most of this was online, I thought it was some sort of ridiculous meme. Then today, in the grocery store, I saw Mo’s Milk Bar1: 45% deep milk chocolate, hickory smoked uncured bacon, and alder wood smoked salt. Chocolate and bacon? Are you kidding me?!
Steve started talking about having peanut butter and bacon sandwiches as a child. It just sounds gross to me. I had peanut butter and banana sandwiches and can attest to their unadulterated divinity. So, I was curious: chocolate and bacon… I bought it.
I just ate a bite. It is definitely smooth milk chocolate. It definitely has bacon. And, it is really salty. Yes, I easily detect a smoked flavor as well.
I can’t say I dislike it. Who can dislike anything with chocolate?! It’s OK. I don’t think it will become a new obsession.
Obviously Katrina, the chef that designed the product, takes her food science seriously. She graduated from Vanderbilt and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. This is what the packaging says:
Breeze… Engage your five senses, close your eyes and inhale deeply. Be in the present moment, notice the color of the chocolate, the glossy shine. Rub your thumb over the chocolate bar to release the aromas of Hickory smoked uncured bacon flirting with deep milk chocolate. Snap off just a tiny piece and place it in your mouth, let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue.
Goodness. Sounds like a food fetish to me…
- Peanut Butter-chocolate Banana Cream Pie Recipe (kraftrecipes.com)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Bacon (bacontoday.com)
- International Bacon Day at Peterbrooke Chocolatier (thedailycity.com)
One thought on “Chocolate and Bacon?”
Another friend has suggested dipping bacon rashers in pancake batter and grilling the result into long thin sticks which can then be dipped into hot maple syrup. I suppose chocolate could be worked into it fashionably…
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