I love bacon and I love chocolate and while I got excited about bacon toffee, the Vosges bacon chocolate bar really got my attention… I was very happy to find the bacon bar at a local chocolate store, Fog City News as they are no longer available online (not that I wanted to pay $20 shipping).
I had passed by Fog City so many times and didn’t know they are such a chocolate paradise, but now I am hooked up with a premium chocolate club card. Anyways the salesperson said that the bacon bar is a very popular item, and I can see why. The bacon is fried until it is crisp and crunchy and then crushed into very small pieces before being blended into the chocolate. According to the wrapper, the bar contains Applewood smoked bacon and Alderwood smoked salt… It is a rich creamy dark milk chocolate and the crisp texture of the bacon and salt is similar to a Nestle’s Crunch bar, but on a whole different level… When you bite into the tiny little specks of bacon, it’s crunchy but tastes salty, a little chewy and finishes with a rich smoky flavor that lingers on your tongue.
I’ve read a lot of jibber jabber from purists about the absurd lengths chocolatiers are taking to create new flavor combinations and Vosges is certainly out there with Naga chocolates flavored with curry and coconut, Red Fire (Ancho & Chipotle Chillies, Ceylon Cinnamon and dark chocolate), Chocolate Covered Matzos with Salt, Red Fire Tortilla Chips which are coated with ancho and chipotle chili powders and deep milk chocolate and come in a pringles-esque tube for $20.
Indeed, the very idea of adding bacon seems very trailer and absurd but there I was, I could not stop nibbling… I am the foodhoe…