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Unlikely pairings

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on October 18, 2007

Bacon, meet Chocolate.

Chocolate works well in savoury foods, as anyone who’s had a mole sauce knows. But does bacon work the other way round? The answer is a surprising “Yes”.

While in Vegas we managed to try a sample of Vosges‘ rather spectacular bacon chocolate bar, which mixes Applewood smoked bacon with Alder smoked salt and milk chocolate. The flavours complemented each other in a rather interesting way, bringing out the sweetness in the bacon, and highlighting it with the smoked salt.

One thing we learnt: you have to be quick to get your bacon chocolate fix. Sadly we were obviously too slow, as someone had just bought all sixty bars the store had left. I just hope they shared them with someone…

Vosges’ Blues truffle, with free range apple wood smoked bacon, milk chocolate and bacon morsels, is pretty good too…</small?


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  1. frandowdsofa said,

    Last Hogswatch, julia_winolj made us chocolate truffles with crumbled bacon bits, which were excellent. I understand that a recipe for peanut butter bacon chocolate truffles appeared in Saveur magazine March 2005, but I’ve never seen it.

    I made this, and it was good, even if chocolate wasn’t involved –

  2. micheinnz said,

    makes chocolate-coated bacon caramels.

  3. micheinnz said,

    Huh. Dunno what went wrong with the username tag there.

    The perpetrator of the chocolate-coated bacon caramels is .

  4. cynthia1960 said,

    was able to score one of these on a recent Whole Foods run. I look forward to trying it this weekend.

  5. anonymous said,

    Fun to see Boing Boing post on this exact subject 5 hours after you did. Someone’s obviously trawling you for cool subjects 🙂

  6. marypcb said,

    managed to = Mary asked nicely for 😉

    now maybe you’ll believe me that garlic bread and hot chocolate is best breakfast ever?

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