Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Chocolate Up That Bacon!

Flying Chocolate PigThis product is definitely NSFJ (Not Safe For Jews) but still looks delicious nonetheless. That's right, it's a Flying Chocolate Pig! From Vosges Haute Chocolate, this sequel to Mo's Bacon Bar contains applewood smoked bacon, Alder wood smoked salt and deep milk chocolate. Each solid, 1.2 oz. Flying Pig arrives nestled in its own mini lavender box embellished with a lavender cord. It's making me drool just thinking about it. Sweet and savory, salty and chocolaty, meaty and delicious. Here's what Katrina over at Vosges has to say about her inspiration for the combination of bacon and chocolate:
I began experimenting with bacon + chocolate at the tender age of 6, while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in Aunt Jemima® syrup, as children often do. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes laid three strips of sizzlin' bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. And then, the magic—just a bite of the bacon was too salty and I yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate and syrup, so I combined the two. 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.

From there, it was just a matter of time…and what began as a love of salt and sweet quickly unraveled into an obsession. No sooner could I wait to unveil the royal coupling in solid bar form, a deep milk chocolate with bits and pieces of applewood smoked bacon and just a sprinkling of Alder salt. Really, what doesn't taste better with bacon?
My sentiments exactly.

For all of my Kashrut brethren out there, check out Vosges' Chocolate Covered Matzos filled with Charoset, yum.

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