Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chocolate Covered Bacon?

I don't consider myself to be a food prude, but when I run across stuff like chocolate covered bacon my reaction makes me think that I might need to lighten up a bit. This stuff looks like pure junk.

11 comments:

Brad said...

I can't speak for that particular product, but Vosges here in Chicago produces some exceptional Bacon-Chocolate bars: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/category/bacon_and_chocolate

Also, I went to Chicago's Baconfest and they had Bakon vodka that they were mixing into a chocolate martini - exceptional. Same thing with Bloody Marys. YUM!

Tags said...

Endorsed by Paula Deen's sons, so it must be Smithfield bacon. What a waste of good chocolate, not to mention the poor sardine-squashed pig.

Lou said...

Bob, Please don't lighten up, even a bit.

That stuff does look like pure junk.

Nancy Heller said...

Ah but when you make it yourself! We just made a big quantity for an event coming up - it is really good.

Jon in Albany said...

If you want to see bacon junk, I stumbled across this last week.

http://www.random-good-stuff.com/2009/04/01/squeez-bacon/

Heath said...

It looks awful - but it doesn't have to be.

Just like lager doesn't have to suck, just because so many do.

If you look here, they are using greaves (cracklings) - and sometimes even Mangalitsa greaves. The Mangalitsa version can be very good. I tried some, from a guy who works at the Zotter factory, and who raises pigs.

Jessika said...

Proves the point that even when bacon and chocolate are delicious on their own. A combo of the two in one dish isn't necessarily double goodness.

Zalbar said...

No, this goes to prove that everything is better with bacon.

The only way to improve on that would be with a nacho-cheese/salsa dipping sauce, covering them in panko or tempura and deep frying. :P

Natalie Sztern said...

It's like the "best thing" Duff Goldman ever ate was a deep fried bacon covered chocolate bar....yes, I had the very unfortunate moment on a change of channels to catch this momentous occasion. I am actually embarrassed for these people....but there are bigger that have fallen lower I guess.

Brad said...

Have any of you folks knocking the bacon and chocolate combo actually TRIED it?

Sweet and salty. Yum!

Craigkite said...

Thank you, Brad! We do have knee-jerk reactions to things that just sound unnatural, like women voting.