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?