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Unlikely pairings

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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Oct. 18th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
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 - http://sofa.vox.com/library/post/maple-bacon-toffee-apple-cheesecake.html
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
makes chocolate-coated bacon caramels.
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Huh. Dunno what went wrong with the username tag there.

The perpetrator of the chocolate-coated bacon caramels is kightp.
Oct. 19th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Fun to see Boing Boing post on this exact subject 5 hours after you did. Someone's obviously trawling you for cool subjects :)
Oct. 19th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
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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