I really hate that loving bacon has become such a trendy thing–i.e. Josea in the Bacon is a Vegetable t-shirt in last season’s “Top Chef”–but I do love that I can now basically find it everywhere and in everything.
Case in point: Mo’s Bacon Bar by Vosges Haute Chocolat, modeled here by my boyfriend and fellow smoked meats fan, Kamran:
We spotted it amongst the coffee-flavored beer and the tofu jerky at Whole Foods, and since my co-worker Tim is always raving about his bacon-flavored gum, we went for it. The website directs you to “rub your thumb over the chocolate bar to release the aromas of smoked applewood bacon flirting with deep milk chocolate” and to “snap off just a tiny piece and place it in your mouth, let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue”. (Comma splice and all.)
We, of course, gobbled the thing without savoring a minute of it, but let me tell you–we still felt pretty lusty. It wasn’t just slices of pork dipped in chocolate like I’d feared (and like Kamran had wished) but was a solid bar of dark chocolate with tiny, super-crispy chunks. Initially, it was sort of like biting into a Nestle Crunch, because all I got was texture. But then the saltiness hit. And then the slightest bit of baconness.
So what I’m saying is that if you like red meatstuffs, your reaction will be along the lines of this:
But if you aren’t fond of the idea of flesh in your desserts, Mo’s Bacon Bar will still likely not completely gross you out. At $8 ($7.50 on the website), though, you may just want to throw some salt on your Hershey’s and call it even. Or try out the completely vegan and hilarious-in-a-confusing-way bacolicio.us, which my extra-meaty friend Mike brought to my attention this weekend.