So, Chocolate and Bacon, Anyone?

Ready for a new extreme taste sensation? It's chocolate with bacon, and by all accounts, it's scrumptious.

Chocolate and bacon? Now, those are two words you rarely see in the same sentence, even on the Internet. But as it turns out, a boutique confectioner called Vosges Haut-Chocolat recently introduced a chocolate bacon bar to the world, and chocoholics everywhere are abuzz.

You have to admit that the idea's intriguing. In these virtual pages we've recommended chocolate-covered chicken, chocolate sauerkraut cake, and xocolatl, the spicy drink of Aztec kings. We've even offered up a tasty chocolate martini. After all that, what’s a little pork with your chocolate bar?

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Yep.

It's hard to say who first discovered the chocolate and bacon connection. Indeed, it's probably been invented independently many times, but most people have the sense to keep the recipe a secret. Not Vosges.

This is exactly the sort of thing we live for at ExtremeChocolate.com -- and since they've let the cat out of the bag already, we feel duty bound to de-containerize the feline even further. That's why I, your intrepid pal Pete, have leapt into the fray to examine this phenomenon firsthand.

They call their invention Mo's Bacon Bar. Understand that this is no mere meat-and-chocolate combination we're talking about here. It's dark milk chocolate and bacon together in their most primal form. Real bacon, too, not that cheesy Canadian stuff. And it tastes exquisite.

By the way, do you have any idea how hard it is to write about this stuff when you're drooling?

Not for the Weak of Heart

Your arteries may not appreciate chocolate and bacon together, but your nose and your taste buds certainly will. Vosges' confection consists of a slab of bacon smoked with apple wood and sprinkled with alder-smoked salt, all encased in a milk chocolate shell made of 41% cacao.

Let me tell you from personal experience: the taste really is as incredible as it sounds. The medley of flavors is hard to describe, but think of the best smoky bacon you've ever had, counterpointed with dark milk chocolate of the highest order. If they made it with bittersweet chocolate, I would live on nothing else.

If, that is, I could afford to without mortgaging the house. A single three-ounce Mo's Bacon Bar costs $7.00. Is it worth it? Oh yes; but at these prices, it's something more along the lines of an occasional reward, or maybe a Christmas gift.

If you purchase one of these exotic confections, realize that it must be eaten within eight weeks of delivery -- but, well, that won't be a problem, now will it? Click here if you want to claim a chocolate and bacon prize of your own -- or just press your nose against the plate glass.

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