Yes, this post is a “slight” departure from the issues I normally talk about in this blog. But, I guess I just needed to share this for posterity’s sake.
“Santa” gave this to me for Christmas in my stocking. (Santa knows well my penchant for bacon). I recommend you pick one up, just for the sheer experience of it. The label on the back had me laughing out loud. I share it below.
BACON + CHOCOLATE
I began experimenting with bacon + chocolate at the tender age of 6, while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in Aunt Jemima(R) syrup, as children often do. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes laid 3 strips of sizzlin’ bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. And then, the magic — just a bite of the bacon was too salty and I yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate and syrup, so I combined the two. In retrospect, perhaps this was a turning point; for on that plate something magical happened, the beginnings of a combination so ethereal and delicious that it would haunt my thoughts until I found the medium to express it — chocolate.
From there, it was just a matter of time…and what began as a love of salt and sweet quickly unraveled into an obsession. No sooner could I wait to unveil the royal coupling in solid bar form, a deep milk chocolate with bits and pieces of applewood smoked bacon and just a sprinkling of Alder salt. Really, what doesn’t taste better with bacon?
peace, love + chocolate,
Breathe…engage your 5 senses, close your eyes and inhale deeply. Be in the present moment, notice the color of the chocolate, the glossy shine. Rub your thumb over the chocolate bar to release the aromas of smoked applewood bacon flirting with deep milk chocolate. Snap off just a tiny piece and place it in your mouth, let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue.