Hello, my name is Megan and I’m going to take you through the world of sweets/candy/shugga’/the goods. This is my first official posting and hopefully it will be everything you want and more (no pressure). I thought for this first one we’d talk about Father’s Day and the different kinds of manly-man chocolate a Father would love.
We’ll (only sort of) dip our toes in the pool of weird and start with none other than the Grand Poobah, no the Clint Eastwood, wait wait….the Al Pacino of man-chocolate combos. BACON. Yes folks, I said it: bacon. Say it all together now, “Mmmmmm, bacon.”
Now bacon and chocolate has not always had the awestruck following that it does currently. If you were the kid who had bacon with their pancakes with some maple syrup on it, the words, “Try this bacon chocolate bar” should invoke a kind of Pavlov’s dog syndrome complete with grinning and drooling.
But which one? Which bar will have dad crying at your feet from sheer joy? While I don’t know which one you’re aiming for, I can give you options. The Maple Bacon Bar from Chuao Chocolatier is a great stand-out in the world of bacon chocolate. The bar reads, “Crisp bites of bacon drizzled with delicate maple sweetness and a sprinkle of bonfire smoked sea salt, bathed in milk chocolate.” Whoa, and it sells for $6.99 a bar.
Now if you really want something more substantial (you overachiever, you) reach for the Mo’s Bacon Caramels from Vosges Haut-Chocolat. They pair hickory-smoked, uncured bacon with a slightly chewy caramel, then dunk it in a mix of milk and dark chocolate, THEN they dip it in smoked sea salt! You can get a nice little 4-piece pack for $9.95 a box. I don’t know how you top that for Dad. Don’t tell him I said this, but you can probably get him to do the dishes for a few months by just saying “Bacon Caramels.”
Now I see you sitting there reading this and thinking, “He’s not a huge fan of sweets, but he likes some chocolate.” Okay…okay there’s hope here. Don’t worry, keep your tears and fret inside. You have a great bacon-dark chocolate option with another Vosges Haut-Chocolat favorite: Mo’s Bacon Bar. It is essentially the same as the caramels, minus the caramel, and is made with a nice dark chocolate for $8.25 a bar.
Hopefully this will start giving you some ideas for Dad’s gifts (or perhaps a bribery tool) for Father’s Day. I have a couple more things for Father’s Day but this should be a solid salty, sweet, deliciously delightful start! It’s been great, but these bacon caramels have been staring at me, so it looks like lunch is ready… got to go.
-Megan… you know, “The Candy Girl”