Posts Tagged ‘Mo’s bacon bar


Bacon-chocolate pancakes. A good reason to wake up in your own drool.

Last fall, Vosges turned Mo’s Bacon Bar into a pancake mix: As luck would have it, Mr. X-sXe was in O’Hare Airport when he spotted a dedicated Vosges store (something more airports should have). He picked up the mix for $12.

Ever since we made these last weekend, I’ve been thinking about them. Tonight I was tempted to make these instead of dinner. The batter’s super light and fluffy, a nice complement to the richness of the “chocolate chips” (a crumbled  Mo’s Bacon Bar). On its own, the Bacon Bar is just so-so. But it works really well here in its melted state.

$12 is pricey (the mix makes only eight medium-sized pancakes), so you could always buy the Bacon Bar for $7.50 to add to your favorite pancake mix.

Or you could chop up this bacon-chocolate pig to add to your pancakes ($8). But that would be a waste of its cuteness.


Vosges turns Mo’s Bacon Bar into a pancake mix

Vosges has a knack for creating novelty, gourmet chocolate combinations that you actually want to eat again. I’ve yet to try this pancake mix, but I bet it takes chocolate-chip pancakes to a new level. It’s the perfect gift for those who like to alternate between bites of pancake and bites of bacon.

Pancake mix, $12 at


vosges’ bacon caramel toffee beats their mo’s bacon bar

Apparently the American public can’t get enough of bacon treats, or we’re just developing a taste for salty-sweet confections. Ann went to Chicago last week and got me the latest from Vosges, who presciently brought us Mo’s Bacon Bar a few years back. I guess it’s a hit, because they’re now offering this milk-chocolate toffee with bacon bits. I prefer it way more than the Bacon Bar, where the bacon was chewier (and you’d occasionally wind up burping it up for the rest of the afternoon. It’s not as good the second time around.)


Here the crispy smokiness of the bacon really works well with the buttery cruch of the toffee. Beware, though. At $12, it’s pricey considering there were only about 6 squares in our box. Then again, I think they have the market cornered on this one. At least for now.


the bacon chocolate taste test

mimi has been trying to get everyone on the bacon chocolate bandwagon.

as a vegetarian, i may not be able to join in the taste testing (i’m waiting for the fakin’ bacon version), but i can certainly join in the fun of documenting the taste testing. our friends shannon and mel were the guinea pigs. photos after the jump: Continue reading ‘the bacon chocolate taste test’


Bacon + chocolate = luv


Here’s a concept that really wigs people out: a chocolate bar with bacon in it.

It’s from Vosges, a small chocolate company out of Chicago that has a knack for unconventional chocolate pairings (e.g., chocolate and wasabi, curry, star anise, etc). When I bought Mo’s Bacon Bar, the cashier commented that everyone she worked with liked it, but she was too afraid to try it.

Luckily, my mom, dad and I weren’t. (At $7+ it’s pretty steep, but Vosges kinda has the bacon-chocolate-bar market cornered). Believe it or not, it surpassed expectations for all of us. The sweetness of the milk chocolate plays off the saltiness of the tiny pieces of Applewood bacon nicely. It went down smooth, with a lard-y finish. Just kidding about the lard!

As the creator explains:

“Crisp, buttery, compulsively irresistible bacon and milk chocolate combination has long been a favorite of mine. I started playing with this combination at the tender age of six while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in maple syrup. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes laid three strips of fried bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. Just a bite of the bacon was too salty and yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate syrup. 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.”

Would I buy it again? As a gift, yes. Too bad most of my friends are vegetarian. 🙂