Posts Tagged ‘Vosges Haute Chocolat

26
Jan
10

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: http://bit.ly/d97yLw. 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.

02
Nov
07

Bacon + chocolate = luv

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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.”
–Katrina

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