I’m a carnivorous kind of guy. I like meat in all its glorious forms, even its weird ones. I enjoy it with most meals and I’m pretty sure not a day has gone by for several years that I haven’t eaten at least a little of it. Yet last weekend in New York I realized I was having a perfectly vegetarian day: bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, pumpkin and rice for lunch, hummus and pita for dinner. I couldn’t believe it, but I’d actually gone three meatless meals in a row and was totally satisfied. Was this really happening?
But then I remembered the chocolate. Yes, the chocolate. Between breakfast and lunch my friend and I had wandered over to the Vosges boutique with one goal in mind: obtaining the adventurous chocolatier’s new bacon bar.
“Mo’s Bacon Bar,” as it’s called, is a delicious combination of rich chocolate, applewood smoked bacon, and smoked salt. Salt and chocolate can be a great pair on their own, but throwing bacon into the mix makes this a meat lover’s dream, nearly every bite accentuated by a crispy bit of tastiness.
The website is out of stock now, which is just as well considering summer shipping charges. Wait for the cooler weather or visit one of the retail stores if you want to try it out. Nice as my day of near vegetarianism was, tasting this bar made it well worth giving up.