Friday, January 01, 2010

When Two Rights Make a Wrong

Caveat Emptor: (Latin) "Let the buyer beware".

Today as I was scouring the city for apple cider (and none was to be found), I decided to take ten minutes and wander my local World Market just to check things out.  I knew they were having a furniture sale (which thankfully, I have no need at the present time), and wondered if there was anything else interesting to be found.

Walking the food aisles, I ran across something I had heard of that both intrigued me and gave me the slightest twinge of mince pie face.  It was a bar of Bacon Chocolate.

I had heard of bacon-flavored chocolate, and to the best of my recollection, I thought I remembered that it was supposed to be really, really good.  Seeing as it was both dark chocolate (which, given the choice, would be the one and only choice every single time) and bacon (which, given the choice, would be the one and only choice every single time), I figured it was a done deal.  I had to buy it.  I had to try it.  I had to love the bacon chocolate bar.

So I bought it, and I brought it home and yes, I tried it.

It was dark chocolately, and there was something else there too, but if it was bacon, it was lost on me.  My taste buds told me there was chocolate and salt, and that was about it.  The problem was, salty chocolate doesn't taste particlarly exotic...just weird.  And that, in a word, summed up the bacon chocolate experiment.  WEIRD.  Unfortunately for the makers of said chocolate bacon bar, WEIRD didnt' mean "How interesting.  Let me try some more, and share with friends, and keep eating it until it becomes less a really odd taste and more a sophisticated selection on my personal flavor profile."

Or some such nonsense.

Nope, instead it was, and continues to be, just plain old odd.  Salty chocolate.  It's a shame too, because I am a true bacon fan, and dark chocolate isn't half bad either.  Be that as it may, this particular experiment, didn't quite have the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup results I would have hoped for.  Having chocolate in peanut butter, or peanut butter in chocolate is a winner.  But bacon chocolate?  My experience, at least after a first taste, is that it is not a match made in heaven.  For now, I think I'll keep these two food groups separated by time and plates.

How long until breakfast?


Anonymous said...

That was probably a pretty pricey experiment, right?
Anne in Wisconsin

GreenTuna said...

I think it was about $5. Wonder if I could cook something with the rest of it...?

Probably not...

bozoette said...

I had exactly the same reaction when I tried it!