Chocolate-Covered Bacon?

So yesterday I was hanging out at the Fringe, talking with John about the perfect twice-baked potato. We agreed on chives, butter, sour cream, and cheddar in the mix, and we both wondered if bacon would be nice too. I’m pro-bacon and mentioned that bacon is good with everything.

At that point, Matteo, who feels the need to contribute to every single conversation, said, “No. Not chocolate cake. Bacon doesn’t go with chocolate cake.”

But then both John and I got thoughtful. You could have the sweet and the salty thing which is so nice. But maybe the texture would be wrong. “How about just dipping bacon in chocolate? A nice dark one?” I wondered. Sandii leaned in, nodding. “With a touch of maple.” John’s eyes got big.”Nice!”

So have our taste-buds gone insane? Or does chocolate-covered bacon sound kind of delicious?

11 Comments to “Chocolate-Covered Bacon?”

  1. By rachel, December 12, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    When I was in NYC, summer 2008, I had a chocolate tart with crumbled bacon on top. It was good, but I wouldn’t say the bacon made it substantially better than it would have been without it.

  2. By Liz, December 13, 2009 @ 1:00 am

    Ok, good to know. The idea, however, has a firm appeal to me.

  3. By Beth, December 13, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

    I saw it done on the Food Network. They took criply fried bacon and dipped it in dark chocolate. Those who tasted it said it was delicious. I’ve also heard of chocolate covered potato chips. I think chocolate needs something salty to make it sing.

  4. By Beth, December 13, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    Oh, that’s cute: criply fried bacon.
    Also cute, the Captcha: maidens barmash

  5. By Liz, December 13, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    I’ve been involved in many a maidens’ barmash.

    I am very tempted to do my own experiments.

  6. By Robin, December 14, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    Maybe something to try fondue style?

  7. By Gecko Bloggle, December 14, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    Can’t talk. Bacon.

    Seriously? I’d eat that, and probably dig it. Probably have to be very crispy bacon, and very dark chocolate (for me, at least).

    SantaCaptch is suggesting $1-million garfield

  8. By Stephanie, December 14, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    I think there are places that sell bacon sprinkled donuts. And I really do think chocolate covered bacon exists. I was in Vegas last year and I swear someone was on their way to some specialty chocolate place that sold it.

  9. By Liz, December 14, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    Robin, fondue would work, for sure.

    John, that’s what I was thinking, crispy and dark.

    Stephanie, I don;t want to go to Vegas, I want it noooowwww! (tantrum)

  10. By Beth, December 14, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    Michael Symon’s recipe. I love Michael Symon even though he has a soul patch. He’s an iron chef.
    Captcha: janes procedure (Does it has something to do with bacon?)

  11. By Liz, December 16, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    It’s settled. I am going to try making something like that recipe. Yum!

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