Friday, August 6, 2010

Where Bacon, Chocolate and Neiman Marcus Collide: Mo's Bacon Bar!

I must confess, I am a die hard bacon fan. Thick cut, applewood smoked, Canadian, etc... you name it, I like it! Same goes for chocolate AND shopping. When I actually found one item that combined all three of these fabulous things, well needless to say, I was a happy girl!

Lately, it seems I have been running into bacon in many different incarnations (i.e. candied bacon, bacon ice cream, bacon doughnuts - delicious, by the way). While I was recently having lunch at Mariposa, Neiman Marcus' signature restaurant, I came face to face with Mo's Bacon Bar by Vosges Haut-Chocolat and I just had to try it!

Retailing for just under $8, this intriguing bar is a blend of applewood smoked bacon, alderwood smoked salt and deep milk chocolate (45% cacao). The inspiration for the combination came from Vosges founder, Katrina Markoff's early experimentations with chocolate chip pancakes, maple syrup and bacon at the tender age of six. I have to say, the girl has quite a palate! This may come as no surprise given she attended Paris' famed Le Cordon Bleu and worked with the amazing Adria brothers of El Bulli prior to founding Vosges Haut-Chocolat as as way for consumers to Travel the World through Chocolate and experience other cultures through indigenous spices, flowers, fruits and the obscure.

While the bar was indeed quite tasty, a little bit went a long way! The flavors were very rich and the bar actually lasted a few days which is somewhat unusual in my house. These exotic chocolates would make fabulous gifts for the foodie(s) in your life and are a fun way to experiment with unique flavor combinations, but, for just under $10 a piece, I might just stick with a more wallet-friendly chocolate for taming those everyday cravings! If you've had the chance to try one of these decadent bars, I'd love to hear your comments.

Bon Appétit,


  1. WOW! It sounds amazing! I once tried a chocolate sundae with bacon on top so I totally get this concept!

  2. Bacon and chocolate? I can't think of anything better. I love the whole sweet and salty! Thanks!

  3. Hello Stephanie... I think your blog is outstanding. Love the concept and your impecible taste of course. Very glamorous indeed. I"m following. Keri

  4. I actually picked up this chocolate bar at a local wine and cheese shop and it has been sitting in my pantry for quite some time. You've reminded me that I need to give it a try!

  5. Bacon bar! Now that's an idea. When can we have something like that in Hong Kong :)

  6. Your posts make me want to head down south to the beach and set up my umbrella and wait for Spring!

    The Rose looked and sounded great...we will wine tonight! Not sure with what or what, but we will be wining!

  7. Love the look of your new blog. Beautifully done! Very sassy.


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