They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the first meal you eat when you greet a new day. Nothing wakes you up quite like the sound of bacon popping and sizzling in the frying pan. The tantalizing aroma of those crispy strips of meat jolts the weariness out of you and replaces it with anticipation and longing.
Michael Scott, the legendary boss from NBC’s hit show The Office summed it up perfectly:
“It is delicious, it’s good for me, and it’s the perfect way to start the day.”
Who can deny the incredible powers of bacon? Surely not us.
“Mmmm. Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend – fudge.” – Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson might have been psychic. We’re not sure if he even knew just how popular chocolate covered bacon would become one day.
Don’t worry; your eyes have not deceived you. Yes,chocolate covered bacon – chocolate and bacon, together. It’s true.
This seemingly odd coupling made their debut on the confectionery scene around 2005. It all began at state fairs. You’re strolling around through the stalls when it hits you like a wall of bricks. Bacon.
As you approach the stall with bacon, an unfamiliar sight lays before your eyes. The bacon has been dipped in chocolate. Now, we all love chocolate but this can go two ways:
- It’s either the best, albeit kind of odd, combination you have ever had.
- Or it’s beyond weird.
You raise the chocolate coated bacon to your mouth and tentatively take a bite.
Ladies and Gentlemen: We have lift off!
“Life is too short not to order the bacon dessert.”
This simple duo has already made its mark on the world of confectioneries, particularly in the US.
Here are some of the examples of bacon and chocolate treats:
- Chocolate ice cream with bacon bits
- Dark chocolate bacon cupcakes
- Bacon chocolate bars
- Strips of bacon coated in chocolate
- Chocolate bacon toffee bars
- Maple bacon salt caramels with chocolate
- Chocolate dipped bacon lollipops
The wide variety of chocolate covered bacon treats coupled with their largely favorable reception shows us that in some cases, opposites definitely do attract. There are those who claim that chocolate makes everything better. Interestingly enough, there are also those, like Homer Simpson, that staunchly claim that it is bacon that makes everything better.
What do you do when you can’t make them agree? Bring them together!
We give you the best of both worlds – the smoky, savory, and crispy goodness of bacon coupled with the sweet and smooth textures of delicious chocolate.
As author Jeff Gunhus said, “It’s a proven fact that all plans involving bacon have a ninety percent better chance of working out.” It looks like he was on the money because chocolate and bacon have combined together to produce a treat for the ages.