Baconized Chocolate

by Heather on July 28, 2010

Good morning! Halfway through the week…can I get a “WOOHOO!” from all of y’all?! :)  Yesterday’s eats were pretty amazing; first up, a Pina Colada GM:

Turkey sandwich on whole wheat with spinach:

Ok, ok, and some Doritos because they make my heart sing:

Lunch was super rainy, so I went to Whole Foods to read and picked up a packet Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (I ended up just tasting this and then spreading the rest on some toast for Nate):

And now we get to this.

“This magic moment…”

There was a time when, in my infantile naivety, I was grossed out by the thought of bacon and dark chocolate.  Apart?  Perfect. Together?  Stank nasty.

Well my dear friends, I am OK with admitting my wrong on this one.  I purchased it on a whim, just thinking about the fact that I REALLY needed chocolate in that moment.  And so, in a moment of desperation, I went with my gut instinct.

“Mmmmmmmm…dark chocolate…….I can feel the worries of the day melting away……”

“But wait!  What’s that I taste?  A slight smokiness?”

“BAM!  Salt!”

“Dear Lord, thank you for chocolate, bacon, and salt.  Amen”

You know, it went a little something like that ;)


Dinner was amazing at our friend Emma’s house, and I’m not sorry to say that I ate about 5 pieces of garlic toast.  It’s been way, WAY too long since I last explored the amazingness that is butter + garlic + bread.  Dinner was this great pasta salad (there’s lettuce under there) with tomatoes, bell pepper, grilled chicken, and a Parmesan dressing:

Holy grapes!

Cookies…need I say more?!

We had a great time getting to meet new friends, and hang out with our amazing group.  Tonight should be fun…but I’ll just have to share the details of that later!

What’s the weirdest flavor combination you have ever heard of that sounds delicious?  What’s the weirdest one YOU’VE TRIED? If you have recipes, do share ;)

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1 Heather July 28, 2010

this totally reminds me of yesterday’s “sometimes” post ;)
yes, bacon and chocolate is a fave in these here parts. i’ve never actually bought it pre-made. always made it myself :)
Sooooooooo yum!!
glad you like it, too.


2 Jessica @ How Sweet July 28, 2010

You know I’m all over that bacon chocolate. I would eat that everyday if I could.


3 tanyasDailyProductReviews July 28, 2010

those chocolate cookies look good!


4 Evan @swEEts July 28, 2010

I’m a huge fan of this new bacon-chocolate craze.. bacon should really be incorporated into as much as possible if you ask me :) The weirdest combo (before the craze) I’ve tried was a peanut butter bacon sandwich which turned out to be amazing. Just read your story too.. so awesome! Can’t wait to keep checkin out you blog!


5 Kelly July 28, 2010

Looks like such a yummy day! Sheesh…wanna trade lives? haha!!!

I actually like PB and swiss cheese sandwiches. I know! I know! Weird…but it is really good!!


6 Susan July 28, 2010

Gah! I’ve heard of that bacon chocolate but have yet to make it!! I made maple bacon peanut butter once that was amazing. The sweet maple, with the nutty peanuts, and smoky saltiness of the bacon was perfect. Yesterday I also tried the popular combo of watermelon and feta – it was good!


7 Mary July 28, 2010

Woohoo…it’s only Wednesday! I’m hoping the weeks go slower as we only have 3 left before school starts again.

Weird taste…Peanut butter and mayonaise. We grew up on this because my mom did not want us to have jelly, as it contained too much sugar and wanted us to get the protein. It really tasted good back then and we didn’t know any better that it was not right. But now I really don’t like mayonaise and LOVE peanut butter and jelly.


8 Mary July 28, 2010

I needed to add that they were pb and mayo sandwiches that we had for lunch.


9 Evan Thomas July 28, 2010

I had their milk chocolate bacon and I was underwhelmed. I’ll have to try the dark!


10 spabettie July 28, 2010

we recently tried that Vosges bacon bar… it was delicious…

lately I’ve been making wraps out of nori – seaweed sheets… I put anything in there, they are SO good.


11 Lindsay July 28, 2010

I was just looking at that bar in Whole Foods and wondering how the bacon is with chocolate. Now I’m kicking myself for not grabbing one!


12 Salah July 28, 2010

ummm I love weird foods….but Spirulina was probably the one ingredient that sounded really strange to me before I started using it….now I absolutely LOVE using it in all my smoothies :-)

ps. I’ve been making my own version of pina colada green smoothies :-)


13 Anna July 28, 2010

Ha, I’ve seen that bar before! I’ve had some of their other chocolate, and it’s really yummy!


14 lindsay July 28, 2010

Oh I’ve been dying to try that bacon chocolate bar. NOw you’ve got me hooked, must go buy now! :)


15 couchpotatoathlete July 28, 2010

I’ve seen bacon + chocolate on Top Chef before, but I just didn’t think it would taste good!

I remember the first time I had mayo on french fries — I thought it sounded so weird, but it is delicious!


16 lisaou11 July 28, 2010

I am so interested in the bacon and chocolate! salty and sweet-yum!


17 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 28, 2010

I vote peanut butter and BACON! Oh yes, My hubby to be made me try it, and now I drool every time I smell bacon!! :)


18 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 28, 2010

I need to try that bacon chocolate! I love the sea salt chocolate, so there’s no reason why I wouldn’t love this :)


19 Beth July 28, 2010

Potato chips in chocolate… it sounded so weird to me at first but then I tried it at a wedding when they had a chocolate fountain and chips and fruit and cakes on the side, and it was DIVINE.


20 Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt July 28, 2010

I have to know what is in a pina colada GM. Sounds yummy! Just add pineapple?

I didn’t realize how wonderful sea salt would be with chocolate!


21 Heather July 28, 2010

Hi Erin! The GM has 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 tsp coconut extract, 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 frozen banana, and a ton of spinach! I would probably add a little more coconut next time though…and maybe some run ;)


22 Jenny July 28, 2010

Hmm, I must admit that I’m still kind of grossed out at the combination… I’ll just have to pick some up later and give it a whirl.


23 Tina July 28, 2010

I don’t think I could do bacon and chocolate. I’m not big on mixing random flavors. I guess I’m a foodie chicken!


24 Heather C July 28, 2010

those eats look pretty tasty! Can’t say I’d eat bacon in chocolate, but I *can* see the match – chocolate + salt = perfection. More importantly, chocolate + peanut butter …. and anything it wants to go on. Just sayin’. ;)


25 amanda July 28, 2010

cookies, grapes, pasta and bacon chocolate? oh my! i have a friend who loves chocolate covered gummy bears. but something about THAT combo makes my nose cringe.


26 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self July 28, 2010

I thought the eggs + jam combination sounded disgusting, but I went ahead and tried it anyway…it wasn’t bad!


27 Alycia @ Fit n Fresh July 28, 2010

Wow that dinner looks fab! And I’ve seen the bacon chocolate bars, but I’ve been to grossed out by the thought to try them. Now after reading your post, I’m more worried that if I did, I’d have to buy them frequently lol


28 Laury @thefitnessdish July 28, 2010

I am all about the weird food combos!!! I made Watermelon Gazpacho the other day (recipe is up there)…it was DELISH…and refreshing in the heat! haha, my hubby thinks I am SO weird ;-)

Back in the day I used to put eggs and peanut butter in my oatmeal in the AM…I can’t even believe that now, yikes!


29 Christie {Honoring Health} July 28, 2010

Hahahaha. I thought it was disgusting as well. I just about vomited when I ate it. I remember exactly where I was, too. I was in the Chicago airport coming home from the Baron Baptiste workshop. It was vile.


30 katecooks July 28, 2010

i’ve seen and been scared of that chocolate but i do love sea salt chocolate so maybe i will have to give it a try!!


31 lisasfoods July 28, 2010

Hmm. I don’t think any of my combinations are too out of the ordinary. I love sweet and salty foods together though, and have been known to dip tortilla chips into my smoothies.


32 RunToTheFinish July 28, 2010

the weirdest I remember is when I was younger someone made a mayo and pb sandwich..i loved it!! i wonder how I got chubby :)


33 kbwood July 28, 2010

hahah i did NOT like that bacon and chocolate bar at ALL!! ekkkkkkk.
i LOVED mayo and nanner sandwiches growing up. so weird


34 Lindsay July 28, 2010

My mom just told me about that chocolate + bacon bar, and was absolutely raving about it. Sounds really intriguing. As far as weird food combos go, I just made a smoky tofu salad with turkey bacon…and it was awesome. Tofu and bacon CAN get along.


35 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 28, 2010

I LOVE Vosges!! I’ve tried their wasabi, ginger, sesame dark chocolate and seriously could not get enough. Weird combo, but amazing.


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