Zotter Bacon Bits Bar
Alright, I saved this one until last for a reason, because it’s bloody bacon with chocolate! It’s like they combined the two most delicious things in the world and tried to create a super delicious hybrid, but geez…bacon and chocolate? Can they really go together?
Now I know Vosges in America have done a bar like this for awhile but I’ve not had a chance to try it, so I’ve been really eager to try this as soon as I saw it in the package I was sent from Oxford Ethical. This is 70% dark chocolate filled with nougat and pork crackling (7.27%), let’s analyse this.
The wrapper is a bit more low key than the Mango bar, but still retains some class. Again the ingredients are fairtrade, and the pork crackling is organic, awesome. At this point I should also probably point out that this bar is not suitable for vegetarians.
The bar also contains chocolate liquor, whatever that is, and 23.33% hazelnuts, which is a lot, and that basically forms the nougat within the chocolate shell. The bar is the same plain tablet style from yesterday, and again it’s very soft, with a lovely truffle like interior as well as some very…crackly bits within.
The crackling pieces are large, about the size of raisins. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the bar, and I wasn’t sure what I got either. It’s not very bacony (that’s not a word), as in this won’t taste like a bacon sandwich with a chocolate bar on top, though there’s an idea there…
It’s unlike anything I’ve had before, I savoured the aftertaste which was definitely faintly bacon and a little nutty. The bar tastes very nice, and it has a mix of flavours which I can’t put my finger on, and I assume that’s the bacon and the praline and the chocolate all mixing together and creating something previously unknown to my tastebuds. This is certainly something different, it’s something you should have just to say you did, and now I can officially say I have eaten bacon and chocolate at the same time. I have lived the dream.