Zotter Bacon Bits Bar

May 18th, 2009 by Terry

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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.

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6 Responses

  1. Jim

    Hi Terry – good to see you liked this bar!

    I recently got sent a selection box from Zotter (I e-mailed them!) but haven’t been brave enough to try this one yet. I have tried some of their other flavours and have been pretty impressed so far!

    Give them a mail yourself – I am sure they would be more than happy to send across a selection for you!

    Jim

  2. Terry

    Jim – Lucky you! They’re definitely top quality chocolate makers, and don’t be put off by this bar, you might be in for a surprise.

    As for free chocolate, I’ll leave that to the master.

  3. Bagnew

    O.o
    Bacon… Chocolate…. WIN
    MUST TRY. Do you suggest melting chocolate and mixing bacon in?

  4. Keith

    The Zotter range is amazing. Has anyone tried the Cheese, Walnut & Grape? Its brilliant.

    There’s an official UK site for Zotter where you can get hold of the bars without having buy in Euros. http://www.zotterchocolate.co.uk

  5. Javelina

    Bagnew – Yes, you can definitely dunk bacon in melted chocolate. I find they’re best salted and stuck in the freezer. They get soft quickly, so keeping them in the freezer gives them a nice, hard consistency. (Or you could temper the chocolate, but I’ve never had the patience.)

    The Vosges bacon bar is a deep milk chocolate, so it’s too dark for my tastes. Which is why I make my own. But be careful – once you start, it’s hard to stop.

  6. Gareth

    I used to live and work in the region where Zotter is made and it was always such fun to see what exciting new flavours they would come up with next! I am quite fond of ‘Schilcher und der Kürbis’ which combines two of the local specialities – pumpkin and Schilcher, a very dry but fun rosé wine.