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Vosges Chocolate Bacon Bar

geg5150 Jul 24, 2007 07:16 PM

I'm dying to try the new bacon bar. Does anyone know of any retailers in the DC/Balt metropolitan area? I actually live in Norfolk, and haven't had any luck there. But I'm in the metro area just about every week. I'll be in Batimore and Annapolis tomorrow and then in Bethesda & Tenley Park areas on Thursday.

Thanks so much!!

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    bordeauxfan Jul 24, 2007 09:20 PM

    I'd call Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown Park first -- they used to stock Vosges.

    Is shopping the Vosges website an alternative?

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      geg5150 Jul 24, 2007 09:37 PM

      They're out of stock on the vosges website. AND...besides that, it's about $25 shipping for an order of up to $25 and it just goes up from there. Thanks for the rec on D&D, I'll give them a call.

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      msbo78 Jul 25, 2007 05:30 AM

      I've also seen Vosges bars at the Balduccis in McLean. I don't know whether the other branches carry them, but it's worth a shot.

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        bokunenjin Aug 12, 2007 05:47 AM

        I can report that the Balducci's in Bethesda doesn't carry any Vosges bars. :(

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        Balducci's
        10323 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

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          caphill2320 Aug 13, 2007 10:39 AM

          Really? I recently bought one there, and I'm pretty sure they have them at the Balducci's in DC too. They don't have the bacon bar, but they have a selection of 5-7 different bars.

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        pomme de terre Jul 25, 2007 06:34 AM

        What is this chocolate bacon bar of which you speak? Sounds interesting -- is it an acquired taste or something your basic salty-sweet combo lover would enjoy?

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          ATM Jul 25, 2007 07:40 AM

          The Curious Grape in Shirlington has them. They were featured in a Vosges Chocolate and wine tasting a couple of weeks ago. The bacon bar was paired with a big Argentinean Tempranillo. YUM!

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            KOK Jul 25, 2007 08:30 AM

            Bacon in the chocolate bar (link below).

            Thanks,

            Kevin

            http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/produc...

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              geg5150 Jul 25, 2007 08:35 AM

              Two great tastes that taste great together. Interestingly, I haven't heard any negative feedback on this chocolate bar. I'm on the hunt, I'll report back.

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            rHairing Jul 25, 2007 09:19 AM

            World Market, at least in FFX is carrying them but not the bacon bar. I am now addicted to the chipolte chocolate bar. They have that, the cajun bar and the one with sea salt.

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              jsu Jul 27, 2007 08:53 AM

              If you're still looking, I saw them at Baigio Chocolate on 18th St near Adams Morgan. They're on 18th between T and Florida.
              http://www.biagiochocolate.com/find.htm

              Let us know how it tastes!

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                geg5150 Jul 27, 2007 04:32 PM

                Fabulous! I'm back home, but I'll be back in the city next week. I'll check 'em out. Thanks so much for the info!

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                sweetpotater Jul 28, 2007 07:33 AM

                Ma Petite Shoe in Baltimore often carries Vosges bars.

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                  bitey Jul 30, 2007 02:33 PM

                  Mt. Washington Wines (right between the WF and Starbucks - in Mt. Washington obviously) also has Vosges.

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                    matt8313 Aug 14, 2007 04:05 PM

                    Talked to the guy there today, and he said they expect to have the bacon bar in stock in about three weeks.

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                  aachow Jul 28, 2007 07:39 AM

                  I live in Ann Arbor, but they are selling the Vosges Bacon bars here at Whole Foods...might be worth checking out.

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                    geg5150 Jul 28, 2007 11:16 AM

                    Nope, not in any of the WFMs here.

                  2. antdistrict Jul 30, 2007 07:20 AM

                    The Curious Grape still has tons of them..they are a weird delight..smokey, salty and sweet..try a Malbec or Syrah with them..delicious!

                    1. geg5150 Aug 1, 2007 02:37 PM

                      I got it!

                      I went to The Curious Grape in Arlington today and picked up:
                      2 Bacon bars
                      1 Barcelona -- hickory smoked almond, grey sea salt, dark milk chocolate
                      1 Naga -- sweet Indian curry, coconut, deep milk chocolate
                      1 Red Fire -- Ancho & chipotle chiles, cinnamon, dark chocolate
                      1 Black Pearl -- wasabi, ginger, black sesame seeds, dark chocolate
                      1 Creole Bar -- espresso, cocoa nibs, N. O. style chicory, Sao Thome bittersweet chocolate

                      Oh my! I bought two of the Bacon Bars because I knew I couldn't wait for the drive home to Norfolk tomorrow night. Just tried it and it's great! The chocolate isn't too sweet and the bacon and salt are very smokey, the creamy and "crunchy" texture is a nice balance. I just can't decide whether it's better to chew it or let it melt in my mouth.

                      The Curious Grape recommended 2004 Ebano Rivera del Duero Temperanillo to pair with the Bacon bar. Guess what we're doing this weekend?

                      I'll be posting on the Wine board about my experience and suggestions for other bars.

                      Bonus, the bars are only $5.99!

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                      1. re: geg5150
                        JonParker Aug 1, 2007 05:09 PM

                        Wegman's in Hunt Valley had the Naga, Red Fire and Barcelona. No bacon though. $4.99 each.

                      2. aussiewonder Aug 1, 2007 03:58 PM

                        FYI for you and others who are Vosges fans, Chesapeake Wine Company in the Can Company, Canton stocks the bars with a decent selection.

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