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Just a heads up, since I haven't seen it discussed recently, but the much heralded bacon Chocolate bars are at the Whole Foods at Symphony.

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  1. Bacon chocolate bars? I can't believe I'm about to say this, but that actually sounds pretty good!

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Linky link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406783

      I got one up at Whole Foods Portland this weekend. Totally drool worthy.

      1. re: gini

        Oh crap. Like I need another bacon delivery mechanism. Must. Try. Now.

        Thanks GG for the headsup.

        1. re: yumyum

          I'm just an enabler...;)

          1. re: yumyum

            There's bacon everywhere.

             
      2. Hey GG are these Voges? I just threw out the catalog after reading it cover to cover and must have missed the blurb on the bacon/chocolate which was featured on the cover. I'm sending a fellow hound out to Whole Wallet tomorrow!

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        1. re: 4chowpups

          Yes, yes, it was Vosges, I just forgot the brand when I was posting....

        2. Yes, very yummy. I only wish it were dark, rather than milk chocolate.

          1. I'm not a huge fan of either bacon or chocolate, but yet I feel compelled to try this. Is this available at most Whole Foods, or something atypical to this Symphony location?

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            1. re: kobuta

              It's Vosges chocolate bar and most Whole Foods and other specialty chocolate stores carry the bars. The bacon has been harder to come by.

              1. re: gini

                Stopped by the local WF in Cambridge - no luck. :( Will have to keep my eyes peeled.

            2. Went to the Symphony WF today and I could not find it; could not find any candy with the Vosges brand name. Was it with the rest of the candy and was it the only type of Vosges candy there? Or is Vosges the company that makes it but they use a different name on the wrapper?

              Also tried WF on Cambridge Ave and they did not have any Vosges brand candy.

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              1. re: Fort Point

                The one on cambridge ave has the bars separate from the rest of the candy bars. Its back by the bakery, next to the door to the back room. They didn't have hte bacon bars when I was there the other day.

                1. re: Fort Point

                  They were in the specialty area, where the cheeses are sold. There was a whole rack of them across from the shelves of coffee bags.

                2. I am in New York and recently read about these bars in a local magazine, but did not want to pay for shipping. Right after Yom Kippur is over, I may have to zip out and get some bacon chocolate bars. I hope the Whole Foods stores in this area stock them.

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                  1. re: Shayna Madel

                    Nominated for funniest post of the day.

                  2. Had one tonight. Delicious-- the smoked salt is a great flavor layer as well.

                    1. Thanks to a timely doctor's appt in the Back Bay, I stopped by and picked one up as well. Pleasantly surprised! Nothing to convert me to a chocoholic or bacon-holic (?), but I guess if I did have chocolate cravings, this would be pretty satisfying. It reminds me of chocolate dipped pretzels, with the bits of saltiness that you get in some bites, but as there's a nice smokiness to the flavor in addition to the salt. Chocolate is more like dark chocolate (what I prefer) than most milk chocolate bars. I also bought a Red Fire bar, with chilis and cinammon, but haven't tried it yet.

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                      1. re: kobuta

                        So was that doctor's appointment before or after the bacon and chocolate combo. Sure hope they were not checking your cholesterol! Don't know if the bacon-chocolate company makes this combo, but another good one is bits of candied ginger in chocolate. Did not think I would care for it, but it is good.

                      2. I'm curious (not curious enough to try one, thank you.. sorry - ugh). Are these refrigerated? The implications for unrefrigerated bacon.. I wouldn't want any chocolate covered listeria...

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                        1. re: threedogs

                          Not at the store (though they sit by the cheese fridge), but I stuck it in a fridge at home. From what I understand, cooked foods don't spontaneously develop listeria - they would need to be contaminated before packaging. There may be enough preservatives in the chocolate to keep it safe, but it sounds like this is no more risky than that tub of bacon in those breakfast/brunch buffet lines.

                          1. re: kobuta

                            My point - exactly!

                            Of course, I would assume (don't tell me what happens when one assumes - ha!) that these grocery stores are following health laws... I hope.

                            1. re: threedogs

                              Yeah, but then you can say that with just about every prepared food that sits in stores. I don't love buffets and pre-prepared foods, but I've eaten plenty of my share and *knocks on wood* haven't gotten sick yet.

                        2. Just tried itafter, hearing about it from 3 friends. (good news travels fast!) Loved the combo but, I wished there was more bacon!!

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                          1. re: cara boni

                            maybe they could do a bacon-wrapped bacon-chocolate bar! Would that suit your fancy?