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Bacon Toffee!

Ruth Lafler Aug 18, 2009 02:13 PM

The sign at my favorite confectioner said "Maple Bacon Toffee" -- how was I supposed to resist that? A thin-ish layer of crisp, burnt-sugar toffee blended with chewy, smokey bacon bits, coated both sides with 64% cocoa solids dark chocolate and topped with chopped pecans and a whisper of salt. So good. So, so good. Worth every penny of the $15 I plunked down for 4 ounces.

It doesn't seem to be on the Michael Recchuiti website, so if you don't live within driving distance of San Francisco you're just going to have to suffer!


  1. NellyNel Aug 18, 2009 02:22 PM

    That sounds truly AMAZING.

    (I find myself saying that allot on CH - but really - that sounds amazing!!)

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    1. re: NellyNel
      dhoffman1421 Aug 18, 2009 03:57 PM

      Looks like it maybe just there for the month of August. Time for me to get up there before it's gone!

    2. tatamagouche Aug 18, 2009 07:04 PM

      That does sound good, although in general I'm getting really sick of the bacon bandwagon. Actually I feel like it jumped the shark about a year ago (not to mix metaphors). Anyone else?

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      1. re: tatamagouche
        EWSflash Aug 18, 2009 08:04 PM

        Yeah, I hear ya. Bacon has never been THAT high on my list, except occasionally. I think it's been maligned from overexposure.

        1. re: tatamagouche
          linz Aug 19, 2009 08:00 AM

          I was over it two years ago and dismayed to see it come back (again). I'm sure the Recchiuti toffee is well done though, fwiw!

          1. re: linz
            dhoffman1421 Aug 25, 2009 10:18 AM

            This is now on their website available for those not in the SF Bay Area. Just a few days left before it's gone though so hurry!

        2. NellyNel Aug 25, 2009 11:08 AM

          $25 bucks for shipping a $15 order!

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          1. re: NellyNel
            dhoffman1421 Aug 26, 2009 10:31 AM

            Yeah I saw that too, but I ordered some anyway! And I live on the SF Peninsula!

            But I might not be able to get up to SF before it's gone so I splurged!

            1. re: dhoffman1421
              NellyNel Aug 26, 2009 10:42 AM

              ahh you lucky bum!

              1. re: dhoffman1421
                Ruth Lafler Aug 26, 2009 11:53 AM

                I hope you at least ordered two packages!

            2. Bunnyfood Aug 26, 2009 10:08 AM

              Calling out sick to go home and make this...

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              1. re: Bunnyfood
                Ruth Lafler Aug 26, 2009 10:17 AM

                Please post your results on the home cooking board!

                1. re: Ruth Lafler
                  NellyNel Aug 26, 2009 10:21 AM

                  When i realised how expensive the shipping was - my first thought was "How am I going to make this at home?!
                  Bunny - please post after you make it!!

                2. re: Bunnyfood
                  Sparkle Girl Aug 28, 2009 07:24 AM

                  Yes, please do share your results! I was very sad at the shipping price...I live in WI and no plans to zoom to SF this weekend. :(

                3. free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 26, 2009 09:04 PM

                  Thanks for trying it Ruth, you are such a good Chow friend. I get the e-newsletter and drooled when I read about it. I am definitely going to splurge and give it a try on my next visit to the Ferry Bldg.

                  1. hhc Aug 27, 2009 12:03 AM

                    I rushed over to SF after work Wed 8/26/09 & got some. Supposed to end 8/31/09 or when they run out. I liked it ok. I took some pics for you all.

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                      ssharp Aug 28, 2009 08:24 AM

                      I've been making bacon toffee around Christmas time for years. My husband insists on it! I use Martha Stewart's English Toffee recipe, and sub about 10 slices of bacon for the nuts. When it's hardened, you can wash off the grease and slather it with tempered chocolate. I prefer mine plain, however.

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