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Bacon Toffee!

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!

http://www.recchiuti.com/index.html

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  1. WOW
    That sounds truly AMAZING.

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

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    1. re: NellyNel

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

    2. 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

        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

          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

            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. Darn!
          $25 bucks for shipping a $15 order!

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          1. re: NellyNel

            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

                I hope you at least ordered two packages!

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

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              1. re: Bunnyfood

                Please post your results on the home cooking board!

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  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

                  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. 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. 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.

                     
                     
                     
                    1. 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.