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Chocolate-covered bacon (to buy)

llafreniere Dec 6, 2010 12:18 PM

Where in Toronto can I buy chocolate-covered bacon? I saw it for sale at the Winter Fair, but can't remember what the booth was. Any ideas?

Having a food gift exchange this xmas, and thought this would be a good item.

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  1. jlunar RE: llafreniere Dec 6, 2010 12:24 PM

    You can get Voges' bacon chocolate at McEwan's. There's bacon-toffee as well. That's about all I can think of though.

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      llafreniere RE: jlunar Dec 6, 2010 12:26 PM

      Anywhere downtown?

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        ylsf RE: llafreniere Dec 6, 2010 12:34 PM

        Whole Foods should carry it. Pretty sure they carry Voges, just a question if they carry the bacon covered one.. I think I picked it up at their Oakville store in the past. At McEwans it was around $10 a bar. Forget how much at WF.

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          estufarian RE: ylsf Dec 6, 2010 01:11 PM

          Just to point out that the Vosges is bacon crumbs in a chocolate bar NOT chocolate covered bacon.

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            ylsf RE: estufarian Dec 6, 2010 01:29 PM

            Good point... Never seen chocolate covered bacon done "retail" though. There is a chocolate store downtown Oakville (Bernard Callebaut) that has a chocolate bar with bacon bits too : http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/users... . Likely outside of OPs distance to go for something like this but figured I would include it for other readers/future reference.

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          pinkprimp RE: llafreniere Dec 7, 2010 04:57 PM

          They also carry Voges chocolate bars at Summerhill Market.

          Summerhill Market
          446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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        SweetSweetPotato RE: llafreniere Dec 6, 2010 06:53 PM

        There's an article about chocolate-covered bacon strips in the Star today. This company in Connecticut ships to Canada http://www.newenglandcandyco.com/baco...

        I know you're looking for a Toronto-based retailer, but the hivemind's come up short today, so this might be the next best thing. And you won't have to negotiate slippery sidewalks online!

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          the hostess RE: llafreniere Dec 7, 2010 12:45 PM

          Here is a link to the girl from the Royal Winter Fair who was selling it. Her name is Sherry Leverdingen she is from Kirkland Lake I think it said. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-f... (the link is from Tony Clement's visit to the Royal and his tour through the Northern Ontario Pavilion.) Her business is called Sherry's Preserves.

          Hope this helps!!
          (I work for the Royal)

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            llafreniere RE: the hostess Dec 8, 2010 11:12 AM

            Thanks! I can't seem to find any contact information for her. Any ideas?

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              TorontoJo RE: llafreniere Dec 8, 2010 11:15 AM

              The wonders of google! :)

              Sherry's Gourmet Preserves

              43, McCamus Avenue
              Kirkland Lake (Ontario) P2N 2J8
              Telephone : 705 567-5676
              E-mail : sherrys@ntl.sympatico.ca

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                llafreniere RE: TorontoJo Dec 8, 2010 11:20 AM

                Wow, I couldn't find anything when I googled. Thanks!

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                  llafreniere RE: llafreniere Dec 9, 2010 07:50 AM

                  I'm having Sherry mail me some. $3 each plus shipping.

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                    TorontoJo RE: llafreniere Dec 9, 2010 07:54 AM

                    Glad you found what you're looking for!

                    And just FYI, I followed the link "the hostess" provided above, read the caption, then searched on "sherry's preserves kirkland lake". I imagine if you just searched "sherrys preserves" it would have been harder to get a decent hit.

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            Mitzimouse RE: llafreniere Dec 7, 2010 04:20 PM

            "About Cheese" on Church Street between Wellesley and Alexander sells whole, intact bacon strips covered in chocolate. Delish. As we are regulars, they gave us some samples when they first introduced it there. Executive summary: Pig + chocolate = YUUUUUM.

            If you decide to go there, go hungry and order their grilled cheese pannini. It is TDF. I have them add some Niagara Prosciutto in the sammy. I don't think this requires any description. It truly speaks for itself. :-)

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              llafreniere RE: Mitzimouse Dec 8, 2010 11:11 AM

              Ooh that sounds good and central. Are they pre-packaged? I'm hoping to take it on a flight to BC

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                mobirose RE: Mitzimouse Dec 10, 2010 06:01 AM

                Just called About Cheese - they don't have any currently, but they'll think about doing it again in the summer :(

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