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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Breakfast of Champions

posted by on April 29 at 8:57 AM


UPDATE: Folks want to know where they can get their hands on this new and already famous bacon—so I asked the person who forwarded me this picture, our own Aaron Edge, where he got it. And, uh, perhaps I should’ve asked Aaron that before I posted this picture. Anyway, Edge found it at How To Avoid the Bummer Life, which found the chocolate at Marini’s in Santa Cruz.

UPDATE 2: There’s no chocolate-covered bacon available for sale on Marini’s website, so I gave the store a call just to make sure it wasn’t a hoax.

Still selling chocolate-covered bacon?

Yes, we are.

Why can’t I order it via your website?

They only have selected items on the website, and the bacon is kind of new. We’ve only had it for a month or two.

How does it taste? Is it as good as it looks?

I don’t know. I don’t eat red meat.

But it’s not red. It’s brown.

True. But it’s really kind of a guy’s chocolate.

Like a stunt chocolate?


Do you sell a lot of it?

Yes, it’s selling pretty good.

UPDATE 3: Aaron Edge has been a vegan for 17 years and he says he misses bacon more than anything.

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Please tell me that's locally available.

Posted by Katelyn | April 29, 2008 9:01 AM

No! Noooooooooooooo!! This time, they've gone too far...

Posted by DanFan | April 29, 2008 9:05 AM


Posted by giantladysquirrels | April 29, 2008 9:06 AM

Dan, where? Where is this??????

Posted by PopTart | April 29, 2008 9:14 AM

Must. Have.

Posted by Suz | April 29, 2008 9:27 AM

It should be covered with that maple shit they put on maple bars. Now THAT would be the shit.

Posted by Bella | April 29, 2008 9:28 AM

Quick, alert the Fatosphere!

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 29, 2008 9:31 AM

Move over eggs, bacon just got a new best friend... fudge!

Posted by meh | April 29, 2008 9:33 AM

How can something be New + Famous at the same time? there should be some regulation over what can and can't be called "famous".

Posted by observer | April 29, 2008 9:40 AM

Between this and the Twilight Exit's chicken-fried bacon, we've got the makings of some kinda Bacon Thanksgiving.

Posted by Gully Foyle | April 29, 2008 9:44 AM


Posted by Dawgson | April 29, 2008 9:44 AM

Posting this without citing a local source is irresponsible journalism. This is crap the P-I would do.

Posted by El Seven | April 29, 2008 9:45 AM

And we'll all drink these:

Bacon-infused old fashioneds.

It actually wasn't as bacony tasting as I expected. Next time more fat or less healthy bacon.

Posted by Dawgson | April 29, 2008 9:47 AM

Bacon brittle is better.

Posted by krzysz | April 29, 2008 9:50 AM

#12, get used to it.

And this is a waste of bacon.

Posted by w7ngman | April 29, 2008 9:56 AM

yes please.

Posted by kevin jones | April 29, 2008 9:59 AM

I'm with w7ngman. Bacon doesn't need anything on it except more bacon.

Posted by Fnarf | April 29, 2008 10:07 AM

How can something be both "famous" and "new" at the same time?

Posted by tqe / Adam | April 29, 2008 10:08 AM

My friend made some of this. It, um, was pretty damn good, I'm sorry to say.

Posted by leek | April 29, 2008 10:09 AM

vosges has a bacon candy bar's pretty tasty. salty sweet like chocolate covered pretzles....

Posted by b | April 29, 2008 10:33 AM

I think I just came in my the way, #14's idea is great as well.

Posted by bookworm | April 29, 2008 10:38 AM

bacongiving!! YESS.
I tried the vosge chocolate. eeh.

Posted by orangekrush | April 29, 2008 11:08 AM

my tummy hurts

Posted by Dave Coffman | April 29, 2008 11:14 AM

By far the best thing I have had in a while...

Bacon on top of maple bars. You half cook the bacon then layer it on maple bars. Put in the oven at 350 for 10 mins to warm the maple bars and cook the bacon a little more.... and viola'!

Seriously, it looks and sounds gross......but tastes so right.

Posted by Original Monique | April 29, 2008 11:17 AM

Better get a bucket.

Posted by Geni | April 29, 2008 11:18 AM

@6 & @24:

Voodoo Donut in Portland has offered a bacon-maple bar combo for several years now. It's one of my must-haves whenever I'm in town.

And while I do agree that bacon by itself is truly paradise on earth, chocolate-covered bacon must surely be right up there as well - because, it's got bacon in it.

Posted by COMTE | April 29, 2008 11:26 AM

@6, Try Portland's Voodoo Doughnut Shop! They have the very best Maple Bars with Bacon on top! I also recommend the voodoo donut, and the cock and balls for special occasions!

Posted by Goddess.Girl | April 29, 2008 11:30 AM

@20: At $7 a bar, I'd hoped the Vosges bacon chocolate bar would have been like some sort of mouth epiphany. Instead it was just too salty. I threw the other half out.

Posted by Jessica | April 29, 2008 12:03 PM

Bacon with peanut butter is fucking delicious, y'all should try that shit

Posted by vooodooo84 | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM

Reminds me of the bacon baklava someone brought into work a couple of months ago - intense.

Posted by tamara | April 29, 2008 12:41 PM

I was over at a client's the other night.

They're serving Chicken Fried Bacon!


Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 29, 2008 12:49 PM

The Bacon Vosges bar is unimpressive. I had a bacon chocolate somewhere else that was delicious but I can't remember where!

Posted by Dawgson | April 29, 2008 12:49 PM

I thought I recognized that font - they're (obviously) a new item at Marini's Candies in Santa Cruz. The lady who answered the phone says they've been selling them about a month and they're selling pretty well. She was very nice so I did not ask her about the "famous" part. I'll have to sample some tomorrow when I'm downtown.

Posted by Sgt. Bitchslap | April 29, 2008 1:29 PM


They must have seen that at The Twilight Exit. An order of CFB between two people is just too much - if only they'd offer say, a single slice of it on one of their burgers, that would be just about the right amount.

Posted by COMTE | April 29, 2008 2:03 PM

Hey, Dan, thanks for following up and getting us the facts.

Must. Have. Bacon. Chocolate.

Posted by PopTart | April 29, 2008 2:53 PM

Aaron, if it's any comfort, I had a vegetarian friend who, unbeknownst to me, was slowly going crazy with bacon lust watching me eat it every morning. Finally he gave in and ordered some himself, but it turned out he didn't like it anymore.

Posted by Terry | April 29, 2008 3:16 PM


— Haha, no, no... I'm sure I'd still love it!


Posted by Aaron Edge | April 29, 2008 3:42 PM

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