Re: Chocolate Update

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I've never been more proud of you than I am right now, ogged.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:09 PM
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Mmm, haraam.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:10 PM
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Oh, and hey, it's milk chocolate. Extra double-plus-unkosher goodness!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:12 PM
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Yes, it's very good.

Like smoked flecks of salt.


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:15 PM
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I haven't tried the bacon, but I liked the cardamom / walnut / plum bar by that company.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:16 PM
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I didn't like the bacon chocolate bar. The bacon is kind of sad and limp, not crispy as God intended, and the milkiness of the milk chocolate was too much with the bacon.

Now, bacon and DARK chocolate, that might work. Or homemade dark-chocolate-dipped bacon, snarfed up within a day or two of dipping. Hmm. I detect some culinary experimentation in my future.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:20 PM
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I was thinking that dark chocolate would be a better choice than milk too, Magpie.

Does anyone know whether apostropher has had one/


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:38 PM
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apostropher does\


Posted by: Auto-banned | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:42 PM
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i don't know, chocolate should be sweet, not salty bitter in my imagination and bacon is what, like containing pork fat? incompatible imo
spicy choco is ok though
not choco, but uni for example tastes like kidney, unizushi is my favourite


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:43 PM
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The bacon is kind of sad and limp, not crispy as God intended

Maybe crispy on the edges, but bacon is usually only as crispy as it is because it's cut way too thin. Bacon should be thick and meaty. Costco has Fletcher's Dry Cured , which is great.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:50 PM
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The advertising, aside from the chocolate bar overlaying the model's face... well, "Be in the present moment"? Where the fuck else would I be, non-serious tenser?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:51 PM
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Flobber bacon is nasty. Bacon should be crisp.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 6:52 PM
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Food fight!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:00 PM
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Costco has Fletcher's Dry Cured , which is great.

Damn it, I can't find dry cured bacon around here for the life of me. Stupid brine infusion curing.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:03 PM
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Whence the meme that everything would be better if either bacon or chocolate were added to it?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:06 PM
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I get the Niman Ranch uncured bacon. It's really good.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:08 PM
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I thought the first couple bites of the chocobacon bar were good, but I couldn't make myself keep eating it after that.

My blog post about eating the chocobacon bar did sent my co-blogger into something of a chocolate+bacon frenzy, so... look out, apostropher.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:11 PM
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I like that bacon/chocolate bar a lot.

I also get the Niman Ranch uncured bacon (and then save the drippings for things like frying up gardenburgers).

Clearly, I am ogged today.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:12 PM
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How does it feel to have the strength of ten men? (And your fourth cold of the year?)


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:15 PM
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Has anyone tried watching the video on the "About Us" page from that site?

http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/who_we_are

I'm surprised Ogged would support someone like that.


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:20 PM
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You might think that someone who talks in New Agey bromides and has a wedding that's written up in Modern Bride would be dispreferred, but she's hot.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:34 PM
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Oh gross. You can have my share of the bacon and milk-chocolate bar.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:35 PM
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Soft bacon is gross, but I can see a *chocolate bar* with soft bacon, maybe. The combination sounds good. And yes, milk chocolate + salt = yum.

That said, it seems kind of off to follow a post about some poor old couple with alzheimers by saying "oh hey, I had a really nice chocolate bar today. It was great!"


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:39 PM
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20: Awful. I do like their chocolates, though.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:40 PM
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Chocolate is full of anti-oxidants.

And the bits of bacon are tiny. There's not a lot of chewing going on. Unless you get one of the chocolate-old people bars; those are pretty chewy.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:42 PM
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Her role models are Bob Marley and Martin Luther King and Einstein, dude.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:44 PM
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23: But isn't the mission of this blog to document the full spectrum of human experience?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:44 PM
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Bacon should be thick and meaty.

YES! I want a coupla of those and a Slurpee!

Yummy in my tummy.

If it's like going to be childish nostalgia week, can we get some teletubbies nostalgia? Particularly something that involves being really high and say, trying to eat your own foot?

max
['The other pork meat!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:56 PM
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The cob smoked bacon available here is highly delicious.

All of you people who think bacon has to be one way or the other should be ashamed. There is room in our hearts for every kind of bacon, or there should be.

I am now considering bacon and cherimoya. It leaves me puzzled.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 7:59 PM
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max, you're alright.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:01 PM
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I'm glad someone else has come to appreciate Max.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:05 PM
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Hey, I've dug Max for like, forever.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:07 PM
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Someone else besides everyone, you mean?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:07 PM
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The best things in life are made of bacon and Play-Doh.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:10 PM
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Prior art, not that anyone cares.

I was even on the case regarding the ridiculousness of the Vosges woman long ago!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 8:12 PM
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Yes, what thing is there that does not love a Max?

The Vosges woman is super ridiculous and most of the chocolates I've had have been something of a letdown. I still love the Naga bar and truffles, though.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 9:18 PM
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@19
Now I'm ogged. I'm also getting my nth cold of the year (though I'm having trouble counting because it's hard to tell when one leaves off and another begins). And the bacon chocolate rules. For the PDX folk, Cacao has an awesome (if expensive) collection of chocolates. I had 100% chocolate there and it was surprisingly good.

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Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anymore, anyway.


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 9:33 PM
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Nagas are neat.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 9:37 PM
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Their hide makes a lovely car interior.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 9:47 PM
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38: Nagas are neat.

Unlike Naugas.

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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-15-08 10:55 PM
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