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Pork Fat & Chocolate Rules!

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Okay, I don’t like going to state fairs or circuses and this may be the reason why. These are new fairway treats that I’m not going to try: Bacon covered with chocolate.

It sounds so wrong. But it tastes just right, says Joseph Marini III, a fourth-generation candy maker who is selling the bacon bonbons at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk seaside amusement park.

“It’s not just for breakfast any more,” he says with a grin.

And this isn’t just a wacky West Coast thing.

This year, Famous Dave’s at the Minnesota State Fair is rolling out Pig Lickers—dark chocolate-covered bacon pieces sprinkled with sea salt.

“It’s just like the most bizarre combination,” says fair spokeswoman Brienna Schuette. “I actually really liked it. It was a good combination of sweet and salty.”

Other nouveau cococtions?

  • Tomato sorbet with basil sauce
  • Watermelon salad with feta cheese
  • Cotton candy with foie gras

No, thank you!

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Written by smalltalkwitht

August 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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