45% deep milk chocolate with uncured smoked bacon. Alderwood smoked salt. Fair Trade certified ingredients. US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Gluten free. Bacon + Chocolate? I began experimenting with bacon + chocolate at the tender age of 6, while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in Aunt Jemima syrup, as children often do. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes lay 3 strips of sizzlin bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. And then, the magic-just a bite of the bacon was too salty and I yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate and syrup, so I combined the two. This was a turning point: on that plate something magical happened, the beginnings of a combination so ethereal and delicious that it would haunt my thoughts until I found the medium to express it - chocolate. From there, it was just a matter of time - and what began as a love of salt and sweet quickly unraveled into an obsession. No longer could I wait to unveil the royal coupling in solid bar form, a deep milk chocolate with bits and pieces of smoked uncured bacon and just a sprinkling of Alderwood salt. Really, what doesn't taste better with bacon? Peace, love and chocolate - Katrina. Breathe - Engage your 5 senses, close your eyes and inhale deeply. Be in the present moment, notice the color of the chocolate, the glossy shine. Rub your thumb over the chocolate bar to release the aromas of smoked uncured bacon flirting with deep milk chocolate. Snap off just a tiny piece and place it in your mouth, let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Katrina attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and then furthered her food studies through extensive world travel. Beginning in Spain and working with the great Adria brothers of El Bulli, she continued traveling east studying the indigenous cuisines of Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand, China and Australia. Upon her return, Katrina founded Vosges Haut-Chocolat with the concept of travel the world through chocolate. Her mission is to create a sustainable, luxury chocolate experience while bringing about awareness of indigenous cultures through the exploration of spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, nuts and the obscure. 100% recycled paperboard. Certified WBENC: Women's Business Enterprise. Made with renewable energy. www.vosgeschocolate.com. Chocolate bar contains: 37% cocoa solids minimum, 15% milk solids minimum.
Milk Chocolate [Sugar (Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA (76% Fair Trade Ingredients)), Cocoa Butter (Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA (76% Fair Trade Ingredients)), Cocoa Mass (Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA (76% Fair Trade Ingredients)), Dry Whole Milk Powder, Soy Lecithin-an Emulsifier, Natural Vanilla Flavor (Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA (76% Fair Trade Ingredients))], Uncured Fully Cooked Bacon Pieces (Uncured Bacon (No Nitrites or Nitrates Added Except for Those Naturally Occurring in Sea Salt and Natural Flavorings)(Pork, Raw Sugar, Sea Salt, May Also Contain Water, Maple Syrup, Natural Flavorings, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture), Smoked Sea Salt.
Contains: milk, soy. Processed on equipment that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, milk, and soy.