For the last two years I have done a workshop at the LA Chocolate Salon with my friend and fellow author of Fork Me, Spoon Me, Amy Reiley.
In 2009, I did a demonstration on the perfect chocolate glaze. And, it was here that I first came into contact with Christopher Michael Chocolates.
At that year's chocolate salon, I was just entering a chocolate coma. Unable to eat another peice of chocolate, I settled into a double fisting of red wine and water. As the chocolate high ensued, I saw this little booth, with many words on a banner, only one word in particular caught my eye.
At the entire chocolate show, maybe 40-50 vendors, this was the only chocolatier doing anything with Bacon.
I was intrigued.
Now here's the thing. I've seen the chocolate bacon thing dozens of times. I even created a chocolate bacon cake in 2009 (I think that's the only one out there) and I put the recipe in my cookbook that came out nationally in June 2010.
Often, it's dark chocolate + bacon. But my tastebuds have always imagined that the milk chocolate sweetness against the salty and smokey bacon would really be the ultimate paring.
And in comes Christopher Michael's Sizzling Bacon Bar.
Beautiful and creamy Milk Chocolate, studded with nice pieces of bacon, wonderful sea salt, and them the biggest surprise: popping candy (like Pop Rocks). The popping starts right at the end of your savoring, and really provides a super cool sensory experience to what you're tasting. Christopher Michael really brings in multiple senses in this eating experience.
Fast Forward to 2010. I'm at the LA Chocolate Salon two weeks ago doing a demonstration of my Vegan Chocolate Cake, also in my cookbook. The only chocolate I can wait to get my hands to purchase is the Sizzling Bacon Bar.
And, the icing on my bundt cake, so to speak, was the chance to get to meet Christopher Michael himself. I am for sure in love--with him and with his chocolates!
Now, onto the Giveaway! Post a comment on our facebook page or on our blog post and you'll be entered to win a free Sizzling Bacon Bar from Christopher Michael Chocolates. We're giving 5 bars away.
Must enter by 11/6/10. Winners will be picked randomly by random.org
Ok. Going to go eat some Sizzling Bacon Bar for brunch. Brunch of Champions!
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