November 24, 2008

Britain sells out of bacon chocolate

The only British store to stock chocolate bars infused with bacon said its entire stock of the unusual candies sold out within 48 hours of hitting the shelves.

Officials with Selfridges said the department store has ordered a new supply of Mo's Bacon Bar, which features chunks of applewood smoked bacon and smoked salt in milk chocolate, from Chicago-based manufacturer Vosges Haut-Chocolat with an aim to have the candies back on sale in time for the Christmas holiday, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

Bacon and chocolate sounds like a strange combination, but the execution is fantastic, said Ewan Venters, food and restaurant director for Selfridges. It's a real explosion of flavors and people love it.

There has been a real revolution in luxury chocolate, as there was with wine a few years ago. People are much more knowledgeable about it and there is a growing demand for these high quality, exotic products instead of a box of Milk Tray, Venters said.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat's line of unusual foods mixed with chocolate includes mushrooms, sweet Indian curry and Mexican ancho and chipotle chillies.