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Friday, December 30, 2011
Bacon-Flavoured Hot Chocolate...Seriously?
I like bacon-flavoured chocolate. Something about the salty and savoury bacon combined with the sweet chocolate, makes my mouth water for more. Check out my post about the Vosges Bacon Bar, it really is delicious! And Vosges makes it work with small pieces of bacon ground up in a smooth milk chocolate (and also in a dark chocolate bar too!). However, bacon flavour in a hot chocolate beverage is somehow very odd. But then again, that is the slogan written on the package of McSteven's Cocoa Combos: "Oddly Delicious Flavor Combinations". The flavours in this 'combination' are natural and artificial, plus a strange addition of chipotle pepper in the ingredients list.
If you like hickory smoke flavour, then you may like this product. It is sort of like drinking a hot chocolate while eating something smoked....not so weird, right? And if you don't like that flavour, still check out McSteven's Cocoa Combos, they have some other interesting hot chocolate flavour combinations that you may just like, such as Chocolate & Curry or Chocolate & Chipotle. I bought this Chocolate & Bacon Cocoa at HomeSense for $6.99 CAD.
Here are the product details from the package of the product that I tasted tonight:
McSteven's Cocoa Combos, Chocolate & Bacon cocoa mix, 198 g
McSteven's Inc. (Vancouver, WA, USA)
Ingredients: Sugar, whey, nonfat dry milk, cocoa powder (Dutch Process), non-dairy creamer (canola or coconut oil, corn syrup solids), natural & artificial flavors, chipotle pepper, guar gum, salt. Contains milk. May contain peanuts, tree nuts and wheat.