My old mucker Kev AKA Butty knows how to treat people. He very kindly and slightly absurdly sent me this Bacon Bizarre by The Chocolate Smith's, to give a whirl - I do like chocolate and I do like bacon.. But the two together? I'm worried.
Bacon and chocolate come together - at last! - as the ultimate sweet and savoury combination. It's wrong, but oh so right.
Since Kev really is the King of Snack Finds, I haven't a clue where he bought this Bar from - Perhaps he hand made it himself in Northumbria.. It wouldn't surprise me, you can't put anything past the man.
I ended up breaking most of the chocolate in hope of finding a piece with lots of crispy bacon bits showing but as you can see, my efforts were clearly folly. The bar smelt of bacon.. Artificial bacon - I wasn't looking forward to trying it. As I half expected, it tasted pretty damn disgusting. The chocolate itself wasn't all that bad with a decent melt and creamy taste but this was only until the overpowering flavour of fake bacon kicked in. It really was full on and no word of a lie, tasted like The Laughing Cow Bacon Dippers - I could actually taste the cheese part, it was that vile! A horrible sort of smoky, all round revolting aftertaste lingered which just finished things off perfectly, of course - YUCK.
I always knew Kev was bonkers, but seriously.. WHAT WAS HE THINKING? This Bacon Bizarre is quite possibly the most repulsive chocolate bar I have ever eaten - I'm not sure it's even worthy of being called one! Nothing about it is right and the fact it's suitable for veggies baffles me - Can any non meat-eater ever be so desperate for the stuff, they would be willing to go down this route? Someone explain it to me. Sorry Kev but your gift game seriously needs to be upped - It's a 0 out of 5 from me!