Chocolate Coated Bacon. Would You?

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We like to try new foods as we travel around the world,  but chocolate coated bacon? Seriously? We haven’t found anything that bizarre since Marmite flavoured fudge. We found this new and exciting culinary invention at the Bird in Hand Farmers’ Market deep in Amish country, Pennsylvania. It’s just up the road from the unusually named town of Intercourse. We stopped at the market to get lunch in the form of various tasters and munchies. We’re cheap, we do that!

Dipping the chocolate bacon

Chocolate Coated Bacon

Chocolate-covered bacon looked so intriguing that Chef (my husband) spent a whole $2 to try a rasher. The lady was dipping the bacon right in front of us, so we knew it was a quality product, not some mass-produced rubbish.

American bacon isn’t the same as the back bacon we have in the UK, it’s skinnier, thinner, and crisper, I don’t think British bacon would work with this at all.

Chocolate Coated Bacon

Chef’s verdict? Good, very good. A big thumbs up for chocolate coated bacon.

I’m a non meat-eater usually, but even I had to taste this, yes, good, I concur.

We chatted to the bacon dipping crew about the chocolate meat phenomenon, apparently, it’s not something unique to Lancaster County, it’s a trend ripping through the USA. That’s good, we should be able to find more on our USA road trip. Was it a highlight of our tour of the USA, well maybe, discovering new foods is one of the joys of travel and our USA road trip was certainly a voyage of discovery in that respect. So what do you think? Would you? Want to see our other US content, find out what we did as we road-tripped down the east coast? It’s on our USA travel blog page.

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Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

8 thoughts on “Chocolate Coated Bacon. Would You?”

  1. OMG! Bacon? Yes! Chocolate? Yes!! Chocolate covered bacon? OMG YES!!! Probably just as well I’m stuck here.

  2. Well, I’ve had the courage to try camenbert-stuffed chocolates here in France – but I was not as enthousiast as you about the bacon. After all, I’ve tried fried mopani-worms, green ants, bbq-d crocodile … So yes, I would try the chocolate-coated bacon!

    • Camembert chocolates sound intriguing Talitha! Any good? That reminded me of the chocolate coated cheese we were served for breakfast by our homestay lady in Moscow. Now that wasn’t so good!

  3. I’d definitely eat it. I have a recipe to make it, just haven’t done it yet.

  4. here in the States, we have companies putting bacon in chocolate bars, sprinkling it on ice cream -no end to the experiments – not sure if it’s American ingenuity or insanity – leave that to you…but if your travels take you to Cajun country do try bayou bacon – and while there have a little Tabasco on you ice cream!…of course all of that is rather plain old hat here on the West Coast where food crazes often begin……….


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