Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Nosh This - Caramels, bacon - April 3, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Nosh This
1.) Meyer Lemon Walnut Salted Caramels
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: (unknown) had 2 caramels / box of 8 caramels total
Calories: unknown
Cost: $18.00 (estimate) for a box of 8 caramels
Purchased from: Nosh This table at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon, San Francisco, CA

2.) Bacon Salted Caramel Sauce
Very Good
Weight: 1 Tablespoon serving / 8 oz. (190 mL) in one glass jar
Calories: unknown
Cost: $ unknown
Purchased from: Nosh This table at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Pig Week.

One of the best chocolate and bacon artists in San Francisco is a man named Kai Kronfield. This morning I sampled two treats from his company, Nosh This (San Francisco, CA).

I imagined pigs celebrating* when I opted first for Nosh This's non-bacon offering, Meyer Lemon Walnut Salted Caramels. These caramels tasted very fresh and were flat-out delicious.

The toasted walnut flavor harmonized very nicely with the salt caramel, dark chocolate, and a hint of Meyer lemon. (No wonder those pigs in the hot air balloon were opening bottles of champagne.*)

The pigs likely became less enthusiastic when I unscrewed the lid on the company's second offering: Bacon Salted Caramel Sauce. If you savor the occasional piece of crispy, salty goodness, this bacon caramel sauce was heaven on a spoon.

Bacon fantasies ensued. Bacon sauce over vanilla ice cream with a little drizzle of chocolate sauce and some toasted nuts. A dab of this sauce atop a short stack of pancakes. However, this bacon caramel sauce was also excellent, all by itself. One tablespoon was enough to experiment; I mixed it with a few other foods, and it was rich enough to leave me feeling plenty satisfied.

Other examples of chocolate and bacon artistry available from this same company: a Three Little Pigs assortment box, with three flavors: Bacon Caramels, Bacon Crack, and Bourbon Bacon Rocky Road.

*The "Pigs" image/card, from Post Mark Press, was reproduced from an antique postcard

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