McSteans' buddy Heather stopped by on Friday to join in the Steans family Independence Day festivities bearing some chocolate treats found at Whole Foods. One was a chocolate bar flavored with bacon and the other: red peppers. Inspired by the League's many adventures with questionable foods, I thought this a perfect opportunity for a taste test.
Ryan v. Brussel Sprout Jones Soda, Dec. 25, 2005 (courtesy the League of Melbotis)
Surely if the League could sacrifice his digestive system in the name of bloggy entertainment, I could likewise rise to the challenge. Bravely joining me in this culinary adventure were the League, the League and Steanso's cousin Susan, and Heather (who conveniently opted out of the bacon challenge due to her "vegan" status). Let the taste test begin:
First up: Mo's Bacon Bar. I don't know if you used to play this game as a child, but we had one where the goal was to out gross your friends with the most disgusting combinations of foods. Examples: ice cream and pickles, ketchup and cereal, brussel sprouts and anything. I don't remember bacon and chocolate specifically being one of those pairings, but it should have been.
This item was actually located inside Whole Foods, a 'Health Food Store'
I cautiously take in the aroma of bacony chocolate
Ryan takes a whiff
Even Mel is skeptical
I fearlessly take the first bite in the name of science. My first impression is that of a normal chocolate bar...
And then the bacon kicks in
Do not want
The two flavors are battling it out on my tongue and it's taking all my power not to hock the piece of candy across the room just to get it out of my mouth.
I hand the offending chocolate over to my other tasters.
Susan is in agreement - this is food meant for no man nor beast
Except that Ryan kinda likes it
Ryan unbelievably declares 'Mo's Bacon Bar' A-OK. I must try putting ketchup in his cereal.
Next up: Red Fire Bar. Chocolate flavored with red peppers.
Having wisely passed on the bacon chocolate, Heather volunteers to be the first Red Fire Bar taster
It tastes like burning
I give it a go
Tastes like chocolate
Susan gets a big bite of pepper
Ryan says: "Chocomatey, with a slight hint of zing"
Well, that about wraps up my first and possibly last taste test. Thanks to Heather, Susan, and Ryan for being a part of it. I may have actually cured myself of my love of chocolate.