Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. —Zach
Although we've tasted a couple of other chocolate-bacon confections and have been underwhelmed, we are totally smitten by the "pig candy" ($9.50 a quarter-pound) at Roni-Sue's Chocolates in the Essex Street Market on New York's Lower East Side.
Note: Bacon snobs, please stop reading here. Rhonda Kave (aka Roni-Sue) takes a piece of Jimmy Dean bacon, supplied by butcher and market neighbor Jeffrey Ruhalter and fried by the good folks at Shopsin's (also in the Essex Street Market), and dips it in high-quality milk or dark chocolate.
Now that's what I call a food-community team effort.
Is it porky? Oh, yes. Is it chocolaty? You betcha. Is it salty? Uh-huh. Is it delicious? Insanely so.
Roni-Sue also makes a fine spicy bacon buttercrunch ($8 a quarter-pound), but it needs just a little more bacon for us to be ready to enshrine it in Pig Heaven (right next to the pig candy.)