Roni-Sue’s Chocolates – the Bacon Speaks for Itself

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 | chocolatiers

I realize the whole “bacon for dessert” thing is a bit played out at this point, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still delicious! Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, located in the Essex Street Market, lets both the bacon and the chocolate sing in its “Pig Candy.” Crispy bacon strips are hand-dipped in either milk or dark choclate. The saltiness of the bacon makes your mouth water, then the smooth chocolate melts and you have a heavenly bite indeed. I wish this could become a fixture on my brunch plate!

Since I’ve been dipping my bacon in maple syrup since I was a kid, I also had to try the Maple Bacon Lollipop. Holding it up to the light, I was reminded of those novelty lollies which contain horrific grasshoppers or worms. No bugs here, though, just visible chunks of bacon <sigh of relief>. The maple candy itself I found to be a bit too strong, like molasses– perhaps they use a very dark grade of maple syrup. But I found that once you make your way down to the bacon chunks, the flavor balances out.

Hie thyself to the Essex Street Market and get thee some bacon treats!

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street (at Delancey) – closed on Sundays, btw


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