Beef Jerky Chocolate Bar. Seriously.
I was shopping for a staple gun in a hip gas station convenience store (don’t ask… really, just don’t, my life is weird). At said hip gas station convenience store, instead of your average, mainstream candybars near the checkout, they display exotic and gourmet chocolates. One in particular caught my eye:
A beef jerky milk chocolate bar made by chocolatier Wild Ophelia.
Obviously I had to buy this. I suffered a little case of sticker shock when I brought it to the counter ($6.99! What type of jerky is this, a dried kobe beef filet mignon?!) but I decided I enjoy weird foods too much to turn it down. As far as taste, well, to me it really did taste like a quality milk chocolate bar with little bits of salty, smoky beef jerky mixed in. I gave blind taste tests to a couple victims, and everyone guessed it was some sort of salted chocolate, which isn’t too far off, really.
In the end, meat is good and chocolate is good, so meat plus chocolate is good, I suppose. I don’t really know if I’d pay $6.99 for that again, but I just like to know that a beef-stuffed chocolate bar exists in this world.
Ummm sooo yes. This will be introduced to my daily diet as soon as I find it in a store.
They go together so well. Like Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen!
Please let us (and I really mean me) know where we might be able to find this creation. It sounds like a must try!
Sam – I got the chocolate bar at a place we call “The Flag Store” in Austin, TX. On the Wild Ophelia site, they have a “find our chocolate” page that might be helpful:
Was there a bacon/chocolate variety as well? My dear friend Suzie made me some dark-chocolate-bacon cupcakes for my birthday last year… a great success.
Matt – I didn’t see one, but that doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist! If you liked bacon-chocolate cupcakes you’d probably like jerky-chocolate bars, too. I can always count on you to hit up my bizarre/gratuitous food posts! 🙂
this bar is made by Vosges Haut-Chocolat… they also make bacon and chocolate bars. ALSO bacon and chocolate pancake mixes!!!
I just got this tonight from World Market (as a heads up, it’s only $2.50 there) and tried it… it’s definitely interesting, but I’m not sure if it’s something I’d try again.
Looking at the Wild Ophelia website, they have a lot of unusual flavors I want to try at least once. The peach one in particular.