Hot or Not? Bacon in Desserts

We first heard the rumblings of the bacon-as-dessert movement when Vosges introduced Mo's Bacon Chocolate Bar, but the rumbling is now a roar. Bacon is weaving its savory path through cookies, ice cream, and cupcake frosting. The other day, we saw a photo on Tastespotting of a chocolate eclair with crumbled bacon on top, and we finally said, "Enough already."

See how this phenomenon is related to the Presidential race, below...

Yesterday, we watched one of our favorite MSNBC anchors, Willie Geist, sample various foods-on-a-stick at the Minnesota State Fair while in town to cover the Republican National Convention. He finished off his grazing with chocolate dipped bacon strips, apparently a state fair specialty.

Watch the segment (complete with Spam curds!) here:

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