November 24, 2008
The unusual chocolate bar, called Mo's Bacon Bar, contains chunks of applewood smoked bacon combined with smoked salt and milk chocolate.
Despite a price tag of £5.99 per 3oz, Selfridges – the only UK stockist – has sold its entire stock of several hundred bars within 48 hours.
The department store has ordered more supplies for its four outlets, to be sold in time for the christmas period.
The American manufacturer Vosges Haut-Chocolat, based in Chicago, encourages first-time buyers to "engage your five senses … let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue".
Ewan Venters, food and restaurant director at Selfridges, said: "Bacon and chocolate sounds like a strange combination, but the execution is fantastic. It's a real explosion of flavours and people love it.
Venters was then beaten nearly to death by several enraged Muslims for mentioning the racist word "explosion."
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