05/29/2013 05:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gold Chocolate Bacon Review: 23-Karat Gimmick Looks Pretty Bad, Tastes Spectacular (PHOTO)

Bacon shortage? What bacon shortage? We're over here dipping the stuff in gourmet chocolate and sprinkling it with 23-karat gold flakes.

Okay, so maybe we aren't -- that job (privilege?) lies somewhere within the brilliant mechanisms of NYC bacon confectioner Baconery -- but a select few Huffington Post editors with discerning tastes did get to try out a sample of what would be our new favorite candy bar, were it not totally decadent in every way imaginable.

Well, every way except for appearance, that is. There's really no way around the fact that this $40-per-pack treat looks like a squashed dog turd. But looks aside, it's pretty delicious.

LOOK: 23-Karat Gold Chocolate Bacon
gold chocolate bacon

The bacon itself didn't taste like it had any artificial smoke flavor added, and while cold, its texture was wonderfully meaty and savory. It even had a nice, buttery strip of fat buried in there that wasn't at all gristly or tough. The chocolate was not overly sweet, which is great because the last thing you'd want in a bacon novelty is to have the novelty overpower the bacon.

All four editors who tried the sample sent to HuffPost agreed that the gold didn't really add much to the bacon candy other than status. Words like "tastes fancy," and "the ultimate gimmick" were tossed around with regard to an overall assessment.

In summary, close your eyes, take the bacon (and the chocolate) but lose the gold jimmies, especially if it'd knock the price down a couple of bucks.



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