Chocolate Covered Bacon to Sizzle at Edgerton's Frontier Days
Chocolate Covered Bacon Review
Posted on Jun. 6th, 2014
GARDNER, KAN--- Edgerton's Frontier Days is right around the corner, and this year's attendees will be able to relish Smokey Hill Catering LLC's chocolate-covered bacon.
Smokey Hill is a custom catering company from Gardner, KAN. Its owner Mark "Tony" Johnson founded Smokey Hill in 2011, and knew that his catering company needed a treat that would be the staple of his business.
"It all started while I was in a business trip in Seattle, and ate at a local restaurant that served homemade vanilla bean ice cream with a chocolate covered bacon garnish," said Johnson. "I knew I needed some kind of novelty, and the memory of that came back. I knew that I had to make that chocolate coated bacon and make it sellable."
In order to perfect his chocolate-covered bacon, Johnson tried a variety of different types of chocolate and different types of toppings. After those attempts, his final result was a slice of fried-bacon on a stick, which is covered by Ghiradelli chocolate and served frozen.
At first glance, Smokey Hill's treat looks like a chocolate bar on a stick, but the alluring aroma of bacon cannot be ignored and urges one to taste it. As a college student, I have had my fair share of unusual food pairings, from potato chips with ketchup to cucumbers with hot sauce, but I have never tried a treat that was as different as Smokey Hill's chocolate-covered bacon.
After the first bite, I became a fan. It was chewy, but melted halfway through and was sweet at first, but salty the next. The chocolate complimented the bacon so well and was perfect for a hot summer's day.
"The Ghirandelli chocolate stays hard at room temperature and it does not run," said Johnson. "Most of my customers will try it and send pictures to their friends and come back for more, and then you get the few that find it disgusting, there is no middle ground."
Johnson has also been experimenting with other types of foods and is currently in the process of shrinking fair food favorites - such as pizza and corndogs - into bite size balls. Johnson hopes to perfect and sell his latest foods sometime this year.
Johnson and Smokey Hill Catering will be at Frontier Days on June 20th. For more information go to www.frontier-days.com and to learn more about Smokey Hill go to their Facebook page.