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Monday, May 30, 2016

Pigs 'N Taters Milk Chocolate Bar~The Latest in Chocolate

It's about time I sampled some more chocolate for you, dear sillies.
So I tried this Hammond's Pigs 'N Taters Milk Chocolate Bar.
Note to self: Read label before making purchase.     
Remember those little red-dye "bacon" bits that we used to add to salads? [I wrote that in past tense, because I'm hopeful none of you still add "bacon" bits to your salads. I admit, I used to eat them by the handful as a kid.] They were a big deal in the 70s -- even before SPAM gained raging popularity. 

Well, the "Pigs" here refers to bacon bits. Had I read the label, I'd have realized this. But when it comes to chocolate, I'm not thoughtful. See the little red bits in this bar? Yep, "bacon" bits. And the "taters"? I'm not sure. Sodium and stuff I can't pronounce.

So did I finish it? Of course, and in record time. I thought it was pretty good, actually, though I'm disappointed at the false advertising. Keep in mind that I'm not picky about chocolate. It tasted like salty chocolate with bacon bits. The chocolate itself was pretty yummy.
Hey look, it's Kosher!! Note: the encircled U means it's Kosher. While there's something kinda wrong with a kosher chocolate bar that's called "Pigs whatever," you can recycle the label! Mazel Tov!

I give this bar a 3 on a scale of 1-10.

Mr. Robio Dante's review on Amazon is much more entertaining than mine. Here's an excerpt:
on December 30, 2015
"First, if you're thinking of buying this for someone because they love bacon or because they love funky chocolate bars, STOP. You will not maintain friendships this way.
Miss Piggy has more actual pork in her DNA than this bar..."
There you have it. Avoid this one, or don't blame me or Mr. Robio Dante. Thanks Robio!
Take care of yourselves, my friends, and have a good week.

49 comments:

  1. I'm so glad there's no real bacon in it, Robyn. Chocolate should not be corrupted with the flesh of swine or other animals. The Amazon review you quote makes me wonder what Miss Piggy tastes like. Probably not as good as chocolate, but her squeals would be good compensation.

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    1. Does Kermit seem happy, GB? I think we've proven your point.

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  2. I'm like you when it comes to chocolates. I don't really think much. :P

    Thanks for the review. I'll remember to consider first before buying this. 3 out of 10 is quite low for me for a chocolate.

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  3. Chocolate and bacon? Not a relationship made in heaven for me.
    Chili yes, bacon no.

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    1. It is getting quite common, and I think they go well together.

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    2. Yes, chili chocolate is awesome. The original form of chocolate had a kick like it does.

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  4. Chocolate and bacon is a big no-no for me :(

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  5. WOW I didn't think anything could ruin chocolate, but bacon bits seriously make me gag.

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  6. I still wonder if Bacon Bits were real pig...

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    1. They're not real animal or real food, Alex.

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  7. So, the "pigs" were obviously imitation bacon bits. What were the "taters"? And, I'm lost; the label doesn't even mention bacon (real or fake). Anyway, I once had a so-called "gourmet" chocolate bar with bacon. To me, it was one of the most disgusting combinations I'd ever tasted. However, the friend who brought it to me loved the shit out of it!

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    1. We're a weird breed, us chocoholics, Mitchell. Certifiably weird.

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  8. Blah to the bacon bits. Although not sure Miss Piggy may get some stuffing stuck in ones teeth, so better to stick with plain chocolate.

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  9. Bacos! I remember those things. I never liked or used them. Gross. I don't get this trend with salting chocolate or caramel. I'm still curious about the taters part though.

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  10. Here's the link to the company. Apparently there are potato chips in it. http://www.hammondscandies.com/candy-types/chocolate/chocolate-bar-pigs-n-taters-2-25-oz

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    1. I meant to capture the wrapper but didn't, JoJo. Yeah, this is the same bar. I don't know about the potato chips - I guess it had "real potato chips" in it - for whatever that's worth. It was a bit crunchy. I don't understand the whole salt thing either - Himalayan salt, salted caramel...etc. One doesn't indulge in chocolate for the salt factor. Why must everything Americans eat be drowned in salt? Oy.

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  11. Just reading the description turns my stomach. You're brave to be our taste-tester, Robyn!

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  12. Fake bacon? Isn't that against the laws of nature? Thanks for the review, though, my courageous friend. I now know to avoid this attempt to part me from my hardly earned cash.

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    1. It's against the laws of nature and the unnatural, Jono, but it's still kosher!

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  13. I kind of get the odd mix of sweet and salty as worthy of giving it a try. I think you are brave to put yourself out there for us. I won't be buying it BUT still figure there are people that would buy anything claiming that it has bacon in it. Oddly, it turns out that a product can call itself bacon but not be bacon.

    That's funny that it's kosher. Kind of a give away as to it being 100 percent bacon free.

    That amazon review is really funny.

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    1. Kind of a give away, had I looked at the label.
      Thank you, Cheryl.

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  14. any review that invokes Miss Piggy is awesome. Too bad the chocolate was NOT. Thanks once again for sacrificing your taste buds for the public good. You are a noble human. Have a good week

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  15. I can't throw stones. I bought a bag of Larry the Cable Guy's biscuits'n'gravy potato chips yesterday!

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    1. Haha, toss in some chocolate and the kitchen sink. What more could a manly man ask for?

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  16. OK...Yuck a doozie! I was never one for the real "faux' bacon bits since I felt they came from god knows where, coloured them burnt red, salted them to hell and then said they are bacon bits. Now I love chocolate but this is not the way to my heart or sweet tooth. I commend you in eating this but any chocolate should never go to waste unless the chocolate surrounds some insect

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    1. Bacon Bits insult Miss Piggy and pigs everywhere.

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  17. You are very brave for doing this! I couldn't give it a try for the bacon bits (real or not) and for the soy! Thankfully, you survived this :)

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  18. Very interesting, but I think I'll pass on this. Actually, I haven't been eating much chocolate lately.

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  19. A 3, I think I'll skip it!

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  20. That place is based out of Denver? Weird, neither of us have ever heard of it.

    Also, is that a kid thing? Because I loved bacon bits as a kid. I'd make my parents buy them for me all the time. And yet, the instant I became an adult, I took one look at the ingredients list and scolded my younger self for being so dumb. And just hoped that all of those bacon-colored plastic pieces I ingested didn't end up giving me stomach cancer.

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    1. Yeah, I thought of you guys but didn't want to publicly make the Denver connection. It's gotta be a kid thing. I did the same. Disgusting now, but I could've survived a week or two off of them as a kid.

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  22. Why would a circled "U" indicate "Kosher?" I would think a Circle K (insert convenience store joke).
    That kinda stuff drives me meshuggah.

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    1. I know, right? We Jews like to confuse things as much as possible. Sometimes the K is used. Are there still Circle Ks around, or did they get replaced by Circle Us?

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  23. It's kosher as it contains fakon not bacon which is pretty funny. I saw other fakon products in the kosher department at Jewel Grocery Store. Glad you still took one for the team, Robyn! You are willing to risk it all for your fans!

    Julie

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  24. Bacon bits mixed into chocolate just seems wrong. I'm glad you're willing to take one for the team and report back to us on your taste test. I don't think this one would appeal to me.

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  25. Bacon bits are like Cheese Whiz. You don't want to know what goes into either one.

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  26. You're brave for even trying it. I'm not sure I'd be that daring. Chocolate and bacon...not so much. I'll just stick to plain chocolate. Maybe be a little crazy and have some almonds and coconut thrown in for good measure. Love ya!

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  27. Hey Robyn,

    My adorable friend, you can stop twiddling your thumbs, for I have arrived! Yay! :)

    You might want to try a mixture of Canadian back bacon and chocolate. You could create it and make a fortune. Would be quite the culinary experience, eh.

    Oh yeah, awesome times in Chico and seeing Bernie. He's told me he was truly starstruck meeting your good self.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I've got to go finish off a brick wall...

    Gary :) x

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  28. Not gonna lie- I would totally try it!! I love bacon

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  29. Oh man, I was so excited to buy some for Hubby, until I continued reading. That's disappointing!

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