Getting a Buzz From BonBonBar's Bourbon Bar

Bonbonbar Bourbon Bar

Bonbonbar's Bourbon Bar

When I first heard about BonBonBar’s bourbon bar, I just knew it was made especially for the likes of me, a sweet tooth with a penchant for booze. George T. Stagg 141-proof bourbon ganache with caramel and dark chocolate? Are you kidding me? So naturally I had to order it asap. Sure, it was $15 for a box of three small bars but I knew it would be worth it.

Strata of scrumptiousness.

Strata of scrumptiousness.

The box was shipped priority mail from San Francisco and I was able to get my fix on in three days. Each bar was cellophane-wrapped and tucked into a small box within a box.

I tore into the first bar but took a tentative bite. Would I even be able to taste the bourbon? Would it meld well with the sweet of the dark chocolate? Sure enough, I was and they did. The taste of the bourbon was so potent that I almost felt like I could get a buzz on, the drunk kind, if I ate all three bars in one sitting.

The sweet whiskey taste complimented the bittersweet dark chocolate and the ubersweet gooey caramel and was offset by the large crystals of Maldon salt and the black pepper.

From BBQ and Bourbon:

Stagg is 141.8 proof bourbon and renowned and loved for perfectly balancing intensity and finesse.  It is made in small batches that are released to the public only twice a year.

It’s a pretty rich dessert, though, and I’d only recommend it to the hard-core sweet tooth..teeth?…out there. But definitely a fun, tasty gift idea for the booze hound who has everything, including a taste for the sweet. Get ’em while you can since this is a limited-production treat.

Ingredients: Dark and milk chocolates, organic cream, sugar, butter, glucose, organic egg white, unbleached all-purpose flour, organic corn flour, bourbon, salt, organic black pepper.

Box of 3: $15

Box of 6: $30

7 Responses to Getting a Buzz From BonBonBar's Bourbon Bar
  1. Nastassia(LetMeEatCake)
    February 15, 2010 | 7:15 pm

    I love Bonbonbars! I never see them around but used to enjoy them when I could find them. I tried a pumpkin caramel bar in SF and it was to die for. I might just have to spend $15 to try these bourbon bars they sound delish!

  2. MyLastBite
    February 15, 2010 | 7:56 pm

    Oh Lordy! I want these so…

  3. Caroline on Crack
    February 15, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    Nastassia,
    If you love bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate and especially bourbon, you won’t be disappointed.

    MyLastBite,
    Do not deny yourself. 🙂

  4. H.C.
    February 16, 2010 | 10:24 am

    Hopefully the bourbon bars will still be available when I place my next order…

    have you had a chance to try their Scotch bars? Those are the ones that hooked me on!

    You should do a side-by-side comparison, for you know, journalistic research and all that 😉

  5. ShopEatSleep
    February 17, 2010 | 8:56 pm

    BonBonBar’s scotch bars are good, too, just as H.C. said. But these look amazing, too! So, so tempting…

  6. Caroline on Crack
    February 17, 2010 | 10:52 pm

    H.C.
    I’d have to wait after my Lent lite. 🙁

    ShopEatSleep,
    Do eet!

  7. Barturtle
    February 18, 2010 | 9:09 pm

    BBQ and Bourbon is slightly incorrect. Stagg is traditionally only released once per year, though there was one year with 3 bottlings (2005) when two were released at one time and another later.

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