Wednesday, July 3, 2013 , Updated 10:25 a.m., July 8, 2013
UPDATE: Oak Cliff shop releases barbecue chocolate made with Lockhart’s sauce
Sorry, they're already sold out.
OAK CLIFF Bacon's had its day: It's been the star in odd items like toothpaste to vodka. Adding it to chocolate is nothing new, but tossing in some barbecue sauce is awfully inventive. Dude, Sweet Chocolate in Bishop Arts just released a limited batch of bacon barbecue chocolate bars made from Lockhart Smokehouse sauce.
The "EZ Eddie D-licious" chocolate bars were inspired by one of the shop’s employees, Eddie Murphy, who frequently eats at neighboring Lockhart Smokehouse, according to store owner Katherine Clapner. Murphy also does a radio spot on 89.3 KNON under the moniker EZ Eddie D.
“Eddie goes there every single solitary day,” Clapner said. “For a skinny guy, he eats a lot of barbecue.”
To make the chocolate, Chef Clapner and Chef Ulysses Galvan used Lockhart’s barbecue sauce in a sugary ganache along with rendered fat from candied bacon, all of which was then put in the middle of the candy mold and covered in dark chocolate. This all comprises the “hickory smoke filling” listed on the packaging.
What's interesting about the chocolate is that Lockhart is known much more for its meat than its sauce. In fact, the restaurant doesn't serve sauce to patrons unless they special-request it.
Murphy said the chocolate has a bold, smoky flavor. Clapner added that the tang of the barbeque sauce comes through as well. If you would like to try for yourself, you best make haste: Dude, Sweet Chocolate only made 20 of them, priced at $12 a pop.
[UPDATE: Dude, Sweet Chocolate sold out of these treats on Sunday, June 7.]
The shop will be closed on July 4.
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story.
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