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Kakao brings brittle bliss

May 25th 03:05pm, 2010

052510_kakaoBecause few joys in life can match that of well-made brittle, fans of that confection should squeal with delight at a new offering from Kakao Chocolate, aptly called The Big Squeal.

Brian Pelletier, Kakao’s owner and chief chocolatier, gave us the lowdown on the seductively buttery bacon-pecan brittle. “We just started making it last week,” he said. “It’s just a super combination of sweet and savory and salty. It was inspired by something similar that we had at Niche – and we thought, this really has a lot of potential, is something that we could really do a lot with.”

The South City chocolatier fashions The Big Squeal with Missouri pecans and bacon from Hinkebein Hills Farm in Cape Girardeau, Mo. “Everyone that’s tried it has loved it,” Pelletier noted. “We can’t make enough of it.”

The Big Squeal costs $5 per 2-ounce package. “We’re selling it at the store,” said Pelletier, “and then we’re selling it at the farmers’ markets that we’re at – we’re at Maplewood on Wednesday, and we’re at Tower Grove and Clayton on Saturday mornings. And then starting on June 3, we’ll be at the downtown St. Louis one by the Old Post Office on most afternoons.”

By Bryan A. Hollerbach

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