Piggy Pops

Chocolate, toffee and loads of bacon in a lollipop.

This little piggy…well, no doubt will head straight into your mouth.

Forget going to the market or home, not when this little guy is so irresistible.

Piggy Pops are fun pig-shaped bacon toffee lollipops made by none other than Chefs Duskie Eskes and John Stewart, who own Zazu Restaurant + Farm just west of Santa Rosa, Bovolo Restaurant in Healdsburg, and Black Pig Meat Company, a producer of premium meat, bacon and salami made from their heritage breeds.

Eskes and Stewart know their pork. After all, they were crowned victorious in this year’s Cochon555 heritage pork cook-off at Aspen Food & Wine.

The lollipop is made with plenty — and I mean, plenty — of sweet-salty bits of their black pig bacon, dry-cured with brown sugar before smoking. The bacon is enrobed in caramel toffee, which hardens to the consistency of rock sugar, before the back of the piggy is dipped into dark chocolate.

Recently, I had a chance to try a sample. The lollipops are quite decadent tasting, with a buttery rich salty-sweet flavor. Because the sticks aren’t stuck in too deeply, though, you’ll most likely need to use your fingers to hold onto it before you finish it.

Piggy Pops are $4 each and available here.

More: My Visit to Bovolo

And: My Q&A with Duskie Estes

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Date: Thursday, 1. September 2011 5:25
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  1. 1

    Very cute!



  2. 2

    Oh my deliciousness! They look so cute :D

  3. 3

    Wow. I am intrigued. They sure are cute, whether or not they taste good!

  4. 4

    Can anything called a piggy pop possibly be bad? Those do look decadent and cute to boot. They look like the perfect size because they look so rich I cannot imagine eating much more.

  5. 5

    Ha! Cute :D

  6. 6

    I might have to buy a few….or maybe an entire case.

  7. 7

    oh my word. I think I just died and went to heaven. This sounds incredible! Can’t wait to try them!

  8. 8

    That’s practically piggy pop porn, CJ. If they can make an ice piggy pop then it would be a double whammy.

  9. 9

    Heh — Andrea (above) gets my nomination for “Comment of the Week” award :-)

    So, the ones in your picture are perfect — but the ones on their web-site appear to be totally dipped. I wonder if they offer both, and if one can request the other version when ordering…??

    Any Piggy Pop People reading who might be able to advise?

  10. 10

    Oh! So cute the little piggy :-)
    Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend Carolyn!

  11. 11

    Well, those are the Cat’s Meow…or should I say the ‘Pig’s Squeak’ Too cute!

  12. 12

    Carolyn, So funny that you are writing about Dusky and John – they are close buddies some of my best friends, yet I’ve never met those two. They are supposed to be great people, chefs, and total pig aficionados! I hadn’t heard of those piggy pops. Yum!

  13. 13

    I want one of these little piggies in my mouth right now! LOL…So adorable and so tempting. Hm…black pig bacon with toffee and dark chocolate? How can I resist!? Thanks for introducing them to me.

  14. 14

    This is outrageous! I love it!

  15. 15

    DYING!!! I love these! SO cute and sound amazingggg

  16. 16

    How cute! Unfortunately I can’t get them through customs :(

  17. 17

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  18. 18

    OMG, love these! Looks like they’re available around San Francisco, so I definitely need to snag one! Thanks for the heads up. :)

  19. 19

    Oh how my sons would love these…too cute :)

  20. 20

    Carroll: I have your answer. The photo of the Piggy Pops on the Black Pig Meat Co.’s Web site is the first incarnation of the lollipops. Now, however, they are coated in chocolate the way you see in my photo above.

  21. 21

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  22. 22

    Carolyn, thanks for sharing. these are awesome! I’ll have to buy some to honor my old namesake.

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