You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 2:30 p.m.

Zingerman's Mo Frechette on his bacon and chocolate dreams

By Jessica Webster

The New Yorker's Dana Goodyear has a dispatch from this week's Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, where the marriage of bacon and chocolate reigned supreme. While it seems like this flavor pairing has been in vogue for decades now, the truth is that it was dreamed up by Ann Arbor's own Mo Frechette, managing partner of Zingerman's Mail Order.

According to the New Yorker story, Frechette had a dream about chocolate and bacon several years ago. He shared his dream with his friend Katrina Markoff, a confectioner at the high-end Vosges chocolate maker, who went on to produce a whole line of chocolate and bacon products for the company, named after Mo Frechette.

Mo's latest dream? A marriage between pickles and chocolate.

You can read the full post on the New Yorker site.

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for You can reach her at for questions, suggestions, or news items.



Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 8:30 p.m.

I love bacon and chocolate (bacon and maple candy is good too) pickle popsicles are really good. Can't wait to see what comes of the pickle chocolate combo finally, I am really sick of reading about the same places on this website, Jessica you have written too many pieces on a limited number of places (obviously your favorites) venture out and write something on other places that are not (the former) Eve, Frita Banditos or anything Zingermans. I have never once seen a paid ad on this site for any of those places, mainly because so many "articles" are written about them. Article being arbitrary, this was a two paragraph blur that included a link.

Jessica Webster

Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

bunnyabbot - Mmmm. Bacon and maple candy. Sounds wonderful - I will have to try it. As for what I write about, it's usually recipes and the occasional aggregation of a national story relating to Ann Arbor. It's true that most of the national news centers around Zingerman's , and Eve Aronoff has a national reputation as well, thanks to her Top Chef appearances. My most recent local restaurant-related post was this 2011 roundup: <a href=""></a> Some of my other favorites are in there, including eat, Biercamp, Seoul Street, Mani and a few more. Check it out!


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 7:58 p.m.

Pickles and chocolate? I could get down with that. Go Mo!