Gold has captured the hearts and minds of humanity for centuries. Civilizations have emerged because of it. Throngs of people have relocated just to get a glimpse of it. It is an elusive treasure, the thirst for which has driven men mad. And now you can get it on top of a chocolate-covered slice of bacon, for $40 a pop. No, you're not having a gold-induced hallucination (again), prospector. This is the real deal: the Baconery, based in New York City but previously online-only, now offers a chocolate-slathered rasher of bacon that's been dusted with 23-karat gold flakes for the most luxurious bacon-ingesting experience in the entire United States. Seriously, this is, like, the Scrooge McDuck of bacon confections. Wesley Klein, the store's owner and operator, came up with the idea for Father's Day, and at a time when so many of us are trying to impress Dad with a newfangled gizmo, isn't the simplicity of bacon (...with a bunch of gold on it) an alluring alternative? I had to find out for myself, so I decided to stage my own gold rush to
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