Mixing deli meat and dessert

Uncle Barry's Bar in Park Slope serves Twix bars wrapped in prosciutto

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A Park Slope bar is serving up an appetizer that combines the sweetness of dessert with the saltiness of Italian deli meat.

Uncle Barry’s Bar on Fifth Avenue has forged new culinary ground by wrapping the chewy, crispy caramel-chocolate goodness of a Twix bar with a zesty slice of prosciutto — wowing hungry barflies and sparking dietary dialogue, according to beer curator Matt Volner.

“It’s a conversation piece,” he said. “The delicate textures of the caramel and chocolate and the prosciutto really come out.”

To construct the not-so-elaborate snack, bar co-owner Jake Trebach retrieves an individually-wrapped chilled mini-Twix bar and strips away the plastic outer sheathing to reveal the delicate brown morsel within. He then takes a thin cut of salted and seasoned pork flesh, purchased from Blue Apron Foods on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Union Street, and carefully winds it tight around the chocolate. Finally, he impales the creation with a toothpick, and balances it on a rocks glass.

Volner recommends letting the concoction sit and warm up for a few moments before eating in order to relish it’s full, rich flavor.

Since Uncle Barry’s starting stocking the prosciutto-wrapped Twix bar in May, it has become popular among patrons — but Volner recommends enjoying the delicacy in moderation.

“Eating it every day, I don’t recommend,” he said. “But come in and try it. It’s two things people love, together.”

Prosciutto-wrapped Twix bars at Uncle Barry’s Bar [58 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope. (718) 622-4980]. One, $3; two, $5.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at (718) 260–4507 or e-mail him at Follow him on Twitter at
Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Michele from Old School Windsor Terrace says:
F'n Hipsters!
July 6, 2012, 10:17 am
Ethan VonNasalhonk from Like, Wisconsin, yah yah. says:
Like Yah. These are real gems. I love eating them with fellow transplants from the Midwest like myself who have made Brooklyn cultural and fun. I also like overpaying $3.00 when a mini twix costs about 5 cents and slice of prosciutto costs about 25 cents. I wash it down with an $8 micro brew. No sleep till BoCoCa!!
July 6, 2012, 12:01 pm
Hipster doofus from Brooklyn says:
Disgusting. Go home hipsters
July 6, 2012, 4:20 pm
I stab hiptards from Hiptard Breeding Centre says:
Leave it to a culturless hipster POS to find a way to bastardize some aspect of another culture.
July 6, 2012, 9:44 pm
Yeayea from BK says:
Uncle Barry made a bloody turd for the hipsters to suck down! Whatta dooooosh!
July 6, 2012, 10:38 pm
Joseph G. from Occupied Brooklyn says:
WTF is a "beer curator"? These guys have way too much free time on their hands.
July 7, 2012, 12:21 am
Cruachan from Old York says:
Beats the crap out of deep fried Mars Bars. Bring em on!
July 7, 2012, 2:02 am
Anotha'transplant from Hipster producing Ohio says:
These people ruined this city
July 7, 2012, 2:22 am
Mickey Shea from Gpoint says:
Our next project is rice krispie treats wrapped in bacon, dingleberries and beard hair and deep fried
July 7, 2012, 10:15 am
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Let me guess Matt, you are a transplant? No way you grew up in Brooklyn. Why do hipsters insist on migrating here? Why not take develop you ideas in your hometowns instead of inflicting them on the nice locals? We don't invade you towns or cities. You think you are so zany and quirky. Just like a 7 year old "Awwwwwww I'll have a sandwich with peanut butter AND Jelly, For gods sake it's a candy bar and lunch meat. Me and my friends used to get stoned and invent 10 better combinations a night. We just didn't call them sustainable, or artisinal, or locally sourced or whimsical. Damn hipsters. When is the invasion gonna end?
July 7, 2012, 10:34 am
I_Stab_Hipsters from Minneapolis AKA hiptard spawning area says:
"Me and my friends used to get stoned and invent 10 better combinations a night. We just didn't call them sustainable, or artisinal, or locally sourced or whimsical. "

Hear, hear!
July 7, 2012, 10:48 am
gagethecat from hell says:
These idiot hipsters need to go back from where they came from, no one wants them here. Trustfund transplants with their heads up their asses living like everyday is a friggin circus. Brooklyn is sick of your stupid bikes and your snotty attitudes, the real Brooklyn is about to burst and run you assclowns outta here. They need to quit repping Brooklyn, its gettin old.

Time to smack down on some dooooshes.
July 7, 2012, 11:22 am
manzo from far rock says:
this sh*t is getting so freakin old, go home you friggin hipsters. You're not even "hip" you're just an idiot transplant. Go home and invade your own town, Brooklyn used to be real, now it's invaded by you idiots. Time to run them outta here. Bring in the heavy's to shake em out old school style.
July 7, 2012, 11:28 am
manzo from far rock says:
back in the day, if some idiot hipster were to be acting up on the subway he'd get his friggin ass kicked....start shakin these idiots outta here old school style!
July 7, 2012, 11:29 am
manzo from far rock says:
friggin hipster idiots. go home
July 7, 2012, 11:29 am
manzo from harlem yo says:
we hate you hipsterz, dont come to Harlem
July 7, 2012, 11:29 am
sledgehammer from brooklyn. no i lied. Wiscominnehiowa says:
"retrieves an individually-wrapped chilled mini-Twix bar and strips away the plastic outer sheathing to reveal the delicate brown morsel within."–in other words, he gets a Twix bar and takes the wrapper off. How Artisanal, Quirky and Unique! It would be more whimsical and quirky if he left the wrapper on and then put the prosciutto around it.
July 7, 2012, 1:06 pm
Fixie This from Jersey says:
Beer curator, huh? I drink lots of beer and have for years. I guess that makes me like a Beer Commandante or Beer Grand Poobah or something.

That thing looks like a cat penis stabbed with a toothpick. How quirky!
July 7, 2012, 1:23 pm
Fixie This from Jersey says:
One, $3; two, $5.

When your cat penis snack costs more than your beer, something is wrong.
July 7, 2012, 1:27 pm
sledgehammer from no i lied. Wiscominnehiowa says:
dude, you're a bartender. There is no such thing as a beer curator. You're not going to start calling bars beer museums are you?
July 7, 2012, 2:07 pm
localman from old williamsburg. says:
you gotta be a dumb idiot to pay $3 for a piece of trix and deli meat slice.

what an idiot combination and idiot hipster thinking it is cool to get.

how about I wrap my turd in bacon and sell it you the hipster for $5. it's organic and sustainable.
July 7, 2012, 2:13 pm
Antisocialite from the Ministry of Terrible Ideas says:
I'm trying hard not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, or threatening material but this ridiculous concept and the photo of smarmy "beer curator" Matt Volner are making it very difficult.
July 7, 2012, 2:21 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
I personally think this "beer curator" and deli twix are kinda stupid. But you guys need to put down the haterade. A lot of us transplants are home owners and contribute to the community. We're not going anywhere soon. You need to go back to your circle jerk at the Die Hipster website. Nobody thinks you're going to do anything but talk tough on the Internet. Same rants as the "Nativists" in Gangs of New York. Things always change, so deal with it. If not, then you can join your brethren in LI and NJ when you get priced or sell out. You can reminisce about the good ol' days and what makes a man a "real" man. We'll keep on enjoying Brooklyn with or without you.
July 7, 2012, 2:55 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Speaking of "real" men. Here's a gem. Any of these winners your fathers?
July 7, 2012, 3:15 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Great, Transplant is quoting "Hipsterist" I mean Gothamist. Why don't you just quote Pitchfork or ETSY? Just a hipster cruising hipster websites. and Transplant? You don't own ——. you rent
July 7, 2012, 3:22 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Well, I don't know what to tell you. I could have you look up the title in ACRIS, but I really don't need your riffraff to show up on my doorstep. You can keep believing what you want, and I'll just kick back and watch those real estate prices go up up up. That's what all of this hatred really boils down to, right? Why do you think articles like this one, bike lanes and McCarren Park Pool get the most comments? They are all proxies for gentrification. Outside money changing neighborhoods and pricing some out. Well, that's the way the Twix crumbles.
July 7, 2012, 3:45 pm
MP from Sheepshead Bay says:
They look like little turds on a stick.

Oh wait that's the hipster.
July 7, 2012, 8:18 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
The only check I write is a tax check. Just because you have a mortgage doesn't mean you own. It means you borrowed. When you stop writing checks to the bank come back and boast. Oh, and how is that gentrification of the MCcaren pool working out for you? Or maybe thats just a million little Twix bars floating around.
July 8, 2012, 5:28 am
Greg from P Slope says:
Um, wow. Not sure I would order this.
July 8, 2012, 6:39 am
ty from pps says:
Swampy -- Are you really that stupid?

Transplant posts an article from the New York Mirror and you rant about how he posted a Gothamist article?! Seriously?

I think I know who ruined Brooklyn... dummies like you. Swampy, you really should just sell and move to LI or NJ with all of your childhood friends. Brooklyn is obviously not the place for you anymore. Your 15,000 years of being a native new yorker may have come to an end.
July 8, 2012, 9:11 am
Pat I. from That 70's Brooklyn says:
I would whole heartedly approve of wrapping this chef and the beer curator in bacon and deep frying them.
July 8, 2012, 11:25 am
Reese Peace from Oh Henry Street says:
I've been eating prosciutto & mozzarella heroes & washing them down with a yoo hoo for 40 years. A true visionary I am. Food Network, are you listening?

I've also been known to chase a bagel with cream cheese & jelly with a Manhattan Special.

July 8, 2012, 12:06 pm
Moishe from Borough Park says:
Transplant, what it comes down to is that people like you are pioneers in wholesale racism. You have created an annihilation disenfranchising minorities by kicking them out of their homes & increasing rental prices so that they are forced off to cajoled into living in unsafe areas. You brag about making real estate profits at the expense of working class black people who view your ilk as the modern day Jim Crow's. As you laugh at the plight & suffering of black & hispanic people in order to justify you're petulant, non-sensical, cowardly argument, you are the poster bastard for the ugliness permeating throughout the world. Your smugness perpetuates every stereotype that bigoted, selfish hipsters have earned. Oh & by the way, while you're at work, your wife is performing oral sex on a Boars Head driver.
July 8, 2012, 12:37 pm
Another Transplant from Also staying says:
You can't overlook the fact that people from other parts of the country have been coming to New York City for hundreds of years, and that many of them have made great contributions to its life--Walt Whitman, Thomas Edison, and Yogi Berra, just to name a few.
July 8, 2012, 1:30 pm
ty from pps says:
Moishe -- You're right, demographics have never shifted in Brooklyn until the last few years. Bed-Stuy was always predominantly black, right? And Sunset Park was never predominantly white folks of Norwegian decent, right?

Well, Moishe, you should be very happy that your neighborhood has been consistently racially and culturally homogeneous for generations and generations...
July 8, 2012, 3:21 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Thanks for paying that tax bill Swampy. Somebody has to cover my 15-year abatement. Also, I'm the first owner of my condo that is converted from industrial. So let's feel sorry for all of the rats that I've displaced.
July 8, 2012, 4:13 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Condo... that's great. nothing like apartment living with others. I write a tax check for a single family home with a keep my cars in. DO you carry your bike upstairs or leave it chained to a post?
July 8, 2012, 5:11 pm
ty from pps says:
Wow, Swampy.... You're really living the real urban, real Brooklyn experience!! Single-family home with a garage. Yep. Real Brooklyn there. It sure is the exception in the CITY to live in a multi-unit building.

Every comment you make just points out how stupid you actually are. Jesus man...
July 8, 2012, 5:55 pm
raj from Staten Island says:
I think this article in Gawker really gets into the mind of the transplant. Where they think paying $950 a month in a small room in Greenpoint facing a wall is "NY" living and therefore they are a "NYer" for "roughing it". It's amazing how people can't fathom living outside of the 'hip' zones. They act much like their more wealthy Manhattan brethen when you suggest maybe living in a cheaper area in Queens or further into Brooklyn.

The problem is the transplant lives in Brooklyn as part of fulfilling their lack of ego. They think that by living in NY, all their friends 'back home' will think of them as "so cool".
July 9, 2012, 2:39 pm
Die Hispters !!! from South Brooklyn says:
Now what would happen if a flash mob showed up and wrecked h-a-v-o-c ????


I would never advocate or support it but does this store have a safety plan ????
July 10, 2012, 12:41 pm
mattmadman from upstateyo says:
they are not cool, they are trust fund babies who were over medicated when they were children, making them delusional and borderline sociopathic. We don't want them here.
July 10, 2012, 2:38 pm
Melanie from New Zealand says:
There are innumerable reasons why this is the most pathetic article I have ever read.
July 11, 2012, 7:03 pm
Kris from Brooklyn says:
Looks disgusting. Will all the stupid hipsters with their bad ideas please leave Brooklyn.
July 14, 2012, 4:15 pm
Real Carroll gardens says:
These people embody all the worst elements of the worst aspects of white people,

Smug,snobby, self righteous, and elitist

They bike around downtown Brooklyn and have zero regard for anyone. They regularly almost kill their own yuppie/hipster larva when they barrel through red lights on their thrift store ten speeds.
July 16, 2012, 11:33 pm
Mark from Brooklyn says:
I agree with the flash mob idea. It's obvious that the owners of bar are raising the price of rent by wasting their parents money, smoking weed to come up with masturbatory ideas that are then celebrated by an incentuous media, where there are people who are trying to make a decent living and start families.
July 19, 2012, 1:29 pm
misery from park slope says:
hey guys give it a break whether you're from bay ridge or green bay we all know a jerk is a jerk, there are just as many now as there were 10 years ago in Brooklyn the difference is a small amount of the biggest jerks have the biggest mouths and the biggest attitudes to go with them and lets be clear, people in Brooklyn are being displaced by greedy landowners and a city government that has decided that we no longer matter, not our votes not our feelings not our history and not our money(cause we don't have enough zeros at the end of our balance)
Aug. 9, 2012, 12:07 pm
H8 Hipsters from Haight Ashbury says:
I know that many people consider folks from San Francisco to be nutty but even we can not compete with this sillyness. I am guessing that he shaved his beard moments before the picture was taken and hid his fixie in the outhouse in the back. Priceless!
Sept. 24, 2012, 3:06 pm

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