It’s funny how the interwebs work. I followed a trail last week that led me to Das Foods. They are the makers of “Man Bait“, a maple bacon lollipop.
All of their lollipops (they have four unique flavors) are made with natural ingredients. The “Man Bait” pop’s ingredients include: sugar, rice syrup, bacon bits, salt, natural smoke flavor, natural bacon flavor and natural maple flavor. That’s it!
Why wouldn’t I order one? Heck, why wouldn’t I order 10?! And that is just what I did.
My box arrived 2 days after ordering (nice turn around) and I could not wait to eat one…but I did…almost a whole week. Why? Because I wanted to share the experience with my 10′s of readers and I never had a camera with me when I wanted to eat one. If I continue this blogging thing, then I have to invest in a phone that has a decent camera feature!
Anyhoo…last night was the night and after dinner, I had my dessert…So here we go:
Upon opening, I’m greeted with this…
A nice carmel color, much of what I expected it to look like, with tons of little flecks of bacon.
First lick to be honest was slightly off putting. It wasn’t bad, just odd, kinda of waxy for lack of a better term. I didn’t get the maple or bacon. So I popped the whole thing in my mouth…
After the lollipop started melting in my mouth a bit, the flavor started coming out!Â It’s was a real nice maple taste. Pretty clean. The extra fun was as he lollipop continued to melt down, those little chunks of bacon started popping through creating a neat texture.
I took the lollipop and sniffed it…wow…not a scent of maple at all but the light smokiness of bacon! I’m now tasting the maple and smelling bacon. It was pretty cool!
When I got down to the stick, the lollipop broke in half and I let it just melt in my mouth like a jolly rancher. The flavor actually got more intense when it broke…like all the flavor was concentrated at it’s core and spread outward with bacon bits settling on my tongue like little snowflakes (LOL – okay that’s too much, but you get the idea).
All in all, this was pretty enjoyable piece of candy! Yes, it’s a novelty, but it is done very well. Given my initial reaction, I was really not expecting to like it, but it quickly changed my mind.
I plan on enjoying the rest of my order whenever I get the need for a little sweet fix at work. I might even try their other flavors…
Das Foods, you gots yourself some well made, all natural, bacontastic suckers. I shall give you, on my Piggies Eating Bacon scale – 8 Piggies!
Originally posted 2009-06-10 12:02:28.
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