Lazy Post – Baconnaise, A Review…

I’ve checked out today…just loaded with work and headin’ out to try to drown my sorrows…but I still want to post something today…hmmmmmmmmm, what to do?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/taste-test-baconnaise,2557/

Enjoy this from “The AV Club“.  They taste test Baconnaise, it’s bacon flavored mayo, from the makers of Bacon Salt. I will be trying Bacon Salt in the next few weeks, but I will never try this, just can’t get on board.  So, I am cheating today and sending you to their review.

Originally posted 2009-02-26 17:16:02.

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Originally posted 2013-07-11 07:30:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

J & D’s Bacon Salt Shipment

So just a quick post to let you know I got a mother load shipment in from the J&D Bacon Salt people. Amazon had a sweet deal on their products and if I bought enough I qualified for free super saver shipping.

I got 3 jars of Baconnaise, 3 original cans of bacon salt and the 4 pack of the different varieties of bacon salt. I haven’t gotten to dig in much yet, I planned on having some with a store bought sandwich but realized it already had bacon on it…

More reports to follow!

Originally posted 2009-06-16 03:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

REVIEW – Bacon Salt…

So finally I tried that little shaker of faux flavor…Bacon Salt.

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Bacon Salt was developed by two guys who had a dream to make everything taste like bacon.  From humble beginnings, they have turned their product and company into a million dollar business with multiple flavors of Bacon Salt, Baconnaise and recently Bacon Lip Balm.  It’s a true American entrepreneurial success story and I for one applaud them!

So anywho, back to the review…I figured for this taste test, I just do something basic, so I popped up some corn. 

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I figured I would be able to get a good enough idea of it’s taste on something that’s typically flavor neutral.

Next, on with the Bacon Salt

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The first thing I noticed was it’s smell.  I got a big whiff of paprika, which was really sweet, and a hint of hickory but nothing that real denoted bacon.

So I grabbed a kernel covered in salt and took it in.  I got salt, paprika, slight hickory but again, nothing that was telling my taste buds this was bacon. 

Hmmmmmm…

Not to be detoured, I grabbed a handful and stuffed it in my mouth.  Now I started to pick up some of the smokiness, but it was still not connecting to bacon. 

Better Half even joined in this taste experiment.  She wasn’t getting anything that was like bacon either, but we both agreed that it was a tasty spice.

The closest I got to bacon was the smell of my hands after handfuls of popcorn were consumed.  They really smelled of hickory smoke.  But through consuming the whole bowl and even adding some more salt to some of the remaining kernels, neither of us ever got the sense we were eating bacon.

Here’s the rub, there is no actual bacon in Bacon Salt

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I applaud their use of natural ingredients and can even see how this flavor profile is trying to be bacon (the sweet, the salt, the smoke) but there  is a reason bacon taste so good…because it is bacon!

Oh Bacon Salt, I really wanted to like you!!! There are other flavors and other food to try this on – so I will continue to give it the college try (I do have a whole bottle of this stuff) but out of the gate while a nice general spice, if you want bacon taste my advice is to cook up some actual bacon.

We’ll let you know what we find.

PS: A few minutes after we finished eating the popcorn, we both had a real strong aftertaste in our mouths from the salt that neither of us cared for.  It took to bottles of water to get rid of mine.  UGH….

Originally posted 2009-06-24 11:53:34.

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Get a Whiff of BaconAir…

For those of you who have stuck around here for a while, you know of my love / not so much relationship with the folks at JD’s., makers of Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, MMMvelopes, and most recently bacon cola with Jones.

One one hand, I truly appreciate their inventiveness.

On the other, none of their products include any bacon (at all) and all their stuff kinda taste like yuck.

Well, they are at it again.  This time with the creation of BaconAir

Their “creation” story is pretty good, here’s an excerpt:

Hungry for bacon but don’t want the calories? Try BaconAir! Competing in a sporting event or spelling bee? Try BaconAir! Vacuuming the house? Try BaconAir! Taking a test? Try BaconAir! Driving a race car or semi-truck? Try BaconAir. If you want to run faster, jump higher, look and feel more attractive or memorize long sequences of numbers – try BaconAir! 

Wanna see the rest? Pop over and read it.  While you are there, if you are so moved, you can get your name on the waiting list.  Retail is $8.99.

via Toronto Life and JD’s

Originally posted 2011-03-29 21:47:10.

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J & D’s Bacon Salt Shipment

So just a quick post to let you know I got a mother load shipment in from the J&D Bacon Salt people. Amazon had a sweet deal on their products and if I bought enough I qualified for free super saver shipping.

I got 3 jars of Baconnaise, 3 original cans of bacon salt and the 4 pack of the different varieties of bacon salt. I haven’t gotten to dig in much yet, I planned on having some with a store bought sandwich but realized it already had bacon on it…

More reports to follow!

Originally posted 2009-06-16 03:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

So This Now Exists…

There really isn’t anything I can say about this one…so here’s their description:

Nothing is more powerful or captivating than the smell of bacon. It is truly the smell of victory (and breakfast). Now you can work yourself into a rich, bacon lather with J&D’s Bacon Shaving Cream.

J&D’s Bacon Shaving Cream is a high end, luxurious bacon-scented shaving cream for all skin types. It is best used after a hot shower or before an important date with someone you may want to spend the rest of your life with.

Look, ya’ll know I love me some bacon but even I know when things are gettin’ crazy and just have to stop!

If you are the adventurous type, here is the link.  $14.99 and ships after December 7th.

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Originally posted 2012-11-29 01:17:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

TASTE TEST – Bakon Vodka & the Bacon Mary!

So Baird, months back you were jumpin’ for joy over gettin’ your bottle of Bakon Vodka

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but then nothing – no updates, no taste tests, NOTHING!!

Well Brent (SHOUT OUT) was kind enough to send me this link last week about carnivorous cocktails. The article references Bakon Vodka and that reminded me that I haven’t posted anything about how this stuff tasted!

Well finally, here you go…

Bakon Vodka and my Bacon Mary!

First, full disclosure, I don’t typically dig vodka.  In fact straight up vodka is on my banned list (along with tequila).  Now I’ll drink it in a few mixed drinks but, due to an incredibly bad experience in my immediate post college days, I usually stay far away from it!

So as a taster of Vodka, I’m not the best suited.  But in the name of science and BACON I had to give this a shot…literally.

On it’s own, it had a slight smokey smell and taste, but I didn’t get any sort of essence of bacon.  Maybe that was because I didn’t give it enough time in my mouth to even register…it went right down the hatch.  How could I savor the vodka a little more slowly??  How about makin’ up a Bacon Mary?!

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I got my “Bar American” book out and whipped up their Bloody Mary Mix recipe.  I changed a few little things up, like using V8, a couple extra shots of Tabasco and some Bacon Salt in my mix, mixed it all together and popped in the fridge overnight to set up.

That next day after work, it was time to wet my whistle…

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Behold my Bacon Mary!  Isn’t it purdy?!?

It was a darn tasty drink but this became a case of too much of a good thing.  My mix was too tasty (and a little hot) to really pull any of the vodka’s subtle bacon flavor.  In the end, it was just another Bloody Mary…drat!

So back to the drawing board I’ll go.  The folks at Bakon Vodka have a few other drink recipes that I’ll give a try and we’ll see if this pork inspired alcohol really does achieve the promise of bacon in a bottle.

Originally posted 2009-09-30 12:30:45.

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