So finally I tried that little shaker of faux flavor…Bacon Salt.
Bacon Salt was developed by two guys who had a dream to make everything taste like bacon.Â From humble beginnings, they have turned their product and company into a million dollar business with multiple flavors of Bacon Salt, Baconnaise and recentlyÂ Bacon Lip Balm.Â 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.Â
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…
The first thing I noticed was it’s smell.Â 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.Â I got salt, paprika, slight hickory but again, nothing that was telling my taste buds this was bacon.Â
Not to be detoured, I grabbed a handful and stuffed it in my mouth.Â Now I started to pick up some of the smokiness, but it was still not connecting to bacon.Â
Better Half even joined in this taste experiment.Â 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.Â They really smelled of hickory smoke.Â 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…
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 thereÂ 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 afterÂ we finished eating the popcorn, we both had a real strong aftertaste in our mouths from the salt that neither of us cared for.Â It took to bottles of water to get rid of mine.Â UGH….
Originally posted 2009-06-24 11:53:34.
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