Oct 272008

Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better I discovered J & D Products.  They have a new one coming out soon and it’s going to be a deal changer for the world as we know it.


That’s right folks, bacon flavored mayo.  In both light and regular.

Normally I wouldn’t post about something like this on a site like Troll in the Corner but come on, it’s BACON!  Seriously.  If someone shipped me a copy of some early release, hotly awaited video game on a DVD made from bacon the chances of me eating it before installing it are pretty high.  If Dungeons and Dragons or Palladium had been printed on bacon, I’d have died of a heart attack at the young age of 23.

Baconnaise.  Because everything should taste like bacon.  YES!

Here’s the official line on spreadable bacon:

Baconnaise™, available in Regular and Lite, is the newest addition to the J&D’s family.

We started with a customer request to make “spreadable bacon, namely mayonnaise.” At first, we were confused. Couldn’t you just combine Bacon Salt and mayo and be done with it?

Then we started talking to people about whether a bacon-flavored mayonnaise would fly. We heard from a lot of people that just couldn’t wait for us to make it so they could use it on everything. They told us that sometimes they didn’t want salt, they just wanted bacon – so just mixing Bacon Salt and mayonnaise wouldn’t cut it. They wanted less mayo taste and more bacon taste – it should be Baconnaise, not “Mayocon” we heard. And many people requested a Lite and a Regular version, because some people loved Lite mayos and some people hated it (with a passion).

So we set out on another bacon-flavored adventure. Could we make a mayonnaise product that met our own high bacony standards? Could we get people as excited as they were for Bacon Salt (for which shrines have been built and songs have been written)?

It was at that point that we began a very unhealthy morning routine: eat a slice of bacon, try a version of Baconnaise, eat a slice of bacon. Compare. Improve. Repeat. Over the 6 months it took us to make Baconnaise, we estimate that we probably ate 20 pounds of bacon, consumed 5 large jars of mayonnaise and took 2 years off of our lives – looking for that exact and delicious flavor that we would be proud to call Baconnaise.

And then we did it. We tasted the smooth and slightly smoky taste that we would be proud to call Baconnaise. We put it on sandwiches, salads, dips, fish, chicken, burgers and more. And they were all delicious!

But was it just us? We wanted to know. Had we ruined our taste buds eating so much bacon and mayo? So we had other people taste it. Our friends. Our family. The electrician. The box maker. The women at the deli. Anyone that came into our office. Random people on the street.

[tags]food, bacon, nectar of the gods[/tags]

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I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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  5 Responses to “Oh My God Bacon!”

  1. It’s hard to disagree with you. I laughed. And I’ll buy it.

    Although as someone who has made and eaten bacon brittle (peanut brittle with bacon in it), I may not be the norm.

  2. Bacon Brittle? I don’t know whether to cringe or salivate.

    Do you still have the recipe?

  3. It was good, but not mind-bogglingly great.

    It’s in a cookbook devoted entirely to bacon recipes. I’ll try to remember to look it up when I get home tonight.

  4. Actually, now that I think about it, you probably wouldn’t want the recipe posted here anyhow, in case the dreadful copyright cops caught wind of it.

    But it looks like there are a number of recipes online, such as this one from the Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/candy/81624,foo-news-cbacon04r.recipe.

  5. Hmmm. I’ll have to whip that up and feed it to unsuspecting family members and co-workers. Thanks!

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