Sunday, August 10, 2008

REVIEW: Bacon Salt

Bacon Salt

While the celebrity crowd has been dabbling in kabbalah, the good people at Bacon Salt have been spending time on another relic of medieval mysticism. The inventors of Bacon Salt have clearly been studying the works of Nicolas Flamel and Albertus Magnus, as they have developed the BBQ Philosophers Stone. They have used their alchemical wiles to create the taste of bacon without the use of pork. Forget lead to gold, this was the transmutation I have been looking for.

The obvious implications for BBQ enthusiasts would be the use as a rub or as an ingredient in a rub. The taste of bacon would be welcome on chicken or other poultry, whether grilled or smoked. I probably wouldn’t use it on pork or beef (well, maybe on burgers), but fish or vegetables might also be a great platform for Bacon Salt.

I recently used Bacon Salt on both an omelet and popcorn. I was amazed. It truly does taste like bacon. It doesn’t taste ‘bacon-y’. It doesn’t ‘resemble’ bacon. It doesn’t remind you of bacon. It tastes exactly like bacon. If there was any crunch and volume, you would swear it IS bacon. How do they do it? I neither know nor care. All I know is that I can jump over to and buy more when needed.

As Bacon Salt grows in popularity, there will be weeping at the nations abattoirs. Pork farmers will be taking a hit and there will be rejoicing at the headquarters of PETA.

I’m going to be spending a bit more time with Bacon Salt to try to get a better handle on how much should be used and how to better apply the seasoning to various foods (for example, it is better used mixed into the eggs prior to cooking to prevent ‘clumping’). I’ll report back in a few weeks.

As an aside, I would like to mention that the manufacturers of Bacon Salt are very active in supporting our serviceman. They donate bacon salt to those serving in the military and they also have discount programs for soldiers or those purchasing for soldiers. Visit their site and click on ‘Operation BaconSalt’ for details.