Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Smoky Earthy Salty Porky*

A mischievous sparkle was in the eyes of my co-worker as she approached my office door.

“I was out at lunch today and I found you something,” she said with a big grin on her face. Then she reached into her bag and gave me this:


Yes even my colleagues know of my strange fascination with bacon-flavored products. But it's not that surprising in this case.  This friend is a fellow foodie and over the years we have shared many a conversation about the meals we've eaten and the food we've cooked.

Bacon truffle caramel popcorn seemed like a treat that needed to be shared, so after my friend inexplicably declined a taste I somehow managed to muster up enough will power to not open the bag until I could get it in front of WonderWife™.

Unlike some bacon products that revel in shock value rather than flavor, this bacon truffle caramel popcorn seemed well thought out. Each component was designed to work together.

The popcorn was entirely coated in a thick shell of rich, crunchy caramel. Buried beneath the browned sugar was bacon—real pieces of bacon that brought a smoky applewood flavor to the popcorn. (The bottom of the bag revealed a few sugar-coated pieces of bacon, which was a treat in and of itself.) The whole shebang was infused with truffle oil. It must be said that I am usually not a fan of fungus, but the truffles gave the confection an earthiness that cut the sweetness and added an unexpected depth of flavor.

It is not something that I could eat every day, but I would eat bacon truffle caramel popcorn again in a second…as long as I had somebody to share it with.


*This is the genius description of the popcorn found on the bag. 

12 comments:

missylovesyou said...
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That One Mom said...

It does sound kinda yummy, in a sick, gluttonous kinda way.

Your escalator operator said...

I'd give that a shot.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You have GOT to be kidding me??? How do people come up with these concoctions???

WEll at least it makes you happy! :)

Daddy Geek Boy said...

ThatOneMom...It is. Totally is.

YEO...And you should.

Shelle...Where's your sense of adventure?

SciFi Dad said...

I'm all over it, except for the truffle part. Sweet and salty... kind of like chocolate covered pretzels.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi...I really don't like mushrooms, but it didn't have a mushroomy flavor. You might dig it.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I would be so scared to find out your cholesterol...

Is there no bacon product you won't try?

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Andrea...Despite my constant talking about bacon on the blog, I don't eat it morning, noon and night. Everything in moderation. And yes, I will pretty much try just about anything with bacon. Unless it's covered in cilantro.

A Vapid Blonde said...

Holy crap, it is like a carnival for your mouth.

Party in my mouth, I must try this.

Cheeseboy said...

How about popcorn flavored bacon? I'd give that a shot.

Love the blog!

tavo said...

So from what fine establishment did your friend buy this porktacular creation or was it from an internet site?