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.