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Monday, December 6, 2010

BACON SODA



This is the end

Beautiful friend

This is the end


We are concluding our bacon excursion. We are leaving with the inspiration that started this long strange trip of bacon enlightenment. Bacon Soda will be the pop in our glass today. Bacon Soda caught my eye and in the name of research it had to be explored. The only way to experience this porcine beverage was to order the whole kit and caboodle of bacon products. This will explain the reason for bacon lip balm, gravy, and popcorn reviews. We will now pop the top and experience Bacon Soda.


The top was popped and surprise, surprise it smelled like bacon. The soda was poured into a glass full of ice. The color was possibly a bacon shade of pinkish red. It looked a little scary to me. There was a lot of fizzing action. This brew had plenty of carbonation. I positioned my schnozzola over the glass and received a bacon spritzer of aroma. The first sip actually tasted like supper sweet bacon. A second sip was taken. A few seconds elapsed and then it hit me. Sugar, Oh man was it sweet. Then the afterburner kicked in and I tasted an aftertaste that I would not wish on anybody not even the “Spare the Air” board. Oh my, was it awful. I poured the rest down into the sink. The liquid drained away and left a reddish pink residue in the sink. Sugar?, Chemicals?, and nasty funk, what was it? The taste left in my mouth was horrendous.
 Believe it or not, I gave this soda a second chance. The distributors suggested using this bacon soda in a cocktail. Here is the recipe.

Yankee Breakfast Fizz

• 1.5 oz. bourbon
• 1 oz. Jones Bacon Soda
• 1.5 oz. natural maple syrup
• 1 egg white
• 2 oz. heavy cream
• soda water

Combine all ingredients except cream and soda into shaker filled with large ice cubes. Shake hard to emulsify egg white. Strain into chilled 12 oz. glass. Add heavy cream, and stir. Top with soda water.



I could not even take a small sip of this drink because, the bacon smell reminded me of the last swig that was experienced. I was disappointed that I wasted good bourbon on this recipe. A consolation swig of bourbon was taken and our bacon experience was pondered. The Mad Meat Genius consensus is, leave the bacon novelty products for gag gifts. Stick to real bacon and create your own bacon flavored delights. The End, my friends.



7 comments:

Zoomie said...

Thank you for being brave enough to sample these scary products for us so we don't have to - your conclusion is correct!

Zia said...

I admit I suspected this. Bacon is so good... why mess it up?

Rev. Biggles said...

Now you're just being silly.

xo, Biggles

Greg said...

Bacon soda...no good. It to be.

chilebrown said...

Zoomie, It is a lot of fun!

Zia, I wanted to believe that these products would be great. Oh well.

Reverend, I know.

Greg, I gave up soda's a while back. I thought there might be a good excuse to go back. Not!

Chris said...

If God had intended for soda to taste like bacon, instead of curly tails, pigs would have soda fountain dispensers on their butts.

Jones makes some really good sodas but I think this one was out of even their skill set.

Thanks for taking the bullet for the rest of us.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

There's just something wrong about bacon soda.