Well that was a mouthful of a relish label. We are trying a product from Original Juan’s that has an ingredient in the title that I have an affection/addiction for. Yes, we are trying another bacon product. Will this deliver the bacon goods or is this another false promise? Dare I read the ingredient list? Put on your bacon socks and let’s give it a try.
The top is removed to unleash a smoky aroma. This chimney of fragrance includes roasted onions and a vinegar twang in its bouquet. I glanced at the ingredient list and half-way down the long list was “Natural Bacon”. Now we are talking. I took a spoonful and saw little specks of bacon. It was thick and chunky as a relish should be. I tasted caramelized onions. I It had sweetness but I did not get maple flavor. There was a gentle warming and smoky component from the chipotle pepper. It was pleasing and had a nice flavor. There was also a slight relish tang from vinegar. I am not sure how to use this product. The label suggested mixing it with cream cheese. That we did.
The cream cheese added smoothness and mellowed out the tang from the vinegar. We had some with some chips and enjoyed it. This would be nice as a sandwich spread. Okay, the million dollar question. Does it taste like bacon? I am a little torn about this. Yes it had some bacon flakes and this relish did have a smoky component to it. I enjoyed it and Ms. Goofy loved it, which is important. Bacon may be my Achilles heal.
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