Let’s Try Something New: Bacon Edition
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Hey there bacon-eers! In the latest Long Wongs Phoenix topic, we are going to talk about one of the world’s greatest creations…bacon! If you’re a bacon enthusiast – who isn’t these days? – and you’re looking for that new something in your life, then you will be delighted to know that below is a list of essential bacon flavors that every bacon lover should try. But maybe the pressure is hitting you now and you find yourself asking: “What if I’m not the bacon-eer I thought I was?” Or, “I like bacon but do I like it that much?” Don’t worry, this a list of bacon creations that everyone who enjoys the delicacy of bacon should try at least once.
First up on our list is a combination that’ll have you wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Bacon and waffles are oft seen together in a traditional breakfast meal but they have always been separate in their places. Waffles are no strangers to additional components, including ingredients from blueberries to chocolate chips. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before someone thought of combining what was always right under their noses. Bacon waffles, my friends, is what you get when you combine the natural salty flavor of bacon with the delicious sweetness of waffles and syrup. This is a breakfast item is a must-try for any breakfast lover out there.
This next creation is so crazy it just might work. The Peanut Butter &Jellousy Burger is a creation from the restaurant, Slater’s 50/50, which has several locations in California. I know what you’re thinking, “How can PB&J and bacon go together?” Let me remind you to not judge a book by its cover and, in this case, that means to…not judge a burger by its ingredients? Ok, maybe that doesn’t make sense exactly but these guys have won tons of awards for their burgers and the Peanut Butter & Jellousy Burger is not known to disappoint. Also, their burgers are half bacon and half beef (hence 50/50). That alone is worth trying out!
Bacon Jerky is surprisingly good. It’s surprising not because it is made out of bacon but because of how the bacon can be treated. In other words, it is the flavors that are added to the bacon jerky that truly put it in a jerky class of its own. It is this writer’s personal testimony that Jeff’s Famous Real Bacon Jerky (the Maple and Jalapeno Honey flavors) is easily the best jerky that he has ever had. Of course, there is more than one type of bacon jerky out there so you can sample flavors to your heart’s content. Gotta try them all! [Cue Pokemon theme song to bacon-inspired words]
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Ice cream! It’s about time you’ve had some new excitement in your ice cream life and if you haven’t tried bacon ice cream yet then now’s the time. If you think about the saltiness of bacon and the sweetness of ice cream then these two seem like a match made in heaven. There have even been rumors of bacon shakes… Shh, don’t tell anyone! And if there’s bacon shakes, that leads to bacon rootbeer floats. And if there’s bacon rootbeer floats then that leads to… Who knows, the possibilities are endless! Bacon ice cream has only been increasing in popularity so you can find various ways to taste this delicacy, including finding recipes to make your own!
There are many more bacon creations out there. One only has to sniff the air and follow the trail of that savory smell…or you can just Google it. That works, too. Here at Long Wongs Phoenix we thoroughly hope that have enjoyed reading up on these bacon delights. Have a good day and may your future be filled with new bacon discoveries!
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