Monday, November 10, 2008

7 Millennia, FINALLY... Bacon Jerky!

Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock a.k.a. the "Bacon is Meat Candy Guy" is truly helping bring the world closer to baconlightenment. If you have not been to his website or perused his blog, we highly recommend you do so, although I cannot imagine if you are on the Internet, and you like bacon, you have not already been there.

Pigs were domesticated 7,000 years ago. Depending on your flavor of religion, that is close to the dawn of all time, or at a minimum a really, really, long time ago, and we have been enjoying bacon ever since. So why is it that it hasn't been until recently I have had the option of "bacon" when it comes to my jerky needs?

I love jerky, ever since I was a kid, it has been one of my favorite snacks. Beef jerky, venison jerky, I have even enjoyed some Ahi tuna jerky. I have thought about it many times and never acted on it, but always wondered why I couldn't have bacon jerky. Sure I could get a dehydrator and some bacon and try to figure something out, but lets face it I am lazy errr.. busy, yes too busy for all that. Well to the rescue. They not only have bacon jerky but five flavors of bacon jerky. Bacon Jason and I ordered up some of the Honey BBQ Rubbed Bacon Jerky, and proceeded to salivate until it arrived. A couple days and some soggy shirts later we had our bounty.

We opened the package and first took a whiff, it wasn't exactly smoky bacony goodness, but it was intriguing. I am not sure what I was expecting exactly, but reaching in, it wasn't this. I guess I am used to beef jerky which is pretty dry and lean. The bacon jerky was very moist from the inherit fat content. On the plus side it makes the fingers, "finger licking good". The strips were like little miniaturized strips of bacon, I felt like a giant. Imagine if you will all the flavor of a strip of bacon, compressed and shrunk down to a miniature size, that's what this is like, also of note, all the saltiness of a strip of bacon, these babies are salty. Despite it being different than ordinary jerky, it is good, and like a good jerky, it didn't last long. Bacon jerky isn't cheap, when you look at the cost per ounce it is a pricey treat. But it is tasty, and addictive. We can't wait to try the other four flavors. I am asking Santa to stuff my stocking full of bacon jerky this year. If you have been wondering whether or not to try some, definitely DO try some. If you love bacon, and you love jerky, this is a no brainer.

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