It’s not just for breakfast anymore. Thanks to the nation’s obsession with bacon, you can find it infused in or paired with a myriad of unlikely foods, and people are eating it up.
Scrambled eggs and toast are so yesterday. Bacon chic is sizzling, and here’s the proof.
Reminiscent of a hearty Saturday morning breakfast around the table, Maple Bacon Morning coffee is available at Boca Java. You can buy 8 ounces for $7.99 and satisfy your bacon craving without having to fry anything up in a pan or ingest your day’s recommended amount of fat calories.
Mo’s Bacon Bar
Chocolate and bacon come together to create a taste combination of sweet, smoky and savory in this bacon bar. Each bar contains applewood smoked bacon pieces with alderwood smoked salt, and either 45 percent creamy milk chocolate or 62 percent dark chocolate. If you’re a chocolate and a bacon lover, this could be your perfect food. Find it at Vosges. You can also find bacon pancake mix as well as bacon carmels.
Bacon-wrapped Hot Dog
In Puebla, Mexico, street vendors know it’s all about the bacon-wrapped hot dog. New York City’s Crif Dogs shares the same bacon-centric philosophy. This hot dog diner serves up five bacon-wrapped wieners including the Good Morning (blanketed in melted cheese and a fried egg), the Tsunami (smothered in teriyaki sauce, pineapple and green onions), and the Chihuahua (a Mexican classic cushioned by ripe avocados and tangy sour cream).
For bacon lovers with a sweet tooth, the folks at Das Foods have developed a maple bacon lollipop. Although their lolly may appear to be even worse for you than your average sucker, it’s actually 100 percent natural and contains no additives or corn syrup. Instead, the suckers are made from sustainable bacon and pure maple syrup. You could almost call it a health food. Almost.
Bacon Cheddar Popcorn
The Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn Company (www.kernelencorepopcorn.com) dreamed up this combo of flavors. Its special corn kernels are coated with cheddar cheese and seasoned with smoky bacon powder. Thanks to the folks at Kernel, now you can satisfy your bacon craving along with a can of soda and a good DVD.