This is yet another example of what I call the “Reeses Effect”: the thinking that any two great tastes will taste great together.
We love bacon. Mayo is delicious on a sandwich. Boom. Baconnaise.
Whipped up by the guys who gave us Bacon Salt – and who are apparently on the payroll of cardiologists nationwide – Baconnaise is the next step in their baconizing of every meal, and the result of a customer request to make spreadable bacon. So, basically, some guy got really stoned, emailed the company that he was jonesing for some spreadable bacon, and next thing you know, they’re putting it in jars.
Just in case you’re thinking this is a spreadable heart attack, the makers of Baconnaise want you to know that aint so. Or at least it’s no more dangerous than traditional mayo. The regular stuff packs 10g of fat per serving, while the bacon infused version comes in at 9g. You save a gram of fat AND get bacon goodness. They also say that topping your turkey sandwich with three slices of bacon has more than twice the fat, at 20.5g. Sounds downright healthy. They should be pushing this stuff on “The Biggest Loser.”
Speaking of which, if you’re health conscious and still crave bacon, they have a Lite version that trims the fat all the way back to 2.5g. Almost too good to be true.
Which begs the question: so how does it taste? I have no clue. They didn’t send me a sample jar. So check out Jon Stewart eating a pancake-wrapped sausage dipped in the stuff (comes in at around the 2 minute mark), and you’ll have your answer.