We’re not normally the type to pick on another blogger, but someone hasn’t done their research.
A blog post written today by Laura Shunk at Westword, Denver’s free arts weekly, points to five things that are supposedly going to spell the end of bacon-mania, and the item at the top of the list is Baconnaise, the authentic bacon-flavored sandwich spread by the guys who first made their mark with Bacon Salt.
Bacon aioli, fine. Bacon fat vinaigrette? Sounds great. But the second Baconnaise hit the mass market, it was a sign that bacon-laced dressings have been stripped down to their most vulgar common denominator. This gnarly stuff doesn’t even need to be refrigerated until after opening, but it’s full of meat. Botulism? Trichinosis? What?
There are a LOT of things wrong with this statement, some of which we touched on in a comment below that blog post:
If you’d done your research, you’d know that Baconnaise, like its sister product Bacon Salt, has no meat in it…for the very reasons you’re harping about.
Also…if the union of bacon and mayonnaise is so “vulgar” and “gnarly”, then why are they always found together on one of America’s most common sandwiches, the BLT?
We, on behalf of bacon lovers everywhere, graciously accept your backpedaling and apologies.
Baconists, we invite you to visit the article now and chime in for yourself! (We’re especially fond of the first comment, penned by “Anonymous”. Pure gold, it is.)
UPDATE: Laura Shunk responded to our comment about her blog post, and our buddy from the The Bacon Nation also chimed in. Read the developments and add your two cents!