Bacon. Jam. Need we say more? Josh Henderson simmers sweet onions, balsamic vinegar and, you guessed it, bacon, and then purees it down to a chunky, salty-sweet and irresistible condiment. This spread is good on absolutely everything: stuffed in pork chops, baked in tartlettes, mixed in spinach dip… you get the idea.
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What I Think:
As I mentioned in my article about my Bacon and Bourbon Tasting Box, there were a couple of items in this box that made the decision about which box to choose an easy one. This is one of those products. I’ve had this stuff on my mental wish list for months now (actually, it’s probably closer to a year).
So without all the gushing about whether or not it lived up to my expectations (it did), and how much I love this bacon spread (and I do), let me just try to be as objective as I can. It’s not easy, because I do love this stuff and it has definitely lived up to any and all expectations I had of it.
Upon opening the jar, I was a little surprised by what I saw. I don’t know exactly what I expected to see, but, this stuff is NOT pretty. In all honesty, it looks … well, it looks a little like something someone might feed to a dog. Not really visually appealing. It looks as though this product had been processed in a food processor, and just by looking at it, you can’t really see any evidence that there is bacon and onions in this, because it looks like a well-processed meat product.
Fortunately, it tastes good enough that I can look beyond it’s appearance and appreciate its flavor.
It tastes like smoky bacon, and I can also taste the sweetness from the onions as well as the sweet and slightly sour note from the balsamic vinegar. (And really, that is what made me want to try this. Not just the bacon, but that it was a combination of onions, bacon and balsamic vinegar. Three of my favorite ingredients in one container? YUM!) The flavor is rich and sweet and smoky and just flat-out delicious.
I have eaten this on several occasions now, having tried it on burgers, on fried eggs, and even stirred into macaroni and cheese. And it is so good.
My Final Thoughts:
While it’s not much to look at, it tastes remarkably good. If you’re a bacon lover, you’ve gotta try this stuff! As for a tea pairing: well, I happen to like this with a good roasted Oolong like Zealong Dark from Tula Teas.