November 08, 2010

Where's Robbo?

My apologies for not stopping in the past week or so.

I'm back now, however, and am here to tell you that sometimes a good thing can be pushed too far:

When you're too lazy to make bacon, why not pop a bottle and just drink bacon instead?

J&D Foods, a company that specializes in all things bacon -- including bacon-flavored envelopes and the bacon Kevin Bacon sculpture that made headlines recently -- has taken the obsession one step further by coming up with a new drinkable pork product: bacon-flavored soda.

That's right, Coca-Cola is out, and swine soda is in.

J&D Foods owner Justin Esch told AOL News that his company recently partnered with Jones Soda to create a special-edition bacon-flavored drink just in time for the holidays.

Look, don't misunderstand me. I love bacon just as much as the next red-blooded American. Indeed, last evening at Orgle Manor, in order to celebrate the lighting of the first fire of the season, I broiled up a pre-dinner platter of bacon and water-chesnuts (which the Llama-ettes fell upon like a school of piranhas on a wounded capybara, I might add - I was lucky to avoid losing a couple fingers).

But this whole meme of bacon-flavored this or that has, IMHO, gotten out of hand and ought to be put to rest.

Things made OF bacon and WITH bacon, yes. Carry on. But things (like martinis and soda) made to taste LIKE bacon? Not so much, please.

Posted by Robert at November 8, 2010 04:59 PM | TrackBack

If you're too lazy to make bacon, you're too lazy to breathe.

Posted by: rbj at November 9, 2010 02:41 PM

I hate bacon. A toxic sludge of fatty chemicals.

Posted by: Babs at November 11, 2010 08:07 PM

"A toxic sludge of fatty chemicals."

That's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Brian B at November 12, 2010 03:49 PM
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