Jon Stewart on his Daily Show poked fun of Baconaise the other night and I was compelled to learn more. Not only is the product Kosher! - but there is a Baconaise Lite, which packs in only 3g of fat per serving, AND they have a chart that explains how using Original Baconaise instead of 3 slices of real bacon - can cut the fat content of a Turkey Club by 50%. Using Baconaise Lite will cut the fat content by more than 85%!
So I suppose the question becomes, "Can Baconaise Save You Life?"
These miracle spreads (dare I call them?) are made by a company called JD Foods. So what else is going on in the heads of these people?
Enter Bacon Salt, "a low sodium, zero calorie, zero fat, vegetarian and kosher seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon." Interestingly, their mission was to bring the joy of bacon to vegetarians and those who adhere to kosher law.
Is this altruism? Unadulterated genius?
I'll have to try some before I make that call. What makes their story even more bizarre is that their first set of funding came from winning $5,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos.
The salt amazingly comes in 9 flavors: Original, Hickory, Peppered, Natural, Applewood, Maple, Cheddar, Jalapeno, and Mesquite.
(from video) "Bacon needs to pace himself!" - man in bacon suit.