Two Great Tastes

In the movie Ratatouille, Remy, shown here, describes the flavor of a strawberry in vibrant terms. Similarly, he vividly illustrates the tastes found in the cheese he’s holding. But then when he puts them together! Oh, new gastronomic vistas are opened!

Two great tastes that taste great together isn’t just a marketing tagline for Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. It’s the very foundation of the culinary arts as we know them. Thousands of years ago, when Thag first dragged his mammoth meat through a rosemary bush, wheels were set in motion that ultimately created perhaps the greatest taste combination ever.

No, not the strawberries and the cheese.

No, not the peanut butter and the chocolate.

No, not even the pepperoni and the pizza.

I’m talking about … Baconnaise. “I would eat that with a spoon,” claims Steven in the little Flash animation on their home page. “How did I ever eat burgers without this?” Jessica sagely asks.

Now I must go on record saying that I’m reviewing a product I’ve never tried. But, come on! Do I actually have to try Baconnaise to know if I’m going to like it or not? That’s like someone telling you, “I’m about to give you a big pile of money, but I’m not sure if you’re going to like it or not.”

There’s really no doubt about this. Besides, I believe in researchers who describe their R&D efforts like this:

It was at that point that we began a very unhealthy morning routine: eat a slice of bacon, try a version of Baconnaise, eat a slice of bacon. Compare. Improve. Repeat. Over the 6 months it took us to make Baconnaise, we estimate that we probably ate 20 pounds of bacon, consumed 5 large jars of mayonnaise and took 2 years off of our lives – looking for that exact and delicious flavor that we would be proud to call Baconnaise.

And even though I don’t know her, I believe in bloggers like Emily who say, “This makes me want to cry sweet bacony tears of joy.”

So I must try this product … and soon. Who knows, it may actually have the potential to surpass “Sour Cream and Onion” as my favorite flavor of toothpaste.

6 Responses to “Two Great Tastes”

Biz said
April 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

I’ve never even heard of that before! I know you are going to think I am crazy, but I still don’t like mayo!!

Helen said
April 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

Bacon is why I can’t be vegetarian or convert to Judaism. Just the name of this stuff makes me happy.

Helen said
April 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

I had to come back to comment again. I went to the website to see where I could buy this stuff (not around here). You should see ALL the bacon flavored products they have. Oh my.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said
April 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I’m not a huge may fan, but if it had bacon in it, I would try it!

I’ve never heard of that before!

Quix said
April 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Ugh. Love bacon, hate mayo. Still trying to get around to trying chocolate covered bacon, it sounds too great…

Mmmm, now I want bacon….

JohnGL said
April 25, 2009 at 9:39 am

I’m still wondering about roasted mammoth with rosemary…