Has the bacon trend come full circle? Smucker's is now offering a new flavor, maple bacon flavored syrup.
On its website, the company explains that the syrup is "a unique combination of two popular breakfast flavors." QSR Magazine points out that a recent Culinary Visions Panel survey that explored taste preferences found that sweet and salty flavors were the most popular among consumers, so we suppose the maple and bacon pairing is only natural.
Still, we can't help but think that bacon has jumped the shark. And moreover, we couldn't help notice that bacon isn't among the ingredients listed on the package, pictured above. Neither is maple syrup for that matter. Here's what it's made of:
Corn syrup, high fructose corn syrp, water, natural and artificial flavor, salt, caramel color.
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briankusler/2337430825/">(Via Flickr)</a>
The BA-K-47 was made by the folks at <a href="http://www.thisisfreakingridiculous.com/tifr/2009/4/13/ba-k-47.html">ThisIsFreakingRidiculous.com</a> for their first annual bacon day.
<a href="http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=3696">(Via EatLiver.com)</a>
<a href="http://www.slashfood.com/2006/10/29/a-bacon-martini/">(Via Slash Food)</a>
Bacon Business Cards
<a href="http://www.meatcards.com/">Actually made from jerky, but close enough.</a>
<a href="http://hatsofmeat.com/">(Via HatsOfMeat.com)</a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/netdiva/sets/72157608179195754/">(Via Flickr)</a>
These images may look computer generated, but they're not. They are all meat (mostly bacon)! A British photographer, Carl Warner, made the "foodscapes." <a href="http://unusuallife.com/2009/01/29/bacon-world/">(Via Unusual Life)</a>
<a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/a-lampshade-made-out-of-bacon.html">(Via Serious Eats)</a>
<a href="http://www.aldenteblog.com/2009/01/bacon-cupcakes.html">(Via the Aldente Blog)</a>
Bacon Lip Balm
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00247ASKY?ie=UTF8&tag=200921-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00247ASKY">Ok, it's not actually MADE of bacon, but it's flavored to taste/smell like it.</a>
Bacon Thermal Lance
<a href="http://allbleedingstops.blogspot.com/2009/04/thermal-lance-made-out-of-bacon.html">It can cut a steel pan in half!</a>
<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/debs-style-file/just-plain-bizarre/2009/07/my-love-of-bacon-put-to-the-test-by-bacon-dress/">Yes, it's embellished with real bacon!</a>