Of all that Bacon Salt is and represents, it is, first and foremost, an All-American success story. The abridged version goes something like this:
Two men, Justin and Dave, are out for a drink, when they begin to wax poetic on their mutual affection for bacon. Naturally, they wish that everything could, in fact, taste like bacon. Further imbibing emboldens them to undertake this noble quest. From that day forth, they work tirelessly in a garage makeshift laboratory, testing Frankensteinian condiment fusions on themselves, stomaching the disgusting results until bacon-flavored perfection is achieved. Confident in their gift to the world, they need only modest start-up funds to bring their creation to the salivating masses. Then, in a stroke of divine providence, Dave’s son hits him in the face with a baseball. Captured on the family video camera, the fateful event nets the needed $5,000 from a Saget-less America’s Funniest Home Videos. The guys launch their little company, buy a Bacon Suit to wear at sporting events, and world peace ensues.
Because, yes, everything should taste like bacon.
As incredible as the Bacon Salt story is, the product itself is even better. I’ve first learned of it a few months back, when a friend gave me a precious vial of the Original Bacon Salt flavor. Since that day, I’ve been rocking it on eggs, potatoes, burgers, fries, and anything else that I can think of. After all, it’s practically a health food. Through what I’m sure is pure sorcery, Bacon Salt is low sodium, has zero calories, zero fat, is kosher, and vegetarian. With these stats, I rarely need inspiration for my liberal application of Bacon Salt, but on occasion I just pop over to the recipe page on their site to find new ways to employ this spice rack hero.
Being the constant innovators that they are, Justin and Dave have expanded their offerings to a full 9 flavor line. I’m a huge fan of the peppered and cheddar varieties, myself. Additionally, their Baconnaise spread might just be the best thing to happen to a turkey sandwich since, well, turkey. Don’t even get me started on what it does to a BLT. Just like Gear Patrol, Bacon Salt was created by men and for men (though the ladies seem keen on it, too). I don’t know where J&D will take their bacon-fueled creative passions from here, but if their recent release of Bacon Lip Balm is any indicator, the sky’s the limit.
As if I haven’t given you enough reasons to fall in love with the Bacon Salt family, let me finish by saying that these guys are the real deal. You don’t have to spend to long on their webpage to see that. Their corporate ethos is just about perfect: make a great product, have a great time, make a difference in your community and country. Check out Operation Bacon Salt, which is putting their miracle condiment into the hands of our servicemen and women around the globe. Well played, guys.
The Bottom Line
Were I to rewrite history, I’d probably save the exclamation of “Eureka!” for the moment that properly constituted Bacon Salt was first tasted. It was clearly a red-letter date in history, right up there with November 5th, 1955. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the flavor revolution in which all we Bacon Saltophiles are enraptured. Stop reading this and go buy some freaking Bacon Salt today.