God placed the most versatile meat right here on Earth and called it PORK. This meat can be used in every breakfast, lunch and/or dinner recipe and never seem the same. It can be pounded, breaded, ground, stuffed, grilled, baked, broiled and even smoked. But what about the recipes or products the pork industry has made that are, to say the least, not your run of the mill ideas?
Try a few of these odds and ends on for size:
Archie McPhee® Bacon Lip Balm – For the person who wishes that the breakfast bacon flavor could last all day long. Your lips may smell and taste like bacon, but they are not. Do not eat your lips! The Archie McPhee® gang also has a full line of bacon products that range from Bacon Gumballs to Bacon Air fresheners.
Bakon VodkaTM – Potato vodka with a twist. A twist of Pork! Who would have ever thought of bacon as a flavored liquor? Well, the fine folks over at Bakon VodkaTM insist that this will be the only vodka you’ll ever want to use in your Bloody Mary cocktails.
Bacon Soda – The psychopaths at ‘Baconfreak’ offer a flavorful beverage called Bacon Soda for the pork lover in the family. Described as liquid, carbonated, sweet and just plain mad genius, this is just one of the many different bacon odds and ends this website offers.
BBQAddicts Bacon Explosion – Here’s the basic recipe breakdown: Its bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in bacon. Got it? We found that a slight adjustment can be made by using Italian sausage and barbecue sauce for your dinner portions and going with a breakfast maple sausage and using syrup for that early morning pork fix. You can also add chopped water chestnuts to the sausage layer for a nice crunch.
Tac Bac – Tactical Canned Bacon for the survivalist in the family. After the zombie invasion has lost it’s momentum and the tide has finally turned, your well preserved can of tactical bacon will help in building strength for the inevitable zombie hunting missions.
J&D’s Baconnaise – Exactly what you think it is, bacon flavored mayo. Any well- respected BLT sandwich should not be assembled without a dousing of this incredible spread.
PatioDaddio BBQ Homade Pig Candy – Is it possible to go wrong with sugar glazed pepper bacon? We think not! Try this recipe to see the reactions after the first bite. It always brings a smile and a reach for another hunk of Pig Candy.
Pork Chicharrones – Fried pigskin or pork rinds have become the latest craze in weight loss programs. These crunchy bites are a low carb and low fat snack option with many flavors available from plain all the way to hot and spicy.
Pork Pies – Ground pork, mashed potatoes served in a warm and flaky crust. Sounds like a great Saturday afternoon pre-nap snack.
Claire Robinson’s Maple Bacon Ice Cream – Two favorite things in one. Creamy, flavorful, decedent and just a little bit wrong.
Fat and Happy Chocolate Bacon Carmel Corn – Choosing a quality smoked bacon will make this dish a regal snack for the upper class party goers and your tailgating buddies.
Vosges-Haut Chocolate Bacon Candy Bars – These come in dark or milk chocolate. This website also offers many other options from truffles to flying pigs.
There you have the most dysfunctional set of pork products assembled in any one article. From the basic to the sublime, pork has evolved. Your taste buds will agree that some, or maybe even all, of these alternative pork products belong in your pantry, bar or in the refrigerator. Be sure to keep an eye out for other pork products off the beaten trail and send them in to be recognized here at the Examiner.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em and don’t forget your bib.