Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bacon soda is the latest in carbonated pork

Posted By on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM

click to enlarge Bacon, now in liquid form.
  • Bacon, now in liquid form.

At the intersection of salty lane and sweet street, you'll probably find bacon soda. That's not baking soda -- that's bacon soda.

The latest wacky flavor from Jones Soda was unveiled at the 2010 Food Fete in New York City back in June. And Fat City missed it. We blew it. Although, in our defense, there have been an endless number of bacon steps backward innovations this past year. Thankfully Geekologie decided to look back at two experimental summer flavors from Jones -- bacon and pizza soda.

The two concoctions are not on the market; but Endless Simmer had a chance to sample them at the Food Fete, a showcase for new products like milk vodka and boxed olive oil. And although there is no actual bacon in the soda, the food blog found the taste "impressively like the real thing."

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. The rest of us might be able to decide around Thanksgiving. That's when Mutineer believes it will be on the market. And then we'll also see if enough time has passed to where people are ready for carbonated pork. Al Dente contends that bacon soda debuted in 2004 and tells tales of maple syrup shots being dropped into a cup of the stuff.

And I don't want to alarm you, but Brooklyn Soda Works was experimenting with maple syrup and bacon soda back in February. We could be on the verge of a bacon soda explosion as big as, well, the bacon explosion.

[Image via Geekologie]

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