Sunday, July 8, 2012
Burger King's Bacon Sundae
When I heard about the new Bacon Sundae "available for a limited time only" at Burger King, of course I had to go try it.
Because bacon is delicious.
And yes, I do dine on the swine.
So I parted with my $2.23 and was handed a ginormous hot fudge and caramel vanilla sundae with a huge piece of bacon standing straight up in the middle of it, with lots of other big pieces of bacon in it.
My first thought was: only in America.
My second thought: Is this gross or genius?
My 66-year-old dad and my 4-year-old son were with me that day, and we all tried it.
For my money, I enjoyed it. I've had bacon desserts in trendy restaurants this year, so I am open-minded about adding the bacony goodness to the sweet. They should have torn the bacon into smaller pieces, and mixed it in more thoroughly, and then added more chocolate and caramel sauce. BTW, this is something that would be very easy to make at home if you had all the ingredients on hand.
My son wanted nothing to do with the bacon - he just wanted the chocolate sauce.
My dad was laughing hysterically, and almost refused to eat it. Then he tried it.... and loved it. The mix of the salty and the sweet took him by surprise. He also thought it was probably a good way for the restaurant to recycle their unused bacon. LOL.
Anyone else actually tried it and care to weigh in? Or is the very idea just far too horrifying for the locavores?