Forget the Fat, Bacon Salt Rules!

February 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Origianlly blogged right here on July 20, 2008 – update follows.

I have been checking out a new innovation called bacon salt.  It is the invention of Justin and Dave, Bacontrepreneurs.  And they claim it makes everything taste like bacon.  Here’s what they have to say about it:

We’re Justin and Dave, the two guys behind Bacon Salt™ and this is our improbable bacon-flavored story. Who are we? We’re just two regular guys who love grilling and football on Sunday afternoons, eating until we can’t get off the couch and of course, the taste of great bacon. And it’s our dream to make everything taste like bacon.

Up until several months ago, we worked together in a little technology company. While on a business trip together, we had the chance to sit down for dinner and eventually, the conversation turned to our mutual love of bacon. It was then that Justin told Dave and another coworker named Kara about his idea for Bacon Salt™. Kara, who is a vegetarian, loved the idea. Dave, a card-carrying carnivore and Midwesterner, loved it even more. Even the waiter at the fancy restaurant loved it.

And from that point forward, a partnership was struck to turn this bacon-flavored dream into a reality. In early 2007, we and a few of our close friends tasted the first three flavors of Bacon Salt, Original Smokey, Hickory and (ick) Maple on Porterhouse steaks, mashed potatoes, eggs, corn and tomato soup – literally everything Dave could find to eat in his house. One enthusiastic person even tried bacon-flavored ice cream, which we don’t really advise doing, but to each his own. With the one exception of Maple (RIP), everything was absolutely delicious – we were all just licking our plates.

Even more improbably, Dave’s 3 year old son Dean provided our first round of financing with this $5,000 win on America’s Funniest Home Videos:

 And now we bring our invention to fellow bacon lovers everywhere. Several months ago, we launched our flagship products, Original, Hickory, and Peppered Bacon Salt. There will be more variations to come, we promise, but we think you’ll really love what we’ve started with on a variety of everyday food items. Whether you’re a regular griller or a gourmet chef, are counting calories or are a vegetarian who craves mouth-watering bacon taste without the bacon guilt, this is what you’ve been waiting for.

We hope you love it like we do. Please drop us a line to tell us what you think, share your own recipes for Bacon Salt, or buy some of our bacon-themed merchandise to help spread the word while donating to a great cause.

Enjoy the bacon,

Justin and Dave, Bacontrepreneurs

UPDATE: Well, since I first posted this I have spoken with Dave and he sent me some bacon salt and baconnaise to play with.  This stuff seriously rocks.  I have gone to seasoning things with it at the cafe and my customers are blown away.  I have served a baconless BLT, asparagus with Cheddar flavored bacon salt and I am even using it on our grilled chicken.


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Stuart is a celebrity chef and award winning food writer. Donald performs live cooking demonstrations and penned the cookbook Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor."


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