Everything should taste like bacon. That’s why one of the world’s most ingenious ideas came to fruition in 2007 and is now one of the most sought after spices in America, likely due to our love of eating. That idea, of course, was Bacon Salt. Justin and Dave, both bacon fanatics, concocted a spice so amazing that it has spread across the internet and America like wildfire. They pitched the idea to a few different people while on a business trip and, needless to say, they loved it. Is Bacon Salt really as good as everyone claims it to be? Well, read on to find out.
Before I start the review, let me remind you that this is just the Original flavor that I’m reviewing for today. I’ll make sure to pick up other bacon-y products to review, along with the other flavors of Bacon Salt. Now on to the part you guys have been waiting for.
J&D’s Bacon Salt does just as the name implies, makes whatever you put it on taste like bacon. So far I’ve tried it on french fries, hamburgers, and pizza. But then again, I’ve only had it for one day. I know you’re all dying to hear how it tastes on cake. But we’ll save that for another time.
Bacon Salt has a rather… unique smell to it. Not to say that it’s a bad smell, because it’s really not. I think it smells pretty good, and it makes my mouth start to water. However, it just doesn’t really smell much like bacon. Honestly, it almost smells like a mix between barbecue potato chips and the Doritos Late Night Tacos at Midnight chips. This is likely just the Original flavor that smells as such. I imagine the Hickory flavor would smell a lot more like bacon.
Bacon Salt gives food a strong, but not overpowering, bacon flavor. Due to it being artificially flavored, it doesn’t taste exactly like a batch of bacon out of the frying pan, but I’d say it’s about as close as it’s gonna get in my lifetime. The guys at J&D’s wanted to make a product that would make bacon lovers like me put it on everything they can imagine. Even cake. As far as the taste goes, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. This stuff is amazingly tasty!
Actually put to use, I’ve found that Bacon Salt seems to actually become a lot more flavorful if you allow it become hydrated. I’m not saying to put water in with your Bacon Salt! That would actually be a really bad idea. But if you have some greasy, or just juicy food, it seems to perform a lot better than on something such as french fries. As for the fries though, I decided to try a couple different things with them. I put a full platter of fries in the oven. Half of them with sprinklings of Bacon Salt, half of them plain. After the fries emerged from the oven, I sprinkled some Bacon Salt on the remaining untouched half. Unsurprisingly, the ones that were salted before being put into the oven tasted better. The ones that were originally unsalted were still very delicious though.
You may be thinking by now, “This stuff is surely terrible for your body!” Well, that’s not really true. Bacon Salt has low sodium, zero fat, zero calories, zero cholesterol, and zero carbohydrates! It’s also vegetarian and kosher!
Bacon Salt is an amazing product. It smells good (though not quite like bacon), is very tasty, and you can pick it up on their website for about $4.49 for a 2 ounce bottle. I think that price is actually very reasonable. I would definitely pay more than that for Bacon Salt. One last small note though, Bacon Salt doesn’t really have the texture you would think that salt would have. It’s more like a powder, like your every day seasonings.
- It’s Bacon Salt
- Reasonable price
- Appetizing aroma
- Amazingly tasty
- You can’t marry it (at least not in the US)
- While tasty, doesn’t have that right-out-of-the-skillet taste
Score: 9/10 (Superb)
Aroma: 8.5/10 (Bacon-like)
Flavor: 9.5/10 (Bacon)
Value: 9/10 (Bacon)