Would You Drink a Bacon Milkshake?

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No, No and hell no. Sweet should be sweet, meat should be meat. I am a food purist. But I *KNOW* we have members that would drink this. Admit it!

The Bacon Shake consists of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, a maraschino cherry and "bacon flavored syrup." Based on the ingredients-sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors, a whole lot of salt-there's not an ounce of actual bacon in there.

<snip> One theory behind the cult of bacon: it's addictive. A recent study found that fatty foods like cheesecake, frosting and, yes, bacon, had a similar effect on the brain's pleasure center as cocaine. In an experiment on rats, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute found that overindulging on bacon releases the brain's 'feel-good' neurotransmitter, dopamine.

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/drink-bacon-milkshake-231500241.html
 

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Hell no! It's sounds disgusting.
 
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Bacon and milk together. I might have one just to spite my ancestors.
 
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I'd eat baconaise.
aaaaaand that's our friendship over.




JUST KIDDING! :biggrin: But yuck.
 
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That sounds absolutely disgusting! Bacon is salty and salty doesn't belong in sweet ice cream.

One of my friends also found "bacon-flavored cheese popcorn" in the microwave popcorn section of the local grocery store. That sounded pretty awful too, mostly because it was very clearly "bacon flavor" not actual bacon, but there are SOME things that aren't better with bacon.
 
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One of my friends also found "bacon-flavored cheese popcorn" in the microwave popcorn section of the local grocery store. That sounded pretty awful too, mostly because it was very clearly "bacon flavor" not actual bacon, but there are SOME things that aren't better with bacon.
Ah well, I sometimes eat bacon-flavored cheese puffs, quite tasty :smile:

I can't imagine a bacon milkshake, the same for bacon-flavored vodka or toothpaste..
http://bakonvodka.com/
http://www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Bacon-Toothpaste.html [Broken]
 
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I was watching a food show the other day and there is a cafe that sells bacon coffee. They stir a teaspoon of bacon grease into a cup of coffee.
 
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That sounds absolutely disgusting! Bacon is salty and salty doesn't belong in sweet ice cream.

One of my friends also found "bacon-flavored cheese popcorn" in the microwave popcorn section of the local grocery store. That sounded pretty awful too, mostly because it was very clearly "bacon flavor" not actual bacon, but there are SOME things that aren't better with bacon.

Are you kidding? Salty/sweet combinations are the best. I would definitely try it out.
 
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salty doesn't belong in sweet ice cream.

Ben and Jerry's "Chubby Hubby" ice cream has pretzel chunks in it. It's been long enough since I had it that that I don't remember if there was any salt on the pretzel chunks.
 
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One theory behind the cult of bacon: it's addictive. A recent study found that fatty foods like cheesecake, frosting and, yes, bacon, had a similar effect on the brain's pleasure center as cocaine.
I love it when they phrase things like this.

It's like saying "a recent study found that stubbing one's toe had a similar effect on the brain's pain centre as being in a car accident".

(Wow, stubbing your toe should avoided at all costs!)
 
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Nope
 
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acon is salty and salty doesn't belong in sweet ice cream.
My grandmother used to put salt on watermelon.
 
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My grandmother used to put salt on watermelon.
apparently that is how people are supposed to have watermelon back when my father was a teenager
 
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My grandmother used to put salt on watermelon.

apparently that is how people are supposed to have watermelon back when my father was a teenager

I ate watermelon like this until I was 15. I'm now 20 and have realized it's unnecessary. I think I started doing it because that's the way my parents eat it.
 
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Only if its turkey or veggie bacon. I don't eat pork.
 
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Only if its turkey or veggie bacon. I don't eat pork.
It's not meat based, it's imitation flavoring.
 
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Yes, I'd at least try it. Sounds interesting.
 
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there are SOME things that aren't better with bacon.


can you provide references for that claim?
 
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can you provide references for that claim?
Apparently, chocolate chip cookies are not better with bacon.

I mean, I liked them, but the recipients who got a gift bag of them for Christmas from my wife weren't as taken with them as I was.
 
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My wife makes liver-and-bacon cookies for Duke, and he flips for them. Not surprising, since I love liver and onions fried in bacon-fat, and he's "my" boy. Still the idea of bacon-flavored shakes is off-putting.

I'd be adventurous enough to top a sundae with some crumbled bits of bacon (instead of jimmies) just to give it a whirl, I guess. If it was not tasty, I could at least give it to Duke. He'd love that experiment.
 
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That would be nasty lol
 
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No, I don't even like bacon. :shy:
 

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