Burger King goes long on pig with bacon sundae


62 Responses to “Burger King goes long on pig with bacon sundae”

  1. Jardine says:

    long on pig

    I see what you did there.

    Also bacon and ice cream do not sound appetizing.

    • oasisob1 says:

      I saw it too, but you beat me to it. I disagree on the bacon+ice cream though. We made caramelized bacon by frying it with a bit of maple syrup, dropped it on top of vanilla ice cream and drizzled more maple syrup – PERFECTION!

  2. Tim in SF says:

    Long pig! Best post title ever!    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism

    • mkanoap says:

       I too, for a brief moment, misread the title and thought this was going to be some “zombies at the BK” post.

  3. michael b says:

    Bacon dipped in dark chocolate.  You’ll thank me later.

    • EH says:

      Wrong. The balance of flavors will be invariably off, even with milk chocolate.

      • bcsizemo says:

        Good country ham might work as well…all that saltiness with the chocolate.

      • lectroid says:

         That’s simply, empirically, not true.  Vosges, a fancy-schmancy chocolate company, has been making a milk chocolate/bacon bar for years. In fact, it was posted about on this here very blog.  They NOW also do a dark chocolate version, which I think pairs MUCH better than the milk with the bacon. 

        There IS a salty/sweet ratio that can easily veer too much to either side. I thought the milk chocolate bar was far too sweet to balance out the bacon.

        The dark/bacon, though, is excellent.  I urge you to reconsider.

        • EH says:

          Ah, that could be true vis a vis milk chocolate (the only kind of chocobacon I’ve tried). Now I’m curious for dark chocobacon, but I do think the choco crowd demands overdoing the choc.

        • retchdog says:

          along these lines, i recommend salazon chocolate if you can find it. no bacon, but it’s a sea salt chocolate bar that actually gets it right: the salt is crystallized onto the bottom of the bar so it provides a nice texture and contrast, rather than mixed into the chocolate itself. it comes in salt, salt+sugar crystals, salt+coffee, and salt+black pepper varieties. the salt+pepper is wonderful. (no affiliation, just a fan.)

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Chocolate covered potato chips and dark chocolate bars with really salty peanuts are pretty much aimed at women who are having their periods, since they taste like blood replacement.  Not sure if choco-bacon would have the same effect.

      • I’ve made it by reducing tawny port and adding it to semisweet chocolate over a double boiler. Dark, port-infused chocolate on thick-cut, low-sodium bacon is just fine.

      • Darder says:

        I’ve made.bacon covered.chocolate. it.was.delicious salty and sweet.

  4. Daemonworks says:

    You think that’s impressive? There’s a place here in Vancouver that’s got an all-bacon menu for the summer.


    • foobar says:

      I’ve heard that they’re doing something bacon related at the Mini Maker Faire.

    • malindrome says:

      “… ‘ave you got anything without spam in it?”
      “Well … Spam, eggs, sausage, and spam – that’s not got much spam in it.”
      “I don’t want ANY spam!”

  5. Mantissa128 says:

    Oh thinly-sliced pigs, why ya gotta be so tasty?

  6. I can feel my arteries clogging just by looking at it.

    Anyway, dig up while you can, pork-lovers —’Cause I get the feeling these kind of desserts will be illegal pretty soon.

    • bkad says:

      Bah, there are still US states where you can smoke in public, carry weapons openly, buy fireworks, drink as much sugary beverage as you want, and even drive your car without wearing a seat belt (though not necessarily all in the same state). I’m sure you’ll find a bacon-friendly holdout for years to come.

  7. bcsizemo says:

    At last, an appropriate desert for the quad stacker.

    I will say those $1 soft serve sundaes are pretty tasty and not horribly bad for you.

  8. Ari B. says:

    So very treif.

  9. bryan X says:

    the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck has been doing bacon-ey treats for years


  10. BarBarSeven says:

    Yes, but is it Kosher?

  11. teapot says:

    The world thinks North America is strange for your bacon/maple syrup passion.

    • bkad says:

      Real maple syrup is very expensive; I’ve found few restaurants serve it.  I would suggest this alleged bacon/maple syrup passion, at least on the US side of the border, is a passion for brown things which are sweet, and has nothing to do with ‘maple’ whatsoever.

      My grandfather had a sugarbush, and as a kid I was spoiled by plentiful maple syrup, which of course I took for granted until I realized how expensive it was in stores. But I’m ruined. I will eat my pancakes and waffles bone dry before I put that Aunt Jemima crap on them. 

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Buy Grade B. It’s cheaper (56¢ per ounce v. 94¢ per ounce if you buy the big bottle at Trader Joe’s) and has more maple flavor.

        •  Used to be here in East Texas you could buy locally produced heavy cane syrup. Lighter than molasses, but full of volatile compounds boiled out of molasses while still retaining the heavy mineral flavor of real molasses.

          The cane lands have all become suburbia. The Syrup is almost gone. There are a few small scale growers that that market local cane stalks to central American immigrants who just have to give locale raw canes as Christmas gifts

        • Mitchell Glaser says:

          Ach! You beat me to it. Trader Joe’s does indeed have a very good Grade B maple syrup, which all the Beverly Hills biotchs use in their lemonade/cayenne pepper diet. Tasty stuff on waffles!

      • teapot says:

        You’re probably right. The only place I consumed it (I subscribe to the try it before you knock it school of thought) was on piste at Whistler, and you’d hope the Canadians wouldn’t skimp on their national condiment.

      • retchdog says:

        i’m with you; i hated “maple syrup” until i tried the real thing (in my early 20s!). it was mind-blowing. however, i will insist that bacon synergizes well with real maple syrup, at least for me.

  12. emo hex says:

    (famous quote from a midwest brewer while passing a semi-load of pigs)
    “I can’t look at you cause you taste so good!”

  13. bkad says:

    If your curious, you can view historical meat price data on this USDA site: 

    In brief: 
    1. At least in the last few months, no significant price movement.
    2. Pork is cheaper than beef, but nowhere near as cheap as chicken. But you knew that.
    3. The price spreads are interesting. (i.e. farm to wholesaler; wholesaler to retailer, etc.)

  14. HarryRex says:

    I think Mayor Bloomberg’s heart just burst

  15. Dan Hibiki says:

    Ok, enough with  the jokes. Will this be available in Canada or do I need to get my passport renewed?

  16. Fred Janssen says:

    Try about an inch of bacon with a bite of banana. The salt-sweet mix is fantastic.

    • Ipo says:

       Ooh, the Elvis sandwich. 
      (Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich.) 
      Far better than anyone thinks that hasn’t tried it. 

  17. zombiebob says:

    Hmmm…. Bacon makes everything better, and Ice Cream makes everything better, this is like a megalith of taste, new worlds will be created!

  18. Gekko_Gecko says:

    Bacon? Yes!Ice Cream? Yes!
    Bacon and Ice Cream? No, just……no.

    You have got to be kidding me, what a vile thought!

  19. jonathanhl says:

    If a flame war ever erupts over bacony deliciousness, at least there is an appropriate unicorn moment:


  20. Joe Maynard says:

    this whole ‘bacon with any other kind of food is amazing’ thing makes me want to projectile vomit. i feel like all of American society has turned into that one kid in the cafeteria at elementary school who would pour chocolate milk in his mashed potatoes and eat it for two dollars

  21. tw1515tw says:

    Do you say bacon-curious? 

    Wouldn’t sty-curious be more appropriate?

  22. Mitch_M says:

    I don’t feel right about eating pork raised in a factory farm situation but the sundae would be good with pork raised in better conditions, and why not use better quality ice cream while you’re at it?  I’ve found bacon to be the missing ingredient in my lentil soup.

  23. Mordicai says:

    If I wanted to have a stupid indulgent treat…I wouldn’t get it from a fast food franchise.

  24. pupdog says:

    I saw this in a local BK a couple of weeks ago – we must have been a test market. My thoughts were in the vein of ‘hmm, maybe when I’m really feeling froggy’ – I was with my mother, who immediately said ‘Why would you do that? It sounds horrible!’. I guess I like bacon more than mom…

  25. Jack in the Crack are doing something similar. This is just big fast-food chains cashing in on the web’s obsession with bacon.

  26. Phil Fot says:

    It’s almost worth coming back to the US to have a few.

  27. thermoplasticity says:

    Long Pig? A sailor?

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