We always get nervous when we launch something. What will people outside of our close circle of friends and tasters say when they get their products in the mail? Well, the first jars of Baconnaise went out last week, and here are a couple of the early reviews:
From Mad Meat Genius:
When you first open the lid of Baconnaise you will smell a pleasant mayonnaise smell. There is a faint odor of bacon also. I tried a little spoonful by itself. It was creamy and smooth with a very slight hint of smoke. It had bacon flavor, but it was not overpowering. Then it was tried with some crackers and salami. Look out sliced bread. This new product is a winner. The blending of mayonnaise and bacon was brilliant. Eating this product straight out of the jar as a meal would not be far fetched. Baconnaise would be great in dips and salads. The possibilities are endless. The ultimate test will be in a 'BLT'. Would that be overkill? I cannot wait to find out.
I came home for lunch yesterday and just happened to see our postman drive up in front of the house. I waited for him at the end of the drive as he handed me my mail. Then he says, "Wait, one more". I turned and saw him reach into his truck. I couldn't help but think of Santa Claus reaching into his bag of toys to hand me a present. Our mailman does resemble him. He turned back to me and presented me with a box. My hands trembled. I looked at the return address and it said Bacon Salt. Running into the house carefully holding my present I set it on the table. With a quick move I tore off the packing tape and opened the box. I knew what was in it, but until you actually hold a jar of Baconnaise in your hand you cannot be fully prepared for the sensation.
Removing the packing material, I looked into the box. There were 2 jars of Baconnaise nestled inside. The Original flavor looked good, but next to it was the Lite version of Baconnaise. Can you believe it? A LITE version of Baconnaise. Now everyone can be happy! I removed the safety seal from the Original and removed the lid. The aroma....is this what Utopia smells like? I think it does. I was reminded of the guy I know that works at the local meat packing plant in the bacon department. Surely this is what he uses as cologne. He always smells like bacon. Then my thoughts returned to the jar in my hands. I dabbed my finger into the Baconnaise and tasted. I was glad that the rest of my family wasn't there to see the tear of joy fall from my eye. Very good.
Today at lunch, I will be making myself a pannini with this glorious Baconnaise on it. You naysayers and disbelievers will believe someday. Could this wonderful food sent from the gods make the Steak Bomb an iconic staple of the Phog? I know it will.