Odd Bacon

@AmbiePam (43397)
United States
September 30, 2009 5:21pm CST
I was watching a show where the store owner was showing one of their favorite items: a chocolate cupcake with frosting, topped with chunks of cripsy bacon. I've heard about chocolate covered potato chips. I think those might taste okay. And I guess a chocolate cupcake with bacon doesn't sound disgusting, but I wonder who first tried that combination out. Who said, let's top it with bacon! Have you made anything that is unconventional? Do you have food near you in some shop that might appear odd to some people? I like to try new things. Would you eat a chocolate covered cupcake topped with bacon?
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
1 Oct 09
This is really weird. I JUST mentioned a chocolate-covered crabcake in another discussion. Not that I would eat one, it was just a suggestion to someone craving both chocolate and crabs right now. LOL My son is most likely the one who invented cupcakes topped with bacon. He's always trying out new food combinations. He makes a weird kind of tuna salad with mayonnaise, honey and a little barbeque sauce. It's almost like a dip. Amazingly, it doesn't taste bad! I don't think I'd want to try the bacon-topped cupcake, though. I just can't see that combination working for me. My son might try it, though, because he's weird.
@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Your son could be the next Top Chef!
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
1 Oct 09
He once said he'd like to be a chef and own his own restaurant that caters to kids. One of his other creations was a jelly bean sandwich.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
He'd probably be a hit.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
1 Oct 09
You know.... I think this is one I'll pass on......I prefer to just taste the chocolate....bacon to me is for breakfast. We did have a health food store that just closed that had very unique things.....I will try something new within reason....but most the time I stick to the usual....however.....once in a while I like to have a peanut butter and cabbage sandwich......yummy! LOL
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I'm hoping you're kidding. Are you kidding?
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@jillhill (37358)
• United States
1 Oct 09
No I am not! The cabbage is so crispy and it's actually good with peanut butter! LOL....
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@xfahctor (14113)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Sep 09
The most interesting and unconventinal use of bacon was in a drink. Basicly it onvolved pouring melted fat over a glass of very chilled burbon whisky, shaking it up really good, letting the fat float to the top untill it formed a cap, then pouring the whiskey off in to another glass to drink. I haven't actually tried it yet but I would love too as it sounds REALLy good.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I'll pass. But it's inventive, that's for sure!
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• United States
30 Sep 09
I sounds like it might be okay. I've always been very surprised at how things some odd foods turn out tasting good. As for chocolate covered bacon, I'm not sure how the flavors would mix. The strangest thing I've seen someone eat, combination wise, is apple butter smeared on a tuna fish sandwhich. ick! But then again the guy eating it was old and probably lost his sense of taste, lol.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Oh my. I really don't think I would want to eat that.
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• United States
30 Sep 09
lol, I wouldn't eat it either. The old guy is my grandfather and he has a whole list of wierd food combinations. Ketchup and fried rice. Vinnegrette on cheese pizza. Apple butter on everything. lol, he likes it though, what ever floats his boat I guess =]
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@kykidd (6825)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I don't think that I would eat a chocolate cupcake topped with bacon. Even though I like the salty and sweet stuff, that just doesn't sound too appetizing to me. When I go to a birthday party, I usually let the ice cream melt a little bit, and then I mix the chips and cake with the melted ice cream. But that's about as far as I go when it comes to the sweet and salty mixture. When I was in the Philippines, I was given what they called a banana-q. That is the most unique thing that I have eaten lately. In Columbia, they have basically the same thing, except it doesn't come on a stick, and they call it a deep fried banana. To be honest with you, I couldn't even eat the whole thing. So, even though I don't mind trying some unusual things every now and again, I usually don't care for them.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Very intriguing...
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I love bananaque... that is like one of my favorite treats... it is actually banana deep fried in oil with lots of brown sugar... you can even do that with sweet potato...
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• United States
1 Oct 09
Yuk! No Thank You, it just does not sound appealing to me at all. I might try it just for kicks but I couldn't imagine liking it..aagghh. No, I'm not too unconventional. And that whiskey with the fat that the other response was talking about REALLY sounds sick to me. No, no, no, I would NEVER try that one, just the thought makes me sick.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Oh good. I'm not the only one who thought that was beyond gross.
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@ElicBxn (59663)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I've heard from several places about chocolate covered bacon - not something I'd eat - since I haven't had bacon in over 20 years - the last 3 times I ate bacon I went home from work sick twice and WISH I had the 3rd time. So, knowing that chocolate covered bacon exists, I guess bacon as a cupcake topper isn't any further a reach
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@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I guess i would try it, i love chocolate & bacon just never thought about trying it together. We don't have any kind of little shops here, wish we did.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I LOVE chocolate and I LOVE bacon but together? Nope don't think I'd be interested. Well as far as stores near me that sell food that one would consider weird or odd...there are two large Oriental type supermarkets near me and they have a whole host of foods I wouldn't eat in a million years...like duck uterus, pizzle (if you don't know what that is...lol..look it up), duck tongues, chicken feet. They also have large fish market sections and sell god knows WHAT kind of fish or seafood. As far as me making anything unconventional...nope not that I can think of, unless you want to include the time I poured (on purpose) cola on my Cocoa Puffs
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
HOLY CRAP, I looked it up.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Gee maybe one should have beef pizzle soup served with cat poo coffee
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I won't be surprised when that becomes available. At least in the stores you talked about!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Surprisingly, I've seen chocolate covered bacon several times on the Food Network. Some food works by touching off different combinations of our taste buds. A chocolate covered pretzel would be sweet and salty. Bacon would be sweet, savory and salty. I would use a good, hickory smoked bacon and a really good chocolate, but I think it would work good. LOL...come on over! We'll melt us a pot of chocolate and go through the pantry to see what else tastes good in it.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I draw the line though at chocolate covered tuna.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hmmmm...Chocolate covered tuna bonbons. LOL...you never know, could be a hit at next year's chocolate festival. Why not...if ear wax and pencil shaving-flavored jelly beans sell, these could too.
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1 Oct 09
In my view ,people have their unique taste style about what is the delicious food, as for the chocolate cupcake with frosting ,I recall a movie named “chocolat”,the main actress tempts her custom with unusual and delicious chocolate creations,using her expert touch to creat just the right candy to break down each her custom 's resistance.so ,I feel that whether the "invention'is conventional or unconventionnal,the most important is the creation is taste good!
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That was the movie with Juliette Binoche I think right? Welcome to mylot by the way.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
I just have replied to a discussion about cat poo coffee so the idea of chocolate covered bacon does not sound as disgusting actually. I would probably try it for a laugh but I doubt very much that I would like it. Love chocolate and I don’t mind bacon but together, eesh...No...Don’t think so...
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
After cat poo coffee, anything sounds better.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 09
Do you know that I would;t. It sounds too disgusting to me to even want tho try that combination. I cannot think of anything at he moment. I am tired and should have left for home an hour ago. If I think of anything then I will respond again tomorrow. Blessings
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I hope you get some rest.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Oct 09
as I like both I might just try it as they were telling on tv the other day a place where they sell bacon egg in between a donut cut into
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Chocolate cupcake with bacon on top sounds a little too weird for me... i love bacon... and even chocolate... but i have never thought of combining the two as one food item... can't imagine how it would taste like... the so sweet blending with the so salty...
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@SomeCowgirl (32276)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I used to mix drinks together to make my own flavor drink, but I can't say that I've cooked any unconventional. However, The news is talking about a new hamburger and honey glazed donut combination - the bun being the honey glazed donut. I think it's supposed to be introduced to a fair in my state.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
2 Oct 09
As for our fair, I've only heard of the insane deep fried butter.
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@SomeCowgirl (32276)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Why does that sound oddly familiar? I don't think I've heard of that, but wow! I am sure that is one dangerous treat... and very odd... is it any good? I'd be wanting to walk a stick of that baby off all night!
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
3 Oct 09
lol I know.
@fran429 (503)
• United States
4 Oct 09
EVERYTHING is better with BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;-) When I went to visit my brother in GA this past summer, his neighbor made a pineapple bacon poundcake, & let me tell you, it was DELISH!!!!!!!!!!! If I was brave enough to make 1, I would. I'd DEFINATELY eat the whole thing in 1 sitting, that's why I'm not brave enough LOL I WOULD try chocolate bacon cupcakes!
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
4 Oct 09
That sounds kind of good. But people in the South seem to be able to make anything taste good. lol
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@fran429 (503)
• United States
7 Oct 09
lol.. its definately YUMMY!
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
1 Oct 09
I'll bet you would have guessed that I would respond, right Ambie? The one recipe that I make consisently, and always get asked for....is GARLIC CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! My son absolutely loves them, and what a pleasant way to indulge in a LOT of garlic....as there is 10-12 cloves in them! Makes it easier to say to yourself....JUST ONE more, as they really are good for me! LOL! And to answer your question..Food in shops near us, we just have a small bakery, and TWO, small grocery stores, both owned by KOREANS, so we are learning to eat their traditional foods....BUT, really don't know what we are eating! Cheers, dear Ambie...have a fantastic weekend! Cheers!
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
1 Oct 09
You certainly made me curious!
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• Canada
1 Oct 09
If you wish, Ambie, I can PM you the recipe!
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• United States
11 Oct 09
Voodoo Dounuts in Portland Oregon has a Maple Bar donut that is topped with 2 slices of Bacon. It is very delicious. Bacon & Maple, salty & sweet. It's a win-win.
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@AmbiePam (43397)
• United States
11 Oct 09
Sounds like it is worth trying.
• Australia
18 Oct 09
I just discovered dark chocolate and chilli. Yum! As odd as it sounds, it is really, really, really yummy! I can't get enough of it! The flavours blend so well, and the while the chilli is hot, the chocolate smooths it over. Naturally, I can't eat too much of it or my mouth does burn too much, but it is so yummy. What I shame I've finished it all, might have to get some more.
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