Blogger horrified to realize that Burger King’s new bacon sundae is lookin’ pretty good to him

posted at 9:00 pm on April 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

I know what you’re thinking. “If you were jazzed about the bacon milkshake, why wouldn’t you be double jazzed for a big gloppy mess of ice cream and fudge and … pork?” Well, go back and look at the milkshake. No real bacon there, just bacon syrup, fully incorporated and thus perfectly texturally consistent with the rest of the drink. Now go look at this nightmare. It’s a lumpy sea of sickening sweetness — and right there, jutting ominously into the sky like a savory iceberg, is an honest to goodness piece of crispy pig flesh. Nothing goes better with milk and sugar than salted animal fat, right? C’mon. Can’t be good.

Or can it?

I decided to first tackle the large piece of bacon that was stuck in as a counterpoint to the peak of gleaming white soft-serve goodness; this seemed like the best way to get a good feel for the bacon and then slowly dip my toe into the rest of it. The bacon was at room temperature, but was crispy and thick. Fast food bacon generally disappoints me, but this version was definitely not bad: crunchy, smoky, and salty. So sturdy was this piece of bacon that I was easily able to dip the end of it into the cup as I ate it, scooping up the vanilla soft serve and the chocolate and caramel toppings…

All in all, the BK Bacon Sundae was everything that I had hoped it would be, and nothing that I had feared: the bacon stayed crispy throughout, and its smokiness and saltiness powered through even when there was a lot of chocolate and caramel on the spoon. It had the crispy-crunchiness and the ever-so-slight burned flavor that bacon gets as soon as it crosses the border into well-done – but in this application, I believe that is exactly where it needed to be. Even on a few of the pieces that looked fattier than some of the others, there was no awkward chewiness or off-tasting flavor of un-rendered pork fat. I am pleasantly surprised to get to say that it is definitely something I would order again…

Food rating: 8.5 out of 10. And if you follow the last link, you’ll see that it looks much better in the new photos. Nothing lumpy or runny this time. Just cool, creamy dairy deliciousness generously garnished with swine. For freak-show food, it seems downright wholesome, quite unlike this monstrosity cooked up by the sick minds at Pizza Hut UK. Good lord. I know British food is supposed to be terrible but have some dignity, please.

The sundae’s only available in Nashville right now so one of the HA faithful will have to swing by to sample it for the rest of us. Who’s my volunteer?


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War On Religion…..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

All that exists can be made better with bacon.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Oh Halal, no!

Joe Mama on April 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Can’t be any worse than dipping Wendy’s fries in a Frosty. Well, their old fries anyways.

SouthernGent on April 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

If i bought this and put it outside a mosque would it be considered a hate crime?

sadsushi on April 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Can the Pork Parfait be far behind?

Joe Mama on April 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Bacon syrup? What the hell is that? Sounds fake to me.

Cindy Munford on April 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Now go look at this nightmare. It’s a lumpy sea of sickening sweetness — and right there, jutting ominously into the sky like a savory iceberg, is an honest to goodness piece of crispy pig flesh.

Sounds and looks ghastly, but BK needs to package this for food stores and make it Food Stamp eligible. It will be a huge success.

Your tax dollars at work.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Can’t be any worse than dipping Wendy’s fries in a Frosty. Well, their old fries anyways.

SouthernGent on April 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

OT..
I had a McDonald’s milkshake many years ago…..
Never drank it completely….
A day later…it was still as thick as when it was served…

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

It looks like sh1t – just like everything else nowadays.

The Nerve on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Personally I prefer to make the bacon extra crispy and use it to dip the hot fudge sundae up with. It requires extra slices of bacon, but its saves on spoons. This is very good. Try one you make yourself, if you can use real creamery style ice cream and dark chocolate syrup its great! Is it only a Southern thing?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I wouldn’t eat it, but I do like “savory” where you mix salty and sweet. Chocolate covered pretzels, dark chocolate with sea salt…..when I was in Japan, vanilla or chocolate with black pepper was all the rage. I remember strawberries with lemon sorbet and black pepper: delicious and spicy!

Marcus on April 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

It’s definitely not Kosher!

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

“The sundae’s only available in Nashville right now so one of the HA faithful will have to swing by to sample it for the rest of us.”

It’s only about 800 miles from me, but it looks and reads like it’s worth the trip. Oh for 37 cents gas.

Corky Boyd on April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Provided that my permits allow me to go through Nashville, I will volunteer to subject myself to this… (I wonder if the BK keeps AEDs in their facility)

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

What’s next? Peanut butter on pizza?

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

A little red pepper flake for sweet, salt and hot would make it extra special yummy.

kringeesmom on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

My Misses says to remind everyone, its not healthy.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

****************** ABOMINATION ****************************

13TH Commandment.

Thou Shall Not Mix Bacon in any other Form!
(snark)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Should I video the event? Or just write up my comments on it? (Assuming someone else doesn’t beat me to it)

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

What’s next? Peanut butter on pizza?

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You ever had an Elvis?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

These culinary spasms are the bitter clinger hayseed response to the ‘deconstructed meal’ – on which the 1% sups. Bacon foam has been the rage for years.

bettycooper on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The fatwa will be forthcoming.

meci on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Video for sure with extra bacon.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

What’s next? Peanut butter on pizza?

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

How about a hamburger pizza…with mustard and pickles..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The fatwa will be forthcoming.

meci on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Not nearly as tasty.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

How about a hamburger pizza…with mustard and pickles..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Video it is… :P

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Ya know,this might be a brilliant marketing idea for the Middle
East!

It would be an awesome treat,especially after a hard day of fun Drifting your car on the roadways of Saudi Arabia!(sarc).

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Needs more bacon.

Mimzey on April 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You ever had an Elvis?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

No….and I’m afraid to ask.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Bacon and chocolate go very well together. I consider bacon to be a condiment. Can’t go wrong with pork fat.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I had a McDonald’s milkshake many years ago…..
Never drank it completely….
A day later…it was still as thick as when it was served…

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

One word…

Sawdust.

JPeterman on April 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM

How about a hamburger pizza…with mustard and pickles..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Way too late ;-)

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

No….and I’m afraid to ask.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I’ll ask for you.

bettycooper on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

How about a hamburger pizza…with mustard and pickles..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Have seen cheeseburger pizzas.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

After Tina ate the deep fried butter, I thought she was Hot Air’s official taste tester

halfbaked on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Needs more bacon.

Mimzey on April 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Can never have too much.

No….and I’m afraid to ask.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Honest, they are excellent.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Try one you make yourself, if you can use real creamery style ice cream and dark chocolate syrup its great! Is it only a Southern thing?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Might be, but you gave chef arnold a new idea. I’m trying to get Mrs. ziffel growed out for the fair in Sept.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The local bar has bacon cheesecakes which is just a slice of cheesecakes topped with chopped up bacon and drizzled with maple syrup.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Way too late ;-)

TASS71 on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I know..

Papa Murphy’s has one too.

Just can’t try one….
Just not right…

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

The sundae’s only available in Nashville right now so one of the HA faithful will have to swing by to sample it for the rest of us. Who’s my volunteer?

ROAD TRIP!

Steve Eggleston on April 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Might be, but you gave chef arnold a new idea. I’m trying to get Mrs. ziffel growed out for the fair in Sept.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I’m sure she’s quite tasty. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

If you can’t get to Nashville, this sounds pretty good and easy.

http://www.yumsugar.com/Homemade-Chocolate-Covered-Bacon-1813878

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

No, its good! Do you ever use sharp cheddar cheese in your coffee. That’s good too.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bigger, Better Bacon and some good Texas ice cream.

YUM

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Oh, no. Bacon is a gift from the gods.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Now go look at this nightmare
===============================

ForBidden Love,er,Bacon Ecstasy!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Talk like that will get your man card taken away. Have you no shame?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Oh, no. Bacon is a gift from the gods.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

It really is. That’s why I dig arnold so much.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM

ya best keep Sweet Brown away from this Burger King.

She smells that bacon and sees the smoke comin out of the vents she’s gonna think there is a fahr. And bacon or no bacon she ain’t got time fo dis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAd8OuwwPk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Go Bacon!!!! In the Obama economy it’s the new Ribeye steak!!

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Oh, no. Bacon is a gift from the gods.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Gateway drug for vegans.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

…just reading these posts…I need to go get some Tums!

KOOLAID2 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Maybes its da SALT that makes the dessert concoction so
tasty!

FLOTUS will be on a Crusade no doubt!!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Now go look at this nightmare
===============================

ForBidden Love,er,Bacon Ecstasy!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I see what you did there :)

You plugged our VP….Mr Plugs..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Oh, no. Bacon is a gift from the gods.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

You related to uppereastside?

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Went by a BK the other day, and I must say their new fries are excellent — hated the old ones. They’re right up there with Mickey Ds’. Can’t wait for the bacon sundae to make it down to Texas, when I can dunk the bacon and the fries in the sundae. Almost heaven. Hmmm, Hmmm, Good!

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Go Bacon!!!! In the Obama economy it’s the new Ribeye steak!!

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Have you seen the price of bacon lately? Cripes!

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Have at it. You might want to fry it up in bacon grease first.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

A fro yo place here in Possum Holler had a new flavor last week.

I kid you not……..Maple Bacon Donut frozen yogurt.

Bacon baby!!!!

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Snake307:With a side-order of Bacon/Icecream!(sarc).

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Have you seen the price of bacon lately? Cripes!

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Shhh, don’t let arnold hear you.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Close your eyes and remember being a kid, laying in bed and waking up to the smell of mom cooking bacon or the Institution chefs for some of you. Wasn’t that just something you will always remember?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Who’s stopping you?

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

“Have no god before Me.”

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I would rather eat a raw turd.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Choices…

God Bless America..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

You related to uppereastside?

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

It needs more caffeine than a Jolt™ cola.

WhatNot on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Has no one ever had maple flavored bacon? Or pancakes and dipped the bacon or sausage in syrup? Yum! Anything with salt is going to enhance the flavor of that which it’s added to exponentially.

Chocolate covered pretzels/and or with caramel?

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Christians can’t eat bacon? Who knew.

chewmeister on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Shhh, don’t let arnold hear you.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

If Charlie the tuna could advertise for fish, how come Hormel never wanted arnold?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

You’re not from around here, are you? I mean Earth. CoffeeMan eh, do you roast your own?

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

…just reading these posts…I need to go get some Tums!

KOOLAID2 on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

KOOLAID2:

Your doin it wrong,hold the Tums,and use smartys/M/M`s as a
substitute,and sprinkly liberally!(sarc)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Baptists don’t like drinking or dancing either. We just pretend it didn’t happen.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

LOL by the end of a 2nd Obama Term a package of Bacon bits will seem like a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving dinner!!

Don’t tell MichelleO we still have bacon outs here in Possum Holler she’ll send that old scrawny Sebelius gal out here to gets it.

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

We live 40 miles outside of Nashville, and if my husband finds out about this- we will be taking a trip this weekend…

melle1228 on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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I see what you did there :)

You plugged our VP….Mr Plugs..

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Electrongod:Lol,Serendipishly Unintentional!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

They’d sell a million if they called it a “Binladen”

GarandFan on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

You related to uppereastside?

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I am still laughing today over your response last night. I saved it.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Isn’t that the secret to Mickey D’s french fries, the sugar and salt combination?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

melle1228 on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Please let us know how it is. I’m curious.

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Well, down here in the Republic of Texas, it’s known as an aphrodisiac. Why else do you figure V!agra sales are the lowest per capita in the Lone Star State?

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Some interesting culinary tastes among the HA crowd. Of course, I’m one of those weirdos who loves liver and spinich. I also love orange juice with Reece cups.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

LOL by the end of a 2nd Obama Term a package of Bacon bits will seem like a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving dinner!!

Don’t tell MichelleO we still have bacon outs here in Possum Holler she’ll send that old scrawny Sebelius gal out here to gets it.

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

PappyD61:D*mmitt,not another UnderGound Railway for securing
Bacon/IceCream Freedom…oy!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

im gonna hurl…..!

ted c on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

If Charlie the tuna could advertise for fish, how come Hormel never wanted arnold?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Profound, pigs are nicer to pet, once you pet them. They are pets? Fish don’t pet well.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

im gonna hurl…..!

ted c on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Outside!

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I’ve never had this, but pancakes with bacon crumbled in the batter, topped with maple syrup, is all kinds of awesome.

mbs on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Maybe it will come back for a visit tonight. If it can find its way out of the parking garage.

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I have had Bacon cheeseburgers with a shake on the side so I guess it all ends up in the same place, but……

Southernblogger on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

im gonna hurl…..!

ted c on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

For me…
That happened 20 posts ago….
:)

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

We live 40 miles outside of Nashville, and if my husband finds out about this- we will be taking a trip this weekend…

melle1228 on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Have a safe drive. : )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I’ll buy it just for my anti-broccoli, anti-Moochelle purchase.
Afterall, I figure I’ve had worse things in my mouth.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

. I also love orange juice with Reece cups.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 9:41

Sounds like me when I was pregnant, but then my addictions were canned spaghetti O’s and Mcdonalds cheeseburgers.

Please let us know how it is. I’m curious.

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Will do!

melle1228 on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Burger King is beginning to look like the State Fair. Do the people who work there still have teeth?

Curtiss on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

CoffeMan, where did you go? I want to know if you like cheddar in your coffee?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Isn’t that the secret to Mickey D’s french fries, the sugar and salt combination?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Actually, they are parboiled first (which releases the natural sugars), then fried, then frozen, all of which keeps the flavors in but the exterior crispy. Then, they are fried ever so briefly once again at your local Mickey Ds, straight from the freezer. The freezing aspect is actually the key to it all, plus it allows for easy transport.

Again, try the new BK fries, same kind of approach and their arguably better, believe it or not.

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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