As the temperature rises along with the energy bills. It's time to find alternative ways to stay cool this summer. Burger King recently announced their new bacon Sundae. I have no problem with that sentence. Being a fan of both bacon and ice cream the next logical step is to combine the two. Many will say "Ew" when thinking about combining a fried crispy meat product with a cold creamy dairy product. I for one hold no fear for the unknown. I set out on my quest to try the things that no one else dare. I grabbed my wallet, I grabbed my car keys, I grabbed my jewel encrusted battle shorts and embarked on my glorious expedition to uncover the secrets of the bacon sundae. I pulled my car around to the local Burger King. I calmly asked for a bacon sundae and then pulled around to collect my purchase. The girl at the window told me that she wasn't sure about the sundae when they first introduced them but she tried it anyway and had to tell me how amazing it was. My excitement grew. I mean, how often do you go to a fast food drive through and have the employee there tell you how good the food is you are about to eat? I admitted to being an bacon sundae virgin and her smile only grew wider.
"You're in for a treat." she said handing me the plastic cup containing my order.
If you are reading this and grimacing at the thought of bacon and ice cream, don't knock it til you try it. Sure, it seems weird. However, if you have ever dipped your french fries into a milk shake, then this sundae is for you. It didn't just have bits of bacon, it had whole frickin slices of bacon. The saltiness gave a great contrast to the sweetness of the ice cream. I almost found myself enjoying the bacon more. I would have been perfectly happy with just a plate full of bacon and nothing else. This treat however is a treat that keeps giving. Approaching the bottom of the Sundae I found all the melted fudge and caramel but hidden within those chocolaty depths were smaller bits of bacon. The saltiness dancing on my tongue while the sweetness melted over it.
What about the fat and calories?
First of all, anyone ordering something called a "Bacon Sundae" isn't worried about calories. Yes there are probably a butt ton of calories (*510 Calories and 18g of fat). This isn't an every day treat. Perhaps every other Thursday.
What if I can't eat pork?
First of all, you CAN eat pork. You may have a religious restriction which would not allow you to indulge in pork. Fear not, I have done some research and it says you will only be unclean until sunset. (Leviticus 11, Numbers 19). The next day you should be right as rain. On a side note, if you are attacked by suicide bomber, throw your sundae at them. They will have to wait until the next day to carry out their plans. If you can't eat bacon or ice cream for health restrictions then I do feel for you. If you truly love something, you have to pay for it. Sometimes with more than just money.
Over all the bacon sundae does have a place in my heart.(as well as my hips, butt, and belly.) Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? No. Sliced bread is still pretty cool. Just don't miss out on something because it seems weird. Would you try or have you tried the new bacon sundae? What are your thoughts? Please let me know in the comments.