Monday, February 22, 2010

Review - Baconnaise, Bacon Salt, Bacon Pop and More! @DeepSouthDish


Note: The giveaway is CLOSED. Congrats to the winner!

Recently I had the opportunity to try out some of the J&D's bacon products and frankly I was super excited! While they are becoming more widely available now, I had not yet experienced any of these products, though I had heard of them from J&D's and others tweets on Twitter.

Justin and Dave, the namesakes of J&D's, are truly living the American dream. A company launched from the vision of two young men who merely had the idea to make the world taste like bacon, J&D's made their first product, Bacon Salt, and actually launched the company using winnings that Dave received from America's Funniest Home Videos!  Justin and Dave literally quit their jobs and rolled the proverbial bacon flavored dice when in July of 2007 they began selling Bacon Salt on their website, using their own garage as a warehouse.  The next year in 2008, they launched Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm and BaconPop, with BaconRanch and Mmmvelopes following the next year. Growing into a huge warehouse facility and their own offices, J&D's products can now be found in over 12,000 stores world-wide and at online retailers like Amazon.com and Costco.com.

Their tagline “everything should taste like bacon,” while obviously tongue-in-cheek, really features the versatility of their products in implementing bacon flavor with many foods. And, just in case you are wondering, all of the J&D's products contain only flavoring, and not actual bacon, so they are all Kof-K certified!

When the box of products arrived it included Baconnaise, Bacon Salt, Bacon Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix, Bacon Pop, Bacon Lip Balm, and Bacon Mmmvelopes. I couldn't wait to dive in.


First, Baconnaise.  This is a bacon flavored spread that can be used anyplace that you would normally use mayonnaise. Of course I tried it first as a sandwich spread with turkey breast and then on BLT sandwiches - just awesome. And, while it is a perfect accent for sandwiches with bacon, if you are watching calories and fat, grab their Baconnaise Lite version to add the flavor of bacon to your meal without having to use bacon, saving you in both calories and fat!   I also used it in recipes - click over to Deep South Dish to check out a few of the recipes I made by simply substituting Baconnaise for regular mayonnaise.  I have to say that I was not disappointed in a single recipe. Baconnaise is simply delicious and should become a staple condiment in your fridge.


Next, Bacon Salt.  As much as I loved Baconnaise, I really loved Bacon Salt.  I got to try the original version and used it on side veggies, like corn and green beans, sprinkled it on french fries right out of the fryer, used it on simple roasted potatoes, and in several recipes where I would have normally used a regular seasoning salt. Bacon Salt did not fail to deliver.  Just a fantastic addition to your pantry that you will find yourself reaching for time and again - and all you pro grillers out there? Start drooling when you check out the wide range of Bacon Salt products that are now available to incorporate into your favorite rubs - you are gonna think you have died and gone to Griller Heaven.   

Take your usual name brand ranch dressing and dip mix and add the flavor of bacon and you've got the next product, J&D's Bacon Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix - yum!  Besides using this with my ranch chicken recipe, I added this to a few other recipes - like my Super Bowl version of Buffalo Chicken Dip! Again, just amazing.  Anywhere you think you could incorporate ranch dressing, you'll find a great way to use this product instead. I loved it!!

 
Okay - popcorn lovers, you are gonna LOVE this one. Bacon Pop - bacon flavored popcorn!!  The Cajun and I love microwave popcorn as a snack and this popcorn is just over the top. We gobbled this up so fast it was ridiculous and we both loved it! And you even get that smoky, bacon smell while it's popping! Bacony flavor popped right into popcorn kernels -  I swear this is one of the best inventions this company could have come up with. I wish I could say out of all of these products which one was my favorite but I don't know that I could pick just one. I could not find fault with a single one of them, and I loved them all!


Now granted, Bacon Lip Balm is a little bit of a novelty and unless you're a big fan of bacon flavor, you might not be thrilled with toting around bacon flavor on your lips.  The truth is the bacon flavor is not at all overwhelming really, and it's simply regular lip balm - that works great - with a touch of bacon flavoring. If you're gonna have to use lip balm, why not make it bacon flavored just for fun? I laughed when while holding my puppy, he got to sniffing in the air and I realized he could smell my bacon flavored lips. Imagine what your bacon loving significant other will do? You might even get a few extra smooches out of this one!


And last, but not least, Mmmvelopes!  Let's face it, most of us still do the lick thing when we have to seal an envelope - the good old tongue is just the closest and handiest tool to use most often.  Why not change that yucky experience into a pleasant bacon flavored one?  These would make a great gift to get a laugh out of a friend too, so why not?  They really do taste like bacon y'all!

Bottom line? Bacon flavored products are fun to use and in recipes, they do nothing but boost the flavor of the dish that you are adding them to.  And, while you can buy them on Amazon, online at the J&D site, and at other retail locations around the world, one of my lucky readers is going to get to try these great products for FREE! That's right. Read on for how to enter and how to grab some BIG Bonus Entries too!


ONE reader of My New 30/Deep South Dish will receive a free gift pack containing: 1 bottle of Original Bacon Salt, 1 jar of Regular Baconnaise, 1 packet of Bacon Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix, 1 bag of Bacon Pop Popcorn, 1 Bacon Lip Balm and 1 pack of Bacon Mmmvelopes - what a fantastic package!!

CLOSED
You must do this first to be eligible for any bonus entries!!


Check out the recipes here.  In the upper left hand sidebar, you'll see a place to select "MEAL TYPE"and/or "PRODUCT."  Select one, click "SUBMIT," review the recipes and find one that you'd love to try.  Come back and leave a comment about which recipe most interested you. You must also either leave your email address in your comment or have a visible profile that contains a link to your email address.  Winner will be contacted by email.


CLOSEDYou can earn bonus entries in the following ways:


1)  Earn 5 extra entries by following both Deep South Dish AND Bacon Salt on Twitter, send a public message to @BaconSalt mentioning @DeepSouthDish, come back and leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet. (To find the link - Look right under your tweet, and you'll see "about xx seconds/minutes ago." Click on that and it will take you to the direct link page. Copy the http link from your browser address bar, come back and paste the link here in a separate comment.)


2) Earn 5 bonus entries by doing a blog post about this giveaway on your blog with a link to this post, and placing a photo of any of these products with a link to this giveaway http://www.mynew30.com/2010/02/review-and-giveaway-baconnaise-bacon.html  in the upper sidebar of your blog for the duration of this giveaway (until March 1st).  Come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your post.


3)  Earn 5 more extra entries by using this retweet button to tweet this giveaway link on your Twitter account. Come back and leave the link to your tweet. You can do this once per day but you must leave a separate comment for each tweet - the retweet button may not work for you a second time, just plug in a manual tweet and come back leaving a separate comment with you link.


The Rules:


Giveaway will close on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. CST
➮Open to residents of the United States
➮You must leave an email address in your first entry, or have a link to it in your clickable profile.
➮Links will be verified and non-qualifying entries deleted.
➮The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply.
➮Winner will be chosen by random.org

Good luck!!

Disclosure:  J&D provided me with product information as well as free products for this review. All opinions are my own. Please see my product review policy for additional information.

J&D products and their story has been featured on many popular shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The TODAY Show, and Good Morning America to name only a few.

44 comments:

  1. What recipe do I want to try? MAPLE BACON DOUGHNUTS of course! I want to win the prize so badly, it is pathetic. Seriously.

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  2. I would love to win!!! Many of the recipes looked great...one of them that I would like to try is - Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad!

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  3. Here ya go!
    http://twitter.com/JelliDonut/status/9500153099

    BTW, if I win I'm sharing the prize with my seven year old nephew who loves bacon as much as I do.

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  4. I'm baaaaack!

    http://twitter.com/JelliDonut/status/9500584902

    This is fun! Tate, buddy, I'm working hard to bring you the bacon!

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  5. Some of these I already make with real bacon!
    I think I would make the Chicken Baconnaise Panini or the Bacon Ranch Buffalo Wings.

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  6. I now follow @baconsalt and tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/TequilaCupcake/status/9501478067

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  7. Tweeted your giveaway post! http://twitter.com/TequilaCupcake/status/9501498407

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  8. I bet that the Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball would be great to take to my MOPS meetings! I'd love to try that!

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  9. So far, I think the Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta. My husband would try that one. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I would like to try Bacon Flavored Double Cheeseburger Meatloaf. I've been thinking about making a meatloaf. All these products would be great to have.

    jklythgoe@verizon.net

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  11. I think I'd most like to try the Bacon Mushroom Fettucine. How can you lose with both bacon and mushrooms?

    I ♥ bacon!!!!

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  12. I was so intrigued by the "dessert" category. I have to try Maple Bacon Salt Brown Sugar Brownies. I recently made caramelized chocolate covered bacon and love it. This is an awesome giveaway - thanks for hosting it.

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  13. All bacon, all the time.

    http://jellidonut.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-usual-method-of-taking-care-of-my.html

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  14. Oh, I hope I win. I am just fiercely interested in that bacon-flavored stuff, especially since I'm a vegetarian and really miss eatin' up hog-related items such as BACON!!! What a wonderful and fun giveaway...

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  15. So many of them looked good, but over all the Bacon Ranch Clam Chowder caught my attention.

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  16. They have a TON of recipes! I know that the Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta would be a hit with my family and I'd like to try the Crab Cakes ala Baconnaise for myself.

    I'm already following you on twitter and now I'm following the bacon guys too ;)

    I'll be tweeting later. I'll drop a msg here when I do.

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to try all of these products! Bacon is meat candy!

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  17. I would love to try the Bacon Salt Marinated and Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches. My son is a baconholic. I have tried to find him an anonymous group to join, but there are none in my area. Guess I will just keep feeding his addiction!

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  18. I think I would like to try the Bacon Salt Crackers. A simple little snack that sounds so good.

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  19. I LOVE potato salad so that is my choice to try. I've been searching the food stores here in Maryland for Baconaise ever since I first reaad about it on this blog......NONE to be found anywhere. I am so disappointed and frustrated. I am a devoted cook who is always ready to try different foods and condiments. Please hurry and market your products here in the southest! PLEASE!!!!!

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  20. The bacon ranch chicken salad recipe sounds yummy - love chicken salad and bacon - what better combination.

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  21. I'd heard of this stuff and discounted it as a gimmick, but your opinion has swayed me- your recipes are excellent! As for J&D's recipes, I'm gonna go with Baconey Cheese Grits! I love cheesy grits with bacon and this will make it easier and save some calories. I love cooking eggs in bacon grease but a dash of Bacon Salt can add flavor without the grease, so I gotta try it.

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  22. I would live to try the bacon deviled eggs! Please enter me...I'm following you.


    I really stopoped in to thank you for visiting my blog on my SITS day. Hope you'll be back again. In the meantime, my mother is watering for the taste of bacon!

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  23. Retweeted. Thanks! http://bit.ly/a5iMqk

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  24. There are LOTS of recipes I'd try with these products! I guess for now, I'd try the Bacon Salt Stir-Fry just to make my cardiologist happier with my cholesterol levels. He'd be happy & I'd be happy with still a meat taste. This website is awesome--just found it!

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  25. I think the chicken baconnaise panini sounds wonderful. I can imagine using the bacon salt in so many things I make. I make a wonderful Green chile potato casserole with bacon and cheese. This would make it even better. I love bacon so much that my grandsons call me Grammy Bacon.

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  26. Definitely the green beans with bacon salt. YUM

    lifeofcochise@gmail.com

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  27. Cheesy Bacony Beer Bread--would be great with Red Beans & Rice or any Cajun recipe.

    I seriously want to order these seasonings now, but trying hard to hold back to see if I win--this would be so cool!

    leannpool@yahoo.com

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  28. Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

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  29. retweeted http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/9579750358

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  30. You are only allowed to use the retweet button once, even if you delete cookies.

    Since we can do a daily tweet, here it is.

    http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/9624955900

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  31. MMMMMMMMM! I already have Baconnaise Lite, Peppered Bacon Salt, Maple Bacon Salt and the sunflower seeds, YES, BACON! Must try Deviled Eggs and Roasted Garlic, I'm salivating!

    cncauto2121@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I'd like to try the Crab Cakes ala Baconnaise recipe. Sounds incredible! :>).

    I'm also following @deepdishsouth and @baconsalt on twitter (I'm @cookingwithlove15). Thanks!

    Lynn
    lotusrising523[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/9676928289

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  34. bacon ranch cheese balll sounds awesome!!!!! clholcombe@embarqmail.com

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  35. tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/9728872849

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  36. tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/9774027816

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  37. I think the Hickory bacon-flavored mashed potatoes sound great

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  38. I retweeted with the button http://twitter.com/ljshores/status/9807289365

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  39. I follow both on Twitter and tweeted @baconsalt about giveaway http://twitter.com/ljshores/status/9807538769

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  40. I blogged http://ljsin2win.blogspot.com/2010/02/enter-to-win-bacon-salt-pack.html

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  41. Baconnaise is amazing stuff!

    I'd love to try the Crab Cakes ala Baconnaise and the Bacon Beer Cheese Dip. There're so many recipes to try that look good!

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  42. Comments are closed.

    Good Luck!!

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