Perhaps it’s fitting that on this preliminary Boston election day it’s time for another Bacon Technology Update.  Alert porkavore Tangyslice gave me these last week:


Just so there’s no misunderstanding, let’s be clear: there is no actual pork – or actual mint for that matter – in these “bacon mints.” They are entirely synthetic and could probably be kosher if they were in fact food.  That’s what they are not.  Here’s what they are: baconesque.

They are uncannily reminiscent of bacon and yet utterly devoid of true bacon nature.  Miracle of science or sign of the apocalypse?  I’m not sure but after uncharacteristically poor service at Toro, I left them with the tip.