Bacon: The Wildest Craze in Flavor Innovation
No other food item has inspired as much passionate acclaim as bacon. As far as food trends go, bacon’s popularity was a bit of a surprise. After all, it’s been around for ages, it’s not new and exciting, and as delicious as it may be, it was only recently that anybody began to think any more of bacon other than as a breakfast side or a complement to the perfect burger or sandwich.
Bacon can still be found on many a plate as part of a hearty, healthy breakfast. But that’s not the only place you can find it these days. In fact, with the way that bacon has been trending it would be difficult to find an area of the food industry that hasn’t embraced bacon as a flavor. Bacon can be found on cupcakes, in candy products, in breads, and in too many other applications to count.
But the really interesting aspect of bacon in its current area of culinary superstardom is the way it’s been recreated in many other types of food, and even beverage, products. With flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Maple Furanone, Natural Savory Complex, and Natural Difurfuryl Sulfide all working together, it’s surprisingly easy to create a delicious and accurate bacon flavor.
Some of the products that have embraced bacon in all its glory include snack foods such as potato chips, popcorn, and pretzels. Of course, that one isn’t really surprising. With bacon’s prevalence, it’s not too hard to believe that consumers are eager to bring bacon into their casual snacking practices. However, what is surprising are products such as bacon flavored vodka, bacon flavored syrup, and even bacon flavored toothpaste.
It may be a little crazy, but consumers are currently in a love affair with bacon, and that’s not expected to end anytime soon. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to change up the delicious flavor of bacon to create something exciting and new – a prospect that any flavorist who’s a fan of this delicious meat should be all too willing to embrace.