|Bacon Fat Popcorn|
Bacon Fat Popcorn. How could I have not predicted it? Lately, brother-in-law Joel's facebook page has been filled with discussions and jokes about bacon. Evidently, his relatives have this thing about bacon.
There must have been some sort of bacon-crazed alien invasion into the appetite control center of our brains recently. So much so, that bacon isn't just for breakfast or BLT's anymore. Now you can buy bacon chocolate bars, bacon Ice Cream Sundaes, bacon cake, and bacon wrapped bananas. You name it, people are adding bacon to it.
I was with my husband and daughter while eating dinner Saturday night at the highly recommended Revolution Brewery in Chicago---great food and great fun. But, they're known for their bacon fat popcorn. And my husband and daughter had to try it. I was almost embarrassed to see it land on our table. Verdict? They said it was fun to try, but wouldn't order it again. I tasted 2 kernels, and was not impressed with the fatty smell, and the bit of nausea that overcame me. Whether it was the bacon fat itself or flashes of more health challenges coming with the bacon overload, I'm not jumping on this bacon wagon anytime soon. It's all yours, Joel!