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Nov 7, 2007 05:03 PM

Bacon Salt?

I was listening to Good Food and heard an interview with one of the founders of Bacon Salt.

Has anyone tried it? I just bought the original and hickory flavors. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can bust out some pseudo-baconey baked potatoes!

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  1. WOW! What will they think of next? Sounds delicious and healthier than adding bacon bits to a potato. Please let us know how they taste.

    1. I received my order a few weeks ago! I couldn't resist after coming across their website. I got the sampler pack so I could try all 3, and also bought an extra original & sent it to a friend who loves salt & bacon.

      I really like it. It tastes like bacon bits to me, so it's a great way to get that yummy bacon flavour without the fat & calories. You'll be using it on more than just your baked spuds, I guarantee it. Yay Bacon Salt!!

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      1. re: Dubby Jo

        awesome!!! i can't wait. it's funny. i've never had real bacon in my life for religious reasons, but from all the fake bacon products i've tasted (morningstar farms, etc.) i know i love the flavor.

        1. re: Dubby Jo

          What is the calorie and fat count? Is it made w/real bacon?

          1. re: gyp7318

            My order has arrived, but I haven't tried it yet. Then again, I've never tasted real bacon so I couldn't tell you!

            It's pretty much salt with soy-based flavoring on it. My husband said it tastes like bacon bits. I think the calorie and fat count is negligible, but it's pretty much pure salt, so if you're watching your sodium intake it's not for you.

            1. re: arifa

              I ordered it for my BF - and I agree with arifa's husband and Dubby Jo. It tastes like ground up bacon bits. It won't replace bacon bits though... I like actual bacon crunch.

              1. re: lamster

                I had some on scrambled eggs this morning. I liked it! It's nice for those who can't eat pork products or meat in general but still like smoky, salty stuff.

            2. re: gyp7318

              If you look at the website, it says it is zero calorie, vegetarian, and kosher. So there is no "real" bacon in it. It also says there is an all natural version coming soon. If you salt your potato anyway this isn't going to be saltier than normal.

              1. re: danhole

                I have been contemplating buying the bacon salt sampler for a while now. What did everyone think? Also, has anyone tried the ham dust listed on Grateful Palate?

                1. re: SouthernFoodie08

                  I haven't tried it yet. I was waiting for the natural version, but I don't think that is going to happen, after looking at their website. Now it is available in some stores, so you might want to look at that.

                  And what is ham dust?

                  1. re: danhole

                    I am not sure what ham dust is. I saw it on Grateful Palate and was not sure what is was. I figured there was some foodie on the site who had tried it.

                    I cannot imagine "bacon salt" ever being natural!! :-)

                    1. re: SouthernFoodie08

                      I looked it up and here is an article from Chow about it. It's pretty close to the bottom of the article under "For example?"


                      And here is a recipe:


                      Sounds interesting.

                      1. re: SouthernFoodie08

                        Thanks for the reminder about the ham dust. I saw it on Grateful Palate last year & was going to try making a batch over Christmas. Of course, the holidays being what they are I ran out of time & then forgot about it. I'll let you know if I get around to making some.

                    2. re: SouthernFoodie08

                      I ordered the sampler pack (3 flavors) a few months ago. Nice bacon flavor without the grease.

                      I've experimented with all 3 and really liked them, especially in vegetable and egg dishes. The website has several good recipes, but it's fun to experiment. I didn't find it too salty; just cut back a bit on the amount of regular salt.

                      For those in the Midwest, there was a notice on the website that Meijer's in Grand Rapids would carry it in their spice section, and, depending on sales, it might be expanded to other stores. I have no idea why they chose Grand Rapids, but there you are.
                      I have not seen it in SE Michigan Meijer stores, so it may have bombed.

                      I plan to reorder from the website soon.

              2. Bacon salt is fun. It's obviously no substitute for good bacon, but it can certainly enhance eggs and the like. Plus, my vegetarian girlfriend is now able to try closer-to-traditional collard greens (they are miles better with bacon salt than without meat). Yay!

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                1. re: eliah

                  It sounds like it would be really good to liven up the flavor of meat like chicken... or sprinkled over lentil or bean soup. I almost ordered some the other day, after reading about it on a post here on chowhound. Nice to see it does have some good reviews.

                  1. re: eliah

                    I just visited the website for bacon salt and there are a lot of options: original, hickory smoked, applewood smoked, mesquite, jalapeno, natural, cheddar. I'm overwhelmed. Which ones have you tried and what do you like best?

                    Plus, has anyone tried the "baconaise?" Worth it?

                    I do have to say that my favorite item on the website was bacon lip balm. It made me laugh.

                    1. re: chicgail

                      I gave someone the variety gift set from the bacon salt shopping site. It had a jar of baconnaise, the lip balm and 6 bottles of salt; Original, Applewood, Cheddar, Mesquite, Jalapeno and Maple. He thought it was a hoot! He hasn't told me about the flavors yet, but he did say that the baconnaise was very smokey. I suggested that maybe it need to be diluted with some straight mayo and he thought that might make it better. He's going to bring me some to try. I'll let you know. I think I have already mentioned it somewhere else in this thread but so far my favorite is the peppered, but I haven't tried any of the new flavors yet.

                      1. re: danhole

                        dani, i would've loved some baconnaise on my turkey sandwiches post-thanksgiving. did i tell you how delicious avocado was on those sandwiches?

                        1. re: alkapal

                          Now you are just being mean and making me drool! That sounds so good. Girl, get to the website and order now!

                        2. re: danhole

                          Jon Stewart just tried it on the Daily Show and begged the maker to not send any more so i am guessing it was not good?

                          1. re: amethiste

                            I still haven't had a chance to try it, but as I said above, the guy I bought it for said it was too smoky, so it may need to be diluted with regular mayo. I need to remind him to bring me some!

                            1. re: danhole

                              As I said in another thread about this stuff, I wasn't all that thrilled with it. Very smoky in the regular flavor as well. Tried it; didn't really like it; won't be using it.

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                Similar experience. Worked hard to find it in a local grocery. Was excited because of people's comments. Eager to try it. Now it just sits on the shelf with the other stuff like the "salad seasoning" that I never use.

                                I don't think it's "too smokey: -- I love Spanish smoked paprika. I just think it's not that interesting and doesn't taste enough like bacon.

                      1. There was an article about the salt and the company founders in this morning's Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Apparently, it's very popular with the troops in the Middle East, where pork products are not permitted.