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cookkevin Jun 27, 2008 10:17 AM

Anyone try the new baconsalt seen it in the strib/taste, it just has to be great, any feedback would be great.

http://www.baconsalt.com/

  1. The Dairy Queen Jul 4, 2008 07:13 AM

    They don't have it at the Lund's on Ford Pkwy in St. Paul... At least, not yet (but apparently a lot of us have been asking)

    ~TDQ

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      GeeBeeEmm Jun 29, 2008 12:11 PM

      Hubby and I just hit the Lund's on Vicksburg in Plymouth. It wasn't on the shelf. Hubby went and asked for help, as he said to me, "We aren't leaving here until we get us some Bacon Salt!" They have it, but for some reason it's in the back - you have to ask for it.

      He got Original and Hickory Smoked. $5.99 a bottle.

      Haven't tried it yet, but I'm keen on making the Bacon Mayo recipe listed on the website,

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        ajs Jun 28, 2008 07:35 AM

        Well, good for the BaconSalt boyz! I didn't know that ByerLund's had started carrying it. Last time I looked, the Ely and Grand Marais grocers were the only ones carrying BaconSalt, so I mail-ordered a set of three of the original flavors (as opposed to the 'all-natural' variety). Once you factor in the shipping, it's probably cheaper to buy it locally, unless you need the bucket sizes (and really, who doesn't?).

        This stuff is great grand fun, and I recommend it. Most everybody that I have given tastes to go pretty gaga over it. Though of the three flavors, none is a clear standout, and pretty much each guinea pig that I've tried it on has a different opinion of which is best.
        Haven't seen what it can do to smoked peanut butter yet, but work in the labs is ongoing.

        Now if I could only get ByerLund's to ever call me back abut the Starr-Ridge crackers...

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          pgokey Jun 28, 2008 01:18 PM

          The BaconSalt website lists ByerLund's and carriers. I stopped in today, and the employee in the spice isle said that I was the second person in two days to ask about it (another 'Hound stop in?) but that the manager didn't know anything about it, and it wasn't listed in their inventory. She gave me her number, and told me that if I could get more detailed information about the product, she could attempt to order it. Once Pride is over, I shall do that. I could just order the stuff online, but it would be nice to have a local vendor carry it.

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            getgot211 Jun 29, 2008 01:19 PM

            which one did you go to?

            Maple Grove had none(yesterday), St. Luis Park had it right next to Season All and the like(about 3 hours ago).

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              bob s Jun 29, 2008 06:31 PM

              Was this the Uptown Lund's pgokey? I took a look there yesterday, but didn't ask anyone. I was afraid that between the CH list and the strib mention, there would be a run on it and I'd seem like I was part of some cult or something. Could not find it among the other salty seasonings or even find a slot for it.

              (An aside - some group ran a scavenger hunt through the Uptown Lunds last weekend - I sure hope they spoke with someone ahead of time. Was very weird having a zillion folks in the same shirt come in looking for some obscure item...)

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                pgokey Jun 29, 2008 06:50 PM

                Yeah, Uptown.

                Where is the SLP Lund's? I can think of a Byerly's, but not a Lund's.

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                  getgot211 Jun 29, 2008 07:15 PM

                  I was referring to Byerly's, by 100/Excelsior.

                  they had plenty.

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                    pgokey Jul 1, 2008 01:36 PM

                    I picked up what I think was the last bottle of the original today. They had some hickory and peppered left.

                    Not impressed. I used it to make scrambled eggs. I smelled it first in the bottled - smelled liked plain seasoned salt. I tasted some - tasted the same. I put the same amount into the eggs I usually put of salt when I beat them. Once I cooked them, there was some mild flavor to the eggs, but not a ton, so I sprinkled more on top. It was fine, but not outstanding, but never once got the flavor of bacon.

                    In fact, it just made me hungry for bacon.

                    Let down, for me. Thumbs down.

          2. drew13000 Jun 27, 2008 01:20 PM

            Haven't tried baconsalt, but last night I bought a Vosges applewood-smoked bacon, salt and chocolate bar at Cooks of Crocus Hill. Very interesting, and not at all in a bad way! Crunchy, smoky, salty, and sweet! I was satisfied with just one flavorful square, rather than eating the whole bar, like I would with a Hershey's.

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              seahag Jun 27, 2008 01:29 PM

              I adore the Vosges bacon chocolate bar! You are right, so flavorful and satisfying that one or two squares will satisfy my chocolate craving. I am very curious about this bacon salt.

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                The Dairy Queen Jun 28, 2008 04:51 AM

                I haven't seen that baconsalt--but I might have to try it. Does it actually have any bacon in it? It can't possibly, right, if it's calorie free? Still, I too, am heading off to Lund's.

                They have that Vosges chocolate at Whole Foods in St. Paul, too. I actually wish it were a little more bacon-y, but it was fun to try! I always wanted to grate it and sprinkle it over the peanut-butter banana "Elvis" cake to make it a little more Elvis-y. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438182

                There are a few fun threads about the Vosges bacon bar on the General Topics board if you want to search on them so you can join in the love fest. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406783

                ~TDQ

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                  Jordan Jun 28, 2008 06:34 AM

                  Baconsalt is, and I quote, "zero-calorie, vegetarian, kosher-approved." All they need to do now is make it salt-free.

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                    drew13000 Jun 30, 2008 08:15 AM

                    Have you ever tried the "Elvis" ice cream at the Grand Old Creamery? I'm not a big fan of banana or peanut butter in ice cream, but this was delicious!

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                      The Dairy Queen Jun 30, 2008 08:59 AM

                      Sounds like winner. Thanks for the tip!

                      ~TDQ

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                  joemauerguy Jun 27, 2008 01:16 PM

                  Gotta get me some!

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                    pgokey Jun 27, 2008 11:07 AM

                    I shall be going to Lund's directly.

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