Thursday, April 18, 2013

More (somewhat) bacony goodness

It is well documented on my blog and in my classroom how much I love bacon.  I have had students bring me bacon mints (which were gross and tasted like band-aids), chocolate covered bacon (delicious!) and a maple bacon cupcake (also delicious).

At the beginning of second hour yesterday, one of my students came up to me and said, "Mrs. Shaum, I brought you a piece of maple bacon saltwater taffy." I looked dubiously at the pink and brown piece of candy in its translucent wrapping. My students, in turn, looked at me expectantly. So I opened the wrapper, popped it in my mouth and ate it right in front of them. As I chewed, and chewed.... and chewed, thinking while I was chewing, the room was completely silent as they patiently waited for my assessment. I noted the maple taste right away but couldn't really note much bacon flavor. Instead, it tasted more like salty maple saltwater taffy, which was pretty darn good. As I declared to the class that I liked it, they all erupted in cheers.

Now I think I need to go online and find some maple bacon saltwater taffy so they can experience the joy too. :)

9 comments:

  1. Love saltwater taffy but bacon???

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  2. Your very adventuresome! I'll stick to bacon and eggs :)

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  3. If you want to win on Top Chef, make something crazy with bacon.

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  4. (I also note the fact that your students like you really very much!! kudos for that!)

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  5. Too funny! We were at the beach recently and one candy shop had some seriously odd (er, unique) flavors, including chipotle pepper taffy. It was interesting to taste once but I don't think I'd go out of my way to get it again. Maple is always good, though!

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  6. Hummm -- I love bacon but haven't had it in candy . . . yet.

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  7. someone gave me some bacon peanut brittle once. I was not really a fan.

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  8. You should head up to Clare and try the Squealers at Cops & Doughnuts. Unfilled longjohn style doughnuts, topped with a maple icing and a strip of bacon. So good!

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  9. I had a bacon caramel once and it was nasty.

    Glad I found your blog! What fun!

    Rose City Reader

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