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Published:June 17th, 2008 15:51 EST
Hey Bacon Freaks! Try Some Maple-Bacon Lollipops

Hey Bacon Freaks! Try Some Maple-Bacon Lollipops

By Rocco Loosbrock

Today I want to share with you a wonderfully innovative and inventive San Francisco based candy company owned by Jason Lewisthat I find worthy of our attention because they seem to truly enjoy playfully experimenting with some really original, unusual and highly unexpected flavors and flavor combinations.

The name of the company is "Lollyphile." For those of you who it`s just too early in the morning to decipher the meaning behind the name, that`s "Lolly" as in lollipop and "phile" as in someone that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for something.
They formed the company right around Halloween of 2007 and started off with a strangely flavored lollipop designed specifically to remind the world that "Absinthe" makes the heart grow fonder!" Yep, an absinthe lollipop, and why not?
Next up on their calendar of crazy and creative, culinary concoctions is the blessed "Holy Grail" lollipop that I`m her to share with you. This baby grabbed me tightly by the snout, demanding my full attention and simply refused to let go.
Introducing the ever so awesome: Maple-Bacon Lollipop. It`s
made from REAL bacon, and not just any bacon mind you, but actual, sustainable, organic, cured bacon and nothing less than pure Vermont maple syrup. The reason it works so well is that the salty chunks of bacon are perfectly blended and "Bacon-omically" balanced on the palate with the subtle sweetness of the maple syrup, creating a sultry and sensuous combination that really makes a powerful pork impression.
I actually like it and happily give it an official Bacon Freak "Eight and a Half Snout Salute," out of a possible 10.
I just love this company`s general passion and philosophy of why it is that they do what it is that they do. Here`s what they have to say about themselves. " We believe that candy can be every bit as much a gastronomical adventure as a fancy dinner, and we want to see just how far we can go."
They continue by explaining, "We want to make you remember exactly why you threw fits when your parents wouldn`t buy you candy, and then we`d like to gently remind you that you`re perfectly able to buy your own candy now. Good thing you saved your allowance."
Hey Bacon Freaks, I say you can`t beat that kind of positive and enthusiastic attitude with a crispy and firm strip of Country Style Hickory Smoked or one of those ridiculous 20 foot long whips of the worlds best bacon flavored licorice you can get your hands on.
Be sure to check em out at:
Talk to ya tomorrow.
Signing Off and Pigging Out,
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock