As a sort-of joke gift, Kasi and Stephen got me some maple-bacon lollipops from Lollyphile. As a concept I totally approve of this type of gift. First, it’s food. Second, it’s got bacon. Third, it’s something I haven’t seen or tasted before!

Lollyphile Maple-Bacon Lollipop Box

Darren, Nikola and most of the other folks at the dim sum table (where the gift was given) were pretty impressed at the unique gift. Now, several weeks later, I cracked into the box and started licking away.

Maple-Bacon Lollipop

Interesting? Maybe. Unique? Definitely. Good? Um, no. Can you tell from the image above that there are little bits of bacon in the lollipop? Well as the subtle, maple-flavored candy melts away (unusually quickly, actually), the tips of those bacon bits begin to say “hello” to your tongue by scraping at it. It’s a bit like licking a tongue scraper over and over.

So, while I do love maple bacon, it just doesn’t go over as a lollipop. I’d say this makes a good gag gift, as they’re not horribly disgusting; but, for my bacon-based confections, I’ll stick to the white chocolate pork rinds at Compass.

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