Archive for September, 2012

Snackle Mouth – Yum!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Review by Brian

SNACKLE MOUTH - BACON MAPLE GRANOLA NUT CLUSTERS, 5.5 OZ

Thanks to Snackle Mouth for sending out some delicious snacks for the office to try! http://snacklemouth.com/

“Big Mouth Snack is located in Boulder, CO and our featured product, Snackle Mouth¬ģ, was developed by us, three guys named ‚ÄúJohn‚ÄĚ. We crafted a healthy, tasty, and simple granola nut snack with a high degree of clumpability. What is clumpability, you ask? Simply put, it‚Äôs a phenomenal flavor cluster, embodying superior taste, and made from the most simple natural and organic ingredients on the planet. Nutritious, fun and easy to grab on the go, and, the very best part‚Ķdrum roll please‚Ķthe taste will blow you away. Enjoy!!”

Because we’re a bacon related website, we’re going to focus on their Maple Bacon Granola Nut Clusters. List of ALL NATURAL ingredients:

> BACON (see below)
> ORGANIC BLUE AGAVE
> ALMONDS
> PECANS
> OATS
> BROWN RICE SYRUP

In particular, I wanted to¬†focus¬†on what they used for bacon. We get a ton of products sent to use – most of them with ‘bacon flavoring’ which usually never tastes good, or even remotely close to bacon.

Here’s what they had to say about the bacon they use:

“Our nitrate free bacon packs a lot of flavor in teeny tiny pieces. Bacon can be a good source of sodium, healthy saturated fats and protein and actually contains something called Choline, which among other things, helps stimulate brain development and fight brain impairments like Alzheimer’s disease. Plus it‚Äôs super yummy!”

FINALLY!!¬†A company that uses REAL bacon in their product!! After munching on a few handfuls, I looked down to realized I at the entire box. Must have been good – right? It was. Take your basic rock-hard granola brick and smatch it all up. Add some bacon, almonds, pecans, oats and meld it together with syrup. ¬†I can’t think of a better on the go -easy to eat snack.

I left a few boxes of this in our kitchen at the office. Needless to say, they started¬†disappearing¬†on by one. When I asked around to see what people thought, they didn’t have much to say. Was it because anything that you put out in the office always gets eaten, or because this was such a majical compibation of ingredients, people didn’t know why it was so good?

8 /10 for us. Why? Need moar bacon!  ; )

To purchase this product, visit: http://www.abesmarket.com/snackle-mouth-bacon-maple-granola-nut-clusters-5-5-oz.html

Additional reviews:

http://www.raisedbyculture.com/2012/05/time-for-snackle-mouth-review-and.html

http://mngirlinla.com/2012/05/04/snackle-mouth-review-and-giveaway-ends-518-spon/

http://www.nutritionistreviews.com/2012/08/snackle-mouth-granola-review-and.html

http://www.nutritionistreviews.com/2012/08/snackle-mouth-granola-review-and.html

http://www.sogoodblog.com/2012/02/28/review-snackle-mouth-granola-nut-clusters/

 

Bacon Roll – Prime Bar – Minneapolis

Friday, September 14, 2012 Review by Brian
Bacon Roll

Bacon Roll

Walking around Uptown – Minneapolis, my wife and I stumbled upon a ‘soft’ opening at Prime Bar – Minneapolis.¬†Among some of the¬†delicious¬†smaller treats they had was Bacon Roll.¬†¬†Since I love bacon and had no idea what this was – I had to try it.

As you can see by the picture above – it looked amazing. I was totally shocked by this plate. This was literally thick cut bacon wrapped up in a roll, ‘garnished’ with an assortment of beans, vedgies and cilantro – which combined to gether worked.

10/10 from me.

If you’re around the Uptown Minneapolis area – take a load off and stop by Prime Bar and get yourself a Bacon Roll!

http://www.primebarminneapolis.com/uptown-minneapolis-restaurant-bar-menu

Here’s what it looked like after a few bites:

Bacon Roll

Bacon Roll

Breakfast Bacon Burrito (Hot)

Friday, September 7, 2012 Review by Brian
Bacon Breakfast Burrito

Bacon Breakfast Burrito

Sauce Ingredients:

2 Slices of Bacon (I prefer Publix Low Sodium bacon)
Frank’s Hot Sauce
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Black Pepper

Ingredients for the Burrito:

1 Flour tortilla, burrito size
any where from 1/4 cup to a whole cup of Shredded Mexican 4 Cheese Blend depending on your preference
2 large eggs
MAYBE a tbsp of milk

For cooking and assembly instructions, please visit: http://notecook.com/breakfast/hot-sauce-bacon-breakfast-burrito/#ixzz1XTHQ6lm0

Image courtesy of: http://believersbungalow.blogspot.com/

 

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Review

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Review by Brian
Deanston Single Malt Scotch Review

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Review

The Deanston distillery, located in Perthshire in the Midlands (also known as
the Southern Highlands) is one of the most recently constructed distilleries in
Scotland. In fact, I could argue that Deanston wasn’t really ‘constructed’ at all.
In 1965 and 1966 Deanston was converted from a cotton mill (built in 1785)
by the Deanston Distillery Co Ltd. – a subsidiary of James Finlay & Co Ltd.

This scotch was quite a treat. I thought it was a bit strong and ‘smokey’ for me, but I did enjoy the sourness of it.

I’d give it a 6 / 10.

Cost: $30 (from what I remember)

From the pros:

Nose: Oily, nutty start. Then the strange fruity notes emerge that usually indicate some kind of finishing.
Sweet & sour. Some smokier and farmy elements appear after a few minutes. Becomes too sour in the end.
Taste: Round and sweet start. It feels hotter than the relatively modest proof would suggest. Menthol.
Score: 74 points РNose and palate were not really consistent over time. Loses points after a decent start.