Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Dissappointment Thy Name is Smoky Bacon Peanuts
Mr. Peanut, I should slap that monocle off of your face for getting me all excited when I saw these Planter's Brand "Smokey Bacon Peanuts" at the Hess mart. I imagined a bacon/peanut experience not unlike a bacon and peanut butter sandwich and that is why I hurriedly purchased and ripped open the bag. However, upon these little guys hitting my taste buds, I don't think that this product could taste any less like bacon. In fact, the taste was oddly familiar to me. It sort of reminded me of Marmite. You know, that vaguely meaty, umami, salty soup flavor. I was not surprised when I flipped over the package and spied various yeast extracts (ingredients in Marmite).
Meat flavoring in non-meat products is always a slippery slope (consult my Meat Chips review for more on this), but I think they could have done a little better here. For shame, I am shunning this product. Shun!