Ben Franklin once said, "Beer is proof that God loves us." We tend to agree with Ben, and cite bacon and chocolate as back-up proof.
A Boulder, Colo. bakery recently decided to combine the seemingly disparate divine treats by offering a line of bacon chocolate cupcakes. Owners Kim Boos and Brian Wood of the Tee and Cakes bakery stumbled onto the combination after tasting a chocolate bar with bacon. "It kind of like blew our minds and we're very picky about food," said Boos.
The cupcake batter includes maple syrup in order to create a breakfast theme, and the treats are only made on Saturdays. Sales were slow at first, but the $2.65 meat-and-sweet concoction is now considered a hit.
Wood and Boos have not revealed whether they plan to install a complimentary defibrillator just in case they need to resuscitate loyal customers.
Think cupcakes are an odd place to find bacon? Check out the gallery below.
Bacon Bra This bra isn't quite as sexy as it should be. Maybe there can be too much of a good thing.
Bacon Pop Walking around town sucking on a cold slice of bacon is as uncouth as it is delicious. (Trust us, we know.) But stick a bacon pop in your mouth and you get the same savory flavor without offending polite society.
Bacon Spray If you have an addiction to bacon the way Elvis did, there's only one cure: the "Bacon Spray" inhaler.
Bacon Martini After years of fruity feminization, it's time the martini became a man's drink once again, with the addition of pig skin (or some other part thereof).
Bacon Breath Mints If you want to impress the ladies (or at least their chihuahuas), a mouthful of bacon breath mints will definitely do the trick.
Bacon Cup Move over tortilla bowl, there's a new piece of edible flatware on the block. It won't be long until Lil Jon exchanges his diamond-encrusted pimp cup for this decadently succulent receptacle: the bacon-encrusted bacon cup.
Bacon Air Freshener We're not sure about this one: If you want your place to smell of bacon (and who wouldn't?), why not just fry up a slab and get the added bonus of a yummy snack? That being said, this product would be good for messing with vegetarians or hungry dieters.
Bacon Salt Like traditional salt, bacon salt brings out the flavor in a dish. Unlike traditional salt, the flavor will always be bacon.
Bacon Ice Cream The only way this could be less kosher is if it was soaked in blood.
Gummy Bacon We're not sure if this tastes like bacon (like gummy cola tastes like cola), or tastes like gummy (like gummy worms taste like gummy). We're hoping it tastes like bacon.