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March 5, 2010

A fistful of Bacon Pop, or, 'What's that smell?'

mark plants a kiss on his new love, bacon popA couple months ago, someone (maybe pets blogger Jill?) gave me a bag of Bacon Pop.

That's right -- bacon-flavored popcorn. 

Individually, I love popcorn and bacon with almost religious fervor. But how would they taste together? 

Too afraid to find out, I let the bag be. Then Editor Amanda spotted it, and said, 'Mark might like that.'

You may remember Mark from such posts as this one, from last year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Mark's an adventurous guy. He lives on the edge. Or in Brewer's Hill. One of the two.

About an hour ago, Mark fired up the microwave. The smell hasn't gone away yet. I think the newsroom may be on the verge of mutiny ...

"Did someone put a tire in the microwave?," one coworker asked.

"Ugh, what is that?" another wondered.

Meanwhile, Mark munched. I tried some, too. Bacon Pop doesn't really taste like bacon. Well, maybe there's a vague hint of it, like when you cook bacon in a skillet but don't properly wash it, and the next thing you cook in the skillet kind of tastes like bacon. KnowwhatI'msaying?

In short, Bacon Pop is all scent. To which I say, 'Boo, bacon pop. Booooo.'

Mark seems to like it, though. 

(Photo of Mark giving Bacon Pop butterfly kisses by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:59 PM | | Comments (6)
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As soon as its legal in D.C., I'm gonna marry me some bacon...

Thanks for sharin', Sam! (Maybe the smell will clear out by the time we're back in the office on Monday?)

haha, i'm glad to see that Mark's talents at Metromix aren't going to waste.

as someone who had some of mark's popcorn, i have to say, it wasn't bad. i wouldn't be able to eat a whole bag, though.

he's a man ahead of his time, i say! or behind the trend. perhaps both.

Mmm.... they had some that was quite tasty at Clipper City's Beer, Bacon & Pirates this fall.... Also, when is Bacon night happening at Bad Decisions?

@Samantha Sessa: The next Bacon & Beer Happy Hour is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 1. Make of that what you will.

Marks a genius…..also who the hell would think twice about bacon flavored pop-corn? I’m still wishing I had taken the idea of bacon covered chocolate to a marketing agency

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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