Introducing: The Bacon Milkshake

Just when you thought the unnatural obsession with bacon couldn’t go any further fast food chain Jack in the Box has introduced the above. I’m surprised it is garnished with fake cherry and not a piece of bacon, but I guess that might push the food costs up too high.  Turns out that what gives this milkshake it’s flavor is bacon fat not actual bacon.  I wonder how long before you see the local version of this on a menu in Williamsburg? Made from sustainable Heritage bacon? 5,4,3,2,1….

These shakes are only available in certain markets : The South and the West coast so if you live somewhere else you are going to have to wait or make your own. Funny thing about this recipe is that mostly it’s a maple shake with some bacon fat thrown in for good measure.

And just in case you want more bacon with your bacon, here is one a commercial for Jack In The Box that is truly horrifying (at least to me)…you may now eat the bride?  For real, watch:

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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