While it is entirely possible to craft your own Bacon Explosion at home, I'm not much of a chef (and I don't currently own a bacon loom), so the folks over at BBQ Addicts (the brains behind the "Explosion") sent over a pre-assembled, fully-cooked, heat-and-eat Bacon Explosion for me to sample. It arrived packed in dry ice and bubble wrap, ready to defrost and go.
I baked the football-sized feast on a rack inside a roasting pan so that the river of grease it produced had somewhere to flow. As it cooked, the smell of smoke permeated my apartment -- it was like I was watching "Jeopardy" inside a barbecue pit.
The outside layer of bacon had crisped up and caramelized like a breakfast burnt-end, and as I sliced through the layers, the scent of sausage -- heavy with garlic and fennel -- wafted up to my nose. I'm pretty sure I keeled over, died, and then came back to a bacon-blessed life all in the course of thirty seconds.
All in all, the Bacon Explosion is more of a party trick than a practical snack. It's good because of its gratuitousness. Die-hard meat-lovers don't care about gourmet taste -- they simply care about the celebrated gluttony of bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in bacon-woven-bacon.
Just beware: Even a half of a slice resulted in fingers so bloated, I could barely type a review. Now I'm off to run four miles while eating fresh flaxseed chased with Lipitor.
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