A couple of weeks ago I got the following e-mail:
Hi Ali –
I just did a Google search for “I Love Mayonnaise,” and believe it or not you’re the first result. Great blog by the way!
I own a little food company up in Seattle. Our first product, Bacon Salt, has done very well, but the main reason I’m contacting you is that we just launched something new I thought you’d be interested in. It’s called Baconnaise, and it’s exactly what it sounds like – bacon-flavored mayonnaise. The website is at www.baconnaise.com. It’s great on BLT’s, fries, burgers, sandwiches, dips, salads, fish, chicken and a lot more.
We’re looking for a few good product testers that would be willing to post their reviews of the product on their blogs and give us their feedback. If you’re interested, please let us know and send us your address, then we’ll send you a free jar of Baconnaise to try out.
Bacon-flavored mayonnaise? How could I resist? So I wrote back.
Being the number one Google search for "I love mayonnaise" is a point of pride with me. Really.
Thank you for contacting me. I've heard of both Bacon Salt and Baconnaise, from either Buzzfeed, Serious Eats (or both), so I would be honored to try Baconnaise and post about it. I love bacon about as much as I love mayo (and no, I don't weigh 300 pounds) (yet), and my first reaction upon reading the word "baconnaise" was salivation. My second was "that's gotta be so much better than Dijonnaise." And I might have to put that in my blog post about the stuff. Hope you don't mind.
My name is Alison [redacted], and my address is [redacted]
Best (or Hellmann's, if you're me),
A few days later, I received a package in the mail. It was a Saturday, but I think we waited until the following Monday to crack open the Baconnaise.
Below the fold is my video review of Baconnaise. I crack myself up with the hand-wiping; the jars are a little greasy and I didn't want to get any mayo on my laptop!
And yes, the video is also on YouTube. But I didn't like the way it looked, and thought Dailymotion might have it going on. Meh. It might just be the way iMovie makes stuff.