Future Food: Peanut butter slices and canned bacon

It's a brave new world out there. Two familiar foods packaged in two unfamiliar ways. Not for the weak of heart.

Convenient and stackable P.B. Slices

There are two things that are certain in life, and I'm not talking about death and taxes. These happen to be of the food-related variety. Even though I am sure you are well aware of these food truisms, they are always fun to repeat:

Peanut butter goes well with anything.

Bacon makes everything taste better.

You may be familiar with these food rules, but did you know they are not independently separate from each other? Bacon and peanut butter work together too. If you've never had a peanut butter and bacon burger, you just don't know what you're missing.

Yet, of course, rules are made to be broken. Or at least pushed to the breaking point. Cases in point: peanut butter slices and canned bacon.

Bacon in a can. MREdepot

P.B. Slices threaten promise to do to peanut butter what Kraft did to cheese. Individually wrapped and perfectly shaped, the squares of peanut butter are being marketed as "convenient and stackable." I don't know how convenient they really are, but they certainly do appear to be stackable.

Next up is Yoder's Canned Bacon. In case you were wondering, it didn't fare too well in a taste test (From The Onion's A.V. Club). Although one intrepid food explorer commented, "If nothing else, there's a lot of value in canned bacon," since so much was left untouched on the plate.

Food technology is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it might not be wise to fool with the laws of nature. Best just stick to basics and combine these two familiar foods into delicious creations like peanut butter and bacon burgers.

Yoder's Canned Bacon and P.B. Slices via Serious Eats

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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