In early May, Gizmodo ran a story announcing Bacon-flavored Torani syrup. Since we use Torani flavoring at Uncommon Grounds for our specialty espresso drinks and Italian sodas and being fervent lovers of anything having to do with bacon, we just had to get our hands on a bottle.
Obtaining this coveted Bacon Flavor proved to be more difficult than expected. Our “usual sources” turned up dry, since this flavor was apparently a very limited-edition run.
Thankfully some of our staff members were able to rouse the attention of Torani itself on Twitter. We dubbed the process of securing Bacon Flavored syrup “BaconGate2010” and are so happy to inform you that thanks to Torani, our first bottle arrived at our doorstep yesterday afternoon!
Note that the box arrived sealed with packing tape adorned with pictures of bacon along with stickers of bacon on the exterior. Not only that, but Torani included recipes AND Bacon Salt inside the package! Great customer service if you ask us!
Now, the idea of bacon flavored coffee is very divisive. It seems that most people are terrified by the thought of such a beverage.
However, we present to you that used in the correct context, Bacon-Flavored syrup is actually quite delicious!
For a (very) limited time, stop by our Saratoga Springs location and ask for a Bacon Hot Chocolate (recommended), a Bacon Mocha (recommended), a Bacon Latté (perhaps!), or a Bacon Italian Soda (hmmm… not so much). We haven’t yet tried a Bacon Frappe. Perhaps someone would like to brave that?
For a (very) limited time, Uncommon Grounds Saratoga Springs (Albany store may get a bottle to try next week) will have Bacon Torani available for any drink concoction you can think of.
There’s only one rule for this very special, limited-edition item –> No backsies! You order it, you drink it!