The Good: Good flavor, Very easy to use, No storage issues
The Bad: Nutrition, Not the strongest maple flavor.
The Basics: Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Limited Edition frosting is all right, but not all that it could be.
I love maple sugar candy. I'm a big fan of maple sugar candy and I have had more bacon in the past year than in the prior thirty years of my life, largely because my wife is on a ketogenic diet. So, it was a pretty instant draw for me when I stumbled upon the Betty Crocker Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting at my local grocery store. While the limited edition Maple Bacon frosting is good, it is not nearly enough to satisfy those who love maple sugar candy or even maple syrup.
Betty Crocker Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting is a premade frosting produced by Betty Crocker. It is a frosting that is seasonally-available. The maple frosting is paired with a cap full of finely ground bacon bits to add the bacon flavoring to the maple frosting.
Betty Crocker’s Maple Bacon frosting comes in the company’s standard 16 oz. plastic can. The Maple Bacon frosting is caramel colored, creamy and the bacon is brown and looks like cookie crumbles. The container comes with an easy to snap on clear top that allows consumers to see the bacon and for one to reseal the leftovers for a limited amount of time.
Ease Of Preparation
Betty Crocker Limited Edition is a frosting, so there is not much needed in terms of preparation. Simply pop off the plastic cap, tear off the foil safety seal below that and consume! It is that simple. The top has a seal to keep the bacon in and separated.
Of course, most people use frosting as a component in baking as opposed to consuming on its own. For those who actually want to use this frosting to frost cookies or a cake, this is an exceptionally easy-to-use frosting. It spreads very easily and it does not get hard. The bacon bits need to be pressed into the top of the frosting and they stick in well.
Opening the container of Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting, the aroma is strongly of maple syrup. The scent is instantly reminiscent of maple sugar candies and is inviting to anyone who loves maple syrup.
On the tongue, the Maple Bacon frosting is creamy and sweet. The somewhat generic sugary flavor is just a little deeper than plain vanilla frosting. The maple flavor within the frosting is nowhere near as strong as the aroma might have indicated. When the bacon crumbles are added to the frosting, the salty flavor actually manages to bring out more of the maple sugar flavor in the frosting. Beyond that, the basic frosting is only mildly maple flavored.
The aftertaste, however, is more strongly what one might expect of a maple frosting. The maple syrup flavor of the frosting comes through most in the aftertaste and it is delightful while that flavor lingers in the mouth. With the bacon bits in the Maple Bacon frosting, the aftertaste tastes salty and somewhat greasy; the perfect embodiment of maple bacon! It is a shame the flavor comes through most on the aftertaste.
Obviously, as a frosting, Betty Crocker cannot help consumers much on the nutrition front. Given that the frosting is made largely of sugar, palm oil and water, this was never going to be a nutritious product. There are various artificial colors and preservatives, so this is not an all-natural product. This contains allergy warnings for milk and is, obviously, not vegan-compliant.
It is also not the best product in the world for you on a nutrition front, though it is gluten free. A 2 Tbsp serving of Betty Crocker’s Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting has 140 calories, 45 of which are from fat. Those 5 grams of fat represent 8% of one’s RDA of tat. Unsurprisingly, one serving is 8% of your RDA of carbohydrates and there is no protein in this frosting. There are, however, 95 mg of sodium in the frosting. This is not a food to try to live off of.
Keep the frosting sealed and it will last for quite some time. The container we bought after Thanksgiving would have expired on August 6, 2016, had we not opened and used it all before then! This frosting remains supple and spreadable for quite some time, even if the leftovers have been refrigerated.
As a product made mostly of sugar, the Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting is very easy to clean up. Simply washing it off with hot water helps clean off anything this gets on. This is a light frosting, though, so it must be washed out fast of lighter clothes/fabrics.
The Maple Bacon Betty Crocker Limited Edition Maple Bacon frosting is good and worth trying, but not so exceptional that one has to go out and stock up on it; if you miss it this year, Betty Crocker will probably bring it back next year.
For other foods, please check out my reviews of:
Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting
Solid Gold Bars Ginger Cacao! Bars
Lay's Korean Barbecue Potato Chips
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