Last week Kraft sent me a coupon for a free package of their new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. So Sean and I reviewed it on Bacon LIVE. We both thought the something, the bacon flavor is missing.
I first thought was that our bacon palates were so use to the top shelf bacon we usually review, that we couldnâ€™t taste the bacon flavor. Quality bacon has a very intense smoky flavor so maybe we were use to that. Itâ€™s been a long time since I ate regular old bacon. So I asked a few people on Twitter and Facebook and they all said the same thing, â€œItâ€™s good but where is the bacon?â€
If this was just a review of the Deli Deluxe Cheddar it would have been a glowing review. The cheddar part is great and really does taste like something you would get from your deli counter. It has a smooth rich taste with just the right amount of sharpness to not offend most people. But sadly for Kraft this is not Mr. Cheddarpantsâ€™ blog.
The bacon in the new cheddar is half missing since you can see it but you canâ€™t taste it. During the review on Bacon LIVE, Sean dug out the biggest bacon bit he could find and still he couldn’t taste it. The cheese doesnâ€™t even smell like bacon, all you smell is cheddar.
I thought that maybe if you heated the cheddar the melting and heat would bring out the bacon. Even the recipes that Kraft sent me told you heat it, so I thought I was on to something. But sadly even that didnâ€™t really help. The flavor was still missing or weak.
Here are what a few bacon loving Twitter followers Facebook fans have to say about it:
- metalchick666: I hated it, no bacon taste at all!
- Phil A.: I’ve had it, itâ€™s not super bacony but I definitely taste the bacon.
- Aaron Tucker: The bacon is a lie!
As a cheese the Deli Deluxe Cheddar is good, but as a bacon cheddar itâ€™s disappointing. If you a real bacon lover I would stay away from this one. Let this be something the pretend bacon lovers say they enjoy because it says bacon on the packaging.
I hope Kraft sees this review and quickly goes back to the test kitchens to get this one right. Theyâ€™re halfway there; they just need to add the bacon flavoring.