The world of meat is one that is both intriguing and confusing. While you would normally imagine the words “meat products” to focus on things like steak, chicken wings, lamb chops, and the like, there is a whole lot more going on there than meets the eye.
What exactly could that mean? For starters, not all meat products are edible, which should give you some understanding as to where this is headed. Meat products can mean a lot of things, but it is better to just read on to see what we are talking about.
We warned you it was going to be unusual. Pork spread, which is certainly not something you ever thought would go on your bread, is exactly as it sounds. Much like a hazelnut or peanut butter condiment for your morning toast, you can find something in the pork variety too. If you have no time to make bacon, this might be a halfway decent alternative for your BLT…if you are brave enough.
Chicken and Waffles
Some normalcy on this list is a familiar face, but the idea of it is still strange for some. The idea of mixing fried chicken and waffles sounds odd, but the couple makes a good pair. The salty, savory taste of the chicken is supposed to combine well with the sweetness of the waffles and syrup. This is far from the most unusual use of a meat product on here, but it at least deserves some recognition considering its outwardly head-scratching combination for those who have never tried it.
Beef Jerky Flowers
In another bid for normalcy amongst all the weird uses of meat products are beef jerky flowers. No, you cannot find the seeds for them at your local gardening store, but a bouquet of beef jerky may be just the thing for men to finally get smitten over as gifts. The jerky is just beef jerky shaped like flowers so it is not some genetic abnormality, but this arrangement is certainly one that would turn heads if they saw it at their local grocery store.
Bacon Flavored Condoms
Back to the weirdness and it is only downhill from here. Bacon flavored condoms…which really needs no more to be said but will be anyway. It is exactly what you would expect this contraceptive device intended to keep users safe while they enjoy some adult fun. You would not expect bacon to be a desired flavor or scent of a condom, but there is clearly enough of a market out there for this to exist.
Beef Jerky Business Cards
If you thought beef jerky was versatile before what if you could hand out your important contact and business info on an edible card? If you ever had that dream, which is unlikely, you now can. A beef jerky business card is very much a real thing, and while it might not be the best way to keep your wallet clean, it certainly is original. Just remember not to leave it in there around a dog.
Meat Flavored Sodas
Yum, drinkable chicken wings! Said literally no over ever. Maybe not no one, but the idea of drinking your favorite meat-based meals is not exactly the most appetizing of thoughts. However, the fact that science has allowed us to contain the fatty taste of chicken, pork, and beef into drinkable form is probably a bigger accomplishment than going to the moon. You can even get gravy flavored if you want to top off the full liquid version of your Thanksgiving meal this year.
Finally, we arrive at the bacon-flavored candy, which sounds less unappealing than some of the other offerings on this list. While candy is usually supposed to be sweet, there are plenty of bacon-flavored candy options out there. From jelly beans to lollipops, to candy canes and cotton candy, there seems to be no shortage of ways to convert pork into sweets. It really makes you wonder why bacon seems to be such a heavy-hitter in the unusual meat products industry, but maybe some things are better left unquestioned.
When you woke up today you probably did not intend to find out that you can drink meat flavored soda, or protect yourself with a bacon-flavored condom, but that is the power of the internet. There is an ever-growing list of interesting, unique, and downright strange uses for meat products and meat-based goods out there and this list of 7 is only the tip of the iceberg for what you can expect to find.