Homemade blueberry muffins are among the most heavenly of baked goods--and prepackaged muffins among the most devlish. The homemade variety fill your abode with the aroma of sweet pastry goodness and your belly with a warm, fuzzy feeling. The plastic-wrapped kind, while still tasty, fill your cubicle with a fake blueberryish smell, and your gut with an insane amount of fat. To maintain an acceptable level of moistness, prepackaged muffins like the variety hawked by Otis Spunkmeyer, Hostess, Nemo's, and other companies pump their wares up with mind-boggling levels of fat. This mini-muffin, for example, contains 5g of fat, and 100 calories. By contrast, one strip of bacon offers up about 40 calories and 3.5g of fat.
We're not afraid of fat here at BDJ Labs--today's test marries one mini muffin with two strips of bacon.
Not much bacon-muffin flavor exchange--we think the muffin is already so fat-full that the bacon grease couldn't infiltrate and permeate it--but still tasty. Homemade muffins might be better--in fact, we think we might try making homemade muffins linining the pan with BACON instead of those little paper things--if we do, we'll report on a Sunday in one of our Bacon Bit features. Until then, if we do venture out and procure prepackaged muffins, they will remain baconless.
The conclusion: Bacon + blueberry muffin = just pretty good
Tuesday: Bacon + Triscuit
Wednesday: Bacon + sausage