Bacon makes everything better, but can it make ice cream better? Here's your chance to find out as Spilt Milk Bar in Dickson joins forces with Australian Pork for an International Bacon Day collaboration that will set your taste buds alight.
On Saturday, September 4, you can sample the maple malt gelato with candied bacon and malted pretzel crumb.
It's silky smooth with little bursts of sweet, smoky bacon and malty, salty crunchy goodness.
It will be available for shop door pick up from noon and home delivery to selected suburbs from 5pm.
The bacon is all-Australian from producers Cured Orange and Trunkey Bacon and on International Bacon Day, Australian Pork hopes to raise awareness of the importance of supporting local producers.
The majority of ham and bacon sold in Australia is made using imported meat.
So here are a few local bacon-flavoured ideas to show your support this weekend.
Pialligo Estate has their amazing local produce available at the Market Grocer, online or in store Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Whether you're after some smoked streaky bacon for a special dish, or a little jar of the handcrafted bacon chilli jam, there's something for all bacon lovers. pialligomarketgrocer.com.au
Harris Farm Markets are delivering to Canberra and their Australian Bacon Bundle is a deal at $40. It contain bacon from a number of Australian producers including Pialligo, Black Forest Smokehouse, Barossa Fine Foods, Murray River Smokehouse and Uncle's Smallgoods. Order this, and heaps more, at harrisfarm.com.au
Jordo's Chop Shop has bacon schnitzels available in their range of goods from the smokehouse. Need to try those asap. Also delivering. jordoschopshop.com
And check with your local butcher for their opening hours and delivery times. Canberra has a reputation for producing some of the best bacon in Australia, with numerous awards at the Australian Pork national awards. These butchers are worth noting: Griffith Butchery, Griffith; Meatways, Kambah; Country Pride, Lyneham; Elite Meats, Holt; and Southlands Quality Meats, Mawson.
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