Bacon holds a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many people. It is a simple food, but it is a consistent favorite with meat-eaters. In fact, there are even a lot of plant-based substitutes because even vegetarians and vegans are tempted. When you head to Papa John’s you may notice a few bacon items on the menu. With the recent announcement of BaconMania at Papa John’s, those options are going to get even more incredible.

Does Papa John’s Currently Have Bacon on the Menu?

Prior to BaconMania, bacon was already a favorite on the menu. It is always available as a pizza topping for custom pies. It is also available on the Double Bacon Six Cheese specialty pizza. Plus, you can grab some Bacon Cheddarsticks if you want something smaller or a side. In other words, there are quite a few ways to get bacon in your meal.

However, BaconMania is taking things even further. It introduces three new bacon-focused foods:

  • Triple Bacon Pizza: Did you know that there is more than one type of bacon? This pizza comes with smoky crumbled bacon, real smoked bacon strips and julienne-cut Canadian bacon. If you love bacon, you will love this pizza.
  • Smoky Bacon Parmesan Crusted Papadia: The Papadia is a relatively new addition to the menu that brings together the deliciousness of pizza with the convenience of a sandwich. This latest addition to the selection of Papadia flavors brings bacon to the mix. This is perfect for the bacon-lover on the go.
  • Bacon Jalapeno Popper Rolls: Jalapeño poppers are another popular food item that brings doughy goodness with some spicy kick. These new poppers also bring bacon to your tastebuds. When you are in the mood for something simple but flavorful, this is a great option.

What Makes Bacon So Delicious?

Bacon is so broadly loved that it may make you wonder why it is so tasty. It turns out that there is a scientific explanation (sort of). Basically, the secret to bacon’s deliciousness lies in its unique combination of flavors.

As you probably know, one of the key elements of bacon is fat. It is cut from pork belly which is high in fat. Great bacon has marbled lines of the stuff, which break down when the bacon is cooked. The result is a combination of tastes and smells driven by furans, aldehydes and ketones. These bring sweet and nutty, grassy, and buttery flavor, respectively. The combination seems to hit a bunch of favorites for the human palette.

The bacon is then cured with salts and smoked. Both of these processes add other popular flavors. Ultimately, the combination is something that hits all the right spots as a delicious comfort food. Plus, it can pair well with almost anything!

Get Some Delicious Bacon Treats at Papa John’s

Are you ready to enjoy some extra bacon flavors from Papa John’s? Check out BaconMania and the new menu items it has to offer. Your tastebuds will thank you for the favor.


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