Yes, Bacon Bouquets for Valentine’s Day Are a Thing

Because nothing says love like bacon.

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your sweetheart, we have a tasty idea. You can skip the bouquet or roses or carnations! Instead, pick up something delicious—like a bacon bouquet.

How Order a Bacon Bouquet

Bacon Bouquets is a company that specializes in edible bacon arrangements. Seriously. The thick cut bacon is sourced from farms in North Texas. Then, after being hand-seasoned, each bacon rosebud is hand-shaped and baked in the oven. It even comes with re-heating instructions so you get to enjoy warm, crispy bacon. Yum…bacon!

Right now, they’re running a Valentine’s Day special. You can score a half dozen bacon roses for $51 or a dozen roses for $84 (on sale from $151). If those prices are not in your budget, then there’s always a DIY option. (Here are the mistakes everybody makes when cooking bacon.)

How Do I Make a Bacon Bouquet?

Making this edible arrangement for Valentine’s Day should be too difficult, even for beginning crafters. You’ll need:

  • Strips of thick cut bacon
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Toothpicks
  • Fake flower stems

Tightly roll the bacon one piece at a time. Stick toothpicks through the middle to create an “X” that will help your rose stand upright while baking. Then, once all your roses are rolled, cover a baking sheet with foil, and bake that bacon to perfection. You want the bacon to be cooked all the way through and the outside edges crisp. Once they’re cool, remove the toothpicks, secure each rosebud to a stem and present to your special someone.

Next, check out these fascinating Valentine’s Day facts from around the world.

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