This Bacon Bouquet Is the Best Alternative to Roses for Valentine’s Day

You can DIY a bacon bouquet or order one from a company called—no surprise—Bacon Bouquets.

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 beef jerky bouquet, pickle bouquets or bacon bouquet.

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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 $25 or a dozen roses for $79 (on sale from $140). If those prices are bacon your heart, then there’s always a DIY option.

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:

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.

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Lauren Naru
Lauren Naru writes about gift guides, sales, and must-have items for the kitchen and home. She loves a good deal is and is always on the hunt for super-savings and products that solve cooking problems. In her spare time, you’ll find her creating custom cookies for friends and family. Lauren lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region.