SPRINGDALE, ARK. – As Wright Brand, a unit of Tyson Foods Inc., concludes its 100th anniversary year, the bacon brand has created a unique savory cake featuring its thick-cut, real wood-smoked bacon. The Bacon Cake features layers of cheddar scallion cornbread, sandwiched together with a sweet corn bacon filling. The cake is then topped with a salted hot honey cream cheese bacon spread and Wright Brand Bacon. The limited-edition cake is available for purchase in select markets online, while supplies last.
The brand team partnered with Darnell Reed, chef and owner of Chicago-based Luella’s Southern Kitchen to develop the recipe. In addition to its Southern-inspired ingredients, the Wright Brand Bacon Cake features bacon rosettes and 1.5 lbs of bacon incorporated throughout the cake.
For bacon fans in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, the limited-edition cake will be available for purchase and local pickup for $19.22 at Wright Brand’s website starting Thursday, Dec. 15. Local pickup points will vary based on location.
“Turning 100 is a major milestone and we wanted to do something big to close out our year-long celebration,” said Cal Tharp, senior brand manager for Wright Brand bacon. “We kicked off our anniversary by launching a bacon-inspired fragrance and later in the year took over the town where the brand was founded, Vernon, Texas, with a one-day bacon festival. The only thing missing was the cake! We wanted to give people a way to celebrate our centennial with us in a way that feels distinctly Wright Brand.”