Monday, March 4, 2013

The Bacon Brownie: Created in central Illinois

Like most Americans, you probably love chocolate. You probably also like bacon. So why not combine the two? That's what the Bacon Brownie is all about. The tasty creation hit convenience stores last year. You may have even tried it. But did you know the two people responsible for it are from central Illinois, and both attended UIS?

Clay Evers, from Greenview, and Drew Stevens, from Petersburg, teamed up to produced to produce Bacon Brownie years ago. Last year, after getting approval from the USDA, it started being sold in stores.

"We make this, and people enjoy it," Evers said. "When people enjoy something you made, as a food product, it's like writing a song and seeing someone enjoy your song."

"I've never had bacon and chocolate together and eaten anything or made anything like it," Stevens said. "I thought, 'I will try it out. It sounds good.'"

You can find Bacon Brownies at Qik-n-EZ for $2.49 each. They are also available in more than 200 locations in St. Louis.

The story was featured by WICS-TV on March 1, 2013.

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