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This bacon-flavored coffee took the top prize for being the most imaginative drink in America.

A bacon-flavored coffee called "How to Win a Guy With One Sip" has won a $10,000 jackpot and the bragging rights to being recreated and sold at a popular coffee chain across the US.

Des Moines, Iowa resident Eileen Gannon beat out five other competitors with her pumpkin pie-spiced, bacon-flavored coffee at a contest held in New York last week, where her creation was lauded as the most "imaginative drink in America."

The bacon-flavored coffee will be featured at participating Seattle's Best Coffee locations across North America, which hosted the Red Cup Showdown. The Seattle's Best brand is owned by Starbucks.

Gannon, a financial adviser in Des Moines, meanwhile, is no stranger to the food contest circuit, according to local paper the Des Moines Register, which pointed out that she's a frequent blue ribbon winner at state fair contests.

Runners-up for the $10,000 pot included a "Café Mocha en fuego," spiced with chili powder, cinnamon and cayenne, and a raspberry-flavored chocolate coffee.

Gannon, meanwhile, used a bacon-flavored syrup and garnishes of candied oven-baked bacon to garnish her drink.

Studding foods with bacon seems to a recipe for success among global food brands seeking media and online attention.


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Burger King’s bacon sundae has 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar

Following family restaurant chain Denny's wild success with its Maple Bacon Sundae last year, Burger King likewise created a mild frenzy when it decided to launch a Bacon Sundae made with soft serve ice cream, caramel sauce and smoked bacon.