COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - Bacon! It's not just for breakfast, lunch or dinner anymore!
Available this season at Fifth Third Ballpark during West Michigan Whitecaps games is the Baco - a taco with a specially made bacon shell. The Baco was the top vote-getter in the Whitecaps annual contest for new food items for the season.
According to the Whitecaps, the Baco received a staggering 30% of the online votes, while second place with 27% of the vote went to The Bad Joke (a corn dog covered in cheese with two strips of duck bacon on a bun...it will quack you up!). Third place was, a virtual tie between Crash's favorite snack, Rascal Chow (popcorn, bacon and Reeses) and Teeny Weenies (little hot dogs in mini helmets), with 9% each.
Previous winners of the food contest include Chicks with Sticks, the Cudighi Yooper Sandwich and the Declaration of Indigestion. All have been retired from the menu.
Another highlight on the new menu this seasonis the "Squeelin' Pig." Billed as the spiciest sandwich served at any ballpark, this is a pulled pork sandwich packed with a punch of Giardinara, a sprinkle of Ghost Pepper and flaming BBQ sauce. Anyone wishing to tempt their fate with this new sandwich will have to sign a waiver when they order this flame thrower.