Sometime Tuesday afternoon while we were distracted by work, our children or other trivial diversions, Burger King snuck in and sugar-bombed and salt-bombed our sensibilities.
Buried at the bottom of a self-congratulatory press release about its summer menu (Sweet potato fries! The Carolina BBQ Whopper!), the burger chain unveiled its 2 a.m. dorm room-inspired Bacon Sundae. It's vanilla soft serve with chocolate fudge, caramel and bacon topped with extra bacon crumbles.
It did not go unnoticed for long. A short time later, Twitter -- like so many future arteries -- exploded. Here are some of the best tweets we spotted about the pigsicle that used the trending hashtag #BKBaconSundaeSlogans:
@redhuntingcap It tastes better than how dignity feels.
@substockman You got diabetes in my congestive heart failure
@tomhensleyy We're Not Responsible For How You'll Breathe While You Eat It.
@tomhensleyy It Cools Its Own Heartburn
@tomhensleyy (Tom was on a roll) Because Your Pants Should Be As Tight As The Cage Of The Pig That's In Your Dessert.
@tomhensleyy Finally, A Dessert That Finishes You
@mattob34 If We're All Still Here on December 22nd, We'll Issue a Formal Apology
@Andriiya Have it your... beep... beep... beeeeeeeeeeep... CLEAR!
@BrianLich Salty tears of depression not included.
@Fuzimir Even Paula Deen thinks its over the top
@annakgustafson Nobody loves you, why bother loving yourself anymore
@Formcode Sundae bloody sundae.
Burger King says the Bacon Sundae will be available beginning Thursday. Though, you know, somewhere there's a salad bar that's open right now.