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Bringing Home the Bacon


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Do you love bacon? I wouldn't say that I love it, but I do enjoy its taste and smell. We use bacon sparingly in our house, mainly as a flavoring in other dishes. I know some people who absolutely love bacon and can't seem to get enough of it. Would you classify yourself in that category? You may not know how crazy some people are about bacon ... or maybe you do. Read on.

In past posts I've featured several pictures of some bizarre bacon products:

bacon lip balm

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bacon dipped in melted chocolate

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and bacon soap

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Doing some looking around online, I've recently seen some other bacon products that I found quite interesting and in some cases downright amazing. The first several below are the finds that got me started in searching further. Read on to see what strange bacon products there are out there! Follow the bacon....

Here's a picture of a bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich available at Tony's Restaurant, just off I-75 in Birch Run, Michigan.

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After trying to consume that, you could freshen your breath with some bacon mints.

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If the mints weren't weird enough, the following product is the one that made me curious.

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And the search was on!

One bacon-related item I found is a must-have for bacon lovers. It's a little gadget to turn out perfectly straight strips of bacon in the microwave.

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Here are real food items with bacon in them or with bacon flavor. There are quite a few flavors of bacon salt. Here's one.

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On one site I saw the following referred to as a heart attack in a jar. At least there's a "light" version for health-conscious people.

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If you want bacon-flavored popcorn, J&D's has already done it for you.

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The next one isn't really far-fetched at all — bacon ranch dressing mix.

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The ultimate in convenience is squeezable bacon.

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Here are some great snack foods.

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I even found bacon-flavored candies! Here are bacon gumballs.

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bacon jelly beans

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maple bacon lollipops!

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and even bacon diet Coke!?

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I guess if you would go for that, you'd need to drink it out of a special mug.

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Someone who thinks about bacon a lot thinks the following when using electric hand dryers.

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I don't know if I'll ever be able to use one of those again without thinking of that.

Here are a few bacon-flavored or -scented products out there. I don't know if you should use toothpicks and floss before or after the bacon mints.

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Here are some other bacon soaps with other scents added in.

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This soap would have been great to have during the swine flu (flew?) "pandemic."

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If you'd like the house to smell like bacon without having to cook some, these candles are for you.

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This airfreshener (?) would be great in the pickup truck.

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The following items are for real bacon aficionados.

You could wear bacon shoes...

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...a bacon watch....

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...or if injured, bacon bandaids....

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You could carry a bacon wallet...

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...bacon lunchbox...

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...or for hi-tech rednecks, there's even a bacon iPhone case...

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...and a bacon USB flash drive...!

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You and your friends could play the Bacon Game...

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...or play with a bacon action figure to fight the evil Mr. Tofu...!

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For vegetarians who simply cannot give up bacon, you can share your dilemma on a t-shirt.

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There's also a perfect t-shirt for geeks who love bacon.

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If your clothing tastes are a bit more refined, there's even a bacon tuxedo available.

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Wouldn't your sons look adorable in one? (one of the pictures from the box above)

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Finally there are some bacon paper goods available to bacon lovers.

Don't you hate licking some envelopes?! Here a solution — bacon-flavored mmmvelopes.

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Since you can wrap food items in bacon, why not gifts?

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I even found bacon toilet paper! I don't know if it's scented or if it just has pictures of bacon on it. It's not cheap though — $10 a roll! (Sorry, this is the best picture I could find.)

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Do you bacon lovers love bacon as much as you thought you did? I'm looking forward to the comments on this post. :-D

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"In Christ's death, death died." - John Owen

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Rob

Sorry, I can't write any more on this post. Yesterday, my eyeglass prescription ran out.


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17 Comments on “Bringing Home the Bacon”

  1. #1 Zina
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Very funny to see all the bacon things! The most troubling to me is the baby formula!?!?

    We have finally (in the last 6 months) found the closest thing to American bacon here in Germany and we have enjoyed our BLT sandwiches again! I guess it’s good we are not crazy for bacon.

  2. #2 Kathleen
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Now I’m hungry…

  3. #3 tworedsox
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Wow, I love bacon, but some people are sick! I don’t think I could let my kids wander around wrapped in pig fat. And the squeezable version…revolting…the makers could put whatever they want in it!! I think I need one of those microwave trays though. ;)

  4. #4 Ron
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    My goodness. I like bacon but I guess nothing near as much as some. I almost gagged looking at some of these bacon items. Are sure that isn’t a BBB that Tony’s serves up, I sure didn’t see any L or T on it. LOL

  5. #5 Ray
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I do spot a meager piece of lettuce hiding behind the gigantic BLT. maybe it was scared?

    I think some of the “internally consumed” items may have been thought of in “poor taste”….

    I wonder if the flash drive sizzles after a few minutes or simply lights up when in use.

    I loved the tee shirt!!! I wonder what other food words can be derived from the humble periodic table of elements???

    Is there an online all-things bacon catalog? I wonder if I can get that tux in my size? It may require some pork barrel spending.

  6. #6 b.j.
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Some of this is just so wrong! And gross… Squeezeable bacon?! blech!

    I do like the bacon heart at the top. Might have to try that sometime.

    Whoever eats that “blt” might have a bacon heart, too! A wonder their heart would beat at all after that!

  7. #7 Jenny
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Personally, I find even the smell of bacon nauseating, and eating it makes me ill. However, in regards to the microwaveable bacon tray–my parents had one. They work incredibly well and make cooking bacon quite simple. (IF you don’t mind the stench of bacon in your microwave for the next two months . . . )

  8. #8 Krista
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve had the Bacon Jam from Skillet (they’re here in Seattle). It’s absolutely amazing — about as good as the Bacon Maple doughnut I had in Portland (think pancakes with syrup and bacon). And yes, I could easily be vegetarian — if it weren’t for bacon!

  9. #9 Ben
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Monsieur Tofu…sounds like a rejected James Bond villain.

  10. #10 Amanda
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I tried a bacon favored chocolate bar once. It was actually pretty good. *wants a piece of bacon now* :)

  11. #11 Jason Harper
    on Apr 13th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I probably shouldn’t have read this post while sitting in bed recovering from food poisoning…. ugh….

  12. #12 Susan
    on Apr 13th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    The baby formula was a bit disturbing, as was the squeeze bottle of bacon – oh, that was bad! :-p I watched a TV program Saturday afternoon called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” This was the bacon version, and the last thing was, of course, a chocolate dessert topped with crisply-fried bacon pieces. It actually looked good! I’ve seen battered and deep-fried bacon too. We like bacon, but just as a complement to our meal, not the main course!

  13. #13 Rob
    on Apr 14th, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Thanks for all the great comments so far! I’m so busy right now that I’m not able to keep up with replies. I’ll reply to a few comments below.

    @Zina – I knew that the bacon in France is different, but I didn’t know about Germany. I’m glad you can now enjoy the occasional BLT. :-)

    @those who found the baby formula and squeezable bacon disturbing – I’m right there with you! Sick!

    @Ray – I found several sites where you could order some of these products. Just do a search for bacon products and look for a search result where looks like the site sells things.

    @Jenny – I’m sorry you don’t like the smell of bacon. This post must have been a tough one for you to go through. :-) Thanks for the confirmation that the microwave bacon tray works well. (Did you see that, tworedsox?)

    @b.j. – I found that bacon heart when I did my searching and thought it just had to go in the post somewhere. Being on cholesterol lowering medicine makes me more conscious of my fat intake. I try to visualize my heart trying to pump some fatty food through my veins — it helps me say “no” to it more easily.

    @Krista – Thanks for weighing in on the jam. It actually sounds good to me. Greetings to Jon!

    @Amanda – That candy bar sounds … um … interesting.

    @Jason – Je le regrette. :-(

    @Susan – The batter, deep-fried bacon sounds absolutely lethal! I’m with you on using it for a complement, rather than a major part of a meal.

  14. #14 Carrie
    on Apr 14th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    My family and I love bacon! We eat it way too often. Blame the Commissary for its low meat prices. . . The kids and I laughed/groaned our way through your post — thanks for the fun! We also found the squeezable bacon gross. Although. . .

  15. #15 Carrie
    on Apr 14th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention that my family has eated at Tony’s and pretty much everything there is big and bad!

  16. #16 Laura
    on Apr 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wow, this post was a real groaner. I never imagined that so much bacon stuff was out there!!! I like bacon from time to time (especially nitrate-free . . . no headaches!), but seeing so much in one place is enough to lose the appetite. The flying pig soap was kind of cute, though.

    Hope your semester ends well . . . time must be accelerating for you by now.

  17. #17 Rob
    on Apr 15th, 2010 at 5:16 am

    @Carrie – Glad you all enjoyed the post. I was also thinking that the squeezable bacon might actually taste better than it looks. After all, it’s the bacon flavor we’re after, isn’t it? Thanks too for the info about Tony’s. When you say “everything is big and bad,” are you using that idiomatically, or is everything bad? ;-)

    @Laura – I saw one site with over a hundred weird bacon products — talk about too much! I didn’t link to it because some of the things there were pretty inappropriate. So there’s even more “out there” than I shared in this post! :-)


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