It is a staple of Canadian and American breakfasts, loved by meat eaters across the world, and has even been blamed for turning vegetarians into meat eaters. Yes, we’re talking about bacon. Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history with the Chinese salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C. People love bacon, they go crazy for it. Today, August 20 is officially known as National Bacon Lovers Day. To celebrate, here are some interesting facts about the baconmania craze:
- More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times
- Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development
- Each year in the US more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed
- Bacon is said to cure hangovers
- Canadians really love their bacon, with 43% choosing bacon over sex.
It’s been said that bacon is the duct tape of food. Wrap it around just about anything, and immediately all problems are solved.
I mean, just check out the guys from Epic Meal Time (They really love bacon (on bacon on bacon on bacon under bacon on bacon):
So we know you eat the stuff. There are groups, apps and communities dedicated to our salted and cured friend. But did you know that there are literally tons of ways for baconmaniacs to demonstrate their love that are available for your purchasing pleasure? Here are a few ways to get your bacon fix without clogging your arteries.
The future of sleep is here, and apparently it smells like cured meat.
Nothing says “classy” quite like an ode to pork around your neck.
How about a little lard-scented balm for your lips?
We would think you would want to get the smell of bacon off your hands, but if not, then this is for you.
You probably won’t be able to play the 5-second rule after dropping your phone a few times.
Nothing like salted fried pig breath to clean your mouth.
Bacon Soda, I got Bacon Soda.
Enjoy some lovely strip bacon or pork-free Beef Bacon on any burger or sandwich at your local Hero Certified Burgers.