National Bacon Lovers Day

beef bacon

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:

  1. More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times
  2. Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development
  3. Each year in the US more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed
  4. Bacon is said to cure hangovers
  5. 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.

Bacon-Scented Pillow

The future of sleep is here, and apparently it smells like cured meat.

bacon scented pillow

Juicy Jewelry

Nothing says “classy” quite like an ode to pork around your neck.

bacon necklace

 

Lip Balm

How about a little lard-scented balm for your lips?

bacon lip balm

 

Soap

We would think you would want to get the smell of bacon off your hands, but if not, then this is for you.

bacon soap

 

iPhone Case

You probably won’t be able to play the 5-second rule after dropping your phone a few times.

bacon iphone case

Toothpaste

Nothing like salted fried pig breath to clean your mouth.

bacon toothpaste

 

Bacon Soda

Bacon Soda, I got Bacon Soda.

bacon soda

 

Enjoy some lovely strip bacon or pork-free Beef Bacon on any burger or sandwich at your local Hero Certified Burgers.

 

Credit to: http://twentytwowords.com/bacon-lovers-unite-35-fun-and-ridiculous-bacon-related-products-you-need-in-your-life

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/27/the-science-behind-why-we-all-love-bacon-5268455/#ixzz4HbaLWT4J