BACONPALOOZA: 101 Awesome Bacon Products You Can't Miss!

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Over the past few years, it's hard to deny that bacon has been catapulted into the limelight. Bacon can now be found in practically everything. Sales of bacon have been sizzling. Swine-related novelty gifts are on the rise. As are memberships to Bacon of the Month and various Bacon Lovers clubs online. 

And do you want to know why?
Because bacon is the epitome of awesomeness. 
So as a tribute to the wonderful and epically delicious bit of fried swine, here is a look at 101 awesome "bacon bits" that all bacon lovers should have on their wishlist...
If loving strips of swine is wrong...then I don't wanna be right.
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  • I love that you have Baconpalooza up, because it just reminded me how much I do love bacon. Since training for this Ironman, I can pretty much eat anything. I think I am going to make myself some bacon and eggs. Also, one of my friend's, Mike enjoys eating bacon on his pizza. I will have to try that sometime. Kudos to Bacon !!

  • In reply to eccarlso:

    I think he's onto something. Bacon really does make everything better!

  • Mmmmm. Bacon.

  • In reply to DavidWallach:

    It's been making me hungry all day!

  • In reply to DavidWallach:

    The bacon pancake griddle is brilliant and could be the innovation we need to make a bacon/pancake sandwich. Sure, McDonalds calls it a McGriddle, but i call it baconiffic.

  • In reply to DavidWallach:

    OMG. I wonder if the Diet Coke is real. I have always wanted to try bacon with chocolate, but haven't yet. My kids love bacon on their pizza, too (saw that comment above). We've been eating a lot of bacon around our house lately, so this is timely for us!

  • In reply to DavidWallach:

    Very funny photos. I will apologize for raining on everyones parade, I'm sure the nasty comments will come anyway, but I want to share, regarding not eating pork...
    http://www.goveg.com/f-top10pigs.asp
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/04/11/pork-part-one.aspx
    Extremely crowded conditions, poor ventilation, and filth in factory farms cause such rampant disease in pigs that 70 percent of them have pneumonia by the time they

  • In reply to NoMorePuppyStores:

    Caveat Emptor...to each their own! You have to take everything you read with a grain of salt.

    If my occasional BLT or bacon cheeseburger or side of bacon with my scrambled eggs negates the effectiveness of modern medicine, then so be it. At least I'll know I have a happy belly through it all! :)

  • In reply to RunningJayhawk:

    Moderation is tough when pork products are invading every food there is- from candy bars, pizza, several sandwiches, hot dogs, even as a topping on salads. Then you have ribs, pulled pork, ham sandwich, porkchops... Hello heart disease!

    Here is my proposal, and I believe its totally fair: Everyone who wants to eat pork products should have to watch, either in person (or on video may have to suffice, but you miss a lot including the smell), hogs in a typical mass feed yard being raised and the hogs being slaughtered and prepped for their kitchen table. If still they have no problem, then I fully accept their decision, and even respect their choice to eat unhealthy dead flesh. It is those who want to remain ignorant who I think are cowards.

  • In reply to NoMorePuppyStores:

    Interesting point...but really, you could make this point to any carnivore with port, beef, chicken, whatever as slaughterhouses in general are notorious for poor conditions. Arguing with someone who enjoys a certain type of food isn't necessarily going to force them to change their ways. And me enjoying the occasional bbq pulled pork sandwich isn't going to kill me. Americans have enough of an issue with obesity as it is, that even if everyone were to eliminate bacon from their diets, we'd still have a massive problem on our hands.

    If we want to specifically target heart disease then perhaps we should join forces and go on a crusade against tobacco users, or those who experience chronic stress, or heck even alcoholics? Those are all contributing factors to heart disease right along with obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but I'm sure you knew that.

    I also want to point out, of the items listed above, only 32 are edible. And of that 32, most include bacon flavoring...not the actual bacon product itself. Just food for thought. And have you ever looked at the nutritional facts for bacon? It might surprise you...
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/7356/z So in moderation? It really isn't *that* bad for your health and I'd venture to say we've all but significantly worse things in our bodies (thought the calories to calories from fat ratio is a slightly high).

    I can see that you're clearly passionate about healthy living (and I am, too....brava for us!), but we have to accept that we cannot change the behaviors of a mass public. Though awareness is indeed key. If you're interested, I'd love to have you write a counter-entry to this piece for "That's Awesome." Not so much as a soapbox to the anti-pork debate, or the unsanitary conditions that are found in slaughterhouses, but perhaps a spirited POV on how tweaking little behaviors in your everyday diet could lead to a longer, more awesome life. Something with an "awesome" twist. Thoughts?

    Shoot me an email and let's chat if you're game!

  • In reply to RunningJayhawk:

    I write specifically about pet and dog related topics, but I can try to write on any topic. I am an avid reader and hobby writer-- so yeah, if you've got a topic, I can write!

    What dietary habits make me so awesome? Having 2 shots of espresso, a Diet Coke, and a cigarette in the morning is my breakfast of champions. Sometimes I throw in a donut if I really want to mix it up, but only organic donuts.

  • In reply to RunningJayhawk:

    Please do not give this person a chance to write on here. I actually enjoy this website and don't want to hear preaching about how bad bacon is and how poor the conditions of slaughter houses are especially from someone who openly claims that a cigarette is part of her breakfast of champions. I can't stand people who can take a hypocritically oppose one thing based on it being bad for your health but do something that is proven to be just as bad. I love bacon and I love tobacco let me write a POV piece about doing things to make yourself happy because tomorrow isn't promised. Oh and P.S. the bacon explosion is phenomenal, I made one for my birthday this year.

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