DailyDirt: The American Bacon Obsession

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Americans reportedly eat, on average, more than 18 pounds of bacon each year. This unhealthy obsession with bacon apparently began in the 1990s when the high-protein, high-fat, low-carb Atkins Diet started gaining popularity. Now there are tons of bacon-inspired products available to the bacon lover, such as bacon ice cream, chocolate-dipped bacon, bacon doughnuts, bacon candy, bacon soap, bacon toothpaste, and bacon air freshener. Here are a few more examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    silverscarcat (profile), May 31st, 2013 @ 3:57pm

    Yuck!

    I'm an American and I HATE bacon!

    *Shudder*

    It's nothing but grease, crunchy stuff, yuck and fat.

    Nothing good about it.

    Proud to say that I haven't had bacon in almost 15 years.

     

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    Jake, May 31st, 2013 @ 5:14pm

    You know, for a country that's obsessed with the stuff, you really suck at cooking it. Bacon is not supposed to shatter when you stab it with a fork!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 31st, 2013 @ 5:24pm

    what about pancetta or prosciutto?

    bacon tastes good. pork chops taste gooood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0zJSgHDnpw

     

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    droozilla (profile), May 31st, 2013 @ 6:10pm

    Re: Yuck!

    I'm calling immigration to have you deported.

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), May 31st, 2013 @ 6:32pm

    Re: Re: Yuck!

    (coach mora voice)
    deported !?
    dePorted ?!
    DePorted ?!

    i say make'em into bacon ! ! !

     

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    gnudist, May 31st, 2013 @ 6:33pm

    Re: Yuck!

    Get outta my country you bacon hating communist scum

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 31st, 2013 @ 6:48pm

    Re: Re: Yuck!

    Mike hates bacon too, I presume.

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Jun 1st, 2013 @ 2:04am

    Re: Re: Yuck!

    born in the USA, I have the birth certificate to prove it.

    Where would I be deported to?

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jun 1st, 2013 @ 4:08am

    Re: Re: Re: Yuck!

    gitmo, you commie freak...

    das piggie ist sur gut ! ! !

    i'm going to have some smoked bacon, in just a while, a piggie our company bought from a 4-H kid and had butchered, it is ALL yummy, right down to the squeal...

    pig-gie!
    pig-gie!
    pig-gie!

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy
    eof

     

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    Wolfy, Jun 1st, 2013 @ 4:08am

    Bacon should be crisp. The very idea of the texture of rubbery fat makes my blood run cold, and my stomach heave.

    On the other hand, pigs are smarter than dogs, and can be just as affectionate.

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jun 1st, 2013 @ 4:13am

    Re:

    i hear 'long pigs' are smarter than dogs, too, but i have my doubts...
    they are not as affectionate as dogs, either...
    not sure how they taste...
    hee hee hee

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy
    eof

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Jun 1st, 2013 @ 7:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Yuck!

    Well, I hope you enjoy your heart attack then.

     

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    shawnhcorey (profile), Jun 2nd, 2013 @ 10:20am

    The FDA Lied

    There is nothing wrong with bacon. Everyone thinks something is because the FDA lied to them. You don't remember the FDA, those folks who said trans-fat was good for you. Saturated fat has not been shown to cause heart attacks. That's fructose. So enjoy your bacon. It's good for you.

     

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    chillinfart, Jun 2nd, 2013 @ 10:49am

    Now I got the joke. Ty BaconDirt.

     

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    nasch (profile), Jun 3rd, 2013 @ 10:22am

    Re: Yuck!

    It's nothing but grease, crunchy stuff, yuck and fat.

    No, it's grease, crispy stuff, and salt!

     

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    Joseph M. Durnal, Jun 3rd, 2013 @ 10:40am

    Bacon Wrapped Marshmallow

    I was camping this weekend and roasted a bacon wrapped marshmallow. I had some problems with the marshmallow melting while trying to get the bacon fully cooked but it mostly worked and turned out good :)

     

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