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.
- Next time you make yourself a drink, why not make a "Bacon Sour"? All you need is St-Germain Liqueur infused with applewood smoked bacon, Basil Hayden's Bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, Peychaud's Bitters, and some egg white. [url]
- You can be a real bacon lover with J&D's Baconlube, a bacon-flavored personal lubricant and massage oil. Apparently, Baconlube began as an elaborate April Fool's joke, but when J&D's revealed that it was never intended to be a real product, bacon lovers everywhere protested. So now, for a limited time, you can buy an actual bottle of Baconlube. [url]
- On April 1st (wink), Scope announced that it was introducing an entirely vegetarian (i.e. "synthetic") bacon-flavored mouthwash. Too bad it's not real because this idea has potential. Imagine, usually nasty-tasting mouthwash now tastes like bacon, and vegetarians could get a 30-second bacon fix without actually having to eat a pig. [url]
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