1. The secret to sizzle-perfect bacon

    Have you tried the oven?

     

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  3. Americans eat, on average, more than 18 pounds of bacon per year. Even Christmas cannot escape our bacon obsession. Behold: Bacon flavored candy canes. These tasty treats are the perfect stocking stuffer for that bacon lover in your life, and let’s face: We all know someone who fits the bill.

    13 bacon-inspired products

     

  4. Each American eats, on average, 18 pounds of bacon per year. Now, the obsession is reaching a new level. Bacon lovers can be buried in their favorite cured meat. While J&D’s Bacon Coffin ($2,999.99) isn’t actually made of bacon, it’s painted with bacon and pork shading and comes equipped with a “bacon air freshener for when you get that buried-underground, not-so-fresh feeling.”

    We thought this was the perfect opportunity to update our bacon slideshow. Here, 10 other bacon-inspired products:

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  5. Each American eats, on average, 18 pounds of bacon per year. Now, that salty meat obsession is reaching a new level. Fast food chain Jack in the Box recently announced the addition of the Bacon Shake to its menu: A 24-ounce, 1,081-calorie beverage made with vanilla ice cream and “bacon-flavored syrup.” How does it taste? According to SFist's Brock Keeling, “Horrific.” Here, nine other dubious bacon-inspired products

     

  6. One-food diets that people have survived and lost weight on:

    • Twinkies (a nutritionist shed 27 lbs in two months by eating nothing but Twinkies and other junk food)
    • Bacon (dude ate a pound a day for a month, and lost weight and his blood pressure went down)
    • Eggs (the guy lost 56 lbs over ten months)
    • Potatoes (his blood-sugar levels dropped slightly)
    • Pizza (lost 2 lbs over a month)
    • Baked beans (lost 140 lbs by eating six cans a day for nine months)
    • Sardine and avocado sandwiches (Chef Alton brown — love him — had an obsession with these things and lost 50 lbs last winter, but he also snacked on fruits, whole grains etc.)

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  7. This coincides with a renewed speculation that American food culture’s love affair with bacon is finally dead. With bacon-inspired products becoming increasingly weird —baconnaise comes to mind — is this trend finally dying?

    "Bacon had a good run," says Kathy Mclaughlin at The Wall Street Journal, but “now it has gone flabby — used too much and too often, it’s lost its novelty and coated fine dining with a ubiquitous veneer of porky grease.”

     


  8. Some vegans say anyone willing to feast on pork should have no qualms about eating dog meat. But it’s not really the same thing, says Nicolette Hahn Niman in The Atlantic.