BACON - My Favorite Food!

By Shannon Hayes

Most Popular Bacon Flavors

hickory

maple

applewood

mesquite

honey

sugared

peppered

cherrywood

Awesome Stuff About Bacon

  • September 3rd is "International Bacon Day"
  • Baconnaise is Vegetarian!
  • Bacon is addictive; it contains six types of umami. Umami produces an addictive neurochemical response
  • Each year in the US more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed in food service, which is equivalent to the weight of 8.5 Nimitz class aircraft carriers.
  • Bacon cures hangovers
  • 69% of all food service operators serve bacon
  • There is a bust of Kevin Bacon made of bacon
  • The price of pork bellies is the highest it has been since 1988
  • Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.
  • Canadian Bacon is not really bacon, it is fully-cooked smoked pork loin
  • Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development
  • Bacon and eggs are eatten together 71% of the time
  • Bacon appeals to males slightly more than females
  • Bacon is consumed at breakfast an average of 12 times per person per year
  • A 250 lb pig yields about 23 lbs of bacon
  • Bacon accounts for 19% of all pork eaten in the home
  • Bacon consumption occurs 59% during weekdays and 41% on the weekends
  • People over the age of 34 make up most bacon consumption
  • Bacon accounted for nearly half of breakfast meat serving volume
  • More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times

I Like Bacon More Than You!

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Make Homemade Bacon

Makin' Bacon