If You Love Bacon, Have I Got Ideas for You! Blogging & Shopping!

Recently I’ve noticed that bacon seems to be the meat generating a lot of buzz. Think about it, how many things can you think of that are better with a little bit of bacon? Scallops, shrimp, filets, burgers, eggs… I’ve even had bacon wrapped water chestnuts! Now, what makes bacon better? My only thoughts are having more or not being burned!  (though i had to laugh when one of the guys made my preschool aged nephew a plate of bacon for a manly breakfast, my nephew disagreed!) I’ve been finding some fun bacon resources and thought I’d share in the love of bacon on social media!

Bacon Blogs

custom bacon by Johns Custom MeatsThere are lots of blogs on bacon. And in fact, I found a top 10 list on blogs.com that I had to check out a few. Most of them cover a wide variety of bacon content.

Here’s the list:

Blogs I Follow that Speak to Origins of Bacon

Most of those talk about bacon on the market and in the home. But a lot goes into getting bacon to the store or plate. That’s where my ag peeps come in. You should look at it because the blogs reader’s have already added quite a few on there. And I have to say, I have a few suggestions.
  • John’s Custom Meats is a butcher shop in Kentucky and one of the proprietors, Amy Sipes, routinely makes my mouth water with pictures of some new cut of meat. (Thanks Amy for the photos on this blog post! You really make me want to shop at your place!)
  • Meatblogger – Chris Raines was a professor at Penn State and a meat expert. No, not like the folks who just eat it – he knew way more than I thought was possible! He passed away a year ago and I miss him something crazy, but there is still great info on his blog.
  • Pork Power Blog — This is a blog done by a group of pork farmers… recipes and marathon training are among the themes.
  • Three kids & lots of Pigs — I love what Heather Hill (aka @ProudPorkMom) does. Like lots of farm moms, she’s working full-time, raising kids and helping on the farm.
    So what does that leave her with? Time to blog? Probably not but she does an awesome job with it anyway!
  • Chris Chinn – My girl Chris Chinn has a family farm that raises hogs in Missouri started this blog for the 2010 holidays. She’s captured some great thoughts about some of the struggles of farming but does an equally incredible job of helping explain why she wants to keep those options open for future generations.
  • From My Front Porch — Jent her husband Chris and kids are enjoying life on the farm in Indiana. She writes about various things that happen — from sending hogs to market, to feeding horses and taking care of cows.

Unique Ways to Celebrate Bacon

There is a whole world of bacony products out there to celebrate the love of bacon! And the website ThinkGeek has lots of bacon novelties to choose from. Here are a few that intrigue me. Bacon Adhesive Bandages from ThinkGeek

  • Bacon Lip Balm — “we laugh at you since you limit your bacon intake to meals only while we have the awesomesauce that is Bacon Lip Balm to have baconny goodness all day long. Seriously, this stuff tastes like the king of meats, but in smooth and moisturizing lip balm form. Fix chapped lips AND taste like the world’s most scrumptious pork product all day? We can’t think of a better combination. Share your love of the magical animal that produces pork, ham, sausage and bacon by giving your loved ones bacon-flavored kisses.”
  • Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages — “We’ve always thought bacon was the balm for any emotional wound, and now it can help physical ones as well! Introducing Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages! Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages are wiggly-cut, adhesive bandages that look like strips of bacon (hence the name). And really, that’s about it. But by looking like bacon, they are suddenly (without hyperbole) 8 bajillion times more awesome than a regular adhesive bandage. You could even put some on, go to your local grocery store’s meat department, and pretend the bacon is attacking you like leeches. Hey, that sounds like fun.”
  • Bacon Beans Jellybeans — “Inside each bacon-shaped tin of Bacon Beans Jellybeans is a small hoard of bacon flavored jellybeans. The beans are to remind you of the beauty of the tin and the tin is to remind you of the tastiness of the beans. It’s a never ending circle of bacon goodness. Bacon Beans Jellybeans – a celebration of nature’s perfect food.” Bendy Mr Bacon on ThinkGeek
  • Bendy Mr. Bacon — “Each Bendy Mr. Bacon has bendy arms and legs, so you can pose him in oh so many ways. He’s great fun to play with – simple, childlike fun where imagination can take the two of you anywhere. Bendy Mr. Bacon is much more hygienic than playing with regular bacon, too. Oh, and . . . wait, Mr. Bacon just left the room (he was reading this over our shoulder). Seriously, don’t piss him off. He’s been holding us hostage for the last two wee . . . Oh, hey Mr. Bacon. No, we were just telling them how nice you are. Bendy Mr. Bacon – get one now. Or else.”
  • My First Bacon – Talking Plush — “We’re always thinking and dreaming here at ThinkGeek World Domination HQ. In fact, we have meetings to do just that (and eat, not that we need an excuse to eat). While nomming on some delicious BLTs slathered in Baconnaise, designerd Christian thought a terrifying thought. ‘With all this vegetarian buzz going around,’ he mused, ‘What will happen to bacon in the future? What if everyone goes… vegan?’ (Insert the sound of three dozen monkeys simultaneously gasping… except for the vegetarian employees who were silently thoughtful.) This is our plan. My First Bacon(tm) is a ThinkGeek exclusive plush toy that will delight your little ones. Even if they’re not on solid foods yet, your progeny shouldn’t be deprived of the joys of bacon. Soft and snuggly with big giant eyes, My First Bacon(tm) is both friendly and reliable, just like actual bacon.” Love the video below & the tagline “You’ve got a friend in meat!”

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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17 Responses to If You Love Bacon, Have I Got Ideas for You! Blogging & Shopping!

  1. Jodi May 18, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    It this blog post doesn’t make you want to eat some bacon…I don’t know what will!! 😀

  2. Melissa May 18, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I may be a BEEF Mom, but I LOVE Bacon!

  3. Samantha May 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Ha, I love this!! I can’t help but think about that Bacon piece by Jim Gaffigan. Bacon is a lot like cheese–it makes anything better.

  4. Katie on the prairie May 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Might be my fav post EVER from you JP. 🙂 I posted last night on FB and Twitter that Bacon is the flavor of the month on Food Buzz. There are so many great and fun bacon recipes that I need to try. I have a friend who says she is a vegetarian that eats bacon. You cannot help yourself.

    • JPlovesCOTTON May 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

      LOL! I am going to have to best myself then! But I did have fun with it and took my time! You’ll love that Jay Baer’s talking about ThinkGeek a couple of days in a row made me play around… and the cool stuff they had… well I want to write copy for that site!

  5. Erica May 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    I loved the Bendy Mr. Bacon guy! “Bendy Mr. Bacon is much more hygienic than playing with regular bacon, too.”

    Hahaha – ahem. I guess I’m just easily amused.

    Great post!

    • JPlovesCOTTON May 19, 2011 at 11:34 am #

      I know! I want to load up a big ol basket of bacon fun on ThinkGeek!

  6. Susan Crowell May 19, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Now. I’m. Hungry. For. Bacon.
    Loved the post!

  7. Tom Super May 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Janice, great post! You forgot the Bacon Bra 😉

    “Bacon is so good, the pan applauds when you put it in there.”

    Also, check out AMI’s “Six Degrees of Bacon” (Not Kevin) http://bit.ly/mlHZNa

  8. William Henning May 20, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    And don’t forget the many famous Pigs in History who made this all possible:
    Sir Francis Bacon
    Ulysses S Grunt
    John Phillip Sowsa
    and of course:
    Hamlet
    Pygmalion

    I know this may be boaring to some, but history is important!

    Being a vegetarian doesn’t make you live longer, it just seems like it..

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