PSA: Turkey Bacon is NOT Bacon

Leave to some New York hipsters to mistakenly call turkey meat paste molded into strips, bacon. This is something we need to put a stop to right now.

When I was browsing the newswire for interesting bacon stories I was delighted to see the following headline in a New York newspaper:

“Try this burger with bacon and cheese served on a sugary doughnut bun, but no lard included”

I quickly clicked the link expecting to see the same Bacon Cheeseburger Doughnut that has been floating around on the internet for a while. To my surprise it was something new, but something didn’t look right with the photo. I didn’t see the bacon. I posted the photo above so you can inspect it yourself.

Turns out, the mystery meat hanging out on top of the burger is turkey meat paste and not bacon. My heart sank and I felt betrayed by the New York Daily News. Why would they make such a huge mistake like that?

It is time we as bacon lovers reclaim the word bacon.

  • Bacon IS cured meat prepared from pork belly (or back for you crazy Canadians and Brits).
  • Bacon is NOT processed turkey meat.
  • Bacon is NOT tofu or vegan.
  • Bacon is NOT simply a smoky flavor added to novelty products.

If your religion or diet restricts you form eating bacon, why would you want to eat a food that replicates it? You don’t see me trying to create tofu made from bacon.

Leave bacon alone. If you want to eat it then suck it up and eat the real thing. It will not be the end of the world and if you eat it in moderation will not take a year off your life. Just enjoy bacon.

Happy 4th of July from the Bacon Nation

Well I have my “Mmmerica” shirt from Tee Fury (sorry if you missed) so now I am officially ready to celebrate our independents in style. I might even wear the shirt all weekend.

I figured now would be a good time to pull out some older posts that should help you have the best 4th of July cookout ever.

Beer: You got to have beer at a cook out here are some of my favorites, Brew Free! Or Die IPA, Big Hop IPA, Racer 5 IPA, and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.

Food: Other then beer, food is the second most important thing at a cook out. Here are some ideas for you, Bacon Burger Dogs, Grill around the Globe, Heart Attack Snack, and the Bacon Explosion.

I hope those help you have a great time this weekend. I have a lot of other posts I could have added but it would have took me for ever to find them all. If you think I missed any important ones just link to them in the comments. Just search for your favorites or browse the archives.

Have a great weekend and remember to buy your Bacon Bash tickets.

Enjoy Bacon!

Bacon LIVE: The Bacon Bash Promotional Extravaganza

On last night’s show Sean and I were excited that Bacon Bash tickets are going on sale today. At about the 15 minute mark we snapped in to a Bacon Bash infomercial. We covered just about every aspect of the event plus some top secret ideas we are trying to have happen at the event. You’re going to have to watch the show to see what they are. Hopefully the live stream recording didn’t mess up during those parts.

We also talked about the comeback of the Taco Bell Bacon Club Chalupa. Sean will give it a try and let us know what he thinks. We then wrapped up the show with banter about ordering food late at night and Obama’s aids eating baskets of bacon.

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Bacon and Peaches Panini

One of my favorite style sandwiches are Paninis, so I was happy to find out that there was a whole blog dedicated to them. has been going strong for a few years now and they cover just about every kind of Panini you can dream up.

Last year they posted about a Bacon and Peaches Panini. You would think that peaches and bacon wouldn’t mix well but Kathy, author of the blog, thought otherwise.

I had a hunch that peaches would taste great with bacon and it turned out to be true. It’s that sweet-savory thing I just can’t get enough of.

Not having my own Panini press I have not been able to try this out but I am going to take Kathy’s word for it. Give that she is an expert an all. Check out here blog for more Panini ideas and amazing photos of them.

Bacon & Peaches Panini

Serves 2


  • 1-2 large yellow peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, fully cooked
  • Fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced (as much as you like)
  • French baguette, sliced crosswise into 5″ sections OR ciabatta rolls (I would not recommend sliced breads)


  1. Preheat the Panini grill to medium-high heat (375°F).
  2. For each sandwich: Halve the bread lengthwise. In between the halves, layer on the cheese, two slices of bacon and as many peaches as will fit neatly inside the bread.
  3. Grill 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Here are a few more bacon recipes from Kathy:

Let me know if you try and of these out or were I can get a cheap Pinini press in Pittsburgh.

Bacon LIVE: Some of our viewers review the Bacon Cheddar

On last night’s show Aaron Tucker, a long time Bacon LIVE fan, reviewed the Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. He pretty much said the same thing we said, “It sucks ass.” He even had a few of his family members on the video saying the same thing.

After watching the video Sean and I quickly realized that we hope Aaron makes more videos. He weird but in a good way, seriously we would watch a whole show about him. Just to give you a taste of his genius to open the video he rewrote our theme song to ”Bacon bacon cheese bacon bacon cheese”.

We also talked about hotdogs and bacon which reminded me that I had a big announcement about this year’s Bacon Bash. Sugardale will be sponsoring most of the bacon this year. We are both big fans of Sugardale so this is great news! I am trying to get them to supply us with some of their great hotdogs so we can make Bacon Burger Dogs. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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Pork Force, another viral video from our friends at

The viral pork superstars at have created yet another baconish video called Pork Force. It’s about a team of pigs that umm… you see these pigs are highly trained…

Its hard to explain here’s what they have to say out it:

Pork Force! They’re Awesomely Warsome! Watch in amazement as this crack unit of porcine warriors battle for YOUR FREEDOM!

Before I give anything away just watch the video and enjoy.

!Spoiler Alert!

My only real complaint about this video is the lack of bacon references. Maybe that would have been the easy joke but come on! The general could have been eating a plate of bacon or the pig telling the story could have paused and said, “Do I smell Steve”?

Anyway I kinda hope that Pork Force turns into a weekly web series. I really think they could take this one to the next step and make it more then just another viral video.

To the creators, keep up the good work guys the Bacon Nation loves what your doing!

Bacon LIVE: Frap Means Crushed Ice

On last night’s show we talked about bacon and coffee drinks. During the show we learned that frap means crushed ice. Sean also says he likes any drink that has whipped cream on top. I for one always skip the whip.

Also during the show Sean and I came up with a great bacon product and we hope that no one steals are idea. It’s so good in fact I thought about deleting this show so no one else could know it. Well other then the people that watched us live.

Sean and I have a lot going on this weekend so next week’s show should be a good one. Sean is having a cookout (Will the bacon burger dog make an appearance?) and we are both in a mini-golf tournament.

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