Smart Bacon, More Like Dumb Bacon

This is blasphemy! Litelife, the makers of “Smart Bacon”, should be forced to take smart out of the name. There are two major reasons for this:

  1. Eating food that tastes and kind of looks like food your against eating is dumb, not smart.
  2. Bacon is known to make developing babies smarter; the same study says nothing about veggies.

What Litelife is doing is a classic example of false advertising. They’re telling people that it’s smart to eat fake food when everyone else says its smart need to eat natural.

Just look at the crazy ingredients: Water, soy protein isolate, wheat gluten, soybean oil, texured soy protein concentrate, textured wheat gluten, less than 2% of: natural smoke flavor, natural flavor (from vegetable sources), grill flavor (from sunflower oil), carrageenan, evaporated cane juice, paprika oleoresin (for flavor and color), potassium chloride, sesame oil, fermented rice flour, tapioca dextrin, citric acid, and salt.

Now let’s take a look at the ingredients of natural bacon: pork, water, and salt.

I don’t know about you, but I think I would rather eat something that has just three ingredients that any five year old could read and other understand.

The silver lining of this story is, the Vegans that are eating this crap obviously miss real bacon. This means we still have a change to save them. Next time you see a frail looking hipster at your local store with Dumb Bacon in their cart. Walk up to them and hand them a package of real bacon. Make sure you also tell them that the Bacon Nation would gladly welcome them bacon.

Bacon LIVE: Sean found Vegan Propaganda!

Well I guess it’s better late than never, but here is the Bacon LIVE show notes. On Wednesday the show started off normal but then quickly took a turn when Sean showed me some Vegan Propaganda he pickup when he was traveling last weekend.

I can’t believe the amount of lies and fact manipulation they use to try and get people to take part in their unnatural eating habits. I really think Vegans are no different than other people that have eating disorders. They feel like they don’t have control of their life so they have to strictly control what they eat.

Being a person that enjoys the 1st Amendment I am ok with them having there propaganda. But I do have a strict don’t ask don’t tell policy when it comes to Vegans that enter my personal life. I will not make fun of your eating disorder (to you face) if you don’t ridicule me for eating cute animals (to mine).

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Bacon Bash, Pittsburgh’s Premier Bacon Event is Coming August 14th, 2010

That’s right I am planning another bacon event at the Harris Grill this year. Since last year’s was a big hit we are going to try and make this a yearly gathering.

We are going to take what we did last year and kick it up a notch. We are still working out the details on how we plan to do that, but I can share with you what we know for sure.

Click here for details for the Pittsburgh Bacon Bash

If you live in or near Pittsburgh and you’re a bacon lover you are not going to want to miss this event. Tickets will go on sale July 1st, 2010.

Bacon in Pancakes are starting to catch on

When I opened my bacon store with Storenvy I didn’t realize that some of the people behind the site were bacon fans. I quickly found this out when I posted in the forums and they replied with this:

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship….
See our tweet from earlier today.

That’s right! Storenvy is making Bacon in Pancakes for a conference there a part of. So not only are they bacon fans but there also on the cutting edge of the bacon movement.

I then told them about the post I did on Bacon in Pancakes and they have now modified there recipe to use a whole strip of bacon and not crumbs.

Here is how Jenette from Storenvy make hers

We love made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, but today we used Aunt Jemima’s Original pancake mix, with buttermilk substituted for the milk. (Real Simple’s taste-testers say Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix and syrup are the best!)

We poured the pancake batter on the griddle, sprinkled some crumbled bacon on it, and flipped it when it was ready — that’s it. So good!

I’m glad that Bacon in Pancakes are starting to catch on. I’m not sure how many people are going to the conference but I am sure they will be a lot of new fan of this amazing dish created that day.

To celebrate my new store and the Bacon in Pancakes, use the coupon code “pancakes” when you checkout of my store to save 15% OFF your order.

The MrBaconpants store is now open

If you watch Bacon LIVE you will know that one of my goals for this year was to open an online store that sold the best bacon products I could find. Earlier in the year I had to abandon the goal, since I found out it would be to much work for one man to do alone. Well I now decided to at least make is possible for you to buy my Enjoy Bacon shirts online, so I opened the MrBaconpants store on

All you have to do is tell everyone you know to go to to buy the awesome shirt you will be wearing.

If selling my shirts work out well and I can handle shipping out the orders in a timely manner, I may start to add a few new products every month. So instead of opening my super bacon store all at once I am going to take baby steps. This way it will be less intimidating.

If you’re a creator of a great bacon product and you think it should be included in my store please send me your wholesale information. I will then send you my address so you can send me a review sample. I am going to try and stay away from selling food at first since I don’t have a lot of space to store that. So please make sure your product is nonperishable or at least a dry good.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun for me and also for you guys. It will give you an opportunity to buy the best bacon has to offer at one place. Also buying things from my store supports this site and saves you time and money on shipping. I also will try to keep my pricing as competitive as I can. Also remember to follow me on twitter since I will be tweeting coupon codes from time to time.

Scarlett Johansson Loves Crispy Bacon, Hates Canadian Bacon

Scarlett Johansson, who I always thought was hot, told the world that she loves crispy bacon and hates Canadian bacon on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She also was trying to say that she hated European bacon which she said was too fatty. I think what she was talking about was also Canadian back bacon. Some cuts of it leave some of the fat still on it.

I posted the interview below and if you don’t want to watch the whole clip just jump to 4:20, that’s when they start to talk about bacon.

I really like the fact that Scarlett and I can have the same taste in bacon.

Next time your girlfriend makes you watch a Scarlett Johansson movie use it as an excuse to enjoy some bacon. Just make sure it’s pork belly and not back bacon. Rumor has it if you eat back bacon during one of her movies; she crawls out of the screen, “The Ring” style, and kills you.

Vegans think the world revolves around them

After reading an article entitled “I’ll have a BLT – no bacon, lettuce or tomato”, it has come to my attention that Vegans (my nemesis) think the world revolves around them. They go into restaurants that only serve fish and meat and ask for the dishes to magically become Vegan friendly.

I don’t understand why they think this is okay. I don’t go into Vegan restaurants and ask for my food to be cooked in butter or god forbid I ask for a strip of bacon. I would get whats on the menu if I was ever in one.

Now I know what you think, “They have dietary needs and it will not kill you to eat a celery stick”.

You have a point, but my point is don’t go to a steak house if you can’t eat meat.

That article I mentioned above stated that some patrons were going to pizzerias and asking for a pizza that contained no wheat, dairy, or sugar. I guess they wanted a piece of cardboard with some kosher sea salt and lawn clippings.

When I go to a restaurant, I go there for a chef to cook for me. I want to try what he wants me to try, I want to eat the food the way he wants me to eat it. I want an experience when I go out to eat, and I have learned to trust a good chef.

I would never question the thought and the time that must go in to creating the prefect menu. I would never pretend to know more than the chef that created it. Just like I would not deface a painting created by a master artist, I would NEVER deface the work of a chef. Food is edible art.

It’s okay to ask for some items to be left out because of allergies, but that’s really the only excuse to have a menu item changed. Other than that, you should just eat up and shut up. You never know, you might end up liking something you thought you could live without.