World’s Largest BLT created in St. Louis


On August 9th 2009 a St. Louis community came together to create a 179.2 foot long BLT. It only took 100 volunteers an hour to create this beast. Sadly I can’t find how long it took to devour it. They used 500 pounds of bacon, 20 cases of lettuce, 50 gallons of mayo and 90 loaves of bread. You can view photos of the construction here and there is a recorded uStream feed here.

This all went down at the Iron Barley restaurant, which hosted Tomatofest that weekend. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the tomato. If you are wondering if this thing was edible, it was. It was only $5 per slice to sample the massive sammy. All money raised went to a local charity.

Reading about this make me want to try and plan something like this at this year’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour stop in Pittsburgh. But I think I would take it to the next level and try to make the world’s largest Bacon Explosion!

Bacon LIVE: Bacon Salt Take Over


On last week’s show Sean and I reviewed every flavor of Bacon Salt that Dave and Justin sent to us. I didn’t realize it would take 30 minutes to review every flavor, but it did. I thought they were all edible but there were a few that we liked and a few that we hated. Watch the show to find out our bacon salt countdown order.

Also worth mentioning is that you can now buy Bacon Salt if you live overseas. Dave and Justin have partnered with a website to ship and sell their product in Europe. Now the English will have no excuse to have crappy tasting food anymore.

Bacon LIVE 041:
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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

5 iPhone Games I am Glad I Purchased


When I first got the iPhone a year ago I quickly filled it up with just about every free game and app I could find in the App Store. After finding that most of the free games lacked the polish I demand in mobile gaming, I made the plunge purchased a few. Here is a short list of the ones I have paid for and enjoyed. Also I bought most of these games when they were on sale, this seems to happen a few weeks after they come out or right before an update.


Enigmo (Review)
This game reminds me of “The Incredible Machine”, a game where you’re given a limited amount of parts and you have to create a machine that completes a goal. This game is the same way but it’s a stream of water. You have a limited about of sponges, pipes, and drums to get your stream of water to the bucket. If you like puzzle games like this then it’s a must have. They also sell updated level packs in the game itself.

Trism (Review)
This was one of the first Apps to make a ton of money in the App Store. It’s a simple puzzle game where you have to match colors. It uses the orientation of the phone or touch to dictate how the pieces fall on the screen. Like most puzzle games, the concept is simple but mastering it is hard. This is the one puzzle game I keep coming back to. To me this game is what Tetris was for the Game Boy.


Peggle (Review)
This game is just about on every gaming platform and for a good reason, it’s a great game. Your job is to clear off all the pegs on the screen by shooting them. Your bullet will bounce around like that game from the Price is Right, Plinko. Every peg it hits will also disappear. It sounds simple but once you play this game you will be hooked. Trust me.


Minigore (Review)
I love games with style and this game has a ton of it. I love the look and feel of the game and it also happens to play great. If the developers do what they say they will do, which is updating the game with features weekly (like Pocket God does), this could be the next big game everyone will talk about. So far it’s off to a great start!


Worms (Review)
I love the Worms games and I have them on every platform I own. There has been a lot of hate about the iPhone version of the game. People are complaining about the controls, but after playing a few times I feel they work fine. Yes, ninja rope is hard to use and jumping is sometimes an issue but that doesn’t kill the game for me. You just need to change your playing style to fit the platform. I think Team 17 did a great job getting this game to work on the iPhone. I think with a few key updates everyone will enjoy this game, even the haters.

So there you have it, my short list of games I actually paid for. If you’re still too cheap to buy games here are a few free ones you might want to check out: Words with Friends, Twizzle, Tap Defense, and Wild West Pinball.

Let me know what games you paid for and were happy about. I am always looking for new games to play while falling asleep in bed or on a long road trip.

Bacon LIVE: Ready Bacon is a Disgrace


On this episode of Bacon LIVE Sean thought it would be a good idea to review Sugardale’s Ready Bacon. We already knew we were going to hate it but we never officially reviewed it before. Even if Sugardale is not sold in your area we feel that this review stands true for all microwavable bacon.

Sean and I both thought that bacon was too thin and in the right light you could almost see though it. I thought the texture was like eating crispy cardboard. Also, since the flavor was added and not smoked in to the meat it had a strange taste to it. Even with all the hate we had for this bacon, it was still better then that crap Wendy’s tries to pass off as bacon.

With that said, I still couldn’t even finish all the bacon we cooked. Thankfully Sean has a cast-iron stomach and was able to force it down. We will never be eating Ready Bacon again on Bacon LIVE. It was a disgrace to bacon and we are sorry you had to see/listen to that.

Bacon LIVE 040:
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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

Bacon Caramels by Ashley from Not without Salt


What’s better then reading a recipe about Bacon Caramels? Reading a recipe about Bacon Caramels that also shares a life lesson. Ashley the blogger behind the food blog “Not without Salt” recently sheared with the Bacon Nation her recipe for the sweet and savory.

If you haven’t heard of “Not without Salt” that’s a shame (don’t worry I didn’t know about either) because she blissfully mixes a personal blog, food blog, and photography blog into one master work. She is able to work a personal story in to almost every recipe. Now usually I am not in to the person blog thing, but if its sneaked in while I am reading about a recipe I guess I don’t mind.

Here is how Ashley describes it in her own words:

I happily share my passion for all things salted; sweet and savory, in hope that you too will find pleasure, joy and sustenance in good food. Your kitchen is a place to be creative and productive. Meals are meant to be savored and enjoyed. Good food is simple, fresh, seasonal and delicious. Not Without Salt is a tool for helping you eat well and enjoy the process of cooking and baking real, good food.

So if you looking for another food blog that has great photos, stories, and enjoys bacon, check out Not without Salt. I already added it to my feed reader and I can’t wait to see what she does with bacon next.

BLT: Maple Bacon Morning Coffee

Here is another BLT (Bacon LIVE Tidbit) featuring our on air review of Boca Java’s Maple Bacon Morning Coffee. After watching this again it reminded me how much I enjoyed this coffee. I really need to put another order in ASAP! Feel free to let us know what you thought about it via email or comments.

I am going to be posting up more clips like these in the future. If you can think of a BLT that I should clip out, let me know about it. Remember to watch us live every Wednesday at 7pm ET.