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 RatherGood.com

The viral pork superstars at RatherGood.com 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!

The Rodeo Burger Helps Restore Faith in Bacon

“The Bacon is a Lie!”


Something is troubling in the world of bacon. When you go to your local grocery store you will now see many products with a label that states, “with bacon.” You will also notice that many restaurant menus are also featuring the meat treat known as bacon. This should be a time to celebrate because it looks like bacon is finally being taken seriously.

Unfortunately it appears that many of these products are just trying to toy with our emotions. The promise of bacon is just not there. After trying the Kraft’s Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar I have reached my breaking point. As one of the bacon communities most active members (Iheartbaconsalt) put it, “The Bacon is A Lie!”

These companies know how passionate bacon lovers are and are using that to make a quick buck. They think that if they put the slightest hint of bacon flavoring (or just the appearance of bacon) in there products they can raise the price and we will buy it. And they are right. People see the word bacon and their wallets magically open.

Sadly I am guilty of this myself from time and time. Every time I see that new product with bacon I have to rush to the store and buy it. I always have high hopes that maybe just maybe this time they got it right. Only to have my dreams crushed again and again.

But Not All is Lost

Once again were the large corporations failed the small independently owned restaurants are stepping up their game. After having my heart broken over such products like the Burger King double bacon cheese burger I was ready to throw in the towel. I was going to make a vow to only eat bacon prepared by me in my own kitchen.

Then I went to a small bar near my house called The E Town. On their menu was a Rodeo Burger that came with onion rings, cheese, BBQ sauce, and bacon. Once again, against my better judgment the love of bacon made me order it.

At first glance it didn’t seem all that special and then I took a bite. I actually sat back in shock and for a split second didn’t recognize the taste in my mouth. I was expecting cheese, ground beef, or BBQ sauce to be the first flavor, but no it was the bacon! Not once during the entire burger was the bacon flavor over powered. Every bite was filled with delicious fried pork belly.

That one meal brought back my faith. This small bar served me one of the best bacon burgers I have ever had and they did it with out emptying my wallet. ($6.99 for half pound burger, fries, and coleslaw.) And if this place can do it why can’t Burger King, Applebee’s, or Kraft?

It’s time we stand up for our rights as Bacon Lovers and demand value for our hard earned money. No longer will we pay $5.99 for a bacon burger, to only taste grease! No longer will we buy into the notion that bacon flavoring is as good as real bacon! No longer will we support companies that use marketing ploys to hide their incompetence! And no longer will we stand idly by and watch the bacon we love become a mockery!

Enjoy life; enjoy friendship; and most importantly Enjoy Bacon!

By Sean Brett

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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Bacon Burger Dogs – Hot Dogs Wrapped with Burger then Wrapped with Bacon

Have you ever been at a cookout and had to make the tough decision to either have a hamburger or a hot dog? Well thanks to the internet and strangely enough “The Cosby Show” you no longer need to make a choice. You can now have your cake and eat it too with the Bacon Burger Dog!

The recipe for the Bacon Burger Dog is simple. You take a hot dog and wrap it with hamburger. Then wrap that with your favorite brand of bacon. After you have them all ready, toss them on the grill for about 20-30 minutes over medium heat. You can find more detailed instructions at JohnnyRoadTrip.com.

If you’re having a suburban cookout this summer you need to make Bacon Burger Dogs. If you do, you will be the most popular person on your cul-de-sac and be known as the Grill King (or Queen) all summer long. Anyone living in suburbia knows how important cul-de-sac politics are.

If you’re a city griller you will need to be careful. If your crazy crack head neighbors smell these bad boys cooking you’re going to have a fight on your hands. If you are feeling brave and you’re a Republican make sure you’re caring your sidearm while cooking. Oh, and load it with hollow points. I don’t think crack heads feel pain once they smell the Bacon Burger Dog.

Anyway, these things are pure comfort food and I can’t wait to try and make these at the next cookout I attend. Yes you read that right, at this time I do not have my own grill, so I will have to wait to try and make these. I am waiting until I buy a house before I buy my ultimate grill and/or smoker.

Bacon LIVE: Now it’s your turn to review Kraft’s Bacon Cheddar

On last Wednesday’s show I gave away coupons for a free package of Kraft’s Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. My hope is that the Bacon Lovers that won will email me their own review of the cheese. I want to know once and for all if anyone else out there can taste the bacon since we can’t.

We also did a surprise review of Bacon Beans, the bacon flavored jelly beans. We thought they tasted kind of like moldy ham. Personally I thought they were not a bad as I imagined they would be. Sean was more offended by them then I was.

An announcement that I forgot to mention on the show was, now you can just go to www.baconlive.com and it will take you to our ustream.tv show page. This will make it easier for you to remember how to watch the show live, which is the best way to watch it.

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Kraft’s Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar, Needs more Bacon

Last week Kraft sent me a coupon for a free package of their new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. So Sean and I reviewed it on Bacon LIVE. We both thought the something, the bacon flavor is missing.

I first thought was that our bacon palates were so use to the top shelf bacon we usually review, that we couldn’t taste the bacon flavor. Quality bacon has a very intense smoky flavor so maybe we were use to that. It’s been a long time since I ate regular old bacon. So I asked a few people on Twitter and Facebook and they all said the same thing, “It’s good but where is the bacon?

If this was just a review of the Deli Deluxe Cheddar it would have been a glowing review. The cheddar part is great and really does taste like something you would get from your deli counter. It has a smooth rich taste with just the right amount of sharpness to not offend most people. But sadly for Kraft this is not Mr. Cheddarpants’ blog.

The bacon in the new cheddar is half missing since you can see it but you can’t taste it. During the review on Bacon LIVE, Sean dug out the biggest bacon bit he could find and still he couldn’t taste it. The cheese doesn’t even smell like bacon, all you smell is cheddar.

I thought that maybe if you heated the cheddar the melting and heat would bring out the bacon. Even the recipes that Kraft sent me told you heat it, so I thought I was on to something. But sadly even that didn’t really help. The flavor was still missing or weak.

Here are what a few bacon loving Twitter followers Facebook fans have to say about it:

  • metalchick666: I hated it, no bacon taste at all!
  • Phil A.: I’ve had it, it’s not super bacony but I definitely taste the bacon.
  • Aaron Tucker: The bacon is a lie!

As a cheese the Deli Deluxe Cheddar is good, but as a bacon cheddar it’s disappointing. If you a real bacon lover I would stay away from this one. Let this be something the pretend bacon lovers say they enjoy because it says bacon on the packaging.

I hope Kraft sees this review and quickly goes back to the test kitchens to get this one right. They’re halfway there; they just need to add the bacon flavoring.