Knott’s Berry Farm is Attracting Bacon Lovers

Knott’s Berry Farm used the power of twitter to come up with its latest Funnel cake topping, chocolate and bacon. This comes as no surprise since twitter is addicted to bacon. If you remember last month twitter is the reason Bocktown, a local Pittsburgh restaurant, created the bacon beer infusion.

Meghan Gardner, the spokesperson for the amusement park said that they asked there twitter followers what they wanted on a Funnel cake. The response was so overwhelming for chocolate and bacon they put it on the menu, permanently.

If you want to make this amazing fair food yourself, all you have to do is get a Funnel cake, chocolate syrup, and crispy bacon. That’s the beauty of fair food, its usually really simple, but tastes amazing.

Further proving that Knott Berry Farm is not taking bacon lightly, they have another bacon menu item this year. The Bacon Burrito Dog, a tortilla filled with 2 hot dogs, 3 bacon slices, chili, and cheese. Wow, does that sound good, and again its really simple to make are your next cookout!

If I ever win the big game (not sure how I ever will, giving the fact that I am not a pro athlete), I not going to say “I’m going to Disney World” instead I’m saying “I’m going to Knott’s Berry Farm”!

Top Ten Bacon T-Shirts in no Particular Order

I searched the internet and found what think are the top ten best bacon shirts. I am not putting them in any order because I feel they are all number ones. With bacon shirts you’re either a number one or a zero with me (yes there are some really bad bacon shirts).

Top Ten Bacon T-Shirts

I heart Bacon – This is a classic! Everyone has made an “I heart bacon” shirt but I feel this one is the best. It’s clean, simple and gets right to the point. I have worn this shirt and every time I do I make a new friend, no joke.
Butcher Diagram – I love to be reminded where bacon comes from and this shirt does just that. I enjoy how the pig is looking at its own belly licking its lips. I would so do that if I was a pig.
Periodic Bacon – I am not afraid to show my nerdy side so I would wear this shirt with pride. This would be a great shirt to wear to chess club. I am sure that crowed would all get a kick out of it.
Bacon Makes Everything Better – Duh! I almost didn’t put this shirt on the list since it’s so redundant. But you never know, some people may not know that amazing fact about bacon. So this shirt is more of a PSA.
Push Button, Receive Bacon – This had to be the biggest bacon meme on the internet in its day. This shirt pays tribute to it so it had to be on the list. To this day when I go to a gas station bathroom and dry my hands off, I think of bacon.
Hail Bacon Shirt – This one is a new kid on the block. I never seen it before, but it looks like an instant classic. The devil dose love rock and roll, but he loves bacon more!
Baconfish – This is one of my favorites. If bacon came from fish, I could still be friends with most vegetarians (vegans are a lost cause). I own this shirt and it’s a great conversation starter.
Bacon is Good for me – King Curtis made that phrase famous when he was on the show Wife Swap. No one should ever get between a man (or an 11 year old) and is bacon.
Bacon Is A Vegetable – Almost every vegetarian I know thinks this is true. When I ask them if they eat bacon they reluctantly admit that they do and then tell me its a vegetable. At that point I slap them for speaking blasphemy.
Bibbity Bobbity Bacon – Jim Gaffigan is the king of bacon and if I didn’t put his shirt on my list he would have shunned me. The man is very powerful in the bacon community and he could “Bibbity Bobbity Bacon” me to a hell without bacon.
If you feel that I over looked a shirt, then write a comment and let me know about it. You never know I might make this list longer. Also if you feel a shirt shouldn’t be on this list let me know that too.

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

It’s Weekend Cooking time again and that means, I need to share with you the recipe that was the random prize winner of my first ever bacon recipe contest. It was submitted by a Bacon LIVE bit (viewer) but it was created by Sandy Ploy better known as the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen.

If I would have known better, I would have disqualified the entry, because I asked for original recipes. Thankfully Sandy is a good sport and she is letting me post the recipe on my blog and in my upcoming free ebook. So if you ever meet the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen, be sure to tell her thanks.

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 25 Min | Ready In: 40 Min | Recipe Yields 2 dozen cupcakes


  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.

Recipe by Sandy Ploy, Milwaukee Cupcake Queen |

Bacon LIVE: Sean was High on Fast Food Again

Sean and I started off todays show with an ABC segment called Bacon Bliss. It appeared a few days ago on Nightline, Sean and I both missed it. After watching the clip Sean realized that once again the main stream media failed to mention Mr. Baconpants, the best bacon website, in a bacon segment. We don’t know what they have agains us, but we wish we knew.

After ranting about for awhile, I noticed that Sean was acting a little funny. I then remember that he just ate a Burger King value meal. After leaning that fatty foods where addicting I came to the conclusion that he was high on fast food. After explaining to Sean that Bacon LIVE studio was a drug free environment we moved on to other bacon goodness.

Remember next week we will be live at the Harris Grill. If you live in the PIttsburgh area you should come check us out.

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

Is KFC’s Double Down, genius or stupid?

If the release of Apple iPad wasn’t enough excitement for you this month, KFC’s new bunless chicken sandwich call the Double Down, should set you over the edge. It will be release nationwide on April 12th. There has already been a lot of buzz about this new sandwich.

Basically, the Double Down is a bacon and cheese sandwich with two chicken breasts as the bun. The one thing that kind of ticks me off about it is the fact that it only has two strips of bacon. Everyone knows that a good sandwich has at least four. But that’s not the point of this post and I’m not going to take the time to go into detail about the sandwich. Most of the internet already has and it would be very redundant.

What I want to know is. Do you think this is a stroke of genius or stupidity?

Is the general public really ready for a sandwich that breaks one of the golden rules of sandwich making, the bread? Everyone knows that bread can either make or break a sammy. Sure, some edge bars have played with the idea of using grilled cheeses as buns or hippy places using wraps, but they were at least in the bread family. KFC on the other hand has decided to give bread the finger and told it to F off.

This is your time to shine. Take the time to leave a comment and either defend bread to the bitter end or support the bold move by KFC. I am going to leave my 2 cents there too.

Bacon LIVE will be Live at the Harris Grill

Sean and I will be recorded Bacon LIVE, live at the Harris Grill April 14th at 7pm EST. Sadly, since it’s not a Tuesday night it will not be the world famous bacon night, but we will have some bacon appetizers to try out. We will gladly share with anyone that comes out.

We are asking our Pittsburgh fans to try and make out to the event. It would be nice to finally put some faces to the twitter accounts and chat room screen names. Also if you have something to share with us we will gladly interview you live on the show. All we ask is that you keep it clean or at least PG-13.

Bacon LIVE LIVE at the Harris Grill

  • When: April 14th 2010 at 6:30pm ET (the show will start recording at 7pm ET)
  • Where: Harris Grill
    5747 Ellsworth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    (412) 362-5273
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: This is only going to be a live recording of show and not an official bacon eating event. Yes there will be bacon and good times. Just think of this as meet-up of Pittsburgh Bacon Lovers.

Sean and I will also be making a really big announcement on this show about something that every Pittsburgh Bacon Lover is going to want to know about. So if you can’t make it live be sure to watch this one online.

Bacon is Addicting, so that why I’m 400 Pounds

“It’s not my fault I weight 400 pounds I have an addiction.”

The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter Florida is claiming that bacon might be as addictive as heroin. They are saying that, fatty snacks trigger the same pleasure center in the brain that drives people to drug addiction. They tested this by feeding rat’s bacon, sausage, and cheesecake and administering an electric shock every time the rats ate the yummy treats. The rats continued eating the bacon and just taking the shock. What does this prove? Apparently, that rats conduct electric better than gold and your average bacon lover is one step away from performing tasteless acts in dark alleys for a rasher.

I am so tired of all these reports coming out claiming that fatty food is addictive. All they’re doing is trying to give people an excuse for being fat and the Government an excuse to tax or ban things.

By saying that it is a disease you are giving people a pass and all that does in encourage more of the same behavior. Next thing you know the Government will get involved and claim that bacon is a controlled substance and must be taxed and if these people are sick then the insurance companies will have to take care of them. That would mean we are going to start having rehab clinics for the morbidly obese.

They could make a TV show out of it for TLC. I can see it now, they wheel up a 600 pound blob of a man and Dr. Drew has to lift every fold of fat looking for smuggled chicken nuggets. There would be many heart to heart talks were the blob would admit that his dad ran out on him when he was five, his priest touched him, his mother beat him, and his only friend was a half eaten pot roast (that is until he ate the rest of it) and that is the reason he eats 2 dozen doughnuts for breakfast.

During a difficult detox session where Jabba is only allowed to consume vitamin water and organic whole wheat Paul Newman brand crackers, he will go insane. Screaming about how his body needs bacon and if he could just get one cup cake it will tide him over. Just before blacking out he will make a break for the door only to fall victim to the dreaded act of running.

Then when it looks like he has his demons under control and he successfully lost 1 pound they would let him go. Only to bring him back next season because McDonalds brought back the McRib and the temptation was too great.

Look, there is no hidden reason why you’re fat. You are fat because you choose to eat a lot and not exercise, that’s it. The whole notion that you have a disease and can’t help yourself is pure bull cucky. If that’s true I ask you this, where are the junk food junkies? The guys that are breaking in to houses just to get at your hohos or the muggings outside of the Burger King drive through line. They don’t exist because the addition doesn’t exist.

If you find that you are over weight do yourself a favor and don’t blame anybody (or anything) but yourself. Once you come to the realization that it is your fault, then and only then can you take on the personal responsibility and change your chubby life.

By Sean Brett