Bacon LIVE: St Patrick’s Day and Coffee


Sorry for posting so may Bacon Live posts this week but I was lagging behind with the show notes. I now caught up and what you see before you are the notes from tonight’s show.

The major topic we talked about was St. Patrick’s Day. Every year Pittsburgh has a big celebration downtown for this great drinking holiday. Sean attended, so he had plenty to talk about.

We also found out, while on air, that Boca Java produces a Maple Bacon flavored coffee. Neither of us have tried it but it is now on our list of things to review. I have a feeling its not going to taste very good, lets hope I am wrong.

Listen to Bacon Radio 021:
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The Bacon Chop Secret Society


It’s that time year again were I make fun of the Irish for their tradition of boiling back bacon (gross). But instead of doing that for the second year in a row, I want to talk about the bacon chop.

The bacon chop is supposedly an Irish cut of pork that contains the pork belly and Spare rib attached. Finding out if that is true or not is proving to be difficult. Last year I wrote about my trouble finding information about it. Only a few people could help me, one of them was Brent who gave the following explanation.

So here’s what you need to do if you want a true bacon chop. A true bacon chop will be the belly while it is still attached to what we consider the Spare or St. Louis Ribs. I’m guessing most butchers buy the ribs already trimmed from the belly, hence why you will need a local small shop guy… It might be a considerably large bill when you consider you are taking away both bacon and ribs which will add up to around $4/lb. combined at least.

If you do a Google search you will only find a few recipes for cooking this cut or meat. It seems the bacon chop is clouded in mystery. For some unknown reason the people that enjoy this dish fail to document it online. Is there some kind of bacon chop secret society that I am somehow not a part of?

I am hoping that since today is St Patrick’s Day and with a little luck for the Irish, a commenter will finally give us the information we need about the allusive Irish Bacon Chop.

Bacon LIVE: The Big Review Show


We enjoyed reviewing the Arby’s Grossburger so much, last week’s show turned in to a review show. We talked about the Roastburger, bacon air freshener, and Bacon Salt. You are going to have to watch or listen to the show to know what we think about these products, but the graphic above should give you a hint.

Since we are on a review kick, if you would like something reviewed just email us for details. We will give you our honest opinion about your product and tell you ways you could improve it.

Listen to Bacon Radio 020:
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Bacon LIVE: Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival


On this show we talk about our adventures to the 2nd Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The event was a lot of fun and we can’t wait till next years. Sadly the show is only a hour, but I feel we could have talked for about three. So much stuff happened that we couldn’t get to it all.

Listen to Bacon Radio 019:
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The Bacon Bracelet is a Fine Piece of Meatwear


One of the things that baffles me about women (and there are thousands) is their love for jewelry. Only one thing can elicit a cuteness-inspired squeal from a girl faster than some confabulation of stones and shiny objects. (That, of course, would be puppies wearing scarves.) They blow wads of cash on their beatifying self-decoration while most guys wouldn’t notice anything amiss if they were just wearing aluminum foil. Granted, girls don’t dress for guys. They dress for themselves, for other girls and for the right to call other girls a whore for wearing a sequined tube top, even though they own the same one. But ladies, if you’re trying to attract a real man there are jewelry options that can work to your advantage.

May I suggest … the Bacon Bracelet. This fine piece of meatwear is printed from a high-quality photograph onto very durable, pliable plastic. Let me repeat that: it is plastic and for decoration – do not attempt to chew/suck on it. Even tastier, the bracelet closes with a lobster clasp. It may be that this is just a name for a closure mechanism similar to a lobster’s claw, but I’m playing my “ignorance is bliss” card and assuming it’s actually fashioned from real lobster.

So if you’re tired of striking out with the fellas, take your game from posh to pork with the Bacon Bracelet. And guys, if you’re into wearing bracelets, this is probably the way to go.

As a safety disclaimer, we should mention that there are several potential health risks to this sort of delicious fashion statement. Your wrist will be prone to fierce attacks from dogs, squirrels and Midwesterners. Additionally, studies have shown that your risk of heart disease increases by up to 12% as soon as it comes in contact with your skin. Also, it’s practically inevitable that one day when you’re suffering from a bacon deficiency, temptation will override common sense and leave you choking on a piece of palatable plastic.

By Mike Adamson

Video Review: Arby’s Roastburger with Bacon

Sean and I reviewed the Arby’s Roastburger last night. We were both disappointed with the amount of bacon on the sandwiches. Just watch the video and see for yourself.

When are fast-food companies going to learn you can’t skimp on bacon! We need to show them we mean business, so the Arby’s Roastburger is on the Bacon Boycott list. DO NOT BUY THE ROASTBURGER!

Let us know what you thought about it via a comment. Was the lack of bacon a big deal for you like it was for us?

This is Why You’re Fat: a Website about Food


Do you love looking at candid shots of fatty food? Well then I have found the site for you, it’s called “This is Why You’re Fat”. Every day they post new pictures of fattening foods. No paragraphs, no links, just a picture and a caption… genus.

If you take some time to browse through the site you will notice a lot of the pictures include our favorite meat, bacon. For this reason I sometimes wish they would post where the picture was taken, so I too can enjoy the fattening food. But maybe that would take away from the allure and mystery of the site. It’s just about the food and nothing else. I guess I can respect that.

Here are a few of my favorites:

They have a form on the site that lets you suggest a photo. I wonder if anyone has submitted a photo of Mr.Baconpants yet.

Check out the site and let us know what your favorite photos are!