Bacon LIVE: Sugardale’s Hickory Brings the Wow

I am so glad I waited to write my full review of the Sugardale thick cut bacon till after I tried all the flavors. Last night Sean and I did a live review of Sugardale’s Hickory Thick Cut Bacon and this time it had the wow factor. The bacon had a sweet and savory taste with just the right amount of hickory smoke. We both thought it had that classic bacon flavor that everyone knows and loves. For the class of bacon its in this stuff rocks!

After reviewing the bacon Sean and I slipped in to some kind of bacon high. We started thinking up crazy ideas like “What if Mr. Baconpants was a superhero”. Once we got on the topic it seemed like the show went by so fast. After we were done recording the show we even started to flesh out the backstory and everything.

If you are a comic artist that would like to help us out please email us. We have the story we just need a Steve Ditko to our Stan Lee. In fact if we could just get Ditko that would be amazing! I could see Mr. Baconpants standing next to Mr. A! Sorry for all the nurd comic book references but I enjoy letting my inter nurd (or nurder nurd) show sometimes.

UPDATE: OMG OMG OMG!!!! It seems that messed up and stopped recording the show about 25 mins into the show. Lucky it got the bacon review BUT it miss the whole Mr. Baconpants superhero talk. I guess that might be a good thing since the only people that know about it now are the awesome people that watched live and Sean and I.

We are going to start recording the show in a better location with a direct LAN line so I hope this never happens again. If its does we will be looking for a new service to host our show on. If you know of other options please let us know.

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Sugardale Foods is a sponsor for this year’s Bacon Bash and they provided the bacon for us to review for free. Please read my Disclosure Policy if you have any questions.

Pigson: Makin’ Bacon Sushi

It’s time for another Pigson comic. I know I said I was going to post these on Saturdays but I forgot this weekend. Its hard to get in to a new habit.

This week Pigson is making his favorite, Bacon Sushi. I guess he heard that Bacon Bash will have it on the menu. He then got so excited he had to make some of his own. I am not sure if Pigson can make it better then the Harris Grill, but I guess he can try. It also looks like he saw that new Karate Kid movie, I will have to ask him what thought about it.

[Read more Pigson comics here]

Bacon & Nacho Cheese Hotdogs from Sheetz

You probably heard me talk about them on Bacon LIVE but let me introduce you do the Bacon and Nacho Cheese Hotdogs from Sheetz.

For those of you who don’t know, Sheetz is a gas station that serves the most amazing gas station food ever, they call it MTO (Made to Order). All you do is walk up to a touch screen and build you food from the ground up. They serve hotdogs, subs, sandwiches, French fries, salads, fancy coffee drinks, just to name a few of the items they have. Everything you want can be made to order, you can even do a special requests of they don’t have the option you need on the magic touch screen.

What’s more amazing then the food and the way your order is how fast they get everything done. Everything is made fresh, even the fries. But enough about that, let’s get on with the hotdogs!

One of my favorite things to eat from Sheetz is what I believe is my own invention (I know it’s highly unlikely that I am the only person to think of this but just let me believe that) the Bacon and Nacho Cheese Dog.

On the hotdog is one strip of bacon, mayonnaise, onions, and nacho cheese. I added the onions to give the dog some veggies so the health nuts would get off my case. And the mayonnaise was added to kick it up a notch and counter act the healthiness of the onions (take that health nuts).

Sheetz does a really good job with the bacon. I feel it’s just as good as the McDonald’s bacon that is found on the bacon Angus burger. When Sheetz was making the bacon I watched them cook it and saw they just popped in the microwave for a few seconds. I know I usually hate microwave bacon, but it really does taste better then the stuff I made at home.

If you’re ever driving through PA and see a Sheetz, stop and get yourself a Bacon and Nacho Cheese Hotdog. You will not regret it and be sure to order a cup of their fries too.

Bacon LIVE: The Live Sugardale Thick Cut Bacon Review Show

On last night’s show Sean and I reviewed Sugardale’s Thick Cut Deli Bacon live. We thought the bacon was really good but lacked the wow factor that other think bacon have had. That being said, we both agree that this would be the bacon we would keep in our home for all occasions. It has a great flavor, cut, fat to meat ratio, and it’s a great value for the price. I will be writing up a full review after I finish the package.

We also talked about technology and cook gadgets. I wonder why were are not eating food in pill form yet or why we just can push a button on a machine and a cook meal pop out. Instead we have the George Foreman, a food dehydrator thing, and the Slap Chop. If someone could just combine all of those things they would make millions.

Tune in next week when we review Sugardale’s Thick Cut Hickory Bacon live. I have a feeling that this one could have the wow factor we are looking for. Also remember to buy you Bacon Bash tickets soon!

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Sugardale Foods is a sponsor for this year’s Bacon Bash and they provided the bacon for us to review for free. Please read my Disclosure Policy if you have any questions.

Pigson: What! You didn’t watch the World Cup?

Who is Pigson?

Pigson is a web comic created by Carlos “Charlie” Robles. He is currently 26 years old and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

The story follows the life of a pig by the name of Pigson. Will Mr. Baconpants eat him one day or will they be friends forever. I guess you are going to have to wait and find out.

I plan to post more of these every Saturday when Charlie has time to make them. This first one is about the end of the World Cup. It seems that Pigson actually watched it in South Africa and is excited that it will be in Brazil next year.

Next time I see Pigson I will have to ask him to give me a recap of what I missed. After the US lost, I tuned out for the rest of the tournament.

Ultimate BLT Dip with Avocado

Its been a long time since I did a Weekend Cooking so I thought I should try to bring it back. Beth is also going to help with with this weekly segment in the future.

The following recipe was created by Mary, an avid reader of the blog. She said she wanted to try making a dip that would be simple to make and make it possible to enjoy the flavors of a BLT at any occasion. I think she pulled it off well.

The dip made an appearance at a party I had at my house a few months ago and I must say it was good. It wasn’t a heavy dip like the popular buffalo chicken dip. It had a clean taste just like a a good BLT does.

I feel that this would be a good dip to bring to a cookout, especially if you have fresh garden vegetables to use. Also I would have used a bread bowl instead of the bagel chips. I feel the addition of bread would have enhanced the BLT like flavors.

Give the dip try and let us know what you think.

Ultimate BLT Dip


  • One 8 oz package of chive cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • One package of bacon (cooked crispy and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Avocado (chopped)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
  • 2 cups Lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 package bagel chips (garlic suggested)


  1. Mix softened cream cheese and mayonnaise together until smooth. Spread into 8 x 8 pan or casserole dish.
  2. Spread the bacon, tomatoes, avacado, and cheese over the cream cheese/mayonnaise mixture.
  3. Top with chopped lettuce.
  4. Serve with Bagel chips.

Bonus Tip: Instead of using the cream cheese, mayonnaise and bacon, use J&D’s Bacon Ranch Dip.

Bacon LIVE: The Pittsburgh Heat Wave of 2010

Last night on Bacon LIVE Sean and I had to do the show downstairs in my living room since Bacon Studio was over 100 degrees. The new environment proved to be very distracting. A few cats even stopped by to say hi.

We talked about a lot of fun stuff like, the hotdog eating contest, turkey bacon, movies, and some bacon related topics. We planned on reviewing the Sugardale thinkcut bacon, but since it was so hot I thought we should save that for another day. I didn’t want to stand over a hot pan in the heat.

Also, reminder to get your Bacon Bash tickets soon. Sales are starting to pick up now that the holiday weekend is over.

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