Bacon Live: The Bacon Pizza Eating Contest


On this episode of Bacon Live, Sean and I compete in a Bacon Pizza Eating contest. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we also recorded the show at my new house. Since I will now have a room dedicated to Bacon Live, I took the time to setup up the sound board. We are like a real radio show now, its great! Watch or listen to see who won the competition.

We don’t have any big plans for this week’s show, but we may have a new intro song. Sean and I are working on one and long time listen Joey is too. We might have a vote live on air to see which is better. If you have an intro you want to share with us, just send me an email and I will let you know how to send it to me.

Listen to Bacon Radio 026:
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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details! Enjoys National BLT Month


As we all know this month is National BLT month. To help the Bacon Nation celebrate pulled together a photo gallery that features bacon photos.

Natasha, who works in the PR department at, wanted me to tell you her favorite photos are of youthful Frank Sinatra eating bacon, and of a Commemorative Bacon Slicing Postcard. Check out the gallery and let us know what your favorites are.

Also worth sharing today, Bacon as won the top honor in the Meat Madness bracket at So Good Blog. Thanks to the Bacon Nation, bacon will be boss hog for another year.

Interview with Bacon Lover Heather Lauer

Heather Lauer, the Queen of all Bacon, was interviewed on a Phoenix TV station (PHX11) about her new book. Last night on Bacon Live, Aaron shared a link to the YouTube video.

I think she did really well during the interview, I just wish she would have tossed in a Mr. Baconpants (the King of all Bacon) shout out.

During the interview, they talk a lot about her upcoming book, Bacon: A Love Story. At this years Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival I received an advanced copy and I must say it’s impressive. It’s the textbook for bacon lovers. It covers bacon’s history, pop culture, and recipes. When it gets a little closer to its release date, I will post a full write up (and maybe a video).

Bacon LIVE: The Heart Attack Snack Creation


On last week’s show Sean and I made the Heart Attack Snack live on air. It was a yummy mess. Aaron, from I <3 Bacon Salt, came up with a few of his own variations. We also reviewed Boca Java’s Maple Bacon Morning coffee. Everyone thought it was amazing, even Beth.

This week’s show should be just as fun, since we are going to do our bacon pizza eat off. Sean and I will see who can finish at pizza first while still doing the show. That’s right, we just can’t sit there and eat, we also have to talk and carry on like normal.

Moms be warned, there will be a lot of talking with full mouths.

Listen to Bacon Radio 025:
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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

The Heart Attack Snack


As the summer BBQ season is getting ready to kick off and can’t help shedding a single tear for the lack of bacon. With people leaving their kitchen and heading to the back yard bacon gets left in the fridge.

It’s not that people eat less bacon in the summer, it’s because the traditional cook out food is prepared on a grill or over an open fire. Hot dogs, BBQ chicken, and burgers take main stage and the only time you find any bacon is when your crazy aunt makes her bacon potato salad.

That’s just not good enough. Here at we have devoted countless minutes coming up with a way to make bacon the star of the backyard cookout, and I think we might have done it.

The Heart Attack Snack

Items needed:

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bacon
  • Kabob sticks
  1. First hard boil the eggs. (As many as you want, have fun with it.) When done, peel the eggs making sure to remove all the bits of shell.
  2. You will now need to cook the bacon. Place bacon in skillet on low heat. (You will need about 1 strip per egg.) Cook the bacon until it very crispy. When the bacon is done carefully remove it from the pan and let it cool on some paper towels to absorb the grease. When bacon is cool crumble it in to small pieces.
  3. Put the eggs on the kabob sticks so they resemble a lollipop.
  4. Coat the eggs with a layer of mayonnaise.
  5. Roll the mayo covered egg in the bacon crumbles completely incasing the egg in bacon.
  6. Enjoy the Heart Attack Snack!!!!!

This simple snack is about to be seen at every BBQ from New York to California. Move over macaroni salad, potato chips, and bug juice and make room for bacon!!

By Sean Brett

Carl’s Jr. Creates the Sexist Bacon Commercial

In the following video, Padma Lakshmi talks about her love of the Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger. The commercial was created by Mendelsohn Zien advertising, they must really love there bacon.

I really wish there was a Carl’s Jr. where I live. In Pittsburgh we only have their sister company, Hardees, which doesn’t have as much bacon on the menu.

Maybe one day they will just change them all in to Carl’s Jr. and the world would then be a better place.

Aaron Tucker: The Man Who Loves Bacon Salt


When you blog about bacon for over 6 years you meet a lot great bacon lovers along the way. The latest person I met is Aaron Tucker. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Who the hell is that guy, and why should I care about him”? Well I hope by the end of this post you will know the reasons why.

First a little back story, Aaron worked at a large computer company (the brand of computer that you have at work) for 10 years. He started at the bottom and worked his way to the top.

…most of my job promotions were due to outsourcing, and somehow they needed me around, so I always got pushed to something more fun. The sad part is that creating some web tools actually saved so much time and money that they could fire lots of people, and several times it was because of something I’d created, so they always handed out great bonuses when they could dump fifty temp employees thanks to a little program here and there.

Rumor has it that even Chuck Norris was afraid of Aaron’s coding skills. At that time he felt that he needed to retire from the job destroying field and move on to something more fulfilling… Bacon.

If you are wondering where the bacon comes in, that’s the part I am get into now.

I spend an unimaginable amount of time digging for bacon on the internet. I always wanted everything wrapped in bacon since I got out of college in 1997. I knew I had a problem when my coworkers changed my cubicle’s magnetic name sticker to read BACON TUCKER instead of AARON TUCKER. People started calling me Bacon, and it took me nearly a week to realize the letters had been replaced on my tag.

Aaron’s work buddies would always leave him gifts of bacon at his desk. One day it would be a 5lbs slab of pork belly, then the next it would be a box of bacon band-aids.

Then, one day, someone brought me a pack of peppered Bacon Salt and the adventure started. I put it in everything and decided to write about it.

It was at that time Aaron started the blog IHeartBaconSalt. He was the first bacon lover to be an advocate for the product. He even got the attention for the creators of Bacon Salt. They now keep him supplied with plenty of product to help him spread the work of Bacon Salt.

As an example of how good of an advocate Aaron is, I will share with you a story he told me.

Yesterday I was visited by two young Jehovah’s Witnesses, I thought it would be a great opportunity to spread the word so I let them in. They wanted to talk about Jesus, but I was like, “Here, let me share with you the story of Bacon Salt. Two men from the northwest brought the world a Savior whose name is Bacon Salt. It contained a third of the salt of regular table salt and makes all foods fifty times more awesome, even fishes and breads.” They were very impressed, and we shared Baconaise on buttery Keebler club crackers and cheese. They totally forgot why they came, and they left with small zip-loc baggies of Peppered, Hickory, and Applewood Bacon Salt. I hope they didn’t get pulled over and searched for drugs…I’d hate to see them taken away for carrying an unknown substance with the intent to consume and possibly distribute amongst their brethren.

You can read more of Aaron’s adventures with bacon salt on his blog!

Aaron has a great story of why he started blogging about bacon and were it has taken him so far. I know there are more stories just like this in the bacon community. That is why I would like to do more Bacon Blogger Spotlights in the future.

If you would like to share your story then send me an email (Hint: Heather, Lisa, Scott, and Brooks I want emails from you!). We can learn a lot for each other.