Finally, Oscar Mayer has combined two of the things meat-eaters love most: bacon and hot dogs.
But don’t get too excited just yet, carnivores. Oscar Mayer’s “Bacon Dogs” may not be what you expect when you hear that glorious term.
According to the product’s label, bacon isn’t the only type of meat that is cooked into the hot dog. The bacon dogs also include turkey, chicken and pork.
While the product is not like a typical bacon dog (a hot dog wrapped in bacon), Oscar Mayer claims its new recipe is the first of its kind.
“No one knows bacon like Oscar Mayer,” Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs, said in a statement. “We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon.”
Produced by Kraft Foods Group, Oscar Mayer’s bacon dogs will hit stores this week in time for Memorial Day and will become widely available in June, notes Yahoo’s Shine! blog.
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Bacon TV Show
Get ready for an entire <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/united-states-of-bacon-tv_n_2243675.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon#slide=1842279″>TV show devoted to bacon</a>. The show, which premieres Dec. 30, follows California chef Todd Fisher as he travels across America in search of the tastiest bacon dishes. We suppose it was only a matter of time.
<a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/bacon-jell-o_n_2237439.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>Bacon Jell-O</a>, anyone? Someone actually took the time and effort to create this monstrosity. Would you try it?
Bacon Shaving Cream
Now you can enjoy the sweet smell of bacon even while shaving, thanks to this <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/bacon-shaving-cream-jds-foods-movember-beard_n_2211891.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon-scenting shaving cream</a>. It’s made by a company called J&D’s Foods. Co-founder Dave Lefkow described the product as a “high end, luxurious bacon-scented shaving cream for all skin types… Our advanced heat-activated aromatic technology lasts for hours and delivers maximum bacon scent when you need it most.” Mmm.
McDonald’s ‘Your Daily Bacon’ Twitter Campaign
McDonald’s showed us the many uses of bacon in a quirky ad campaign that featured a picture of a bacon air freshener, a bacon tie and a slew of others that left us scratching our heads.The original graphic series, called <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/mcdonalds-your-daily-bacon_n_2159077.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>”Your Daily Bacon,”</a> was launched to mark the chain’s new bacon-y sandwich, the “CBO,” or Cheddar Bacon Onion burger.
Do Diving Pigs Make For Tastier Bacon?
Chinese pig farmer Huang Demin said earlier this year that he has an usual way to produce better tasting bacon. <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/diving-pigs_n_2146533.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>Huang makes his pigs dive, every day, from a roughly 10-foot-tall wooden platform into a pond</a> — he believes the diving improves the pigs’ immunity against disease, enabling them to eat more and grow faster. The quality of the pork, he claims, is greatly improved as a result.
We were floored by the strikingly realistic appearance of this <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/silk-bacon-scarf_n_2144233.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon scarf</a>, created by Swiss artist Natalie Luder. You can get one for $180 on Luder’s website.
Bacon Möbius Strip
The imaginative folks at Shapeways 3D Printers recently dreamed up a <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/bacon-mobius-strip_n_2082341.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>slice of bacon formed in the shape of a Möbius strip</a>, which is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. Well, sort of. Although the product’s web site touts it as vegan and kosher, on the same page it reads: “Disclaimer for idiots: Don’t eat it.”
Bacon Bowl And Utensils
What better way to serve <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/bacon-spoons_n_2077769.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon#slide=1720440″>bacon than to have it be the bowl</a>. An innovative Reddit user recently posted images illustrating the idea and made us really mad we didn’t think of it first.
Bacon A Boon For The Novelty Industry
Bacon’s unwavering popularity has greatly impacted the novelty product industry. The Huffington Post found that the sales of bacon items at Accoutrements, a popular novelty company, have <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/food-bacon-novelty-industry_n_1921210.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon#slide=1620558″>increased by 300 percent over the last decade.</a>
In September, the world was shocked to learn that a<a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/bacon-sausage-shortage_n_1909609.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”> global bacon shortage was unavoidable</a>. We later learned that although a so-called “aporkalypse” was possible, <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/28/bacon-shortage_n_1920575.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>it was unlikely</a> — but not before we’d found <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/porkocalypse-bacon-shortage_n_1913698.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>7 items to stock our porky doomsday bunker</a>, several <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/bacon-recipes_n_1912761.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon recipes</a> and a bunch of <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/bacon-shortage-9-amazing-gifs-help-you-get-through-porkocalypse_n_1916891.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon-y GIFs</a>.
Photo by Flickr user <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cote/”>cote</a>.
KFC Japan’s Bacon Potato Fritters
We can always rely on overseas fast food markets for interesting dishes. Earlier this year, KFC Japan offered these <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/kfc-japans-bacon-potato-fritters_n_1909531.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon potato fritters</a> for a limited time. Essentially, it was mashed potatoes mixed with bacon, herbs and sour cream that are then battered and fried. Sounds delicious, but not so nutritious.
Ron Swanson’s Ode To Bacon
Ah, we love Nick Offerman. We especially love Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, the bacon-loving, moustache-wearing outdoorsman and Libertarian on NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.” As if we needed another reason to think he’s office, Offerman put together a video for CollegeHumor in which he performs a beat poetry ode to bacon. Well done, sir.
Oscar Mayer’s Bacon Barter Stunt
Oscar Mayer stands by its new bacon so much, or so the company says in a recent advertising stunt, that it sent actor/comedian <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/bacon-barter-oscar-mayer-josh-sankey_n_1874953.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>Josh Sankey across the country with it and nothing else</a>. Specifically, 3,000 pounds of its new thick cut bacon the company touted as “worth its weight in gold,” and therefore usable as currency, according to the campaign’s logic.
Seattle’s Best Coffee Names Bacon Drink Winner In Recipe Contest
Des Moine resident Eileen Gannon snagged top honors at a Seattle’s Best Coffee recipe contest this year with an entry <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/bacon-flavored-coffee-wins-contest_n_1835909.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>flavored with caramelized bacon and pumpkin pie spice</a>. She dubbed the concoction, “How to Win a Guy with One Sip,” and won over both judges and Facebook voters of the coffee company’s Red Cup Showdown over five other finalists.
Bacon Tear Sheet
If you’ve ever had a bacon emergency, you’ll understand the importance of this <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/emergency-bacon_n_1776588.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>bacon tear sheet</a>.
Burger King Testing $1 Bacon Burger
In August, we learned that Burger King was testing a limited time offer of a <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/burger-king-bk-bacon-burger_n_1760216.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>$1 BK Bacon Burger</a>, with onion, ketchup and mayo. Would you buy one?
Hardee’s And Carl’s Jr.’s ‘Bacon Bacon Biscuit’
Sometimes, one kind of bacon just isn’t enough. In July, <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/bacon-bacon-biscuit-carls-jr-hardees_n_1703097.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. debuted the “Bacon Bacon Biscuit,”</a> a breakfast sandwich with both bacon strips and Canadian bacon (and American cheese and an egg). It is available now at all locations that serve “Made from Scratch” biscuits.
Burger King’s Bacon Sundae
This summer, Burger King rolled out what might be its most decadent frozen offering ever: <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/12/burger-king-bacon-sundae_n_1590522.html”>a bacon sundae</a>. The item features vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon.
Celion Dion Bacon Parody
Words can’t really describe this tribute to bacon, set to the tune of Celine Dion’s ballad “The Power Of Love.” In the food world, if any single item was to deserve such a tribute song, it’s only fitting that it’s bacon.
“Rub Some Bacon On It”
What’s to do when life’s problems have got you down? <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/put-some-bacon-on-it-video_n_1556665.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>Rub some bacon on it</a>, according to a new video by comedy duo Rhett & Link. The pair have previously made a slew of media appearances the likes of Conan, CNN, The Jay Leno Show, NPR and more.
Man Tries To Eat Whopper With 1,500 Bacon Strips
In March, one man decided to take advantage of Burger King Japan’s promotion in which patrons can add 15 strips of bacon on your burger for a mere 110 Yen, or $1.24. Apparently, 15 strips weren’t enough — in this video, a dude attempts to <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/burger-king-japans-bacon-_n_1437052.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>chow down on a Whopper with 1,050 bacon strips, or 70 15-strip upgrades</a>.
Bacon Reality Show In The Works
The enterprising and cholesterol-laden minds behind BaconSalt, Baconnaise and most recently, the Bacon Coffin, are readying for their closeup. The “Bacon Boys,” otherwise known as Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow, <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/09/bacon-reality-show_n_1412826.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>have their own reality show in the works</a>.
Beautiful Bacon Pork
If you like bacon, or like looking at close-up shots of bacon, then this short video, titled “The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon,” doesn’t really need much introduction. Just watch it — it’s beautifully filmed by Armstrong Pitts Studios and <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/05/east-village-ihop-bacon-smell-smog-hog_n_1405612.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon”>full of a lot of pork close-ups</a>.
So rabid was the public’s hunger for bacon this year, that we compiled a list of <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/30-gifts-for-bacon-lovers_n_2286468.html?utm_hp_ref=bacon#slide=1836545″>bacon-themed gifts</a>. Go forth and eat bacon!