"Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who eat lots of processed meat like bacon and sausage have lower sperm quality than men who don't," but given how terrible people are in general, even the ones produced by the people with the healthy diets, maybe it is for the best if we pig out until we're all extinct.
"The bacon on the sundae I tasted, from a location in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, did add an oddly fancy visual element to an otherwise very ordinary-looking sundae. The cup of vanilla soft serve, at twelve ounces, is no Big Gulp, but it’s still sizable—much bigger than the promo images would have you believe—with a pleasingly messy pool of hot fudge and caramel sauce sloshing around the sides and bottom. The bacon, sliced on a bias in relatively elegant strips that taste fine enough considering they’re cold, resides on top—incongruously and a bit smugly I thought, as if it feels superior and a little out of place among its [...]
I bring unfortunate tidings for everybody out there who was under the impression that bacon-the official food of the Internet-was in some way healthy. Turns out it ain't. Science?
Eating two rashers of bacon or a sausage every day can increase your risk of heart disease by nearly half, scientists claim. Their study found meat that has been cured, salted or processed in another way can also push up the likelihood of developing diabetes. It linked the salts and chemical preservatives used on processed meat to ill health if the products are eaten regularly.
Of COURSE they are: "Bacon-Filled Macarons Coming to St. Mark's Place"
"Slater’s 50/50, a Southern California burger chain, has launched a 100-percent-bacon burger (a ground bacon patty topped with a slice of thick-cut bacon, bacon-cheddar cheese, a sunny-side-up egg and, yes, 'bacon island dressing')."
"Bacon Candy Canes look like regular candy canes, but taste like bacon."
Exhibiting the same sort of culinary restraint that it shows with its frozen custard flavors, New York's Shake Shack has introduced a $5.50 peanut butter bacon burger that pretty much is what it sounds like, i.e., a burger topped with lots of thick bacon and a healthy schmear of peanut butter. Whether or not this invention was necessary or (more importantly) is breaking any new ground in consolidating fat and salt and general tastebud-aimed decadence into one messy sandwich is up for debate. Although honestly, one would think that Shake Shack would be wise enough to realize that the Internet Bacon Fetishism trend was pretty much driven into [...]