"A while back I heard about the Flavor Spray™ Diet," says the anonymous author of I Heart Bacon. Apparently the spray is meant to eliminate fat-rich "toppings, gravies, dressings" and give back the flavour diets take out. But the I Heart Bacon blogger didn’t care that the spray was endorsed by former Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley –the ad said that it tasted like bacon:
I was still unclear about how I was supposed to use them. I suspected that I should spray them on food, but I wanted instant gratification after waiting that long. I decided to spray the bacon flavor directly onto my tongue. What could it hurt?
As usual, my naive innocence led my astray. It hurt bad.
It was like bathing my tongue in a tubful of liquid smoke. All I could taste was smoke. Was my tongue on fire? After that came the harsh chemical aftertaste. Choking and gasping for air I made my way to the sink. You know how they make those eye bath cups for chemical burns? I wanted one for my tongue.
I thought that maybe the parmesan one would be better…
I Heart Bacon has links to other bacon blogs like The Bacontarian, "a person who supplements an otherwise normal diet with large amounts of pork!"
"We feel sad for them for they know not the ecstasy that is nature’s perfect food" say the team at Six Degrees of Bacon. Six Degrees’ authors include Mr Flitch, Chef Guanciale and General Hogwashington. But rather than being a hobby, the blog was created by marketing firm Optiem as "a sandbox to test out a wide variety of online and word-of-mouth marketing techniques." According to Optiem president Jeff Rohrs, there’s a passionate group of people out there discussing bacon. And that’s just what marketers need.
Rohrs himself seems to have a passion for smallgoods. He is also the author of The Sausage Manifesto — an open letter to paid search networks on behalf of pay per click (PPC) advertisers.
If all this talk about bacon is making you hungry, here’s a tasty recipe from The Bacon Show — "one bacon recipe per day, every day, forever."