A Big Fat Post About Food

I'm sure I could have come up with something witty, but once you see pictures of bacon, meaningless words won't matter.

Since we've become the local experts on bacon, we receive links about bacon from time to time (haymang@yahoo.com). The first one is sent from friend of the site Andy, about the Minnesota State Fair (which has since gone by). Some of the food choices included "Pig Lickers, Pickle Pops and Big Fat Bacon."

Let's get the pickle pop out of the way first - it has nothing to do with meat.

The Pig Lickers (great fantasy team name, or band name) is chocolate-covered bacon, which has been discussed here before. CCB is very good, you should try it sometime.

On to the Big Fat Bacon. With a name like that, it's got to be good, right? It is one-third pound of bacon, fried, and caramelized with maple syrup. And just to get the Bert Flex seal of approval, they serve it on a stick.

That wins.

Link two is from chow.com, listing 10 Ways to Eat More Bacon. It includes the standard bacon vodka, lollipops, and chocolate. A new idea is bacon-wrapped tater tots. That's brilliant.

But the winner from the entire top 10 looks to be a draw between bacon chocolate chip cookies (pictured) and a Fool's Gold Loaf. What the hell is Fool's Gold Loaf? Here is the description:

This specialty from the late Colorado Gold Mine Restaurant features an entire loaf of Italian bread hollowed out and filled with peanut butter, grape jelly, and a full pound of fried bacon. The loaf technically serves 8 to 10 people—but its most famous fan, Elvis, would often chow down on the 42,000-calorie sandwich alone, as a midnight snack.

That is alarming. And I want one.

Last but not least, let's check in with Joey Chestnut's latest eating contest victory at the Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship (taken from cnn.com)

Joey's the man. Way to represent 'Mericah!

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