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Get Your Bacon On

March 8, 2011 12:05 AM

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Imagine the sizzling sound bacon makes on that fresh charcoal grill.  Savor the tantalizing flavor that explodes in your mouth as you bite into those crispy bacon morsels.  Look no further! There are tons of new innovative ideas to include bacon in your daily diet!

Bacon MANia

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Three men on a mission to bring the world everything bacon!  You can have bacon for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, and even for dessert.  Their most popular item is the Bacon Balls, a trio of treats that include PB & J, filet mignon with cheese, and a mac & cheese, all encumbered by a luscious piece of bacon.  At the end of the meal or even as a snack they offer Meat Candy and Pig Feed.  Both are smothered full of smoked bacon goodness that will numb your senses.  It’ll leave you dreaming and drooling about bacon at night.  The list of phenomenal bacon treats goes on and on.

Get Your Lard On

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With a name like that it is hard to resist.  Join the many devout followers of bacon hunting down this elusive truck.  You definitely have to try the different types of bacon in their Bacone! Who would have thought there are other types of bacon than pig?  Here they Buffalo, Duck and Wild Boar bacon and more! The distinct flavors will surprise you.  Let’s not forget their Baco, which is potato and cheese all wrapped up in a bacon shell.  Now doesn’t that sound like a sinful treat?  Be sure to bring your appetite!

Christopher Michael Chocolatier

2346 Newport Blvd, Suite A3
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 566-9810
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They offer an award-winning Sizzling Bacon Bar, that combines the love of bacon with a sweet taste of nostalgia.  Using fair trade Venezuelan chocolate, they add crisp bits of bacon intermixed with pop rocks to create the illusion of sizzling bacon and bring back a classic treat — perfect for a hectic day.  Don’t forget to check out their fresh made s’mores while you are there.

Coolhaus

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With the summer weather finally settling in this year, it is the perfect time to venture out for a Brown Butter & Candied Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich.  Choose your favorite type of cookie to encase the mouth watering ice cream.  Don’t be afraid to dig in. Even the paper is edible!

Animal

435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9225
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Their name says it all.  It is a meat lover’s paradise.  For dessert they offer a Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar.  Meat-tastic!  Two thick cuts of bacon, covered in chocolate then topped off with nuts for that extra crunch.  It’s perfect for those who love a great mix of savory and sweet.  Be sure to order the Foie Gras with Maple Sausage Gravy Biscuit — that will knock your socks off.

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J & D

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“Everything should taste like bacon,” is this company’s motto.  If you are a believer, look for their products at your local store.  They offer Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Cheddar Popcorn –of course–, bacon lip balm and Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes™ among others! Spice up any meal with their bacon salt that will send your head reeling.  Pull over the cozy blanket and settle into your couch with a freshly popped bag of bacon cheddar popcorn! Movie night will have a completely new meaning when J & D is through with you.

Whole Foods Market

2847 Park Av.
Tustin, Ca  92782
(714) 566-7650
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No longer just your neighborhood natural and organic market,  venture inside  to their meat section where the cases are filled to the brim with organic meats flavored to perfection.  Although any bacon is delicious, check out their new twist.  Here they use duBreton Pork Belly with natural flavored house rubs, then brined, and smoked to perfection.  There are no added nitrates or nitrites here, just the fresh flavor of bacon.  Currently they offer Jalapeno Garlic, Maple Blueberry, Apple Honey, and Ancho Chili along with their house Smoked Bacon.  It’s a bacon bonanza!

Kathleen L. is a serious foodie with a “Katastrophic” Life.  Check out her blog www.kats9lives.com.

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