Thursday, March 31, 2011

BaconAir - Bacon Flavored Oxygen Inhaler

The folks at J&D's Foods have done it again! Now you can literally inhale your bacon!

Following in the footsteps of the bacon baby formula, they're introducing the BaconAir, bacon flavored oxygen inhaler.

"Hungry for bacon but don’t want the calories? Try BaconAir! Competing in a sporting event or spelling bee? Try BaconAir! Vacuuming the house? Try BaconAir! Taking a test? Try BaconAir! Driving a race car or semi-truck? Try BaconAir. If you want to run faster, jump higher, look and feel more attractive or memorize long sequences of numbers – try BaconAir!

We are still waiting for our first shipment of bacon-flavored Himalayan oxygen, but for now you can put your name on the waiting list above. We have very limited quantities and a big demand already, so you should act fast."

Wait... what day is tomorrow?

Oops, looks like Time Magazine, the Gothamist and the Village Voice already fell for it!

Well played, guys. I love you.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bacon Candles

When you can't have bacon, you can still have the smell of bacon!

"My sister was selling candles for school and I was making fun of her because they were really girly scents and the idea came to me that there weren't any man-scented candles." 

Those are the words of Hart Main, the 13 year old entrepreneur behind Man Cans, scented candles for men.

And yes, one of his candle scents is bacon.

Hart has other scents as well:  fresh mitt (baseball glove), gear head (the auto garage), sawdust, New York style pizza and others.  And evidently business is booming:
"We just served 250 cans of soup in a soup kitchen in Lima (Ohio) to get the cans. It was supposed to last three months. It lasted three weeks."
Hart makes the candles for about two dollars and fifty cents each and sells them for five bucks.  He's sold over 500 so far through local stores and the internet.  He says that he's purchased a nice bike with his profits.  Smart kid.

You can buy your very own Man Can on the Man Can website.  Be patient, though, Hart is very busy making these in his kitchen since his story hit the national news!

I'm going to order a bacon one tonight.  I'll let you know what I think when it arrives!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baconfest Chicago

I found another bacon festival!
Doing this blog is really making me want to travel.

Baconfest Chicago is happening on April 9th at the UIC Forum in Chicago, and it looks like amazing food and fun:
Baconfest Chicago is a full day celebration of bacon: a Fest to end all Fests. Baconfest’s roster of bacon-inspired activities, bacon-foods, and bacon-spirits comprise the greatest single culinary and cultural festival ever dedicated to Bacon and Bacon only.
Sounds like my kind of event!  But if you're wondering what actually goes on there, they give this nice little summary:

At the Bacon Vendor Expo, over thirty artisan bacon-makers and bacontrepreneurs will display, sample, and sell their multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products on the floor of the Vendor Expo. Grab a Baconfest Chicago: Guide to Bacon playbill and walk around. You’ll have landed in a bacon-lover’s Nirvana.
At the Bacon Chef Expo and Bar, chefs from over forty-five of Chicago’s hottest restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring bacon. Chicago’s finest mixologists and brewers quench our throats made parched from all that delicious bacon with their refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. In the Chef Expo and Bacon Bar local restaurants will serve bacon-based snacks, local bakeries will concoct bacon-sweets, and local bars will serve up bacon cocktails and refreshing beer.
The highlight of the event: the Golden Rashers, the Oscars of the bacon world, presented to the winners of the Pro & Amateur Bacon Cook-offs, as well as a bevy of other prize categories.
The website is full of great information about the event.  You can read the manifesto, see the charity this year's event will sponsor and even buy a t-shirt.  you can also learn about the different chefs, mixologists and vendors that will be there, so go explore it a bit and see why I'm totally envious of those lucky ticketholders.

You can go here to get the basic FAQs, but it looks like they are completely sold out for this year!  They say that there will still be some free ticket giveaways coming up, so I'd suggest joining their mailing list if you really want to go.

If you can whip up a poem about bacon before tomorrow, you might win some tickets:
That’s right, for the next 10 days, we’ll be accepting submissions for the BEST POEM ABOUT BACON.
What does this mean exactly?  What ever you want it to mean.  We want to read some poems about bacon, why you love it, why you just can’t get enough, why it haunts your dreams… you get the idea.
Go here for more info!

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