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If you’re like me, you probably thought there was no way that KFC could ever top the Double Down. For the uninitiated, the monstrous Double Down sandwich was basically bacon and cheese smashed between two pieces of fried chicken.

Well, I was wrong. They went and added more meat.

KFC Korea unveiled what they’re calling the “Zinger Double Down King”. It features a burger patty that’s stuffed between two chicken patties, and yes, the bacon and cheese is still in there somewhere. It’s insane. It’s horrendous. But… but… I can’t look away.

(via Food Beast)

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Kraft-owned Philadelphia recently announced on Twitter that they unveiled a new cream cheese spread that has Oscar Meyer bacon thrown into the mix. It’s currently available in select stores here in the U.S., and if you can’t find it just yet, don’t worry. It’ll be coming to other local markets very soon.

Philadelphia also has a few other flavors that they’ve recently added to their lineup, including brown sugar, cinnamon, honey pecan, smokey chipotle, spicy jalapeño and smoked salmon. Kraft released a recipe that features the new spread as a key ingredient: French toast stuffed with bacon-flavored cream cheese. Yum.

(via Neatorama)

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Yes, we all know that Nick from Dude Foods loves bacon. If the man had a Game of Thrones style family sigil, I guarantee that bacon (along with the words “Never stop frying”) would be up there. But I will admit that I was a bit surprised that Nick went so far as to create S’mores Bacon in his most recent post. I mean, marshmallow and bacon? Sounds nuts, but after looking at the pictures, it does look rather tasty. Basically, Nick cooked up some bacon and spread melted marshmallows over each strip. Then he sprinkled graham crackers on and tossed everything in the oven. Oh, and he made Hershey’s chocolate dipping sauce too. Yum!

(via Dude Foods)

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You may have never thought to infuse bacon, caramel and bourbon into a milkshake, but I bet now that you know it exists, you’re heading to Red Robin for dinner. The chain announced that they will be offering a Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake which will include Jim Beam’s maple bourbon, caramel, bacon bits, vanilla ice cream, and a strip of candied bacon as a stirrer. If you want to try one of these sinful concoctions, you have until November 2nd when this limited time item will disappear.

(USA Today via Consumerist)

Moebius bacon

Bacon is one of the most beautiful specimens of meat. Its taste and smell are matched only by its appearance, but Instructables user PenfoldPlant figured out how to make the breakfast treat look even more appealing by turning it into a Moebius strip. You’ll need patience and, most importantly, meat glue – the name for an enzyme called transglutaminase. Once you get the process of making the strips down, I’m pretty sure the next step is taking over the world.

Get the full how-to at Instructables.

(via Nerdcore)

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Having just seen what’s on the menu at Brutus in Montreal, I may be booking a trip very, very soon.

This new place of your bacon dreams is the brainchild of Anthoni Jodoin, who understands that bacon really is the food of the gods and found a way to work it into everything. The food, the drinks, the donuts. Everything.

The menu boasts dishes like Jägermeister poutine, a 100% bacon sausage hot dog, bacon sushi (which is not raw bacon, I promise) and Brisures de Bacon or chocolate bacon cookies.

All I know is, I want to live there.

Head after the break to see a selection of these masterpieces.

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This isn’t a prototype but an actual motorcycle commissioned by meat company Hormel and it runs on bacon grease fuel. It was featured in a documentary titled Driven by Bacon and is called the Hormel Black Label Bacon Motorcycle. The bike runs on B-100 biodiesel which is made from bacon waste and runs about $3.50 a gallon and, yes, it does leave behind the smell of bacon as you cruise down the street. They’re looking for volunteers to drive it from Austin, MN to San Diego, CA if you’re up for the job.

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The Lone Star tick is an annoying little bloodsucker that’s indigenous to the Midwest and the Eastern U.S. Its bite, believe it or not, has the unique side effect of turning its human victims into vegetarians.

Seriously.

Apparently this little guy contains a certain kind of sugar called Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, that’s also found in red meat and some dairy products. When a person is bitten, that person’s immune system creates antibodies to that particular sugar, thus resulting in a mild or downright severe allergic reaction to meaty dishes. A doctor in Virginia noted that he sees “two to three new cases every week.” He also notes that some patients recover over time.

Now, I know this sounds crazy, but I’m thinking this might be a conspiracy between cows and ticks. I mean, it’s the only thing that makes sense, right? It has to be the work of the Illu-Moo-nati!

(NBC New York via FoodBeast)

bacon bed

If you haven’t noticed, we are a country obsessed with bacon. People are constantly making bizarre food combos and incorporating its signature scent into things like air fresheners. To poke fun at our obsession, Mad Magazine has designed a product for the ultimate bacon fan. Behold, the Bacon Bed. Imagine rolling over in the mornings to take a few bites for breakfast or just bask in the constant smell of pork.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this became an actual product.

(via Eater)

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I can’t explain the logic behind Reebok making bacon… save for the fact that bacon is tasty, but still, this makes zero sense. Yes, Reebok makes shoes and bacon now. Deal with it, world.

Actually, the bacon is sourced by U.S. Wellness Meats, and it doesn’t have any nitrates, sweeteners or MSG and they are not cured. The bacon was passed out to folks who participated in the Reebok CrossFit Games. You probably won’t see Reebok bacon in supermarkets anytime soon, but if you’d like to learn more about it, or if you’d like to sign up for updates about where Reebok might distribute the bacon next, head on over to Reebok.com.

(via Cool Material)