Contact Us

7 Incredible Bacon Facts You Probably Never Knew

iStock

Widely considered a breakfast staple, this versatile cut of meat has many creative uses and an interesting history, filled with all sorts of scrumptious morsels of facts you probably never knew…until now!


1

Bacon is Addictive

 
 

Don't feel guilty about that uncontrollable craving you have. Bacon contains six kinds of umami, which is a pleasant savory flavor that leads to an addictive neurochemical response.

[Source]

 
2

Bacon Makes You Smart

 
 

Bacon contains a micronutrient called choline (no, not chlorine) that is associated with maintaining healthy cell membranes and has been shown to increase intelligence in unborn children.

[Source 1 / Source 2]

 
3

Green Bacon Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

 
 

Bacon that has been cured or treated in a brine, but has not been dried or smoked is called "green bacon". This kind of bacon is also known as "fresh bacon".

[Source]

 
4

Bacon and Booze Go Well Together

 
 

There are varieties of beer, vodka, and bourbon that are bacon flavored. Several cocktails also have bacon flavors, including the Bacon Bloody Mary and Bacontini, also exist.

 
5

There Is An International Bacon Day

 
 

International Bacon Day is an unofficial celebration loosely held around the world on the Saturday before Labor Day each year.

 
6

Bacon Is A Good Art Medium

 
 

There is a mosaic of Kevin Bacon Made of bacon that was created by artist Jason Mecier. The piece uses 15 pounds of bacon, and was sold on eBay for $4,000.

 
7

You Can Buy Bacon Cologne and Perfume

 
 

There is a company that created a bacon-scented line of cologne and perfume back in the 1920's that is still available for sale today through their website. In the company's Q&A section on their website, they explain that their aromas use the subtle tones of bacon along with other aromas, and do not simply make you smell like bacon. They claim their fragrances have a natural tendency to make people happy.

 

More from MIX 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix108.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TODAY'S BEST MIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on TODAY'S BEST MIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!