International BACON Day – September 5th 2015

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Before you ask, yes, this is apparently a real thing, although admittedly it’s unclear how it’s celebrated. BUT when my fast fingered googling for fun fall stuff to do accidentally happened upon this little nugget of fun, I was intrigued. I mean, come on, its BACON!

That is all one needs to say, am I right?

I know, there are tons of these “National/World Day of…” things, and some of them are down right weird. BUT, how can bacon be weird, I ask?

It isn’t (silly question).

How about some fun International Bacon Day FACTS, just to add a little legitimacy to this whole thing, in case you need in an argument for your boss to get a stat day off work to eat bacon or something:

  • Bacon Day began in 2004 by a group of university graduate students as a distraction from exams (uh, oh, that puts our quest for believability in question right there).
  • Bacon Day revelers are known to have social gatherings where much bacon is consumed.

Um, that is pretty much all I could find.

BUT I did find a blog post from CNN, so if THAT makes your International Bacon Day more of a real deal then here is the link to prove it to whoever you are trying to convince: CNN Makes Bacon Day Real By Talking About It. I should write headlines for a living…maybe CNN will see that link and get in touch. I won’t hold my breath. I WILL have some bacon though.

Bacon is having a hay-day among foodies these days, and it’s being incorporated in to all kinds of foods (sitting on a plate beside fried eggs is just not enough anymore). The weirdest bacon things I have eaten was chocolate covered bacon and bacon jam on some sort of crostini bread (both were delicious by the way). Here is a link to 10 unique bacon recipes for you to try (and yes, there is chocolate covered bacon AND bacon jam!): Lifehack Bacon Recipes

We are VERY excited about International Bacon Day! We hope you enjoy your salty, protein treats.

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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Well, not ALL of us are so keen on this bacon observance.

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