Uncategorized Sep 14, 2012

Who Wants Bacon?

Apparently, we do. It seems Americans can’t get enough of the tasty treat. Because of that, more and more companies are jumping on the bacon bandwagon, infusing bacon into ads, promotions and products.

But, nothing tops Oscar Mayer’s latest stunt. The company has a stand-up comedian Josh Sankey riding across country in a trailer full of bacon. He’s stopping in different cities, using Oscar Mayer’s butcher thick cut bacon to barter with people for food, lodging and other necessities. Funny thing is, people are doing it. He’s already traded bacon for Jet tickets, a tattoo, beer and a whole lot more. You can follow his journey at baconbarter.com. The site also gives you the daily exchange rate for bacon which might come in handy during the next recession. 

The Oscar Mayer promotion got me wondering what else people have done with bacon. So, I did a little research and came up with a few more gems.

Bacon Website
No, not a website about bacon, a website made from bacon. Ad agency CP+B built a whole website out of bacon. If you’re thinking it can’t be done, you are wrong, my friend. Click here for proof.

Bacon Lip Balm
Yes, it sounds gross, but who among us hasn’t savored licking that extra bit of bacon grease from our upper lip after breakfast ends. Now, you can have that taste all the time. Fun fact: the product doesn’t actually use meat to create the flavor so it’s safe to use for vegetarians.

Bacon Flavored Vodka
Called “Bakon Vodka,” the liquor has actually won several national and international beverage awards and is a big hit with critics. Its popularity isn’t that surprising when you think about it. I mean it’s alcohol plus salty bacon, what’s not to love?

Bacon in a Bottle
For $36, you can buy bacon perfume or cologne from a company called Fargginay.  Seriously, single people, get on this. It might be just what you need to get the guy/girl of your dreams. However, the more likely scenario is that while trying to attract a mate, you will instead attract wild life and end up on “When Animals Attack.”

Bacon Gumballs
If you guessed gum that tastes like bacon, you’d be right. The most distressing thing about this gum isn’t the flavor but the fact that the gumballs are shaped like regular gumballs instead of bacon.

All this bacon talk left you wondering how to incorporate bacon into your company? Don’t fret. No matter what line of work you’re in, taking a client out for a bacon sandwich is never a bad idea. Unless, of course, they’re vegetarian or vegan, then it’s pretty much the worst idea ever.


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