Farmland launches new bacon club - KCTV5

Farmland launches new bacon club

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If you love bacon - and if you don't, why are you reading this - there's a new reason to celebrate. Because on Monday night, bacon, the "superhero" of meat, has a new fan club - a place where bacon lovers of all ilk can go to talk, taste, write, post, inspire and, in general, share their passion for this pride of the pig. What do they call this nirvana, this slice of heaven, this gift of the Gods? The Farmland Bacon Club.

That's right, Kansas City-based Farmland is launching a site that will be all things bacon.

FarmlandBaconClub.com will be home to contests and giveaways, trivia and interactive polls, news about bacon, tidbits and full on bites of bacon wisdom, extreme bacon creations, unique bacon recipes and insights into the true potential of what could very well be the most perfect food on earth. Fans can also follow @FarmlandFoods on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute bacon fun.

Speaking of fun, I did a little searching around on the internet to gauge just how popular this cured, often smoked pork product has become. The answer to that query is "very, very popular." A simple bacon search cooked up the following products: chocolate-covered bacon, bacon-flavored candy and bacon salt, which, according to the website, "makes everything taste good." 

There's even a site devoted to the 10 worst bacon-inspired products. The list is topped by, but is not inclusive of: gummy bacon, bacon dental floss and bacon-flavored lollipops. I don't even think bacon salt could improve on those.

Locally, two Kansas City, KS, sisters have a bacon-flavored jam. The Our Sassy Pantry product is yet another testimonial to the flexibility and flavor of bacon.   

"I tell people that are scared to try it that it is sweet, smoky, spicy and bacony - everything you ever wanted all at once," said Marisa Roberts, co-owner of Our Sassy Pantry.

Back to Farmland's bacon club, there's this enticing offer. Farmland is giving one lucky bacon club member the chance to win a life-sized bacon bust. That's right, your head will be made out of bacon. Fans that sign up for the Club by June 15 will be eligible for the Bacon or Bust sweepstakes, which in addition to the head-sized bacon bust will also provide the winner a year's worth of free bacon.

Club members can also sign up for the company's "Bacon of the Month," so instead of bringing home the bacon, it will now be delivered to your doorstep.

Members receive a Farmland Bacon Club membership card, digital recipe booklet and badge, which I'm told are sadly not edible, and the chance to win savory prizes, including a month's worth of bacon.

For more information on the Farmland Bacon Club, please visit FarmlandBaconClub.com, @FarmlandFoods or www.Facebook.com/FarmlandFoods.

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