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July 30, 2009

Bacon ... gum?

gummy baconWhen it comes to all things bacon, I'm like that dog in those Beggin Strips commercials.

Well, maybe I should say most things bacon.

So when Former Roommate Patchen brought me a box of Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon, I was beside myself.

Bacon gum? I'm kind of morbidly fascinated with it.

Thankfully, this gum doesn't try to taste like bacon -- at least, according to the box, it's strawberry-flavored. I haven't tried it yet (because I'm milking it for two blog entries). 

There are four "slices" of the stuff in the box. It certainly ain't sugar free, either. Each slice has more than 50 calories. But, if Uncle Oinker eats it, so will I ...

I love the panel on the back, which has "Safe Handling Instructions:

"Keep in cool, dry place away from sunlight, high temperatures & humidity (and don't feed after midnight). Do not attempt to fry or microwave!"

I love how the box has to tell you not to microwave it. Frying strawberry-flavored, bacon-shaped gum would definitely be the worst part of waking up. Where was it made? I'll give you one guess. Have you guessed it yet? China, of course.

I'm gonna try this stuff today. Wish me luck.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:49 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Random stuff


Man, I'm over the whole bacon thing. I wish everybody would read up on industrial pig farming before they get stoked about some bacon chocolate or whatever. Less bacon, not more.

haha, i'm sure they put those warnings on boxes because someone has already done it before. case in point, when i fed ex things, it tells me not to ship "blood or liquids". tell me you wouldn't be grossed out if a bag of B+ came to your door.

and Moby is totally right! industrial pig farming, rocks! wooooo!

That's funny. I just wrote about bacon with candy and chocolate this morning on the blog for my employer, the National Confectioners Association - And althouugh I didn't mention it in this post, I also recently tried Man Bait - a bacon flavored lollipop from Das Foods ( Unlike this product, many of the new bacon candies really DO taste like bacon and are surprisingly good. Good luck with your tasting!

It'd be that much more amazing if it really did taste like fact, it'd be a small step away from being bacon jerky. Mmmm.

On the other hand...Gummi Bears don't taste like bears, do they?

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