Bringing Home the Fully Cooked Bacon

Bacon anyone? Oscar Meyer, who gave wiener new meaning and made Bologna into something other than an Italian city known for its leaning towers
and Bolognese sugo, has answered our long-held desire, to avoid being
splattered by frying bacon fat. Fully-cooked bacon enables the bacon
lover to eat the popular pork product without having to waste natural
gas or paper towels.

Oscar M isn’t the only fully cooked pork product. Good Housekeeping has done a taste test. Tyson, Farmland, Hatfield (“great taste anytime”), Hormel, Maple Leaf and Schwan‘s have joined the pork pit. And now anyone, anywhere can have bacon on the fly (so to speak).

The downside, of course, is we’ll miss the enticing bacon aroma. But
sacrifice is what progress is all about. Still, does the package have
to look so unappetizing? Jerky anyone?

Speaking of bacon, have you heard about the micro pig fad in the UK? Look up the “mini pig”.


About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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