Posts Tagged ‘bacon’

Everything Is NOT Better With Bacon

October 27, 2015

 

4093601285_compThe World Health Organization has officially classified processed meats, such bacon, ham and hot dogs as carcinogenic to humans. They also state that other forms of red meat probably are too. No sugar coating, no beating around the bush, just a clear, concise statement that the consumption of these products could, in fact be deadly.

The group cited sufficient evidence that consumption of processed meats can lead to colorectal and stomach cancers. Eating red meat in general has been associated with pancreatic and prostate cancers.

The average American consumes what is now known to be extremely dangerous quantities of meat, as do other cultures. The release of this information, if the warnings are heeded, could lead to a significant decrease in cancer cases annually.

I personally am not a meat eater, but I will certainly be cutting back the amount of meat my family eats, starting today. Will you?

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Better With Bacon?

July 17, 2015

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What if you woke up tomorrow and bacon was suddenly considered a health food? Bacon lovers rejoice, because researchers at Oregon State University have developed a seaweed that tastes just like….yup, BACON!!!
This particular strain of red marine algae has twice the nutrients as kale, and in addition to vitamins, minerals and antioxidents, it also contains up to 16% of its dry weight in protein. And did we mention it tastes like bacon?

The unique strain of seaweed was originally developed along the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines as a food source for abalone. Once the team tasted it, they realized that it had a reach far broader than ocean life.
The seaweed is fast growing, and could eventually become a strong player in the commercial  food market. As for now, the group is focusing on the scientific aspects, so you will just have to wait to experience it first hand.

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Twinkie Time

November 8, 2013

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We haven’t written about gross fast food items for quite some time now, but this atrocity piqued our interest.

PYT Restaurant in Philadelphia has introduced a burger that takes the cake. Twinkies, that is, and two of them to be exact.

Known for it’s innovative burgers, the restaurant serves up this one made of pork belly and beef, smothered in American cheese, covered with bacon, and wait for it…served between two deep-fried Twinkies, in lieu of a bun. It is joined on the menu by its predecessors, the spaghetti burger, and the deep fried lasagna bun burger.

With the fried Twinkies alone weighing in at 722 calories, this concoction is estimated to contain 1100 calories per sandwich. But hey, don’t sweat it; dessert is already included.

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Shakin’ the Bacon

April 16, 2012

Not to be outdone by Denny’s vile bacon milkshake, Burger King recently announced the debut of their new bacon sundae.
Only available in the Nashville location, the bacon sundae appears to be made of soft serve ice cream, and chocolate sauce and is sprinkled with bacon bits. Unlike it’s alleged inspiration, which featured artificial bacon flavored syrup; this is served with an actual strip of real bacon as a garnish.

No word yet on what it tastes like, or the nutritional info. If anyone out there is in Nashville and wants to give it a try, let us know what you think!

Better With Bacon

March 27, 2011

You know the saying,  “Everything’s better with bacon?” Denny’s is celebrating this concept with “Baconalia”, a “Baconian Feast” featuring 7 new ways to enjoy the meat. The most inventive, (read: disgusting) offering is the Maple Bacon Sundae. Yep, it’s exactly what you thought it was: vanilla ice cream, topped with maple syrup and a generous sprinkling of bacon bits! Just to show you that we aren’t the food snobs you think we are, (okay, so maybe we are) we are giving you the link to a coupon offering you a 2 for 1 deal on this culinary delight! Hurry, this offer is only available until April 9. Pepto Bismal not included.

Double Down Melt Down

April 21, 2010

KFC introduced it’s new Double Down sandwich this week, featuring a bacon and cheese filling placed between 2 pieces of fried chicken instead of a bun.

(Excuse me a second while I make an editorial comment: “EWWWW gross!!!)

This sandwich packs 1228 calories, 81 grams of fat and 317 mgs of cholesterol!

What does that equate to?

Well, we did a little internet research and here are a few ways you can burn off those calories through your regular day to day activity:

packing and unpacking suitcases for 561 minutes (yes, that is more than 9 hours!!)

stocking shelves at a supermarket for 374 minutes

doing power yoga for 212 minutes

farming and grooming the animals for 187 minutes

tread climbing at the gym for 128 minutes

food shopping for 353 minutes

playing the horn for 561 minutes

The average 145 pound woman ( who is considerably larger than I am) only needs about 1200 calories PER DAY to merely exist. At my size, I would need to take a spinning class for over 240 minutes (more than 4 hours)  to atone for that sinful indulgence.

Is it worth it?


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