Bacon. Just one word makes mouths instantly salivate.

The perfect way to comweplement that lettuce and tomato sandwich. A trusty companion to those fried eggs in the morning. It’s crispy. It’s salty. It’s so versatile it can be eaten at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert and in the bedroom. Uh, what? The manufacturer of the latest bacon-infused concoction has harnessed the love for the savoury pork treat and created the “McRib of sex.” Seattle-based J&D Foods claims they’ve made the world’s first bacon-flavoured personal lubricant. (Here’s to hoping it’s the last). Baconlube, $11.99 US, is the “gold standard of meatflavoured massage oils,” the creators boldly declare. Maybe the idea isn’t so far fetched? According to a recent survey of Canadians by Maple Leaf Foods, when asked to choose between bacon and sex, more than four in 10 (43%) chose bacon. “Thanks to Baconlube, Canadians will never have to choose between two of life’s greatest pleasures again,” the statement said. www.baconlube.com In the spirit of weird bacon products. Here’s some more odd stu made with the flavour of the sizzlin’ cured meat: Kristy Brownlee, QMI Agency

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Bacon products

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Bacon — it’s not just for breakfast anymore
Bacon toothpicks
Got bacon stuck in your teeth? Poke it out with bacon-flavoured toothpicks from novelty products maker Archie McPhee. $2.50 U.S.

Bacon butterscotch cookies
In a quest to use bacon in a recipe of the sweeter variety, the sta at Miss Cora’s Kitchen in Toronto brainstormed until they decided to swap chocolate chips for butterscotch chips and added bacon, of course. Big chunks of crispy pork strips on top finish o the salty and sweet cookie.

Bacon Soda

Bakon vodka
Idaho-potato distilled vodka infused with the savoury taste of bacon. Seattle’s Black Rock Spirits wanted to give it the “essence of a delicious crisp slice of peppered-bacon,” the website says. They say it makes great caesars and even a BLT martini. Not available in Canada. Yet.

Bottled fizzy bacon beverage by the popular Jones Soda Co. Not sure if it’s any indication of how well it sold, but production has ceased on the product since it was announced in November 2010. The dark-brown treat was sold with various labels, including a pig-faced looking kid.

Nutritional facts
1 medium slice, cooked Calories 46 Total Fat Sat. Fat Trans Fat Cholesterol Sodium Total Carbs Dietary Fiber Sugars Protein Calcium Potassium 3.6g 1.2g 0g 9mg 196mg 0.1g 0g 0g 3.1g 0.9g 48mg

Bacon envelopes

Whatever that flavour is on your tongue when you lick an envelope is awful. So the guys at J&D Foods, the makers of Baconlube, drummed up a clever product. Mmmvelopes. The adhesive tastes like bacon when licked, they say.

Bacon lip balm
It’s greasy like pig fat, but it’s not actually made of meat, they say. $2.95 U.S.

Neck chops

Fatback Loin chops Ribs

Shoulder

Ham

1 in 4

Jowel bacon

BACON

would choose bacon over sex
Sources: jonessoda.com; bakonvodka.com;mcphee.com; jdfoods.com; kerstinschocolates.com; misscoraskitchen.com
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

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