[[caption-width-right:350:[[UpToEleven Needs more bacon strips.]] [[WebVideo/EpicMealTime And bacon strips. And bacon strips...]] [[{{WebVideo/MicrosoftSamReadsFunnyWindowsErrors}} Bacon is love, Bacon is life, everything is bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon!]]]]

->''I love bacon. I mean I really love it. Good American bacon -- the crunchy kind, not that flabby stuff you get in other countries. At the risk of offending entire religions and regions, I think much of the unrest in the world is because too many people don't know the joy of bacon. Almost no one who has tasted bacon would willingly blow themselves up or start shooting at someone else. Bacon is worth living for.''
-->-- '''[[http://www.tonychor.com/archive/000443.html Tony Chor]]'''

There are many addictive foods, like chocolate, cheese and [[DeepFriedWhatever deep-fried foods]], but when it comes to meat, the pig seems to reign supreme, especially when it comes to those special strips of heaven: bacon.

Bacon isn't healthy, unless you count the [[ThePoorMansSubstitute cheap substitutes]] like soy bacon, turkey bacon or -- (shudder) -- [[CanadaEh Canadian bacon]][[note]] Which is more like ham.[[/note]]. The odor of cooking bacon can drive some people to strange behavior [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin with its amazingly addictive qualities]].

While ham and pork chops also qualify under the trope, only bacon tips the three chief sensors of scientifically proven gustatory pleasure: fattiness, saltiness and sweetness. So bow ye down before bacon, the perfect meat. ([[AvertedTrope Unless you're]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim]], kosher-keeping [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]], Seventh-day Adventist or -- God help you -- [[FelonyMisdemeanor vegetarian]].)

In Britain, feelings towards bacon are similar, except Brits get their bacon from the back of the animal, and it features one piece of loin and one piece of belly combined in the same cut. Ironically, given the page quote, it is actually leaner and healthier than American "streaky" bacon, though not as crunchy (unless you give it a longer fry, which you should). Bacon here is the foundation of what is proudly called The Full English Breakfast, or just The Full English. [[note]] Unless you're Irish or Scottish, who have their own variants on a theme of bacon, two fried eggs, mushrooms, black pudding, grilled tomato, sausages, beans, fried bread, and lots of toast. And hot sweet tea.[[/note]] In Europe, bacon is generally cut into cubes and fried as ''lardons'' or ''pancetta''. In the United States, bacon can be shredded into tiny garnish morsels called "bacon bits".

NOTE: Turkey bacon, while not made from its succulent cousin, is still delicious and a nice alternative for the groups above... except those damn [[AcceptableTargets hippie celery chompers]]. The same holds true for certain types of beef bacon, particularly when made from plate steak,[[note]]The equivalent cut of beef to the pork belly used for pork bacon[[/note]] which is even more like the porcine equivalent (having lots of streaky fat that melts and fries the meat, plus anything else you care to put in the pan afterward), although it's rather harder to find (only a few halal and kosher meatpackers, plus even fewer random others, make the stuff). The Scots have a technique for making "macon"--bacon made from mutton or goat[[note]]Fun fact: During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a Scottish MP suggested that, because pork production was mostly geared to supplying the troops at the Front, British meatpackers try making macon instead; the system was tried, but had no lasting effects[[/note]]--which apparently tastes remarkably like the real thing; the recipes are widely available on the Internet, but hardly anybody makes it commercially.

And no, this does not mean addiction to Creator/KevinBacon (although who would debate it?), nor is it related to SixDegreesOfKevinBacon.

[[TheWikiRule As usual]], [[http://bacon.wikia.com/wiki/Bacon_Wiki there's a wiki for bacon.]]


* TV commercials for ''Beggin Strips'' brand of dog treats.
-->'''Dog:''' [[{{Squee}} IT'S BACON!]]\\
'''PA:''' No, it's Beggin Strips. [[ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare Dogs don't know it's not bacon.]]
** [[http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000070.php Someone actually tried Beggin Strips to see if they taste like bacon.]] Either dogs don't think they taste like bacon but like it anyway, or they are ''[[DogsAreDumb incredibly stupid]]''.
* UsefulNotes/{{KFC}}:
** They added bacon to their "Famous Bowl."
** The infamous Double Down is a bacon and cheese sandwich using fried chicken instead of bread.
* The commercial for Denny's Baconalia (now with more bacon!) features two guys sitting in Dennys and reminiscing about the last time they "celebrated" Baconalia. Their [[WomenAreWiser female]] friend tells them that that was breakfast, prompting replies of, "That doesn't make it any less special" and, "Of ''course'' we were here for breakfast."
** Baconalia's desserts like the Maple Bacon Sundae got mocked by Stephen Colbert, who said this was the answer to the long-asked question of "What if we scraped the breakfast dishes into the freezer instead of the garbage?"
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsrodwSpzYg Bacon Bowl]] is a thing that allows you to make bowls out of bacon in the oven, microwave or toaster oven. The bowls can be filled with whatever you please, & they can be eaten, too!
* What tops Kevin Bacon made entirely of Bacon? Or Bacon bras, for that matter? Why, it's BACON-FLAVORED MOUTHWASH! Scope Mouthwash that tastes like bacon (No, it doesn't give you bacon breath, you just taste it while your mouth completely cleans)... Sorry, it's an april fools joke. DAMNIT, SCOPE! MAKE IT ALREADY!!!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qqnk5jy2bA The Applegate Bacon]] [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica Yule Log]].

* Creator/JimGaffigan bases an entire routine upon his love for bacon.
* One part of Creator/LouisCK's "what you get with a basic life" bit, where he explains how awesome it is just to be alive, even if your life sucks.
-->You get to eat food! You get to put ''bacon'' in your mouth! I mean, when you have ''bacon'' in your ''mouth''... it doesn't matter who's ''President'', or ''anything''! [...] Every time I'm eating bacon, I think, "I could ''die'' right now", and I ''mean'' it!

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Loki,'' of all people, as seen in ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' and ''ComicBook/OriginalSin 5.1'' (aka the tie-in for ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''). There are even people in that fandom who [[CargoShip literally ship this]].
* Otherwise good Muslim girl [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] loves to smell the “delicious infidel meat”. Her friends tell her to either ''eat'' the stuff or not bother.
-->"Chow or chow not, there is no smell."
* ''ComicBook/{{Curtis}}'' loves bacon, asking his mom if they had bacon ice cream and deodorant. (Which they do, as the RealLife section shows.)

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': ''"I LOVE BACON!!!"''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'': "Dad seems a lot happier since they started making bacon-flavoured cholesterol medication."
** [[http://zitscomics.com/comics/august-25-2015/ This]] and [[http://zitscomics.com/comics/november-29-2014/ that]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': Hay bacon, of course, as a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic. The Muffin Emporium offers spinach-basil-and-hay-bacon muffins. And Ditzy improves a potato salad by adding hay bacon bits to it.

* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', although not technically an addiction, what the [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Rat Cook]] does with bacon in one of the most well-known tales of Westeros is definitely something worth noting. [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies Prince]] and Bacon Pie, anyone? Well, it's kind of an addiction... [[spoiler: the tale breeds a noted repeat of the experiment in the shape of three Frey Pies]]. Revenge: epically brought to you by the power of bacon.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, Sam Vimes' TrademarkFavoriteFood is a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Preferably with [[NutritionalNightmare as much bacon and as little lettuce and tomato as he can get away with]]. There's also a brief mention in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' of the perfect bacon sandwich being found in the Cabinet of Curiosity.
* In the ''Literature/BlackBlade'' series, Lila will eat bacon and foods containing bacon in [[BigEater disturbing quantities]] whenever possible.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AmericasTestKitchen'': In one episode they replaced butter with smoked bacon in an alternative Thanksgiving Turkey recipe because, and I quote one of the chefs, "We thought about bacon because, hey, [[TropeNamers everything tastes better with bacon.]]"
* All too frequently inverted on ''Series/{{Chopped}}'' when one of the contestants incorporates bacon into a dish but commits the sin of undercooking it. This also happens on the numerous occasions when various international versions of bacon appear in the mystery basket (''Chopped'' has an odd obsession with all forms of cured, fatty pork). There's also a chance the contestant will cook the bacon perfectly but be reprimanded for using the bacon to cover for their lack of finesse with other ingredients.
* Martin Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is also addicted to bacon. He is less than pleased by the all-veggie substitution after his heart attack, "[[PoorMansSubstitute Fake-on]]". His friend Duke is also a bacon addict, to the extent that he eventually needs a pig valve put in his heart. "So the same thing that's killing him is keeping him alive. There's your Creator/OHenry story!"
* ''Series/ICarly'': Bacon is one of BigEater Sam's favorite foods.
* So far, there have been three battles with bacon as the theme ingredient in the ''Series/IronChef'' franchise, once in the original series, and twice in Iron Chef America (once as a standalone ingredient, once as part of a 'breakfast' theme). That the original series didn't do it more is understandable, bacon's not as popular in Japan as it is in America, but it's surprising that it hasn't been used more often in Iron Chef America. (In case you're wondering, Phillipe Batton defeated Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, Susur Lee fought Iron Chef Bobby Flay to a tie, and Flay beat the challenger Marc Murphy in the breakfast battle.)
* In ''Series/NoReservations'', Anthony Bourdain often sings the praises of bacon, as well as every other conceivable part of a pig or way of cooking it.
* On ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Michael Scott loves bacon so much it even lead to him accidentally cooking his foot on a George Forman Grill. Apparently, he brought the grill into bed with him to cook bacon as he got a few minutes of sleep, so he could literally wake up to the smell of bacon. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, a shift in his sleeping position put his foot in harm's way.
* A joke from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "Weekend Update" section:
-->"Kate Moss said 'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.' Said the rest of the world, 'Bacon.'"
* In ''Series/SmartGuy'', one of the characters will always wake up if there is bacon cooking. Always.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': The episode "The Storm" features a couple of {{Red shirt}}s discussing the one thing they wish they'd brought along to Atlantis, and one of them say bacon.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' has [[{{Jerkass}} Red]] having to give up bacon after suffering a stroke. He doesn't.
-->'''Eric:''' Mmm, bacon...
* ''Series/TopChef'': If a "cheftestant" uses bacon in a dish, some judge is bound to say, "Bacon is always a good idea," or the like. Makes you wonder why they don't use it more often.
* There's an entire program on the Destination America TV channel (part of the Discovery slate of channels) called "United States of Bacon", hosted by a chef who's extremely enthusiastic about bacon and discovering places throughout the country that specialize in bacon dishes/offerings, e.g. one place that offers up a hot dog made with bacon and a duck variety of bacon and another place that makes a bacon-filled, bacon infused meat loaf and an appetizer made with bacon-wrapped "burnt ends" (which are the more well-cooked portions of smoked and barbecued brisket).
* In an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace'', while Will is cooking breakfast he tries to wake up [[InformedJudaism Grace]]; when he fails to do so he just says "I'm making bacon", and she quickly gets up half-asleep muttering "I want it crispy!"
** In another episode Grace complaints to Will that there is no bacon, he replies saying that he just bought bacon, then Grace responds yelling "TURKEY BACON IS NOT REAL BACON!"
* Ron Swanson in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is addicted to the stuff and believes you can never get enough bacon. A food truck sells Ron "The Swanson", which is a turkey leg wrapped in bacon.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Ted, who has never eaten bacon before, needs to eat a whole batch from a hotel kitchen before breakfast is over. Played straight in that he becomes obsessed with the taste and wants to continue with the next batch, but years later he confesses that it was the first and last time he ate bacon.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmCsVIZsxYU "Bacon!" by Stupor.]]
* Music/TheGreatLukeSki has [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=42 a song about how much he likes bacon]]. The same site features Music/TomSmith's [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1258 out-of-genre cover]].
* Meekakitty's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3DAjQhChRs The Bacon Song]]

[[folder:New Media]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood of the internet
* A meme on ''Website/SomethingAwful'' decrees that all real men must bring nothing but bacon and grandfather clocks on their runs of ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''.
* The Straight Dope Message Board not only loves bacon, but it has found something even more wonderful than bacon: the almighty Bacon Salt.
* Uber Entertainment, developers of ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'', [[http://www.xboxic.com/news/6481 love bacon]].
-->''Uber loves all things bacon, including bacon doughnuts, bacon flavored-mayonnaise, bacon-flavored envelopes. They celebrated finishing the game with bacon-flavored vodka!''
* [=ThinkGeek=] is extremely fond of bacon. They sell bacon everything. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGyKp3G6r2A My First Bacon!]]

* Buy some bacon for Crazy Dave in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball'', and he rewards you with ten times its cost in points.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Certain Thornfall Alliance units from [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Hordes]] have the Bacon! special ability; they heal units in base-to-base contact when they die.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* In the former ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' ride at Ride/UniversalStudios, there was a scene where Cosmo mistakenly turns Carl's hair into bacon, and Ooblar immediately wants to eat it and chases after Carl.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Inverted by Patricia Tannis in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', who claims in her intro that "bacon is for sycophants and products of incest". [[GoMadFromTheIsolation Her time on Pandora may or may not explain this]]. Either way, it makes for excellent proof Tannis that isn't right in the head to those new to her.
** In the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} first game]], General Knoxx of the third DLC describes Pandora as smelling like "hemorrhoids wrapped in bacon".
* ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' has the Bean-With-Bacon Rocketship.
* ''VideoGame/{{Deathspank}}''
** "[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking A tale of]] '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking blood]]'''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking , and]] '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking steel]]'''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking , and]] '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bacon]]'''."
** The sequel is appropriately called, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoIEcdqpULk&feature=player_embedded The Baconing]]''.
* ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty'' has one of the {{Mac Guffin}}s be a bacon-flavored magical muffin. The protagonists immediately declare it to be the ''best muffin '''ever!'''''
* In ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', Bacon is one of the Elements [[spoiler:and it ''saves the world'' in the chapter 1 finale]].
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'', in one quest (named [[spoiler: I dream of Jeets]]), you go in [[spoiler: the mind of an adventurer to free him from a LotusEaterMachine]]. If you jump down the main platform in a portal, well the DM says it best: "Hidden in the depths of [[spoiler: Jeet's mind]] is... Bacon?". You can summon [[spoiler: his ID to fight for you in the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind if you use the bacon]].
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''
** ''Gears of War 2'': It has a storyline-related achievement parodying this: Better Wrapped in Beacon.
** In ''3'', a stranded survivor offers to trade a side of bacon for Samantha. Baird urges Cole to take the deal. While that may be Baird being his usual smartass self (he has something of a snarking rivalry with Samantha) Clayton Carmine in the same scene demonstrates a ''longing'' for bacon that is referenced later in the game. This actually makes sense in a sad sort of way as humanity's lot has gotten so bad because of the Locust War that simple food products are now a delicacy.
* ''VideoGame/HaloWars'': The game has an Achievement named 'Everything's Better With Bacon', which was this trope's former name.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', where [[spoiler:Hades]] offhandedly says that [[spoiler:Souls]] are like bacon; they taste good with anything.
* In ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'', Bacon makes you better at everything, just like in [[TruthinTelevision real]] [[BlatantLies life]] (that is, bacon is a rare RandomDrop from [[{{Plunder}} things' deaths]] in matches that will boost all of the stats of the player who picks it up in that life).
** in ''VideoGame/SuperMondayNightCombat'', the top level endorsements are bacon level.
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'': Crazy Dave loves bacon so much that he's willing to pay 1000 dollars for a single strip. Why would he do that? Because he's ''[=craaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaazy=]''!
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': Ford Cruller ''loves'' bacon, and Raz can use a strip of it to summon Cruller for advice and hints.
* ''VideoGame/{{World of Warcraft}}'':
** One of the Horde cooking quests is called "Everything Is Better With Bacon".
** Characters with the Cooking skill can undergo special World Quests in Legion to get Bacon, which is used to make Crispy Bacon, a PowerUpFood that extends the benefits of other Buffs. Using it enough to gain a six-hour "Yummy Bacon" buff gets a player the "Everything Tastes Better" Achievement.
** There's also "Helboar Bacon" a made-from-demon-swine reward from one of the Outland quests, and in the Mists of Pandaria expansion, one of the Horde sanctuaries has a troll selling Thick-Cut Bacon - which has the label "Extra fresh"... did we mention the troll is standing beside a huge pile of dead pigs?
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' players sometimes refer to the pork chops as "bacon".
* In ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', bacon is apparently the Tiger Ace Gunner's favorite as according to an EasterEgg[[note]]Have the Tiger ace destroy a pig farm[[/note]]
-->''Now I want some bacon. I love the smell of bacon. That's my favorite smell in the world. Bacon.''

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Wiki has [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Bacon a page]] documenting all mentions and appearances of bacon.
* ''Machinima/OxhornShortShorts'' shows off the bizarre meat-themed restaurant We Eat Flesh!, which serves almost entirely bacon dishes, such as bacon-wrapped steak, bacon-wrapped tallstrider thigh (covered in pure sea salt and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment wrapped in bacon]]), and [[RuleOfThree bacon-wrapped]] [[RunningGag bacon balls]] [[UpToEleven wrapped in bacon]].
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[ProfessionalSlacker Grif]] had to undergo a lot of surgery ([[ItMakesSenseInContext using Simmons' leftover body parts from after his own reconstruction as a cyborg]]) after being run over by Shiela the tank. Sarge mentioned in passing that some of Grif's old parts had already "atrophied from a lifetime diet of [=HooHoos=] and bacon-flavoured marshmallows".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda'' Stephanie Rossum, the adorable robot, creates a waffle made entirely of bacon in [[http://groovykinda.org/2013/02/08/the-waffle-truth/ The Waffle Truth]]
* Caffeinated bacon is lusted after by a girl in ''Webcomic/MandatoryRollerCoaster''.
* The power of bacon is an established part of ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'' canon:
** [[http://nedroid.com/2006/11/beartato-56/ "The Idea of Bacon"]]
** [[http://nedroidcomics.livejournal.com/124926.html "Finally, A Reason to Go On"]]
* ''Webcomic/OriginalLife'': Stacy traded her cigarettes in for [[http://jaynaylor.com/originallife/archives/2012/05/307.html bacon]].
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'''s collection, ''Attack of the Bacon Robots''.
%%* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/08/16/0191-free-bacon/ August 16 comic]].
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'': [[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-surprises Is this bacon ice cream?]] '''IT'S BACON ICE CREAM!'''
%%* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/418/ This strip]] is about bacon.
* One strip of ''Webcomic/AnimeNewsNina'' has a waiter at a breakfast restaurant who rants about how great bacon is and even refers to the stuff as "god-strips." He is visibly put out when Nina asks for ham instead of bacon.
* Shawn from ''VeganArtbook'' is [[TrademarkFavoriteFood always rhapsodizing about it]] and is even often seen wearing a shirt that reads "[[FunTShirt Bacon 4ever]]." Unfortunately, [[AuthorTract as you might have guessed from the title of the comic]], this is treated as proof that he's [[DesignatedVillain evil]] and [[TheChewToy fair game for abuse]].
* Maxine from ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'' managed to brute force her own sexual orientation to change from straight to bi. She found this much easier than going vegan, as the latter involved giving up bacon.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Goku's new character trait is a love of bacon. He congratulates himself on the invention of the "Double Baconwich" (A sandwich with bacon instead of bread), his favourite food is the Double Baconator burger and his death via viral heart disease in the original canon is changed to heart failure by high cholesterol from eating too much bacon. ([[{{BerserkButton}} Goku isn't too happy about that.]]) Trunks has to convince Goku to take the medicine when he needs to by saying its bacon-flavoured.
** In the FourthWallMailSlot video series ''[=GoQ&A=]'', Goku has an obsession with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Sunset Shimmer]] because of her bacon-colored hair.
* ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'' does a lot with bacon. In fact, they have become so associated with bacon that when their instructional cooking show ''Handle It'' did ''not'' use bacon for a couple of episodes, [[InternetBacklash everyone threw a huge fit]] and now they make a point of using bacon in ''every'' recipe whether it makes sense or not. They are even sponsored by Hormel bacon, which they often [[ProductPlacement shamelessly plug]]. This was probably a necessity since they use so much bacon that getting (presumably) free bacon likely saves them hundreds of dollars per week.
%%* The viking in ''WebVideo/FrothyPintOfMetal''.
* Having no Creator/KevinBacon [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151629645247959&set=a.10151075273802959.493034.343552767958&type=1&theater would be a bad omen.]]
%%* Several WebOriginal/{{Lolcats}} pages, most notably [[http://dogs.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/04/13/funny-dog-pictures-slowly-harold-eases/ this page]].
* ''Literature/{{Noka}}'': Found loves his bacon. To the point where he will become extremely depressed and anti-social whenever the fridge is void of all signs of bacon.
* Webcomic/TheOatmeal gives us six good reasons (NSFW) [[http://theoatmeal.com/comics/bacon_love why bacon is better than true love]].
* WebVideo/RhettAndLink:
** The duo made a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSReSGe200A "Rub Some Bacon on It"]] which can pretty much be summed up as "bacon solves everything".
** For ''Good Mythical Morning'', they have done bacon a few times for their "Will it?"[[note]]For example, "Will it Ice Cream Sandwich?"[[/note]] series. For a few of these, it actually works.
* All three main riffers from ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}'' love bacon, although Mike Nelson is absolutely obsessed with it. Two of their best shorts are "Three Magic Words" (about selling pork) and "Behavior of Domestic Pigs" (about pigs nesting), the latter of which involves all three of them shouting "Be bacon already!" Mike turned his obsession UpToEleven in February of 2009, when he vowed to eat ''nothing but bacon'' [[http://blog.rifftrax.com/2009/03/02/bacon-stupidity-the-true-story/ for the whole month.]] He stuck with this self-imposed challenge, only stopping a few days short of the 28th because his family was getting a little annoyed by the whole thing (and so he could stage a satirical "press conference").
* In ''WebVideo/TVTropesWillRuinYourLife'', Dash and Eric use bacon to reunite the FiveManBand.
* Creator/WilWheaton reveals in one episode of ''WebVideo/TableTop'' that he's a bacon connoisseur; he receives packages of specialty bacon from ''Bacon of the Month'' club and considers bacon cooked in a microwave to be a crime against nature.
* In ''Claymore Abridged'', one RunningGag is that everyone complains that Claire smells like bacon.
-->'''[Character]''': ''"Eww, you smell like bacon."''
-->'''Claire''': ''"What?"''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Arthur's dog, Pal, ''loves'' bacon. In one episode he even has a dream sequence about it.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DanVS'', [[BigEater Chris]] claims that he would kill to eat bacon in his own home again. Dan, while glad of the help in his vendetta against the gym, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is somewhat appalled by this]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'' there's a popular restaurant called [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake Cake]] 'N' Bacon.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has caffeinated bacon. And baconated grapefruit. 1000 years earlier, [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/candy/d85e/ caffeinated maple-bacon lollipops]] had already been invented.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': "GIR! Why is there BACON IN THE SOAP?" "I made it myself!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', bacon isn't just a TrademarkFavoriteFood, it appears to be the ''only'' food in the show's universe. Also, it {{grows on trees}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Homer Simpson loves bacon with everything, including Dagwood-like sandwiches with it.
-->'''Homer:''' Mmmmmmm... unexplained bacon.
** When Homer wanted to get fatter to work at home, Dr. Nick Riviera advised: "Instead of using bread, use [=PopTarts=]! Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon!"
** Another incident:
-->'''Homer:''' Now you listen here. You live in my house; you'll do what I tell you and you'll believe what I believe in. Now you butter up your bacon, boy!\\
'''Bart:''' But my heart hurts.\\
'''Homer:''' Bacon up that sausage!
** Homer went ballistic after his local Krusty Burger stopped selling Ribwiches.
-->'''Homer:''' First you took away my Philly Fudgesteak. And then my Bacon Balls. Then my Whatchamachicken. You monster!
** In "I Love Lisa", apparently, bacon has its own day.
-->'''Homer:''' Is it Bacon Day?
** And one time at the Kwik-E-Mart
-->'''Apu:''' Okay, Farmer Billy's slow killed bacon, Farmer Billy's bacon fed bacon, Farmer Billys travel bacon. Mr Simpson, if you really want to kill yourself [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I also sell]] [[TheLastofTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers hand guns]].
** In ''Make Room for Lisa'', Lisa uses a sensory deprivation chamber and sees things from Homer's perspective. This includes a sandwich that contains bacon, Canadian bacon, and ''Mexican'' bacon.
* Two of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' come from a time where "there are no wars, no pollution, and bacon is good for your heart."
* Surprisingly averted in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''; Eddy digs out a pack of bacon from Edd's groceries and throws it over his shoulder in disgust.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' the four basic food groups are "beans, bacon, whiskey, and lard" according to Cookie the ship's cook.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': "Bacon pancakes, makin' bacon pancakes. Take some bacon and I'll put it in a pancake. Bacon pancakes, that's what it's gonna make. Bacon pancaaake!"
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', where Candace is working as a truck-stop waitress (long story) has this exchange:
-->'''Candace:''' "There's bacon."
-->'''Customer:''' "Is it good?"
-->'''Candace:''' "It's ''bacon.''"

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Lets just be blunt right here and now: not counting people who can't/won't eat bacon because of health/dietary reasons (since it's obviously not the healthiest thing to eat), religious reasons (since bacon comes from pigs and it's a sin to eat pork in certain religions), or ethical reasons (since making bacon involves slaughtering a pig and) is there anyone who ''doesn't'' love bacon?
** [[BluntYes Yes]].
** Bacon is sometimes described as ''the secret weapon of Christians'': as it has tempted many a Muslim, Adventist and Jew off their religion. Same goes in modified form for vegetarians.
** Overrated.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate-covered_bacon Chocolate-covered bacon]]. {{Squee}} or {{Squick}}? [[TakeAThirdOption Both?]] You decide.
* [[http://rehobothicecream.com/ Bacon ice cream]] or chocolate-covered bacon ice cream.
* During the pre-20th century century era when food production and preservation were less developed, bacon was an important staple for workers because it has lots of calories, salt, and protein. Moreover, it could keep for a long time without spoiling.
* Supposedly the single food most likely to defeat attempted vegetarians. Like [[http://vegetarianstar.com/2009/02/12/janeane-garofalo-bacon-vegetarian/ Janeane Garofalo]].
* Even [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ cats]] are better with bacon.
* Bacon sandwiches can cure hangovers since some of the major causes of hangovers are dehydration, alcohol attacking the stomach, and certain protein deficits. The protein and fat (especially the grease, which slows digestion), with a glass of orange juice or water, may not be as fast-acting as the HideousHangoverCure, but it's a ''lot'' more enjoyable than drinking a glass of raw eggs, BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce, and goodness-knows-what-else.
* [[http://www.zazzle.com/i_would_eat_a_baby_tshirt-235273338879923926 I would eat a baby if it came with bacon.]], available in various sizes.
* In 2011, restaurant franchise Denny's held [[http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/03/baconalia-dennys-celebration-bacon-menu-review.html Baconalia]], a ten-week event in which they find increasingly creative ways to incorporate bacon into dishes.
* If you can't or won't eat bacon, try eating chipotle peppers mixed with sour cream. The smoking process used to make jalapeno peppers into chipotle peppers makes them taste a bit like smoky, spicy bacon.
* The website Neatorama.com has a whole [[http://www.neatoshop.com/catg/Bacon-Store section]] of their store devoted to bacon-related products.
* ThinkGeek has a whole section of their website dedicated to bacon. Geeks love bacon.
* [[http://bakonvodka.com Bacon vodka.]] Someone makes and sells the stuff on a commercial basis. If vodka isn't your thing, then try [[http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/2008/08/05/home-style-bacon-bourbon/ infusing your preferred alcohol]] with bacon.
* In Bellingham, Washington, [[http://www.rocketdonuts.com/ Rocket Donuts]] sells a bacon-maple bar. [[http://voodoodoughnut.com/doughnuts.php Voodoo Doughnuts]] of Portland also has one.
* [[http://www.torani.com/products/bacon-syrup Bacon-flavored syrup]]. It's quite tasty, and goes well with coffee.
* Korea has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samgyeopsal Samgyeopsal]], which is the same cut of pork belly meat, but uncured, and customizable to your liking.
* M.F.K. Fisher gives a recipe from her childhood during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI]] for a cake that could be made with bacon grease, to spare a household's butter or margarine ration.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_Was_Here Kilroy was here]] pre-Internet Meme had a MemeticMutation of saying "Wot, no bacon?" (reflecting the rationing in World War II), instead of "Kilroy was here".
* In 2012, Burger King introduced a bacon ''sundae''.
* The only publicly-known components of Bush's Baked Beans are beans and bacon.
* There are bacon-wrapped hotdogs, bacon-wrapped cheezedogs, bacon-wrapped corndogs... essentially, if it is in weiner-form, it has been wrapped in bacon. Yes, even tofudogs--because it's healthy!
* Two entrepreneurs by the name of Justin and Dave have made a living out of this trope. [[http://www.jdfoods.net/ Their company's]] slogan is "Everything should taste like bacon".
** Their latest effort[[note]]Effective November 2013[[/note]]? [[http://www.jdfoods.net/products/getweird/powerbacon Bacon ''Deodorant'']].
* The worst thing about soap is that it doesn't leave you smelling like you've been rolling around in an offal gutter all day. No more! For every guy who wanted to go on a date with the refreshing zest that accompanies pig-slaughtering while ''simultaneously'' defeating the entire purpose of washing, there is now [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-7-most-shameful-abuses-bacon/ Bacon Soap!]]
** You can send your invitation in a bacon-flavoured envelope. You can lick it while your lips are protected by bacon-flavoured lip-balm. If she says yes, you can wear Bacon Shaving Cream and Bacon Cologne and oh, just in case you ''do'' get lucky enough to find the perfect woman while on that date - the one who wants to inhale the invigorating scent of freshly prepared pork when [[{{Pun}} porking]] - Bacon Lubricant!
* Music/ElvisPresley was the world's most famous bacon aficionado. He was taken not only by the tastiness of bacon, but was deprived of it as a child due to his family's poverty. All his favorite foods contained bacon in some form--most famously, the peanut butter-banana-and-bacon sandwich; the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_Gold_Loaf Fool's Gold Loaf]] (an ''entire loaf of bread'' that's been hollowed-out and filled with peanut butter, jelly, and bacon); and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Cristo_sandwich Monte Cristo]] (which does not ''require'' bacon but inevitably included it when made for the King). He also used to have a plate of just bacon on its own perched on his piano so he could eat some as a mid-practice snack.
* Britney Griner was a 6'8'' professional basketball player, and she was a total sucker for bacon. It would wake her right up.
* Against all logic, there exists bacon-flavored toothpaste.
* Once upon a time, in Tokyo, Japan, a man walked into a Burger King and ordered a cheeseburger with 1050 strips of bacon on it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugIDfvUpcwY They fucking made it for him.]] The result is a mountain of bacon 2X larger than a mobile phone on a bun. The real kicker? He eats it in one sitting!
* Website/{{Vat19}} sells products like [[http://www.vat19.com/item/bacon-popcorn bacon popcorn]], [[http://www.vat19.com/item/bacon-lollipops-savory-candy-honey-maple-bbq bacon lolipops]], even [[http://www.vat19.com/item/lesters-food-sodas bacon soda]].
* The existence of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_fried_bacon chicken fried bacon]] proves that there's nothing that we can't dredge in batter and deep fry with a side of cream gravy. Fans of it rave about the flavor, even while it offends the dietitians and nutrition experts at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
* Whether you're TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth or just a plain [[FelonyMisdemeanor hippie]], a certain [[http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jul/osu-researchers-discover-unicorn-%E2%80%93-seaweed-tastes-bacon university]] revolutionizes growable bacon underwater, when fried it tastes like bacon. Two words: '''Bacon Seaweed'''.
* There is such a thing as bacon salt. Notably, it's vegan and kosher.
* Bacon bits are basically bacon ground up into tiny pieces and can be sprinkled on food with salads being the most popular choice to use it on.
* The kid in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/baby-bacon-first-taste_568260e6e4b06fa688810fe1 this]] adorable video.
* Modern advances in technology and biology have resulted in machines that can 'taste' - used to detect rotten food, authenticate wine, and the like. During a public demonstration of one such machine, a curious and amused reporter stuck their finger into the machine's 'mouth'. The machine's response was that humans taste like salted bacon.
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