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Bacon Salt Makers Agree: Bacon Has Jumped the Shark

Having dismissed Bacon Salt as the final sign that America’s favorite breakfast meat had jumped the shark, we received this ironic action figure in the mail from Bacon Salt’s makers, along with handwritten “care instructions for Fonzie.” They describe three meals and a snack, each to be liberally doused with the seasoning and served to the plastic Fonz. We’ve now tried the stuff, by the way, and found it every bit as awful as we had imagined it would be. But the truth is, we like things that represent jumping the shark, from Sinatra’s version of “Both Sides Now” to the Burger King quad stacker. Bacon Salt may be bad, but at least it’s an interesting kind of bad. Earlier: Bacon Has Jumped the Shark

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Bacon Has Jumped the Shark

The nation’s infatuation with bacon gets stronger every year, but now it may have gone too far. We were members of the Bacon of the Month club from way back. We too fell in love with the bacon-flavored chocolate promoted at the Fancy Food Show recently. We even hosted occasional bacon tastings, and just for good measure included everyone’s favorite breakfast meat in our recent Grub Street grilling video. But to say “everything should taste like bacon,” like the zealous producers of Bacon Salt do, is perhaps taking the obsession too far.

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