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Bacon Reality TV Show Will Give You a Heart Attack (VIDEO)

by Adriana Velez on April 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM

baconBacon. It's one of America's favorite foods. It's the meat treat that tempts even vegetarians. It's smokey, it's salty, it's crisp, and some say it's bad for you (lalalala I can't hear you!). I have a very special place in my heart for bacon, right below the right ventricle, hopefully not blocking any blood flow. But you know what? I never thought I'd say this: I think our bacon obsession has finally gone too far.

I know, I said it when we got bacon-infused vodka and I sighed when I heard about the BK bacon sundaes, but that's only because I didn't see what was coming. Bacon television.

Apparently this is happening: Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow, AKA "The Bacon Boys," are hosting a bacon reality TV show. They are the proprietors of J&D Foods -- "Everything Should Taste Like Bacon." (No It Shouldn't -- if everything tasted like bacon, nothing would not taste like bacon and we wouldn't notice the bacon taste anymore.) And it appears this show is just a big guerrilla marketing tactic, shhh.

The Bacon Brothers make bacon-flavored foods that do not actually contain bacon, which is the first problem I have with this reality show. No, actually, the first problem I have with the reality show is that it's not about bacon, it's about the idea of bacon. It's postmodern bacon with lighthearted themes of death running through like glistening rivulets of fat.

Take for example their Bacon Coffin, which I hear will feature prominently in the series. Can you eat it? No. You lie in it after you've given yourself a heart attack from eating too much bacon-flavored processed food. Which you ate because what you really wanted was to eat bacon bacon, but that would be too decadent.

See where I'm going with this? No? Neither do I. But the Bacon Brothers do. Here's the goal, in their own words: "In the great American tradition of making the ridiculous even more ridiculous-er, we at J&D’s Foods look forward to joining the ranks of Snooki, the Kardashians and Flava Flav as America’s next great reality TV stars." See?!? I told you. This isn't even about bacon!

I'm calling it: They're just using bacon. And as a true bacon lover, that hurts.

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Would you watch a reality TV show about bacon -- or "bacon"?


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  • Laura...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Laura Jerpseth

    April 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Atrifical bacon flavor pales in comparison to real bacon.

  • Karis...


    April 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
    Watch the YouTube show Epic Meal Time.
  • nursemc


    April 12, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Nobody loves bacon like I do. Nobody. But, it even says in the article what we love about bacon. It's texture, it's taste, the whole experience. I like the color, the way it crinkles up, the sound it makes while it's cooking. You don't get any of that with bacon "flavored" anything. A bacon sundae sounds terrible. Bacon flavored soda? Give me a break.

  • jessi...


    April 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    why so much hype on bacon all the time now?

  • Kayla...


    April 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM
    I love bacon but not that much! Lol
  • slw123


    April 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I love bacon, but I'm not watching bacon tv or eating a bacon sundae.

  • amy7243


    April 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Sure...I love bacon.

  • Rushn311


    April 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Bacon is good with everything, but not flavored bacon stuff. Eww!

  • Kmakk...


    April 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    I used to love bacon.  Now if I eat or or even smell it I get horrible heartburn :/

  • MamaM...


    April 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    LOL I might check it out! 

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