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The Short Version: Bacon-loving couples have come to depend on Bacon Today, a news and recipe site focused on the delicacy, as their resource for cooking their favorite food together. The site is run by people who are passionate about bacon, and it’s owned by Bacon Freak — the internet’s bacon delivery superstore. Bacon Freak offers more than 35 flavors and many different styles of bacon — including uncured, gluten-free, and nitrite-free. And Bacon Today has the recipes covered — from chipotle bacon meatloaf to chocolate-covered strawberries with bacon sprinkles. The site helps bacon lovers find new ways to enjoy a timeless favorite.
BaconToday.com believes bacon is the most versatile meat on the planet and deserves its due. The website, a collection of news and recipes about bacon, was founded to help enthusiasts find a world of bacon-y goodness outside of the standard menus they see every day.
Bacon Today is operated by Bacon Freak, a bacon delivery service, and the company is proud that the website has become a reliable resource for couples who love bacon and cooking.
“Bacon Today welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors per year and was created to share great recipes that all have at least one thing in common — bacon. We have come to find out that many people are passionate about bacon,” said Lissa Zoltak of Bacon Freak. “And BaconFreak.com is the only internet bacon super store; it has a huge range of products from stuffed plush pigs to chocolate-covered bacon and almost every piggy product in between.”
Lissa said Bacon Today’s eclectic fan base includes foodies, ketogenic eaters, people who entertain at home, pork farmers, and everyday chefs looking to enhance the taste of recipes by incorporating bacon.
When it comes to the Bacon Freak team, Lissa said being a bacon freak is one of the prerequisites. “Our team is a lean, mean, bacon-selling machine. We pride ourselves on our customer service, as only happy customers are repeat customers,” she said.
Many Bacon Today readers have inspired ideas they can’t wait to share with the world. Readers are encouraged to submit recipes, photos, news stories, tips, and share their passion for bacon.
When it comes to preparing the perfect date night meal, Bacon Today readers have access to recipes that are both savory and sweet.
“There are so many recipes on Bacon Today; it’s hard to choose one. I love the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with maple apple glaze. It’s tasty and includes my favorite combination — apples and pork,” Lissa said. “Plus, the recipe calls for a second set of hands while preparing the tenderloin. How romantic.”
Lissa said recipes on the site range in complexity, but she also has a simpler favorite. “One simple but tasty recipe is for an apple pie bacon grilled cheese sandwich,” she said. “We try to match a flavored bacon from BaconFreak.com that best fits a recipe. The difference made in a recipe by using a tasty bacon variety is easy to identify — it is an enhancement not just an ingredient.”
Many readers appreciate the lighthearted nature of the site, which highlights plenty of humorous articles about bacon, including one from the Huffington Post’s Alison Spiegel, who wrote that bacon goes too far sometimes.
“We all know bacon may have jumped the shark, and we’re constantly trying to ignore the fact that it can get overplayed,” Alison said. “But then new bacon items, like these Bacon Choco-Tots, come into the picture and remind us that bacon has limits just like everything else.”
Bacon Freak’s “Bacon is Meat Candy” Bacon of the Month Club is said to be one of the original clubs devoted to the meat product. Participants can expect a monthly delivery of two packs of flavored bacon.
“The bacon we pack each month is artisanal, small production batch bacon, and the flavor and quality are obvious. Each month two of our favorite flavors are chosen for that month’s delivery from the more than 40 varieties we carry,” Lissa said.
Bacon of the Month members experience an exclusive variety of options, including no-nitrite, gluten-free, and even a wedding edition package offered in three-, six-, or 12-month subscriptions for brides and grooms. The first delivery also comes with a 100% cotton tagless T-shirt with Bacon Freak’s “Bacon is Meat Candy” slogan emblazoned across the front.
Another club perk is you can add items to your monthly delivery without paying additional shipping. They call this the “Ride-a-Long” feature. Lissa told us the company’s goal is to offer bacon lovers quality products made the old-fashioned way because the team believes consumers don’t have access to comparable products on supermarket shelves.
“We feel that mass-produced bacon pales in comparison to bacon made in smaller batches, often dry-cured, slow smoked, and never injected with fluid for curing purposes,” she said. “Our bacon takes longer to produce, but, I assure you, it is worth the wait. And when you match up a bacon lover with this classically produced artisanal bacon, it’s something akin to a second honeymoon.”
The Bacon Today family believes there’s strength in numbers. That’s why they go above and beyond to provide unique, fun ways for people to meet and share their passion — including by posting events on the site.
“Our events are bacon-centric, so if readers are fortunate enough to have a bacon event in their area, there are some great opportunities for bacon tastings and other fun,” Lissa said.
Those interested in finding bacon-friendly events in their own town can go online to search the Bacon Today calendar. Past events have included Bacon, Brew and BBQ Festivals as well as the Great American Barbecue featuring a 5K course with bacon treats to eat along the way.
Bacon Today is also involved in Bacon Bash Texas, an event scheduled for October 2018 in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Proceeds from tickets, auctions, merchandise, and donations will go to provide warm winter clothing for homeless people across the state as well as to send children with Type 1 Diabetes to specialized camps and equip them with continuous glucose monitors.
Lissa said people enjoy connecting over bacon because it allows them to explore new reasons to celebrate the tasty treat, give back, and meet like-minded people. In addition to attending events, she finds that bacon lovers tend to meet and share recipes and memes using the Bacon Today’s comment section or through its Facebook page.
“We have lots of funny bacon memes that people share with one another through social media,” she said. “Connecting over something that is so simple, yet for which so many people have passionate thoughts about, is a great way to get people talking and sharing.”
Bacon Today caters to everyone, but 55% of its readership is female. Plans include introducing recipe content and products the company believes will help increase its audience.
Lissa told us bacon recipes are becoming more exciting and creative. Her goal is to bring that creativity to Bacon Today and inspire readers to show off their skills.
“We plan to launch a recipe contest with awards for the most unique, the most bacon, the most unlikely combination, etc.,” she said. And Bacon Freak continues to innovate its product line while making sure that the quality of bacon remains top-notch.
“At Bacon Freak, we continue to add new products when we find something that we feel meets the deliciousness factor folks have come to expect from us. Lissa said. “We add unique recipes that feature bacon, and, with so many bacon lovers on the internet, there is plenty of noise that we sift through to find, test, and post the best of the best bacon-related content.”