Bacon WHO? A Tribute To Our Favorite Piece Of Meat

Alain Saint-Dic
Alain Saint-Dic, Health and Fitness Editor at 20something, brings over nine years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Though he studied pre-law, his love for the human body, it's adaptive ability and unlocking the largely untapped potential of human beings led him to pursue a passionate career in health, fitness, and athletics.

“You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent

Much like some of our favorite controversial superheroes, bacon has long divided a nation, celebrated in its ability to bring joy to the lives of many, while carrying a reputation of utter destruction. In light of the news that processed meats are linked to bowel cancer, said the World Health Organization (WHO), bacon must take its fair share of the blame, if not all of it. It is, after all, one of the most consumed processed meats.


However, there was a time when we once loved bacon, so let us take a look back on bacon’s contributions to society before we banish it for good.

Here are bacon’s greatest moments in history as told by a true bacon lover


What’s A BLT Without The B

From bacon egg and cheese to the Baconator, bacon’s uncanny ability to enhance the taste of almost any sandwich will be remembered for ages to come. Guac is extra and so is bacon, but I never check the price of bacon.


It’s The Bacon Bits

Bacon’s addition to 80 percent of salads out there is one of its greatest feats. Though bacon bits are typically not made of actual bacon, just the thought that people who are hell bent on eating healthy would still add some sort of bacon flavor to enhance their otherwise “healthy” choice of a meal is astounding.


Turkey Bacon

Bacon’s attempt at redemption, aimed at capturing the hearts of an otherwise bacon-resistant demographic, was a successful campaign. Non-bacon eaters everywhere clamored to introduce “bacon” to their meals via a meat source that wasn’t viewed as taboo.

Turkey Bacon. Bet you weren't expecting that..


Bring Home The Bacon

Only awarded to the most respected men i the community, a quart of bacon was awarded to any man in a particular town in England who could swear before God and his congregation that he and his wife had not fought in a year and a day. How’s that for heroics?!

bacon, funny, and lol image


Bacon On A Stick

Sold at the Iowa State Fair, a 3/8-inch thick slice of bacon cooked and propped on a stick, like a corn dog, may have tipped the scales on danger and deliciousness.