Bacon Week 2014: Death By Pig At Atlantic City Casino
Atlantic City already stole all of your money; now it's going to take your life by packing your stomach with so much pork fat and gristle that your internal organs explode.
The Tropicana Casino and Resort is hosting Bacon Week, a 7-day depravity stuffed extravaganza that is sure to make even the most fanatical pork eaters pray that they never see a pig again.
There is bacon toothpaste bacon burgers bacon potato chips bacon pasta bacon doughnuts bacon flowers bacon lip balm bacon cupcakes bacon floss bacon milkshakes bacon beer bacon bourbon bacon and every other bacon you can possibly think of.
Americans love bacon, apparently.
"Americans eat about 1.5 billion pounds of bacon a year," The Huffington Post reported. "And the website bacontoday.com counted nearly 30 bacon festivals around the country from late April through December 2013, many of whose tickets sold out in minutes."
Although these bacon festival goers consider themselves bacon connoisseurs, one attendee at Bacon Week, Denise McGrath, said that even she has bacon limits.
"But bacon toothpaste or floss?" she asked. "I'm not that crazy."
Among the more tame selections at Bacon Week "were chocolate covered pretzels with crumbled bacon bits; chocolate-drizzled potato chips with bacon, two kinds of pasta dishes with bacon, bacon cupcakes, and bacon wrapped around a fake green stem to form roses, which were then dipped in chocolate," the Huffington Post reported.
Melissa Ehrke said this of the chocolate rose:
"The first taste is chocolatey, then it's all bacon."
Not the most eloquent explanation, then again bacon covered in chocolate will probably taste a lot like bacon covered in chocolate.
Another attendee, James Sanders of New York City, said that bacon has the most sophisticated taste known to man.
"You keep chewing it and chewing it, and the flavor comes out the more you chew on it," he said. "And then you get to the fat and that floods into your mouth. I just love it."