Trends are notoriously fickle in the food industry. Something comes along that sets the culinary world aflame, and chefs and food companies scramble to capitalize upon its popularity. Then, a year later, it’s forgotten, and people have moved on to the next big thing. Does anyone remember that five years ago, one of the biggest items in the food world was… toast? Google it, it’s true.
While some foods flourish and then fade, bacon has maintained perennial popularity. Not only is it a mealtime staple at every daypart, but it is entrenched in American pop culture as well. Bacon is everywhere, from memes on the Internet to T-shirts at clothing stores. There are bacon air fresheners and scented candles, and there is the Macon Bacon, a baseball team in the Coastal Plain League that debuted last year.