As much as I would like to suppress the knowledge of certain truths about myself to the outside world—my pathetic (and often comical) fear of butterflies, how the thought of a ladybug landing on my bare skin is enough to give me a case of the shakes or the fact that I love imitating my favorite cartoon characters—there are a few tidbits which hold no shame for me. One such truth is my fondness for bacon.
After nearly 25 years of abstaining from red meat and pork, and barely three years after falling hard off the meat wagon, I fell hard all over again … for bacon. Oh sure, I had dabbled in turkey bacon over the years and even tried my hand at duck bacon (sadly, as much as I like that particular fowl, duck bacon is not to my liking), but there’s just something about bacon bacon, you know?
I thought I had my bacon lust under control. I wasn’t at the point of needing therapy and that was a good sign, and I felt certain I could quit bacon anytime I wanted to (but I’ll be damned if I want to). And then I found out about the Farmland Bacon Club and I salivated. A lot. However, it’s not just bacon that piqued my interest; it’s their Bacon or Bust contest that caused a brief euphoric moment of glassy-eyed amazement.
I said to myself, “Self, you mean to tell me I could win a life-size bacon sculpture of my head and free bacon for a year?!?” You betcha.
Where do I sign up?!? Oh yeah . . . I already did. And if you’re a bacon nut, you should too.
Simply sign up to become a member (if you aren’t already one) of the Farmland Bacon Club (it’s free!) by June 15, 2014 and you can enter to win your mug … sculpted … in bacon. And don’t forget about the free bacon for a year, too.
While you’re on the Farmland Bacon Club site, poke around and smell what they’re cooking—trivia, recipes, videos and more.