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5 Wacky Ways To Eat Bacon

November 10, 2011 2:00 PM

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(credit: Cobblestone Bakery)

(credit: Cobblestone Bakery)

Bacon on a B.L.T sandwich, bacon and eggs, even bacon on pizza, we’ve all been there and done that. This list has bacon on some wacky foods, you might not think to put bacon on.

It’s true what they say, everything tastes better with bacon.

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(credit: Cobblestone Bakery)

Maple Bacon Donut

Dinkel’s Bakery
3329 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300

Cobblestone Bakery
101 W Van Emmon St
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 882-9274

What two foods are better than donuts and bacon? How about a donut covered in bacon! While some bakeries have been cooking up this delicious creation for years, many bakeries are now jumping on board. Rise and shine, these guilty pleasures tend to fly off the shelves early.

sonowoodfired 5 Wacky Ways To Eat Bacon


Bacon Gelato

SoNo Wood Fired Pizzeria
1582 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 255-1122

While bacon might not be the first flavor that comes to mind when you think of gelato, after one taste, it will be your last. SoNo Wood Fired Pizzeria, serves a mean brick oven pizza and an unexpected treat for dessert. The bacon gelato at SoNo, tastes like maple syrup at first bite and ends with the distinct taste of bacon we all know and love. Trust me, you want to try this.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
1747 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 489-1777

The cookie: Take a delicious chocolate chip cookie and add bacon. Could a cookie get any better? This salty, sweet mix is a dessert for cookie and bacon lovers alike. Go ahead and try to just eat one.

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B.L.T. Hot Dog

The Hot Dog Company
76 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL
(708) 469-7096

Everyone has had a B.L.T. sandwich, how about a hot dog wrapped in bacon. Your cardiologist might not agree, but this is a must-try for bacon fans. This delicious number is made with a bacon wrapped hot dog, covered in lettuce, then topped with mayonnaise, tomatoes and celery salt.

baconfest 5 Wacky Ways To Eat Bacon


Baconfest 2012

UIC Forum
April 14, 2012

OK bacon lovers, this is it. A festival completely devoted to America’s favorite cured meat. Baconfest, will be held on Saturday, April 14th at the UIC Forum. Join your fellow bacon groupies at the 4th annual celebration of all things bacon.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago
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