Everybody loves bacon. Bacon is like the food world's golden child and America's best friend. Bacon is so beloved it would seem it could do no wrong, but that would be a hasty assumption. Bacon can do a lot of wrong.
Bacon has expanded from breakfast food to all-hours-of-the-day food. It's everywhere, and sometimes it's pretty gross. While we used to primarily see bacon on our breakfast plates, we're now seeing bacon in burgers, wrapped around dates as hors d'oeuvres and even on gourmet doughnuts. Bacon, you're more than welcome in these unexpected but highly appropriate places. But bacon, you're a treat, and you shouldn't be showing your face everywhere, in egregious amounts. You're a fatty, decadent, special food that is best in aggressive quantities. A little goes a long way, and a lot can just be kind of nasty.
Before you get all fired up and tell us that there can never, ever be too much bacon, take a look at the kind of monstrosities we're talking about.
Yeah, that's too much bacon. We love bacon just as much as you do, which is why we don't want it to ruin itself in displays like this bacon burger. We all know bacon may have jumped the shark, and we're constantly trying to ignore the fact that it can get overplayed. But then new bacon items like these Bacon Choco-Tots come into the picture and remind us that bacon has limits just like everything else.
— Bacon Today (@bacontoday) June 27, 2014
It's a fine line, and we're drawing it. Here are 17 other times bacon went a too far:
Correction: This post originally featured a photo of a business card made of beef jerky when referring to a bacon business card. The photo has been updated.