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Bacon Day 2017: 14 things all bacon lovers know

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Bacon Day 2017: 14 things all bacon lovers know
So much bacon love (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)

There is, perhaps, some glorious alternate universe where bacon contains the nutritional content of kale, is eaten all day, and hailed as some miracle super-food.

Imagine if bacon counted as one of your five-a-day?

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Sadly, inter-dimensional travel isn’t a thing yet, except in the movies, but you can still dream.

Either way, there are some great truisms about the world’s greatest meat that bacon lovers know, from the depths of their souls, and that will keep us all going until we can find this Nirvana of pork.

Bacon goes with everything

Mushrooms? Check. Lettuce? Check. Potatoes? Check.

More bacon? Check.

Bacon is so fantastic, some people are even named after it

Francis Bacon had the right idea.

I’ve never heard of anyone called Sophie Steak or Thomas Chicken though, proving that bacon is king.

The crunchy bits of fat are the best bits

But only if they’re nice and brown and crispy. Badly cooked white bits are not so good.

Poppyseed Bagel Sandwich with Bacon, Cheese and Tomatoes
(Picture: Getty)

It’s great hot or cold

If it’s cold you can pick it up and eat it with your fingers.

It’s amazing in sandwiches

BLT is a classic for a reason.

It makes a fry-up

When eaten with eggs, it’s a marriage made in heaven.

Saving the belly part of back bacon until last is the pro’s choice

You should always save the best bit until last.

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It’s great with mayo and ketchup

But not at the same time.

It’s also good with maple syrup

Sticky, sweet and salty, FTW.

There are different types of bacon, depending on the weather

Back bacon for when it’s grey and rainy, streaky bacon for when it’s sunny, and turkey bacon for if there’s been a storm and you’ve lost all your money so you can’t afford real bacon.

It’s the Best Supporting Actor in a burger

It might just pip cheese to the post.

Peanut Butter Bacon Burger on a toasted Kaiser Bun with Wedge cut French Fries
Best Supporting Actor at its best (Picture: Getty)

And also goes great in a Bolognese

It might not be traditional, but who cares?

Extra crispy streaky bacon is the greatest

If you can snap it half, it’s a good piece of bacon.

If you could eat it every day, you would

Thank you, wonderful pigs, for giving us bacon. Damn those calories.

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