In America, we love our bacon! Each year, the average American eats around 18 pounds of this delicious meat. A recent survey proved just how loved it is; with 18% of Americans saying it’s their favorite food and 16% saying they could not live without it! I fit in that 16% of folks that say they couldn’t live without it, for sure! In fact, I have so many bacon (link to internal site search) recipes on Blackberry Babe, that my friends always joke that I should re-name the site “Bacon Babe,” and I’ve seriously considered it?
Considering that only 4% of Americans said they didn’t like bacon in the survey I linked above, I’ve always felt like bacon is a very safe gift to give. I’m not sure that any other item is so universally loved! This year, ditch the scarves, ties and other gifts that will go unused, and go for the bacon!
I’ve put together a list of my favorite bacon gift ideas that will be the perfect gift for the bacon lover (which is pretty much everyone) in your life!
Show Them the Bacon
The best bacon gift? Bacon itself. Bacon freezes well, so don’t be afraid to go all out! My favorite bacon is from Burgers’ Smokehouse in California, Missouri. If you’re nearby, search here to find it in store.
If you aren’t, Burgers’ ships! You can order this bacon sampler for the bacon lover in your life, and shipping is included!
Make them Bacon Jam!
One of the most popular recipes on Blackberry Babe is this bacon jam, which has been shared over 30,000 times on Pinterest! It’s a very popular bacon gift item, and simple to make! I like to use Burgers’ Smokehouse Original Hickory Smoked bacon, or their Maple Smoked bacon variety!
Package this bacon jam up in a mason jar with a festive ribbon, and you have the perfect bacon gift!
Help Them Make Perfect Bacon Every Time!
Oven roasting bacon is my absolute favorite way to make it. The bacon gets evenly cooked through, and if you use a tray with a rack nestled in it, the bacon will stay out of the grease as it cooks! This type of baking tray is exactly what you need to make delicious bacon appetizers as well, like these Bacon Wrapped Dates!
For the ultimate bacon lover in your life, go big! This sampler pack has more than 6-pounds of bacon in it, and several pounds of bacon’s cousin, smoked ribs! Or, you can choose from all the other bacon gifts that Burgers’ has on their site, available for shipment!
Want to win an awesome gift package from Burgers’ Smokehouse? They’re giving away 2 of their Smokehouse Delight packages to two lucky readers! These packages include their famous bacon (of course, as well as country ham, sausage, and turkey, and they’ll ship it right to your door! Winners will be drawn Thursday, December 13th! Enter below using the Rafflecopter, and good luck!