Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Bacon chocolate and beer on menu

An unexpected wave of saltiness hits Melissa Ehrke as she tries chocolate-covered bacon strips shaped like a rose (AP)

They are making bacon in so many different ways at one casino in the US that you can drink and even wear it.

The Tropicana Casino and Resort's Bacon Week includes off-beat recipes such as bacon milkshakes, and chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses.

There is bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka; bacon ice cream sundaes, and a BLT sandwich with a full pound of bacon at the Atlantic City venue.

There is even bacon-flavoured toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm.

Bacon festivals are becoming more common around the country. A bacon-lovers website counted nearly 30 around the country from last April through to December.