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Bacon Is So Damn Delicious, Even Vegetarians Can't Resist It

Sizzle, sizzle! No one can resist the titillating taste of bacon.

Bacon is one of America's sweethearts. It's a darling, succulent food that pairs flawlessly with breakfast and instantaneously improves any bloody Mary. Plus, bacon certainly knows how to complement a burger. It also has standalone power: Bacon tastes just as incredible when simply plucked from the frying pan, dripping its own fatty bacon juices.

Another great thing about bacon? You can wrap it around just about anything. Like doughnuts. And hot dogs. Seriously. In honor of International Bacon Day (Aug. 30) we encourage you to wrap bacon around any food you can get your hands on. Here's a little inspiration below.

Bacon-Wrapped Doughnuts
A Bachelor And His Grill
Get the Bacon-Wrapped Doughnuts recipe by A Bachelor And His Grill
Bacon Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus
How Sweet It Is
Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin
James Ransom
Get the Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin recipe by mtlabor via Food52
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries
Health-Bent

And still, the impressiveness of bacon spans beyond its ability to be wrapped around other foods. Bacon can change people.

Bacon's flavor is so irresistible that even those who identify as vegetarians will stray from their restrictions to have a taste. According to data specialists at EAT Club, a California-based lunch delivery service, 7 percent of claimed vegetarians and vegans have deviated for an entrée containing bacon. Bacon might consider running for president one day. Learn a little more about bacon's political power in the infographic below and then please (please!) go enjoy some for your next meal.


Courtesy of EAT Club

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