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Published:March 27th, 2008 12:09 EST
Bringing Fun and Creativity back to the Gourmet World

Bringing Fun and Creativity back to the Gourmet World

By Rocco Loosbrock

Have you ever noticed the odd tendency that, when some people start taking the quality and taste of their food more seriously, they somehow seem to also, inexplicably, slip into an attitude that suddenly starts to take the rest of life way too seriously? I mean, shouldn't the experience of finally beginning to thoroughly enjoy the robust and savory flavors of premium quality, fine gourmet foods make someone a bit more light-hearted, satisfied with life, happy and comfortably approachable?

So, how has this predominantly “uppity,” judgmental, almost angry, hermetically sealed-off attitude come to be so prevalent within an environment that is built upon the blessings of enjoying the very “best of the best” gourmet foods and premium wines on a regular basis?

The “Bacon Freak” at says enough is enough and has pulled out all the stops to try to bring the sense of fun, excitement and enthusiastic enjoyment back to the world of gourmet food.  They cooperatively create room for their friends, associates and fans to come together and freely exchange ideas, share recipes, trade reviews or simply “jaw” away at one another with some highly interactive, relaxed, down home, fun time spent over their Blog (, MySpace Page (, FaceBook Page ( and their official web site,

The latest and perhaps greatest fun-filled function going on over at the "Bacon Freak” is their current “Pig-tures Of YOU” photo contest, which gives participants the opportunity to win some of the most delicious and flavorful, country style, gourmet bacon, as well as other valuable “bacony” prizes by merely sending in photos of themselves, their friends, kids, pets, neighbors, family members, even some very interesting and unexpected, inanimate objects wearing their popular “Bacon Freak” and “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirts.

In order to keep it fun and interesting for everyone, there are 5 different categories you can enter in order to get a chance to win.

These 5 categories are:

(1) Funniest / Silliest

(2) Most Patriotic

(3) Most Unusual or “Out Of Place” Environment, Situation or Location

(4) Hottest / Sexiest

(5) Coolest Self Designed & Created “Bacon Freak” or “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirt.

“We wanted to provide a fun and creative vehicle for our various members and customers to use our already popular T-shirts to earn that chance to stand out from the norm and make an artistic splash of their own,” says owner and CEO, Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock. “It's a playful and relaxed opportunity for a bunch of our friends and regular customers to be the star and center of attention for awhile.” Loosbrock explains.

If you would like to participate, it's as simple as taking some photos of yourself or “whomever/whatever” wearing the “Bacon Freak” and/or “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirt, and sending them as attachments to an email to:

For those of you who don't yet have your official “Bacon Freak” T-shirt, or for those of you with a grandiose vision that leads to needing more “Bacon Freak” T-shirts, here's a special insight to getting them at a huge “Contest Only” discount price!

Simply go to and type the “Preferred Customer Discount Coupon Code,” which happens to be the word “ baconshirt ” into the text box while going through “check-out” and you'll automatically get a hefty “Special Contest Discount.”

So, go for it! Have a ton of fun and let your creativity run wild. The only real  limitations are your own imagination and the few ethical and legal ramifications of the generally agreed upon standards of everyday common courtesy, common sense, sense of ethics and overall good taste. Come express yourself in a way that is both fun and artistic, and just maybe you will capture the shot that will be impressive enough to win the notice and favor of the official staff of Bacon Freak photo contest judges.

Good luck and have yourself a truly great time!