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Published:May 1st, 2009 10:01 EST
Swine Flu Hysteria? Americans respond by eating bacon!

Swine Flu Hysteria? Americans respond by eating bacon!

By Rocco Loosbrock

Despite the false hysteria and media attention that has been given by the media about pork products.  We at believe that Americans are showing their love of bacon and other pork products by pigging out on bacon!  I have spoken to several restaurant owners and gourmet chefs that I know and they say the demand for items such as Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches is up because Americans are realizing that the Swine Flu has nothing to do with pork products.  This is great news for the pork industry who reported earlier this week that orders were down. 

Earlier today I spoke with Elaine Giammetta who is the co founder of who shares with their readers, all that is "Good Food, Good Wine & Good Living." She told me that she loves pork and people need to get past the hysteria. She said that, "We need take the information seriously, but be realistic and don`t be irrational!"  On the lighter side co founder and chef of gourmet girl magazine Luis said "Unless your biting the pig in the pen, your probably o.k."

I was especially pleased to follow the keyword bacon on twitter today.  Clearly Americans are filtering through the media bologna and are eating pork today!  I can`t tell you how many individuals including myself that said on Twitter that we would be eating bacon for dinner today!

Make it a bacony good day!

Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock 


(SOP readers use coupon code SOP to get 10% off your next Bacon order) 


Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club