An Interview With Skinny Pig NYC May 20 2016We have had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of really great people on Instagram who create very delicious looking (and tasting) meals, snacks and other treats. Dara (aka Skinny Pig NYC) is by far one of our favorite people...
Store Showcase: Olive Oil Etcetera April 09 2016Chris and Christina were early adopters of the olive oil and vinegar store. Inspired by a visit to a similar store in another state, they decided to introduce the concept to their hometown of Doylestown in September 2011.
An Interview with Beastchow March 14 2016Beastchow is your online reporting source for everything and anything food related. From videos to articles, Beastchow has you covered. For the past year Beastchow has also had you covered… in The Bacon Jams!
The Bacon Jams in Japan! February 18 2016Over the past few years, riding on the wave of America’s insanely popular bacon boom is the rising tide of the popularity of boiled or preserved jams. An unfamiliar newcomer to the surge of bacon related food items in the market, Bacon Jams™...
Inside Out Bacon Jam Mac and Cheese February 11 2016The inside out Bacon Jam Mac and Cheese is brought to you by Florida Style Pizza in South Philadelphia. They are cooking up some amazing things with our Bacon Jams. There are located at 2052 South Beechwood Street, on the corner of South 22nd Street and Snyder Avenue.
Thanksgiving: A Foodies Paradise November 24 2015It’s November and that means one thing… Thanksgiving is upon us! Being a food fanatic only makes this day more eventful as the chopping boards come out to see which family member can create this year’s standout dish.
The Bacon Jams: An Origin Story October 16 2015The Bacon Jams was started in late 2013, just launched its foodservice channel and is rapidly expanding! Mike Oraschewsky, Chief Executive Boar, took some time out of his day to tell us about how The Bacon Jams...
A Marriage Of Flavors August 23 2015This past weekend two of my best friends got engaged. Marriage is one of the most joyous things one can experience and getting engaged is the beginning of this amazing journey for them.
The 4th of July: Bacon Jams Style July 07 2015The 4th of July is definitely one of the greatest days of the year. A day off work, a time to get together with family and friends and a time to pay homage to our great country.
The Bacon Jams Hustle March 27 2015It was the weekend of March 13-15, one that will go down in the history books years from now when the story of The Bacon Jams’ meteoric rise to spreadable success is written.
I Am Your (Bacon Jam) Champion! March 13 2015
“I am your champion! Look no further!” That was the title of John McGraw’s email. No boring, boilerplate “John McGraw’s Resume.” Note to everyone out there: This is how you grab the attention...
A Bacon Jam Breakfast With POTUS February 24 2015
I got the call at 1:00 AM on Monday. Yes, one o’clock in the morning. “I heard about your bacon jams, they’re all I’ve been able to think about, came from a booming yet soothing baritone.
Valentine's Day with Spreadable Bacon February 09 2015
Chocolate has always been the food staple of Valentine’s Day, but we think a change is in order. Nothing against chocolate, of course, but it’s time for something new! So how about we tinker with the idea of introducing, you guessed it, bacon as the official food for Valentine’s Day 2015. Specifically, bacon jam. No, it’s not traditional, but traditional is boring. Bacon jam is fun, exciting, unique and unfailingly enjoyable -- just like that special someone in your life with whom you’ll be spending this special day!
If your significant other is a bacon lover, get him or her The Bacon Jams. And, listen, this doesn’t mean you can’t get chocolate in addition. Everyone gets chocolate. So here’s how you can do both: Mix bacon jam with chocolate. We suggest some bacon jam brownies, with our All Original variety as part of the batter.
For guys: As for flowers, well, is there really any other option aside from chocolate-dipped bacon roses? Might as well slather those with bacon jam, too! Make it a true bacon jam bonanza. (You should probably also get real roses, just so you don’t have to sleep on the couch.)
Be sure to check out the store locator if you want to visit one of our retailers. If you’re not within an easy distance or simply prefer to have the jams sent to your house, order online from our website!
No matter what happens and how you choose to celebrate, from all of us at The Bacon Jams to you: Have a happy, healthy and lovely Valentine’s Day!
We're back on QVC! January 27 2015
Remember our appearance on QVC’s “Gourmet Foods Show” in October? It was a groundbreaking event for The Bacon Jams and our first national television exposure. To get recognized by the world’s foremost home-shopping network was an incredible honor, and we were anxious yet confident that our product would pass the test. The seven-minute segment was a whirlwind of bacon jam tasting -- on all kinds of foods -- and adoration. We knew it went well then, but the true litmus test would be whether and when we got invited to come back.
Well, we’ve got some great news: A little over three months later, QVC has summoned us again... this time to take part in their “Food Fest” program from 4-5 pm on Wednesday, January 28. This is yet another step up for us on that proverbial ladder as we attempt to make our mark in the industry and spread bacon jam to the national consciousness.
For those of you who have been with us the whole way, we thank you once again for your undying support and for spreading the word. We know you will be watching us Wednesday on QVC. For those who don’t know us yet, tune in to “Food Fest,” order a sampler pack of our bacon jams delivered right to your house and see what all the buzz is about!
San Francisco and Beyond | Next... Dallas and Seattle January 16 2015
It was a three-day whirlwind of great food, drink, people and fun out in San Francisco during the Specialty Food Association’s 40th Winter Fancy Food Show 2015. With over 1,400 exhibitors and 19,000 attendees, there was no shortage of exposure and eyeballs -- no shortage of opportunity to get noticed. We went in with hopeful yet considerable expectations, confident in our product but also understanding of our standing as one of the new kids on the block. Luckily, though not surprisingly, our bacon jams were positively received and the subject of favorable publicity from some significant influencers, including ”Food Beast,” ”Food Business News” and ”San Francisco Business Times,” the latter of which labeled us as an “innovator.” Why, thank you :-)
Oh, and we picked up a bunch of new accounts in the process. San Francisco was wonderful, and we’ll be back. This was just the first step in our westward expansion, as we continue to canvass the area to get into stores and participate in all kinds of markets and events. Up next: Dallas and Seattle. Be sure to look for us!
Bacon Jammin' in San Francisco | 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show January 09 2015
This Sunday, January 11, marks the start of the 40th annual three-day Winter Fancy Food Show, presented by Specialty Food Association, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco and The Bacon Jams, LLC is exhilarated to take part. It runs from 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday and Monday, and from 10 am - 4 pm on Tuesday. The Winter Fancy Food Show is the West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show, the kind of event that can help us take the next monumental step in our efforts to expand nationally and make everyone know the name “The Bacon Jams.”
There will be more than 80,000 specialty food products and 1,400 exhibitors from all over the United States and the world attending. In order to be truly recognized and differentiate yourself from the pack, your product needs to be unique, it needs to pop and it needs to be loved. Check, check and check. Everywhere we’ve gone, our bacon jam has been positively received and adored by the masses. Hopefully, the Winter Fancy Food Show continues that trend, and we are set up beautifully as one of the top-three featured “New Brands on the Shelf” in the emerging food entrepreneurs section. Plus, this weekend at the event is when we will be launching our food service channel, so, to all you restaurants, keep an eye out and consider making our delectable spreadable bacon part of your dishes!
The four Executive Boars -- Bruce, Mike, Eric and Jeff -- will all be there to ring in the second full year of operations for The Bacon Jams, one in which the company will do everything in its power to soar to new heights, to establish itself as a force and make an indelible imprint on the food industry.
A Bacon Jam New Years January 08 2015
My house threw a rockin’ New Years party in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia, and The Bacon Jams was gracious enough to serve as a sponsor. Guests began arriving around 8 at night on December 31 and, in addition to liquor and beer, were greeted by a beautiful spread of cheese, crackers, pita, hummus and other assorted finger foods that sat on a table against the wall in the dining room. Naturally, there were three jars of The Bacon Jams -- one of each variety -- strategically situated alongside the platters.
As the house started to fill up with partygoers, so too did an appetite for food and drink. I got the snacking started and led the charge with pita and a hummus-Black Pepper bacon jam combo. Anyone who saw the table and asked, “What’s bacon jam?!”, was funneled my way for the pitch. I counted 12 separate inquiring minds who wanted to know, and that was before things really got bumping and everyone became more concerned with imbibing than eating. Everyone who tried loved the jams, but there were two people whose enthusiasm really stood out to me: Regan and Jarrett. Regan didn’t need much convincing and was in from the start; enthralled and excited by the concept of bacon jam, she wanted to know everything about the product and I was happy to oblige. After giving her my spiel about each variety, she chose to give Red Chile & Garlic a shot first and asked which food on the table would be the best vessel for trying.
“Cheese and cracker,” I said without hesitation.
So she picked up a circular Ritz cracker and a cheddar cheese square and spread some Red Chile & Garlic bacon jam on top.
“Oh my God,” she exclaimed as her eyes lit up. “I was expecting this to be amazing and it’s even better than that!” Within seconds, her plate had a bunch of crackers, cheese pieces and a glob of Red Chile & Garlic bacon jam.
Jarrett, more skeptical, was next. He too chose Red Chile & Garlic on top of a cracker with cheese and popped it into his mouth.
“Alright, this is pretty good stuff,” he said, cracking a smile.
“I know, man, I told you!” I replied.
Both Regan and Jarrett went on to also sample the All Original and Black Pepper with cheese, crackers, pita and hummus, and each time their reaction was the same: Unanimous approval.
As we were cleaning up the following afternoon, my roommate yelled to me from downstairs: “Hey, Dan, the All Original jar is just about empty!”
Let’s hope that’s an auspicious sign for The Bacon Jams in 2015!
Holiday Wrap-up January 01 2015
It’s true what they say -- time flies when you’re having fun, and we had tons of fun during the 2014 holiday season!
Even though the “official” holiday season started with Thanksgiving, The Bacon Jams’ holiday season started on November 1, when we opened our kiosks at the King of Prussia and Christiana Malls. Four weeks later, on Black Friday, we opened our booths in downtown Philadelphia at Christmas Village in Love Park and Philly Phair in Franklin Square. Every day, rain or shine, we were out there spreading the bacon jam gospel. All told, the four locations banded together to achieve a synergy of sales that had us jammin’ straight through Christmas and ecstatic about our direction for 2015. We even were sent pictures of our jars on social media from happy customers who had received them as gifts on Christmas morning -- including one from the United Kingdom! That was pretty cool.
While it’s a bummer that the holidays and accompanying festivities are over, we don’t intend on slowing down. Our King of Prussia and Christiana Mall locations are open throughout the month of January, and we’ll be slingin’ bacon jam with the same gusto that we did in November and December. If you’re a fan of ours on the West Coast, we’re headed to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, which runs January 11-13. Right after, we’ll be back in our hometown at the Philadelphia Home Show in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, January 17-19 and 23-25.
As always, thanks for being part of the ride and helping us get to this point. Strap in, bigger and better things await this upcoming year.~DK
Belgian Chocolate Monoply Games, Pancake Cookies, Spreadable Bacon, DIY Pizza Kits AND Tequilla?! I must've made Santa's 'Nice' List.
Who loves to eat? Everyone of course and during the holidays is when we get to indulge on all the wonderful things our families cook and bake. I put together a little list of great eats I found for the gift guide. (read more)
Last Minute Shopping | Gift Cards Now Available! December 18 2014
We’re a week away from Christmas, and if you’re like everyone else in the world, you still have some shopping to do for family and friends. But that’s OK, there remains time to get all your loved ones the best gift of the holiday season -- bacon jam! Our three varieties -- whether solo or as a trio -- are wonderful stocking stuffers for bacon fanatics and food enthusiasts, and our $5 recipe guide has become the popular -- and perfect -- complement for purchases.
In addition to last-minute shopping, we want to introduce a brand new The Bacon Jams gift card. This will be a real treat for all our loyal customers -- present and future -- who love our jams and want to share that joy with others. And what better time to debut it than when everyone is looking for the best bang for their buck and in the ultimate gift-giving mood? So go ahead and choose the $10, $25, $50 or $100 option and grab a gift card today for that special someone on your list!
Lastly, if you haven’t visited us at one of our four physical locations yet, swing by -- we’d love to see you! Our Philly Phair booth in Franklin Square at 7th and Race St. in Philadelphia is open from 4-8 pm every day through Tuesday, December 23. Our Christmas Village in Love Park location is open through December 27, from 11 am - 7 pm Sunday-Thursday and 11 am - 8 pm Friday-Saturday. Our King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, PA) and Christiana Mall (Newark, DE) locations will be open through January 30, so you have time to come out both before AND after the holidays.
The Bacon Jams is winding down another busy holiday season and is about to enter its second full year of operation. We couldn’t be happier and more excited to forge ahead, and we want you to continue to be right there with us every step of the way. Let’s close out 2014 strong and roll momentum into 2015 and beyond!~DK
Bacon Jam You Say?!? Our First Commercial December 11 2014
When does a company start believing it’s on the cusp of taking that next step and realizing its dreams?
Some would say it’s when a particular sales goal is reached. Or when people demand your product and go somewhere specifically to buy it. Or when you’re lucky enough to land a television spot.
How about when you get your own commercial? Yeah, that feels pretty transformative as well.
As The Bacon Jams finish 2014 strong and venture forward -- boldly, bravely, bacon-y -- into 2015, we’re looking to step things up a notch and establish a presence in the industry. Spreadable bacon is here, it’s for real and let’s make sure it stays. Most importantly, we want to connect with bacon lovers everywhere; for you to love our bacon jams and share them with friends and family; for you to take part in this journey with us.
So whether you desire our delectable, incredible, spreadable goodness on foods, for cooking, pull out jars at a social gathering or even use them as the perfect conversation starter -- there’s no wrong occasion and there’s no wrong way to enjoy bacon jam!
Go ahead, see for yourself, we’re ready for our closeup and present to you our very first commercial…
Would you like some Bacon Jams with your Black Friday? November 25 2014
Hey there, everyone! Thanksgiving week is here, and the holiday season is officially kicking off. If you don’t already have our three wonderful varieties of bacon jams to accompany your Thanksgiving meal -- recommendation: bacon jam-infused stuffing or simply a bacon jam turkey glaze.
Don’t forget, it’s not just bacon jam that we’re slinging. We’ve diversified our offerings with other yummies, such chocolate-covered bacon bites, bacon chocolate bars, bacon Oreos, Himalayan pink bacon salt and sweet caramel-bacon popcorn. We’ve got non-food goodies as well, including stuffed piggy animals and special bacon-themed greeting cards.
Our online store is a constant, but if you’re a local who’s out and about in the Southeastern Pennsylvania or Delaware area, we’ll have stands in multiple locations: Christkindlmarkt (Bethlehem), Christmas Village (Philadelphia -- Love Park), Philly Phair (Philadelphia -- Franklin Square), King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia) and Christiana Mall (Newark, Delaware). Come visit and buy!So here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, an early holiday season greeting from The Bacon Jams and happy, bacon-filled shopping thereafter!
Introducing: Bacon Caramel Popcorn and Himalayan Bacon Salt Blend November 17 2014
As Year Two of The Bacon Jams kicks off with another wonderful holiday season, the company is pleased and excited to offer a pair of newly branded products for sale -- Bacon Caramel Popcorn (directed by Red Fox) and Himalayan Bacon Salt Blend. The Bacon Caramel Popcorn is for snacking on the go, coming in small ($5) and large ($10) options, while the Himalayan bacon salt is for seasoning your favorites foods and comes in a two-ounce packet ($5).
I devoured my first bag of Bacon Caramel Popcorn in less than five minutes, instantly regretting opting for the small over the large. The sweetness of the caramel coating the popped kernels meshes perfectly with the salty smokiness of the bacon bits. My taste buds were doing backflips, my brain telling me, “You’ve got a winner right here -- pitch this bad boy to movie theaters after the holidays are over!” You know what, brain, you just might be on to something.
I got home that same night and gave the Himalayan Bacon Salt a whirl. I decided to make chicken, and there was no doubt what the rub-seasoning combination would be: Red Chile & Garlic bacon jam and Himalayan bacon salt! I lathered the chicken in the RCG and then applied the HBS, watching and perhaps even drooling a little bit as I drizzled the Himalayan pink salt crystals on top. The smoky taste of the RCG and salt-black pepper-bacon seasoning of the HBS made for a delicious flavor... It was the best dinner I had all week.
But don’t just take my word for it. Want to get your hands on the two newest members of The Bacon Jams family? Hit us up on the web or stop by either of our mall kiosks (King of Prussia and Christiana) or our booths in Christmas Village (Love Park) or Philly Phair (Franklin Square).
SkyMall... Spreadable Bacon... Sampler 3-pack Giveaway! November 13 2014If you’ve been on a flight recently and flipped through the SkyMall catalog because it’s right there in the seat pocket -- don’t act like you don’t do this, everyone does -- then you’ve probably come across our beautiful ad and thought, HEY I KNOW THOSE GUYS! And if you didn’t know us before, you know us now. Nice to meet you. While being in SkyMall is an important part of our growth as a company as we enter our second year, we want to take it a step further and involve you, our loyal customer, in an interactive social media campaign! Plus, everyone loves winning free stuff -- especially free bacon jam -- and here’s a chance for you to do just that.
From now on, don’t simply think, HEY I KNOW THOSE GUYS, and keep the excitement to yourself -- share that excitement! Take a picture of yourself and our page in SkyMall while sitting in your seat (bonus points for a window picture with the clouds outside or a bird’s eye view of the ground), with a flight attendant or pilot/copilot (probably a good idea to wait until the end of the flight), the beverage cart, snack or meal. Get creative, think of a cool picture to take that we haven’t suggested. Once you’ve taken the picture, those who buy WiFi on the plane can immediately tweet it to us or tag The Bacon Jams on Facebook or Instagram. Don’t worry, you can also wait until you’re on the ground. Let us know your destination city, #city, and be sure to also use the hashtags #baconjam and #SkyMall.
The best picture/most creative entries (as judged by The Boars themselves) and the one that gets the most shares will win free three-pack samplers with a jar of our All Original, Red Chile & Garlic and Black Pepper bacon jams. But -- and here’s the best part -- even if you don’t win, you win. Anyone who sends a submission will get at least 10% off their next purchase from thebaconjams.com.
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