History of Bacon August 26 2013
Hi Jammers thanks for reading our first Bacon Jam blog post… Blam! This is where you will be able to get TBJ news, inside info, and fan fiction. As most of you know we have been working hard on The Bacon Jams for some time now and our Kickstarter.com campaign jamming out, but what some of you may not know is that TBJ has been in the making since the dawn of man.
No one can dispute that man is the greatest foodie in the animal kingdom and being that we have strived for eons to consume pork in the most efficient and tasty fashion. Let me explain. Around 13,000 BC man got tired of chasing the tastiest of beasts, the fierce wild boar, just to get a ham sandwich. Some clever caveman convinced a wild boar to chillax in a cozy sty. While the boar was fierce and tasty he was not too smart and didn't know that sty meant mud pit with a fence around it. His loss our gain...the Pig was born. Man stared at its belly knowing something magical was going to come of it.
For centuries people did all kinds of awesome things with pork: roasted it, fried it, pickled it, made jerky out of, and banned it with religious law because it was just too good to be true, but in the eighth century somewhere in Germany humanity had one of its greatest breakthroughs. Someone, let’s call him Hans Hiedefleischen, tired of not being able to take large portions of pork belly on long pillaging cruises, tried something new. Hans took mans to greatest assets pork and fire and put them close but not close. Knowing slow and low was the way to cook the perfect meat, and because it meant he could tell his wife he was busy doing something when she asked if he wanted to watch “Sex in the City” with her, he tended to his smoking pork for days on end. He called the resulting perfection Bakko. Quickly a marketing guy changed the name to bacon because seriously who would want bakko and eggs it sounds dumb.
Bacon became all the rage. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner people were eating the stuff but in 1924 Oscar Myer rocked the world with another bacon breakthrough. Using the might of the American industrial machine with the desire to get the roaring twenties going, Oscar started selling pre sliced bacon. Some people said, “oh its not thick enough.” Then it was explained to them that that meant they could eat more pieces. BTW why isn't the expression “the best thing since sliced bacon?”
Bacon was now even easier to consume and sliced bacon ruled for almost a century. Even the vegetarians and poultryphiles were making their own off brand versions of bacon… as if. The grand finale was yet to come.
In 2013 a team of 5 foodies joined forces to create the ultimate in portable pork. Using all the tools of science and knowledge of man before us, we combined delicious savory bacon with the sweetness of brown sugar and jammed it into a jar so we could take anywhere, open it, and eat bacon. Instant spreadable bacon enjoyment has finally arrived.