I consider myself a lover of bacon. I mean, what doesn’t taste better with bacon? It is fabulous, and of course so are pigs. That being said, I don’t know if I want to eat bacon anytime soon. What happened you may ask to change my love of bacon? The answer is nothing. I still love bacon, but I had my fill of it  at the CAB Bacon Day event tonight. No worries though, I’m sure it will only last a day.

The event was held in Rumley and hoards of students lined up at the doors to ensure they got a coveted t-shirt. I stood in the cold for an hour, where my toes went numb and I was given bacon gum to try. I do not recommend the gum. Everyone ended up spitting it out. If you want an idea of what it tasted like think dog treat with molasses and in gum form. My advice, don’t try it. You will need gum for the gum.

The wait was worth it though. Not only were the t-shirts great, but the whole event was. After getting an “I Love Bacon” shirt, students could sample a bunch of bacon food. There was turkey bacon, peppercorn bacon, bacon in chocolate, bacon dip, sausage wrapped in bacon and ice cream (it wasn’t bacon flavored). After eating, you could participate in bacon themed games like “bacon hole” (corn hole), pig races, pin the tail on the pig, and bean and bacon soup eating contest. Prizes such as piggy banks and other bacon flavored treats were given out in bacon bags to winners.

As you can see, bacon and pigs were the order of the day, but let me tell you, it was sooo good. The pig races and chocolate bacon had to be my favorite, and you can bet your bacon I’m wearing my bacon love t-shirt.

Thanks CAB for a great event!

Written by Marisa Linton 

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