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Fest To Feature 1,000 Pounds Of Bacon, Bacon Cookie
kcci ^ | February 24, 2010

Posted on 02/26/2010 6:41:32 AM PST by JoeProBono

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The annual Bacon Fest held in Des Moines this weekend is already sold out.

The third annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival kicks off on Saturday. Last year, bacon lovers indulged in 13 different kinds of bacon.

This weekend's festival is sold out. Close to 600 people have purchased tickets to chow down on more than 1,000 pounds of bacon on Saturday.

Baby Boomers Cafe in the East Village is gearing up for Bacon Fest by making their famous chocolate chunk cookies with bacon.

Owner Rodney Maxfield said they've already sold 2,800 this week.

"I think it’s a little bit of both. I think people just love bacon actually and of course they love the cookie, so you put two things together and you get a bacon cookie," said Maxfield.

A bacon-eating contest will wrap up the festival on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are sold out to the contest.


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: bacon; iowa; jpb


1 posted on 02/26/2010 6:41:32 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

**mouth watering**


2 posted on 02/26/2010 6:42:32 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: JoeProBono

Still not enough reason to go to Iowa in the winter...


3 posted on 02/26/2010 6:43:50 AM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: GeronL

4 posted on 02/26/2010 6:45:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

5 posted on 02/26/2010 6:47:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Mmmmm mmmm mmmm


6 posted on 02/26/2010 6:48:16 AM PST by Canedawg (FUBO! Just FUBO.)
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To: JoeProBono

Where do you find these pictures?


7 posted on 02/26/2010 6:48:38 AM PST by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: JoeProBono

Paula Deen’s dream house


8 posted on 02/26/2010 6:49:31 AM PST by geege
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com/

‘nuff said.


9 posted on 02/26/2010 6:51:19 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: JoeProBono

They should send out invitations to all local muzzies.


10 posted on 02/26/2010 6:52:38 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Help support a sustainable America for tomorrow. Go green by recycling Congress.)
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To: muggs
Picture Fairies


11 posted on 02/26/2010 6:52:57 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Canedawg

12 posted on 02/26/2010 6:54:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I cannot believe this is allowed to be continued. Do you know how badly this makes muslims feel.

This event must be stopped.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 6:54:36 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: JoeProBono
Fairy pictures?


14 posted on 02/26/2010 6:56:09 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: JoeProBono

Ah the site of Bacon, Bacon, Bacon has brightened up my otherwise Blizzard of a morning in New York. Hit very bad in the part of Queens, where I live. JoeProBono-San, Domo Arigato Gozaimasu for the Bacon Pictures.


15 posted on 02/26/2010 7:00:24 AM PST by seoul62
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To: OB1kNOb

16 posted on 02/26/2010 7:01:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

“A six pack of beer and a pound of boudin. That’s the traditional Cajun seven-course meal.” – Floyd Poche


17 posted on 02/26/2010 7:01:56 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: edcoil
I cannot believe this is allowed to be continued. Do you know how badly this makes muslims feel.

No kidding. It will upset them so badly, they'll start picking their nose on live TV. I saw one do it yesterday.
18 posted on 02/26/2010 7:02:40 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: JoeProBono

Personal Opinion: Bacon is good. Bacon makes just about everything better. But...bacon in a chocolate-chip cookie??

I have a degree in Culinary Arts, and as a chef, I’m supposed to keep an ‘open palate’. However, there are some lines I will NOT cross. THAT is one of them.


19 posted on 02/26/2010 7:05:01 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: paulycy

20 posted on 02/26/2010 7:06:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: hoagy62
OK


21 posted on 02/26/2010 7:08:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Speaking of bacon... tried that new Bacon Blue burger from Wendy’s and I thought my mouth died and went to heaven. Something about the blend smoked applewood bacon and blue cheese that makes the taste buds dance!


22 posted on 02/26/2010 7:22:30 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: JoeProBono

Bacon - My Weakness!


23 posted on 02/26/2010 7:26:49 AM PST by mouse1
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To: mouse1

24 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Lighten up, Francis...oh wait, that’s Kevin!!!!


25 posted on 02/26/2010 7:40:31 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: JoeProBono

I’m surprised there aren’t Muslims somehow indignant about this.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 7:43:01 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: OB1kNOb

Beat me to it!


27 posted on 02/26/2010 7:48:12 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: autumnraine

I’ve seen the commercials the last couple of days. I was wondering how that burger is.


28 posted on 02/26/2010 8:49:32 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: JoeProBono

bacon!!


29 posted on 02/26/2010 9:00:54 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

Bacon is always a good reason. I live in Omaha and if I had known about this before today I would be driving the 2-1/2 hours to pig out on bacon. Bacon is good with anything.


30 posted on 02/26/2010 9:04:25 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: hoagy62

Try a peanut butter sandwich with strips of bacon and a little sugar or honey on it. Been eating those for many years and they are a real treat.


31 posted on 02/26/2010 9:07:03 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: The Great RJ
Ya gotta read the thread


32 posted on 02/26/2010 9:08:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: RJS1950

Throw on sliced bananas and grill it and now you’re talking!


33 posted on 02/26/2010 9:08:20 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Taking Fatal User Error to a whole new level.)
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To: JoeProBono
600 tickets sold. 1000 pounds of bacon. You do the math.

Yum!

34 posted on 02/26/2010 9:12:01 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: hoagy62

Why not? I’ve had a bacon donut.


35 posted on 02/26/2010 9:14:37 AM PST by mlo
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To: JoeProBono
A snack for the road trip to the festival...


36 posted on 02/26/2010 9:23:48 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
Desert


37 posted on 02/26/2010 9:27:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Dang, would love to take my son. He is a bacon fanatic. His favorite tshirt says, "Bacon is meat candy."
38 posted on 02/26/2010 9:30:53 AM PST by buschbaby (Children are running the country. They need a mommy to whip their butts.)
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To: GSWarrior

39 posted on 02/26/2010 9:35:25 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: buschbaby


40 posted on 02/26/2010 9:39:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: CholeraJoe

Had that as well; excellent.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 9:39:15 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: hoagy62
I have a degree in Culinary Arts...

Just another academic elitist opposing the will o' da pipples!

:O)

42 posted on 02/26/2010 9:44:19 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: JoeProBono
Caramel? Chocolate is better ...


43 posted on 02/26/2010 9:44:19 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: RJS1950

Yeah, but you live in Nebraska! Plus I have in-laws there (Iowa)...


44 posted on 02/26/2010 10:16:59 AM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: Bacon Man

Ping.


45 posted on 02/26/2010 10:23:04 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: JoeProBono

Bacon Explosion = Food of the Gods...

46 posted on 02/26/2010 10:48:47 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Eaker

A festival with 1000 pounds of bacon? I call that Tuesday.


47 posted on 02/26/2010 5:21:04 PM PST by Bacon Man
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