Skip to comments.The Crisis We Should Be Panicking About: Bacon Prices
Posted on 07/02/2011 4:33:47 AM PDT by Daffynition
The global debt crisis has sparked riots in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, but while you were watching the mayhem on TV, you might not have noticed that theres a riot brewing at your kitchen table.
Bacon prices are expected to soar this summer just in time for peak BLT (bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich) season. BLT season goes into full swing in July across much of the country as tomatoes start to ripen and, if youre like Jason Perlow, who writes the Off the Broiler blog, by August, BLTs will have become major meals instead of just a quick lunch.
But this year, just as the U.S. is worrying about its own debt crisis and a possible "double-dip" recession, the price of bacon that sizzling, smoky comfort food we most need during tough times is expected to surge. The price of pork bellies, which is where bacon comes from, jumped to more than $130 per hundredweight (100 pounds), and some analysts suggest its going to top last Augusts level of $150.
No nation should be without an SBR a Strategic Bacon Reserve!
That's just about enough for me, what are you going to eat? lol
Invest in Bacon futures,
a better choice than gold.
Bacon ... it’s meat candy.
Yeah? Well, coffee’s just as bad, if not worse. It’s TRIPLED in price over the last two years or so. Bread is way up and so are eggs. CELERY, fer chrissakes, is now at $2.98!
It’s the inevitable result of the government wildly printing money.
You want to see rioting in the streets here? Just wait until chocolate prices get out of reach!
Hey, fellas, I got a great idea! Let’s take the corn that is used to feed pigs, and turn it into an expensive and inferior motor fuel that ruins engines. Think of the amazing side benefits, increased deforestation, higher food prices, more fertilizer running off into the water table. I mean, like what could wrong?
So what's eveyone's preference? Mine is bacon & tomato (no lettuce) with Miracle Whip dressing.
Time to start buying piglets and to make our own bacon, like we used to do.
Screw Islam and their fundamentalist idea of eradication of most if not all pork products in America ahead of their grand colonization plans.
Can’t remember how many yrs it’s been since I’ve had a BLT.
Sounds kinda good though, if it’s made with a freshly picked tomatoe. Otherwise, fagetaboutit.
newt and his wife will eat there quite often then. ;-)
The inflation coupled with the job market will sink Obama regardless of how much his media spins it; they can’t conceal the fact that prices are rising (though they can repeatedly say they’re not - according to them there is no inflation at this point), and they can’t pretend the job market is recovering when everyone we know who has been impacted will tell us otherwise. American voters will send him packing in desperate hopes of regaining just a little of what we had ten years ago (which already was starting to decline - hence Bush’s election). The fact that he is only partly responsible for this dilemna means nothing to people anxious not only about their children’s futures, but their own.
Last night I was watching “Drive-Ins, Dives and Dumpters” They were making a bacon covered doughnuts. How cool. PIG CANDY ! ! !
This sounds like a dumb question, but if a particular farm commodity increases in price, especially one that’s traded in futures, doesn’t that provide an incentive to the producers of that commodity to increase production?
And on the subject of creeping Islam, shouldn’t we as a Kuffar nation be increasing our consumption of pork and pork products, celebrating the responsible consumption of adult beverages, and proliferating the display of the Cross of our Savior? More anti-Sharia and anti-burka laws won’t hurt, either.
A BLT would go great right now. That’ll be after our weekend breakfast of eggs & bacon.
Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwiches....
Just out of the toaster English Muffin, slathered with crunchy peanut butter that melts nicely into the nooks and crannies and hot off the griddle bacon....Mmmm
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