Thursday, February 2, 2017


Well, flying off of supermarket shelves, anyway.

The U.S. bacon supply is at a 50-year low, as pork farmers struggle to keep up with demand and prices surge.

Frozen pork belly, which is what bacon is made from, fell to the lowest levels since 1957 by the end of December, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It appears the world’s appetite for bacon is outpacing the supply. 

The frozen pork belly inventory measured 17.8 million pounds in December, down from 62 million pounds at the same time a year ago, the USDA reported.

The agency said increased demand both in the U.S. and abroad could explain the diminishing inventory.

In a related story, travelers from the seven temporarily banned countries are being offered all the BLT sandwiches they can eat.

Apparently, the chocolate-covered bacon and bacon-flavored ice
cream crazes are taking their toll.

And I just could not resist....