What is Americas obsession with bacon?

Now don’t get me wrong, I do like bacon with my breakfast or brunch, but I just don’t understand the obsession?

Yeah its a nice piece of fatty pork meat I guess, it is just the obsession has been taken far such as bacon products, merchandise etc. I mean, really, who eats bacon gum?

I remember when I was working in customer service and this customer called about a product, who sells these bacon products and said its their bestsellers. She did not understand the obsession as well.

Doing a search on the web there is bacon coffee, bacon chocolate, bacon candy, bacon shirts, bacon everything? There is of course a cookbook dedicated to the love of every recipe bacon. The picture on the top left is the cover of that book.

WHY? lol, I just DON’T get it. Please enlighten me.

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