The Ultimate Bacon Guide To America (PHOTOS)

Talk about pigs: Americans ate 1.1 billion bacon servings during the 12-month period ending April 2014, about six percent more than the previous year, according to market research firm the NPD Group.

We're not just eating more bacon, we're also making better bacon (consider the proliferation of artisanal bacons and chefs curing their own bacon in house) and finding creative ways to enjoy it. There's bacon butter, bacon soda, bacon-infused booze, and bacon ice cream, to name a few inspired iterations.

In short, if you've thought of a way to consume bacon, we guarantee you someone else has, too. Here, an ode to America's bacon mania.

--Geraldine Campbell

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