It’s National Bacon Day
Today is National Bacon Day.
Neal Hull, director of channel marketing at the National Pork Board, says bacon is an iconic food item that consumers continue to buy.
“In the last 52 weeks ending in November, consumers have purchased 1.1 billion pounds of bacon and spent a little over 6 billion dollars,” he says.
He tells Brownfield bacon is tasty and indulgent and can serve as a center plate item or an ingredient in a recipe.
“It’s one of those things that is really ubiquitous across every lunch, dinner, and breakfast,” he says. “Bacon has a spot that it can play in that.”
Hull says top selling flavors are natural hardwood smoked, original, and natural hickory smoked.
“It’s all about flavor and indulgence when it comes to the bacon category,” he says. “Pork producers in the US have consumers covered—when you want to indulge we’ve got bacon and when you want to eat a little healthier and watch the diet we have lean cuts like pork tenderloin and center cut loin.”
Visit pork.org/marketing for recipes and more information.
Audio: Neal Hull, National Pork Board