Bacon Blog Wars is on

There’s been far too much Science around here lately, and not nearly as much Southern Fried.

Scicurious of the excellent Neurotopia stepped into a hornet’s nest when she declared:

Chocolate covered bacon is a SIN AGAINST DELICIOUSNESS


To which I responded:

blasphemy against one bacon is blasphemy against all!


How could she know the fury that statement would unleash? Well, for starters, this blog is title Southern Fried Science. But then, there are these images to consider:

A 500-gallon heating oil tank in the process of becoming the Legendary Joe-B-Q

“The Shiffman” a hotdog served in a twinkie, a custom made by Pauly Dogs for WhySharksMatter.

So yeah, we take out excessively unhealthy and classically southern foods to their absurd extremes. Jason Goldman has charted the history of this epic at The Thoughtful Animal.

So choose your side, but choose wisely. And remember, our team has bacon.

Follow your combatants on Twitter:

The Divine and Glorious Army of the King of all Meats – @sfriedscientist, @jgold85, @palmd, @whysharksmatter, @bomaiblat, @hectocotyli, @doc_becca, @ebamignone, @_colins_, @nerdychristie

The Morally Questionable Anti-Baconites – @scicurious,@kzelnio, the traitor @hectocotyli, @doctorzen


~Southern Fried Scientist

Update: PalMD lays it down


  1. Jason R · May 21, 2010

    Narwhal. Bacon. Bacon Narwhal. What else is there to say?

  2. Scicurious · May 21, 2010

    I ain’t sayin’ bacon isn’t delicious. I’m saying in double negatives that it is. BUT. It is not delicious in all its forms. Not all unhealthy foods were meant to be combined! Think of beer flavored ice cream, think of chocolate covered bacon and DESPAIR.

    Sci is a purist and prefers her bacon unadulterated.

    • WhySharksMatter · May 21, 2010

      Chocolate covered bacon is amazing. A bakery near my house has dark chocolate bacon brownies and they will rock your socks off.

  3. Scicurious · May 21, 2010

    Sci’s socks stay firmly on in the presence of chocolate covered bacon.

    • WhySharksMatter · May 21, 2010

      Sci must have some sticky socks and should consider washing them every once in a while. I’m kind of a lay expert on sticky socks ever since the trenchfoot incident of 2004…

  4. ebamignone · May 21, 2010

    also, beer flavored ice cream is delicious if you go to the right place. I would recommend Big Dipper’s Coldsmoke ice cream. Next time you’re in Missoula, MT.

  5. Dr Becca · May 21, 2010

    Sci you just reminded me that last year, I went to the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, a bacon-themed cooking contest. The best thing there was maple-bacon ice cream. A-MAZING.

  6. Sam · May 21, 2010

    If you want the ultimate in “deep fried (blank) on a stick” come to the Wisconsin State Fair. Deep fried oreos on a stick? Yep. Deep fried macaroni and cheese on a stick? You betcha. Deep fried twinkie on a stick? Absolutely.

    Don’t think chocolate covered bacon can get any more ridiculous? Well, Wisconsin put it on a stick. Boo. Yah.

    • WhySharksMatter · May 21, 2010

      The Wisconsin State Fair has nothing on the North Carolina state fair. Deep fried giant turkey legs. Deep fried bacon cheeseburgers. Deep fried coke. Deep fried oreos. Mmmm… I’m hungry.

    • Sam · May 21, 2010

      We have deep fried ostrich legs, I believe (they come with the stick, haha). And deep fried peanut butter and jelly on a stick. And a deep fried belgian waffle on a stick.

  7. becca · May 21, 2010

    This is not a battle of good vs evil, or bacon vs. no bacon. This is a battle for the heart and SOUL of BACON, which was NOT meant to be combined with chocolate. Anyone who is a TRUE lover of either bacon OR chocolate should find the combination obscene. Obscenely undelicious and disgusting.

  8. Jason G. Goldman · May 21, 2010

    How do you deep fry coke?

    • WhySharksMatter · May 22, 2010

      They mix coke in with funnel cake batter pre-frying. It actually wasn’t very good, but that’s not the point.

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