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The Bacon Quiz

Updated on July 6, 2017
A pile of fried bacon
A pile of fried bacon | Source

Do you know Bacon?

Think you're a bacon know-it-all? A bacon-aholic? Do you really know all about this yummy goodness? Put your money where your mouth is and prove it!

Take this quiz and then compare your results with your friends to see who is the most bacon knowledgeable! The one who knows the most about bacon gets some yummy, hot bacon! (well, when you go to the store and buy it then cook it up for yourself ;-)

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Now Learn More About Those Answers

Bacon: A Love Story - A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat

What Does BLT Stand For?

BLT Stands for Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato

The letters in the name of the popular sandwich, The BLT, stand for what?

  • Chicken, lettuce, and tomato
  • Bacon, lettuce, and tomato
  • Beef, Limburger, and tomato
  • Bacon, lasagna, and tomatoes
  • Barley, lye, and tobacco

BLT stands for bacon, lettuce, and tomato and those ingredients make for a really awesome sandwich, one of my favorites. Whether you like it on bread or toast, the flavors of fresh tomato and lettuce mixing with the saltiness of the bacon make this a perfect sandwich for anytime. I really like my BLT toasted with some avocado.

Making a Basic BLT

How Long Has Bacon Been Made?

Making Bacon for Thousands of Years

How long has bacon been made?

  • About 50 years
  • Since WW2
  • For several thousand years
  • For only 20 years
  • Since 1859

Bacon has been made for thousands of years. In 1500 b.c.e. the Chinese cured pork bellies using salt. This preserved the meat and kept it good to eat long before refrigeration was invented. The Romans and Greeks made their own versions, and it became a popular way to preserve meat all through Europe. With modern refrigeration we may not need to preserve meat with salts, spices, and smoking any longer, but that bacon flavor keeps us making bacon.

Some People Still Make Bacon

Cured and apple wood smoked acorn finished pork
Cured and apple wood smoked acorn finished pork | Source

When is National BLT month?

April is National BLT Month

When is National BLT month?

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October

April is National BLT month, but I think every month should be BLT month. There is no bad time to have a BLT. Whether it is in winter with a nice bowl of soup to dip your sandwich or in summer when it is too hot to cook anything complicated, BLTs make the perfect meal.

I think when fresh tomatoes are available and the weather starts getting warm, that's the very best time for a BLT but I'll eat them anytime.

Making a BLT

Topping some toast with bacon, lettuce, and slices of tomato.
Topping some toast with bacon, lettuce, and slices of tomato. | Source

Delicious Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

A Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich on toast
A Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich on toast | Source

What is NOT Sold in Bacon Flavor?

So Many Bacon Flavored Goodies

Which of the following is NOT sold in bacon flavor?

  • Lipbalm
  • Popcorn
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Computers

There are lots of products being made in bacon flavors. There is bacon-flavored lip balm for a salty meat taste on your lips. There is bacon-flavored popcorn which sounds like it would be good. Bacon-flavored mayonnaise would be perfect on a BLT for even more bacon flavor or imagine using it to mix up some aioli. Bacon salt would add a dash of extra flavor to everything it touched. But so far, there are no bacon-flavored computers -- yet.

Buy Some Bacon Salt

Dust everything with salty, meaty goodness. It's so easy to use and add extra flavor to whatever you are making. Add a dash to casseroles, steaks, vegetables. Anything that needs some bacon salt goodness. This bacon salt makes a great gift too!

Crunch Into Some Bacon Popcorn

Salty popcorn with the flavor of bacon? Sign me up! Sitting down for an action flick with a big bowl of bacon popcorn sounds like a great way to spend the evening. Let's watch some Die Hard with a Vengeance and eat handfuls of bacon-flavored popcorn.

Savor Some Bacon Lip Balm

Bacon-flavored lip balm? Who knew? It probably isn't all that good, but it would make a fun gag gift for those meat lovers in your group. Doesn't everyone want the taste of meat on their lips?

Get Bacon Mayonnaise

Bacon-flavored mayonnaise or baconnaise is a sweet and salty surprise addition to sandwiches, sauces, or anything you want to kick up a notch. Use it on BLTs, as a spread on bacon burgers, use it instead of regular mayonnaise for your aioli dipping sauce for brussels sprouts. I've even seen people like it as a pizza dipping sauce. Try it on everything for a bacon flavored surprised!

Chicken Schnitzel Burger with Baconnaise Recipe

Why Was Bacon Originally Created?

Bacon Keeps Meat Good

Bacon was originally produced for what reason?

  • They wanted to make meat taste better
  • They had too many cows
  • Skunks knocked it in the fire and made it by accident
  • It preserved the meat so it didn't spoil
  • They wanted something that they could tease their dogs with

Bacon was originally created as a way to keep meat from spoiling.

Before the advent of refrigerators, meat would have to sit at room temperature until it was used up, and so people needed a way to keep it good and edible. They tried all sorts of versions of keeping meats packed in spices and salts. They smoked meats and often had a special place to hang meat that would keep it away from pests.

The fact that the way bacon is preserved makes it taste so much better is just a bonus.

Slicing Into Some Preserved Meat

Homecured bacon being sliced
Homecured bacon being sliced | Source

How Is Bacon Often Served?

Bacon Is Served a Bunch of Different Ways

It's not uncommon to see bacon is served how?

  • With Eggs
  • On Cheeseburgers
  • On Meatloaf
  • Dipped in Dark Chocolate
  • All of the Above

Bacon and eggs for breakfast is a fine tradition, and who doesn't love a bacon cheeseburger? Draping slices of bacon over top of a meatloaf adds lots of flavor to the dish and is a very common way of serving it. Chocolate-covered bacon is a newer fad, but it's becoming more and more popular as people taste the perfect combination of salty and sweet. There's no bad way to have bacon.

Bacon and Eggs : A Happy Breakfast

A breakfast made with bacon and eggs makes everyone smile.
A breakfast made with bacon and eggs makes everyone smile. | Source

Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries

Cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and onions on a good looking burger.
Cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and onions on a good looking burger. | Source

Bacon Covered Meatloaf

A stuffed meatloaf covered in bacon strips
A stuffed meatloaf covered in bacon strips | Source

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Bacon covered in chocolate
Bacon covered in chocolate | Source

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Becoming more and more popular as people try it, chocolate-covered bacon sounds strange but is a surprisingly tasty combination of salty and sweet.

The most common version is pieces of bacon cooked, then dunked into chocolate and topped with a scattering of sea salt. Some people use chopped pistachios or almonds instead. Some county fairs serve the bacon with chocolate dipping sauce. Other people chop up pieces of cooked bacon and blend it with chocolate for cake frosting, muffins, or other recipes it's hard to imagine.

Bacon chocolate candy bars are becoming a hit as well, selling at specialty foods stores and starting to be stocked by grocery stores.

The combination of bacon with chocolate may seem odd, but when the right ratio of bacon to chocolate is met, it can be glorious.

Maple & Bacon Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate and Bacon Candy

Marini's Candies Chocolate Covered Bacon 1/2 lb. Gift Box
Marini's Candies Chocolate Covered Bacon 1/2 lb. Gift Box

Hickory smoked bacon is cooked until golden & crisp, then smothered in Ghirardelli milk chocolate. Comes in a 8 oz. gift box.

 

What is Bacon Related To?

Bacon is Similar to Other Pork Products

Bacon is closely related (but of course is much better) to what other items?

  • Ham
  • Salt Pork
  • Pork Butt
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above

Bacon is very like ham, pork butt, and salt pork, but bacon is the most delicious. There's something about those thin cuts of pork fried crisp and tasty that makes it so much better than other pork products.

Bacon!

Delicious Bacon by sea turtle
Delicious Bacon by sea turtle

Spiral Sliced Ham

Cooking a glazed ham
Cooking a glazed ham | Source

Prepared Salt Pork

Streak of lean. Sliced 1/4", lightly boiled, then peppered and fried with a little vegetable oil.
Streak of lean. Sliced 1/4", lightly boiled, then peppered and fried with a little vegetable oil. | Source

Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked pork butt
Smoked pork butt | Source

What's That Bacon Saying?

Bring Home That Bacon

A common saying is to _____ the bacon

  • Carry
  • Bring home
  • Feed
  • Eat
  • Grow

"Bringing home the bacon" is a common saying that means to earn money and keep your family supplied. It means being successful. There are several debates about the origin of this phrase.

Some people think it's from the 12th century in England. The story says that the church would reward couples for not fighting by giving them bacon. A bacon reward for not fighting seems like a great incentive. "Bringing home the bacon" would prove to everyone that the couple were able to get along well and prosper.

Other people think the phrase came from later and was because of country fairs. At the fair a popular contest was trying to catch a pig. The pig was greased up and its slick body was let loose into a crowd. Whoever caught the pig got to keep it -- thus, bringing home the bacon.

The first time we can find the phrase written down is only in the early 1900s. Then it is being used by a mother encouraging her son to win a boxing fight. Did she come up with the phrase or was it commonly used and she was just the first to record it? We may never know.

Bacon Sizzling in the Pan

Sizzling Bacon by jordanmit09
Sizzling Bacon by jordanmit09

Bacon Usually Comes From What Animal?

Bacon Comes from Pigs

Bacon usually comes from what animal?

  • Cow
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Sheep
  • Pig

Bacon comes from delicious pigs. While there is a vast market filled with bacon-like products such as turkey bacon and vegetarian bacon, the bacon we all know and love comes from pigs.

Originally the word bacon meant meat from the back and sides of a pig.

Bacon Doesn't Usually Have a Lot of What?

Bacon Is Definitely Not Bland

Bacon does NOT usually have a lot of what?

  • Fat
  • Flavor
  • Yummy goodness
  • Protein
  • Blandness

Bacon has quite a bit of fat and flavor and protein as well as yummy goodness, but what it doesn't have is blandness which is why we like it. It may not be good for you, but bacon is tasty enough to make us splurge on this treat.

Get Some Bacon Now!

Hormel® Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon - 9.5oz 72 ct
Hormel® Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon - 9.5oz 72 ct

Precooked bacon makes it easy to add our favorite meat to everything you stir up.

 

Bacon On Top of Himmel und Erde

Himmel und erde is a delicious dish sort of like mashed potatoes with bacon.
Himmel und erde is a delicious dish sort of like mashed potatoes with bacon. | Source

Are Knowledgeable About Bacon?

Did you take the quiz? How did you do? Did you learn something fun about bacon?

© 2009 Alisha Vargas

Comments About the Bacon Quiz - How did you do?

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    • Lynn Klobuchar profile image

      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Got one wrong, but just a date, so I am good.

      We go through so much bacon here you can hardly believe it.

    • blestman lm profile image

      blestman lm 4 years ago

      I love bacon so I have a natural attraction to this site. i used to use bacon when I worked in the wilderness because it kept well and bacon grease tasted great with everything from popcorn to pizza (all cooked over a fire)

    • Baddew Fibes profile image

      Baddew Fibes 4 years ago

      90% too, and I stumbled on the same question as Tara_W. Nice!

    • TaraWojt profile image

      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      90%, wa-hoo! Absolutely did not know that there was a BLT month. You learn something new every day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to try chocolate covered bacon....must be heaven!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Making me hungry...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Got 9 out of 10. Cool lens!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Now I am hungry for some bacon! Nice quiz!

    • knit1tat2 profile image

      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      I did pretty good, love that bacon!

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Bacon makes everything better.

    • akumar46 lm profile image

      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I learned some interesting facts about bacon.Thanks.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Well, I missed one. Not bad for a vegetarian. Who knew bacon has been around for thousands of years?

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Bacon is served with dark chocolate? Huh?

    • Mythbuster2009 profile image

      Mythbuster2009 6 years ago

      BLT Month? Really? Well, thank goodness I know when it is NOW!

    • Cheryl57 LM profile image

      Cheryl57 LM 6 years ago

      Missed the one about BLT month, so now I know!

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      Pass the Bacon and Dark Chocolate made from cat fat. What a fun quiz! Only 70% but lots of fun!

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      @PromptWriter: Bacon isn't served "with" dark chocolate, but there is a Bacon flavored Dark Chocolate candy bar. You probably could find it at a Gourmet or specialty grocery store like Whole Foods, World Market, and maybe some International food markets that sell foreign goods and candies. I know World Market has it if you have one in your area.

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I got 9 out of 10! I chose salt pork instead of all of the above. I almost chose the right answer. I should have went with my first thought. Darn!

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      kimmiekins 6 years ago

      I love bacon. Mmmmmmm.

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      Pete D 6 years ago

      Bacon is the breakfast of champions :P

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      BurgerHat 6 years ago

      9/10 I LOVE BACON!!!!! Also, cheeseburgers. But the best is Bacon Cheeseburgers. Especially with a fried egg on top.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Bacon is served with dark chocolate? Where? I must go there!!

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      missbat 6 years ago

      Only missed two. Guess I'm bringing home the bacon! Thanks for the quiz!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      I agree with Kylyssa - every month should be bacon month!

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      jbarnhart41 6 years ago

      I love bacon...still missed 2. Tricky but fun quiz.

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      jodijoyous 6 years ago from New York

      Hooray for bacon! Good for cocktails, dessert, and BLTs too. And Kylyssa is right. Every month should be bacon month. :-)

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      I've got to start eating more bacon (or at least red up more on it)

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      teamlane 6 years ago

      Nice quiz. I guess I'm not eating a lot of bacon these days, eh!

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      Kylyssa Shay 6 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      So April is bacon month? I didn't know it had a month, I just figured bacon was a year-round thing. Every month should be bacon month!

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Only 80 percent, hmmm...perhaps I should go eat some bacon and try again!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Absolutely, anything with bacon is scrumptious! I finally did well on a Quiz LOL I love my bacon! - Kathy

    • LarryCoffey LM profile image

      LarryCoffey LM 7 years ago

      Everything tastes better with pork fat. Mmmmmmm.