Festival features all things bacon – even toothpaste

Festival features all things bacon – even toothpaste

EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH BACON: This Monday, Feb. 10 photo shows a bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich made with an entire pound of bacon at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The casino's Bacon Week festival includes unusual offerings like bacon milk shakes, bacon cupcakes, bacon bloody Marys, beer, vodka and bourbon, and even bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. Photo: Associated Press/Wayne Parry

WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — They’re making bacon in so many different ways at one Atlantic City casino that you can drink and even wear it.

The Tropicana Casino and Resort’s Bacon Week includes off-beat recipes like bacon milkshakes, and chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses.

There’s bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka; bacon ice cream sundaes, and a BLT sandwich with a full pound of bacon.

There’s even bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm.

Bacon festivals are becoming more common around the country. A bacon-lovers website counted nearly 30 around the country from last April through December.

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