People who love bacon have surely been getting a kick out of all the latest unconventional bacon-food combinations on the market: bacon cupcakes, gum balls, chocolate bars, mayonnaise and ice cream are just a few odd examples. But if you're a truly next-level bacon lover, you'll be happy to know that you now have the opportunity to take your love affair to the grave. Introducing the bacon coffin.
The company that brought us many of those bacon-flavoured delicacies, J&D Foods, recently announced its strange bacon coffin.
"We hear from customers all the time, this one comment, over and over again: 'I love bacon to death,'" says the company representative Justin Esch in a video by the Seattle Insider. "And so we took that and said, 'Well, let's make a product for them.' The bacon coffin is for the bacon fan who loves bacon to death."
OK, so the coffins aren't actually wrapped in real bacon, they're just painted to look like they are, which the company refers to as "bacon and pork shading," according to the Ottawa Citizen. The rest of the coffin is what you would expect from a high-quality coffin -- adjustable mattress, ivory linens and gold handles -- but it's that specialty paint job that hikes the price of this casket up to $2,999.95. Just how big a fan are you?
Apparently an Iowa resident can claim the title of #1 fan, because the company has sold its first bacon coffin to someone from there, reports the Baltimore Sun. If you find it hard to believe that anyone would actually want to be buried in bacon, J&D Foods has a perfectly logical explanation.
"There are a lot of people out there who don't want their funeral to be a sombre, terrible occasion," says Dave Lefkow, another company representative, in a Baltimore Sun video. "They want people to have fun, they want to make it more of a celebration of their life, " he continues. "By our estimates, about 56 million people die per year, about 9 million people die in the United States and about 99 per cent of them love bacon."
And while Lefkow's grandfather once co-owned a Baltimore-area funeral home, he's fairly certain their family ties wouldn't have been enough to get the bacon casket into the place. "Given that it's a Jewish funeral home, I'm guessing they never would have sold these," he tells the Baltimore Sun.
Do you love bacon enough to want to be buried in it?
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