Bacon is the most amazing substance on the planet. Many religions have tried to destroy it, but like Whitney Houston's crack smoking habit, it cannot be stopped. As with all great, potentially dangerous things, Thrillist believes that bacon is meant to be enjoyed relentlessly. To integrate bacon more fully into your lifestyle, Thrillist suggests joining the Bacon of The Month Club (BOM) - a service that, every thirty days, delivers a different slab of gourmet bacon right to the gluttonous pit you call your apartment
Among the unique preparations the BOM's founder has discovered:
- lean, applewood-smoked from New Hampshire
- not-so-lean, alder-smoked from Washington
- wonderfully fatty, country-style bacon from Kentucky
The descriptions of the various strips - i.e., "thick, meaty, rich texture... complex... delicious and chewy" - read like they were written either by an oenophile, or one of Thrillist's more charitable ex-girlfriends. Our favorite? Gatton Farms Dan Philips Secret Special Cure Bacon - the delicious preparation that resulted in a nearly fatal grease fire in the Thrillist office kitchen
Membership isn't cheap*, but it's definitely worth it. Joining an of-the-month club is also a great idea in general, as you receive something amazing, regularly, without ever having to change out of the disturbingly tight boxer briefs, wife-beater and knee high athletic socks you like to call your "casual collection.
Though obviously superior, the BOM does bear similarities to certain other "Monthlies" we've joined in the past, most notably the "carnivorous plant of the month" and the "fertilizer-based explosive of the month." However, the BOM courts premature death at a much more relaxed pace - allowing Thrillist to run through at least a dozen varieties of pork product before prospective heart failure turns each new delivery into an exhilerating round of bacon roulette