The bacon craze has been going strong since the 1980’s, earning America the title Bacon Nation. We have, in our love for the salty crunchy goodness, eaten it with our breakfast, stuffed it in our sandwiches, sprinkled it on our salads and paired it with our desserts and even cocktails. But if you rewind the clock before it became so popular a commodity that bacon toothpaste seemed like a good idea, before it became a popular tattoo, before we showed absolutely no mercy for the poor swine and included it in 80% more of our menus, Aunt Jemima was already way ahead of us.
The vintage ad is from the 1930’s, figuring from the way Aunt Jemima is captured. Aunt Jemima pancake batter is poured on top of sizzling bacon, and while we’re aware of the brilliant duo, this aged image signifies that foodism and over-indulgence has been a part of the American DNA. When something is good, you eat it with something equally delicious and you don’t waste time doing it.
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