Bacon has inspired an international food craze that refuses to die. From humble breakfast staple to premium burger topping, ice cream add-in and even cotton candy—bacon has permeated pretty much every category of food.
That’s not without merit, of course, bacon is delicious. But where does it really come from?
Sure we all know millions of pigs are sacrificing their lives to be turned into salty fatty goodness. And salt is involved with some type of curing process. But how does it really get its distinctive smoked flavor? And who cuts those perfectly even strips? And how does it get so perfectly laid out in its modern plastic packaging?
Find out in this vintage clip from “How It’s Made.” You may never see bacon the same way again.