Are you looking for a trendy Father’s Day gift? There’s nothing hotter than BACON. Everyone’s favorite pork product has inspired everything from breath mints to belts. Here are some local bacon finds that sizzle.
If you can’t venture to the city before Father’s Day, most of these products can also be procured using the magic of the Internet! (You can select linked items to purchase from Amazon.com.)
Bacon Couture and Knick Knacks
Dad can actually bring home the bacon IN BACON. Bacon wallets are available at Beat Street in Winnetka; Enjoy: An Urban General Store, in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood; and Uncle Fun in Lakeview.
And if daddy gets a boo-boo, processed pork heals all wounds: Bacon bandages can be found at Enjoy and Uncle Fun.
For the most in porky plenty, Enjoy also carries bacon-flavored mints, bacon air freshener, bacon tooth picks, bacon soap, bacon lip balm, Mr. Bacon’s Big Adventure board game, bacon lollipops, bacon floss, bacon toothpaste, bacon drink tabs (dissolve in water to make it taste like bacon), bacon refrigerator magnets and bacon placemats.
Bacon and Bacon-Flavored Snacks
Chew on this, (dad): Beat Street offers bacon jelly beans, and Uncle Fun offers Uncle Oinker’s Gummy Bacon.
But if your dad’s tastes are more exotic, definitely spring for the Bacon and Cheddar-Flavored Crickets, available at Spencer Gifts at Westfield Hawthorn in Vernon Hills.
If he’s a dessert guy, go for Mo’s Bacon Bar—milk or dark chocolate with bacon inside, courtesy of Chicago chocolate company Vosges Haut-Chocolat—or Man Bait – Bacon and Maple Syrup Lollipop. The bars are available at Whole Foods, and the lollipops can be found on Amazon.
If he takes a bowl of popcorn and a beer to the couch for sporting events, think Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn. It’s produced in Chicago and can be ordered at shop.saltedcaramel.net.
Or, you could just get him some Bacon Hot Sauce, or some Bacon Salt, available at Jewel.
And if he’s a sandwich man, J&D’s Baconnaise is the answer. You can find it locally at Jewel and Costco.
Are we bacon you crazy yet? There are so many great bacon gifts out there, we could go on all day. But if we forgot your favorite bacon treat, add it in the comments section below.
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