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About the Bacon Report

The Bacon Trend Report investigates the attraction to bacon, including all related products and innovations to hit the market in recent months. Consumers’ love affair with eating and cooking bacon remains stronger than ever, as products like bacon flavor vodka, maple bacon cookies and bacon-inspired scarves remain in high demand. Businesses will explore bacon recipes and culinary experiments in our report, including Canadian bacon, smoked bacon pasta, bacon pie and bacon fries that have gained popularity among consumers as a riposte to vegan lifestyle.

Who It's For

While there are many food trends influencing consumers and companies, our research is aimed at culinary experts, restaurateurs, chefs, restaurant chains and food industry market researchers looking to supplement their business with innovation and insight. By using our consumer-based data, industry professionals can isolate specific trends that will spark creativity while adding another layer of innovation.

In the ever-changing world of the food industry, consumer preferences are constantly changing. Analyze popular food trends and isolate emerging market opportunities by subscribing to our Bacon Trend Report.

The Bacon Trend Report, last published on Mar 31, 2015, includes 100 PRO Trends and 500 examples of bacon market research and bacon consumer trends related to: pork, ham, recipes, restaurants, cooking and bacon trends.

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Our bacon research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced bacon articles and 2,336,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 100 Bacon PRO Trends = 100 Powerpoint Pages Bacon PPT Report
• 500 Bacon Examples

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• 70 Bacon Videos (Online) Bacon Videos
• 3,000 Bacon Images (Online) Bacon Images
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Sample Bacon Pro Trends

Each Bacon PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online bacon articles, videos and images. Examples:

Hybrid Comfort Consumers incorporate pasta into other dishes for an unexpected take on comfort Implications - Pasta is a classic comfort food that consumers return to again and again. In order to enjoy it repeatedly without losing interest, consumers are incorporating pasta into different dishes for an unexpected twist. Whether it's a minor infusion, or a complete hybrid meal, these newfangled pasta dishes reveal a consumer desire to enjoy a familiar taste in a unique form.
Hybrid Comfort
Consumers incorporate pasta into other dishes for an unexpected take on comfort
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Smoked Libation Consumers are opting for fall-friendly, campfire-inspired flavors Implications - Veering away from sweet beverages for fall, many consumers are opting for smoky, toasted flavors. Beverages that offer a woodsy twist immediately set themselves apart and liven up the drinking experience, and more heavily involve the aromatic aspect of flavor. Ultimately, consumers are searching for new ways to experience the comfort and coziness associated with colder seasons.
Smoked Libation
Consumers are opting for fall-friendly, campfire-inspired flavors
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Refreshing Comfort Comfort food undergoes a light makeover for warmer weather Implications - Consumers who wish to indulge in their favorite comfort foods during the warmer months are searching for lighter options. Classic comfort food fare, such as pizza and onion rings, are revamped with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are not only lighter for consumption, but also take health-consciousness into consideration. Unwilling to give up their favorite comfort foods, consumers are ultimately looking for a way to reformat them for optimal seasonal enjoyment.
Refreshing Comfort
Comfort food undergoes a light makeover for warmer weather
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Hidden Healthy Comfort foods are updated with unexpected fruit flavoring for nutritional allure Implications - Taking a more subtle approach to healthy consumption, consumers are turning to fruity flavor adaptations to heighten classic comfort foods. Infusing flavors like cranberry and grapefruit into things like muffins and french toast, consumers are using subtle enhancements to add a element of nutrition to traditionally high-calorie goods.
Hidden Healthy
Comfort foods are updated with unexpected fruit flavoring for nutritional allure
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Alternative Sauce Gravy and sauces are replaced by fruity alternatives for health-conscious appeal Implications - Seeking to maintain rather than replace everyday indulgences, consumers are turning to recipe adaptations for nutritional allure. Replacing high-calorie sauces like gravy with fruit and berry alternatives, consumers are using produce to not only enhance flavor, but also to add a health-conscious touch to traditional comfort foods.
Alternative Sauce
Gravy and sauces are replaced by fruity alternatives for health-conscious appeal
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Breakfast Indulgence The most important meal of the day receives a decadent makeover Implications - Health-consciousness may be on the rise, but food indulgence prevails for some consumers despite the renewed emphasis on nutrition and wellness. Consumers seeking a reprieve from stress are turning to elevated forms of comfort food first thing in the morning. The decadent treatment of classic comfort food signifies that along with familiarity and contentment, consumers are still searching for indulgent experiences when it comes to meals.
Breakfast Indulgence
The most important meal of the day receives a decadent makeover
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Multiculural Palate Food begins to reflect the diversity of consumers Implications - The diversification of the mass market reaches new heights in 2015, with projections showing more immigration, and the internet bridging international gaps. This shift is reflected in many industries. The most immediate among them is the visible change in the food industry, as different cultures are fused together on one plate.
Multiculural Palate
Food begins to reflect the diversity of consumers
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Multi-Meat Carnivore pride is taken to staggering new heights Implications - Backlash to the health food movement can be seen with carnivorous pride in meat-based dishes, but as vegetarian dishes become more enticing, meat lovers respond with multi-meat dishes that pile on the protein. This goes beyond a battle between vegetables and meat, and into what it means to be healthy. Fed up with being told to be thin, consumers are aiming for a more strong form of fitness.
Multi-Meat
Carnivore pride is taken to staggering new heights
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 94 more Bacon PRO Trends and 500 examples!



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