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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 May 19, 2015, includes 108 PRO Trends and 540 examples of bacon market research and bacon consumer trends related to: pork, ham, recipes, restaurants, cooking and bacon trends.

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Methodology

Our bacon research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced bacon articles and 2,373,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 108 Bacon PRO Trends = 108 Powerpoint Pages Bacon PPT Report
• 540 Bacon Examples

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• 76 Bacon Videos (Online) Bacon Videos
• 3,240 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:

Crust Creativity QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts Implications - Companies specializing in comfort foods are releasing unusual pizza dough recipes that challenge typical notions of the meal. The inclusion of atypical ingredients adds edge to dishes that are otherwise predictable. This approach to cuisine bridges the gap between familiar, popular products and a consumer desire for novelty.
Crust Creativity
QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Condensed Protein Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat Implications - Consumers are searching for reduced or alternative forms of red meat to relieve the guilt brought on by the health food movement. Besides easier delivery and consumption, these reformatted meals suggest that steak is an indulgence that can be portioned for both healthier consumption and on-the-go enjoyment.
Condensed Protein
Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Health-Conscious Carnivore Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt Implications - The emphasis on health-consciousness has caused many meat-eaters to reevaluate their consumption habits. Those unwilling to do away with red meat entirely are turning to reformatted steak dishes that feature healthy ingredients and marinades. Ultimately, consumers are feeling such a pressure to alter their diets, even their guilty pleasures are becoming more reflective of the health movement.
Health-Conscious Carnivore
Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Meaty Libation The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol Implications - Foodie culture is a movement based in exploration and experience, which has moved beyond edibles and into alcohol beverages with flavor-reversal ideas such as meat-flavored alcohol. This particular idea points to a more hearty, comforting approach to drinking. The familiarity of the meat products allows consumer to explore within familiar boundaries.
Meaty Libation
The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Artisan Meat Offering carnivores elevated service, meat retailers enhance the buying process Implications - Moving away from typically rustic deli establishments, meat services are turning to sophisticated aesthetics and customized services to add intrigue. Recognizing the growing desire for elevated food experiences, meat retailers are offering intimate shopping experiences and tailored services to help add an element of sophistication to typically mundane buying experiences.
Artisan Meat
Offering carnivores elevated service, meat retailers enhance the buying process
4 Examples + Score + Implications


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


PLUS 102 more Bacon PRO Trends and 540 examples!



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