The 8 Best Bacon Subscriptions, Because … It’s Bacon, We Don’t Need a Reason

We’re not going to waste Internet bits by trying to convince you how great bacon tastes. This is an unquestioned fact.

Instead, we’ll focus on the process of obtaining said bacon on a regular basis. Sure, you could go to the store and pick up the same package of bacon that everyone else has. Or you could order one of the best bacon subscriptions and have amazing flavors of bacon delivered to your house each month. You’ll no longer dread seeing the mail carrier and the multiple bills he or she brings. Instead, you’ll love seeing the mail carrier when bacon is in the delivery bag … and your dog may even greet the mailman warmly.

We’ve seen bacon in a vending machine and Snackin’ Bacon. Yet they pale in comparison to having small-batch bacon brought directly to you each month. Sure, there might be greater things on this planet — granted, none of them come to mind right now — but a bacon of the month club is pretty f***ing amazing. What a great time to be alive.

Fair warning: What follows is a list of the best bacon subscriptions. Accompanying each of them is a photo of the typical bacon included in the package. Some of these photos show the bacon fully cooked. No matter how tempting, please, please, please don’t lick the screen. We can’t emphasize this enough.

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Bacon Freak Bacon of the Month Club

First things first: There’s no shame in being a freak for bacon. After all, we are freaking crazy for this monthly bacon subscription. #dad-joke-alert

This is a high-quality bacon club, delivering two packages of artisan bacon each month, along with a T-shirt with the first order. Now, if you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to bacon, some of these flavors may seem odd. Some potential flavors you could receive include apple pie bacon, peppered hickory smoked bacon, and chili bacon. (Our opinion is that even a traditionalist may want to make an exception to try these impressive flavors.)

Bacon Freak sources its bacon from small smokehouses around the country.

Buy for $200 on Amazon

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Goldbelly Monthly Bacon Subscription

We appreciate confidence in advertising. So when Goldbelly calls itself, “Ameria’s best bacon subscription ever,” we pay attention. Goldbelly offers between 2 and 5 pounds of bacon each month to subscribers. It obtains its bacon from smokehouses (or what Goldbelly calls “bacon-ries” #clever) from across the United States. There’s plenty of different types of bacon flavors available, including multiple thick cuts and different smoky flavors.

Buy for $59 on Goldbelly

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AmazingClubs Bacon of the Month Club

For those who want the easiest ordering options in a bacon subscription, the AmazingClubs box is a great choice. Subscribers can choose a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription, or a quarterly subscription. Even though the club’s ordering options are easy to understand, it doesn’t affect the quality and variety of bacon you’ll receive.

Some flavors that were part of past kits include jalapeno honey bacon, parmesan garlic bacon, white truffle sea salt bacon, and honey-baked bacon. If you didn’t know there were so many flavors of bacon, you need to learn more, and the best way is to subscribe to this bacon of the month club. (If you want to tell your wife that we’re forcing you to purchase this subscription, we’re good with that.)

Buy for $49 on AmazingClubs

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Baker’s Bacon Gift Subscription

If you’d prefer a bacon subscription that only sources packages of bacon from one smokehouse, this Baker’s Bacon kit is a great choice. This kit has multiple types of thick-sliced and regular sliced bacon options. Baker’s Bacon offers dry-cured bacon, which means the manufacturer doesn’t use any added water to create the bacon, delivering a more impressive flavor and color.

The only drawback to Baker’s Bacon is that it only ships to the majority of states west of the Rocky Mountains at the time of this writing. If you live outside the delivery area, as a solution, we would recommend opening a post office box in one of the western states and then driving to the box each month to pick up your delivery. (You’re welcome. We’re full of good ideas like these, by the way.)

Buy for $285 on Baker’s Bacon

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igourmet Artisan Bacon Subscription

Does artisan bacon sound good? (We’re guessing we can put almost any word in front of “bacon,” and we’ll all nod yes to this type of question.) Officially, artisan bacon is a curing technique that retains more of the flavor of the meat. Typically, it involves making the bacon in small batches, giving each brand a unique flavor.

When you stick with the igourmet subscription plan, you’ll receive plenty of information about each selection of bacon for the month, including the smoking and curing techniques, the application of spices, and even the breed of hog that produced the meat. And if you don’t want to know all of that stuff, just fry up the bacon and enjoy. Reading is overrated when bacon is waiting to be eaten.

Buy for $45 on igourmet

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Pig of the Month Bacon Club

We’re going to feel pretty comfortable trusting a company called Pig of the Month to deliver an outstanding bacon subscription box. You’ll receive 2 pounds of bacon each month with this subscription, featuring a wide range of flavors and textures. Some of the past flavors included with this subscription’s bacon include gingerbread bacon, bourbon smoked black pepper bacon, Thai sweet chili bacon, and jalapeno lime bacon.

This normally would be the part of the article where we’d say, “Bacon has never tasted better,” but we know that’s not true. Bacon tasted great in the past, and it’ll taste great now and into the future. Let’s just say these amazing bacon flavors will make you continue to appreciate the taste of bacon.

Buy for $129 on Pig of the Month

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Heritage Foods Bacon of the Month Club

Heritage Foods fills its Bacon of the Month Club orders from independent family farmers, giving you great flavors and high-quality meats each month. It also has more bacon each month than many of the other best bacon subscriptions on our list, offering about 3 pounds per month, so it’s a great choice for those who like to eat bacon daily at meals, as a snack … and maybe for dessert.

Buy for $59 on Heritage Foods

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Bacon is Meat Candy Monthly Club

Some people like candy to satisfy a sweet tooth. Some people like bacon … and they don’t really need a reason why. But they still may want to wear a Bacon is Meat Candy T-shirt. If this describes you, this subscription box is a great choice. It includes two packages of bacon each month, delivering a variety of flavors, along with the coveted T-shirt in the first month.

Fair warning: Once your neighbor sees your T-shirt and asks where you got it, you may want to avoid tipping him off that you’re going to receive bacon in the mail each month. If he finds out what’s going on, you may find him stalking the mail carrier, looking to intercept your package. He’s a nice guy, but where bacon is involved, we wouldn’t put anything past him.

Buy for $160 on Amazon

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The Rock Refuses Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious Invitation

Sometimes, even family, fall out. Even the Fast and the Furious family.

That’s what happened with Vin Diesel and The Rock, who very publicly dislike each other and stopped teaming up on Fast movies. The Rock showed up for Fast 5, 6, 7, and 8, then had enough, did his Diesel-free Hobbs and Shaw spinoff movie, and said sayonara. But Diesel, perhaps after Fast 8 and Fast 9 weren’t quite as furious as he’d hoped, finally saw the light and asked The Rock to return for Fast 10 to wrap up the series. To which The Rock said: Nah.

A few months ago, Diesel posted to Instagram:

“The world awaits the finale of ‘Fast 10,’” Diesel wrote. “As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10!”

Diesel took to Instagram to essentially beg The Rock to return. The Rock has finally responded. Not in the way Vin Diesel wanted.

In an interview with CNN, the DC’s Black Adam laid it all out:

“I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return.”

He directly addressed Diesel’s social media post asking him back: “Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”

There are no hard feelings, of course.

“My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise with gratitude and grace. It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters. Regardless, I’m confident in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience… I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”

And that’s that.

Belfast Star Wishes Dad Was Around To See His New Movie

Not every star makes it big early. Some spend long careers grinding, never quite getting that big break, or fully realizing their potential, until later in their lives. It’s not easy waiting for recognition, or for finally delivering the project they’ve always wanted to make, especially when the people who would be most proud of your accomplishments aren’t around to see them.

For actor Jaime Dornan, that person is his father.

Dornan was a model who hit it big when he was cast in the film adaptation of the hugely popular book series, Shades of Grey. He’d become a star, and was very successful, but it’s his latest project that is getting the most attention. He stars in Belfast, an autobiographical tale from writer/director Kenneth Branagh, about a young boy growing up in Northern Ireland. The movie is an Oscar favorite, and Dornan is proud to be a part of it. He just wishes his father were still around to see it.

Dornan’s father, Jim, was a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist and was considered a pioneer in the field of women’s reproductive rights. He passed away from Covid-19 last March while Dornan was on quarantine while filming in Australia.

“For my dad not to see Belfast really hurts,” he told the Sunday Times. “I take comfort from the fact that he knows I did it. Some people go their whole lives without being told they’ve made their parents proud. My dad told me every day.”

Dornan says his father was the one who encouraged him to explore his creative side – rather than end up a working stiff.

“I didn’t want to become an estate agent in Belfast and play a bit of club rugby at weekends — with the greatest respect to estate agents in Belfast,” he added. “I just felt I had a wee bit more to offer than that… even though it is lunacy to try to be an actor. Only 4 per cent of actors are employed — who in their right mind would pursue that?”

His dad encouraged him, and Dornan has made his way quite well, and his dad knew it.

Peter Dinklage Says Fans Need to ‘Move On’ From Game of Thrones Ending

Game of Thrones was an incredible show. Groundbreaking for HBO and it absolutely deserved all the good accolades that came its way. But that last season…Season 8 of the show will always be the asterisk that drags the show down from being one of the best ever. But, star Peter Dinklage has a message for fans; “Move on.”

Dinklage, who was truly fantastic as Tyrion Lannister, gave a wide-ranging interview to the New York Times recently about new projects he’s working on. Late in the interview, he was asked about the ending.

He said he thought people were upset with it because “they wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together.”

“By the way, it’s fiction. There’s dragons in it. Move on,” he laughed. “No, but the show subverts what you think, and that’s what I love about it.”

Dinklage thought it was the perfect time to end the show, and thought the ending was brilliant in how it wasn’t about who ruled after all.

“Everybody had their own stories going on while watching that show, but nobody’s was as good as what the show delivered, I think,” he said.

He does make a strong case for how the show frequently went out of its way to set up a fantasy trope and then cut it down. It’s what kept the show interesting and kept viewers on their feet. HOWEVER, The fans have some legit gripes with how sped up the creators made that last season. Author George R.R. Martin thought the show should’ve been two seasons longer (of course he did, he can’t finish anything) and he’s probably right. At least another season would’ve allowed them to set up the finish better.

Still, the destination was the destination, no matter how bungled the pacing was. And people…were not going to like that destination. It’s unseen if that’s how Martin plans to end things (although he clued the creators into other major moments that aren’t in the books yet, so I can’t imagine he veers off course with the ending), but Dinklage is right in that everyone had a different story. And no matter what, many of them were going to be mad with how it ended  (and just the fact that it actually was over).

But if the ending actually was as good as he thinks it was, the show would still be spoken about reverently in culture. Instead, most people have moved on. And that’s the biggest sign that things didn’t work as well as possible.

Laura: So Lucky

“We have 2 under 2, about 14 months apart. Covid has become increasingly difficult with being in lock down and stay home orders (we’re in Ontario).

My husband has worked around the clock to be able to provide for us, as we’ve felt the financial ramifications just like so many. He works two jobs to cover our expenses and comes home always so present and involved with the kids. Always there to give me a break when I’m on my mental tipping point.

He’s always the first to say, “go for a drive, or go have a nap”… he does so much for us and never asks for anything in return. We’re so lucky.”

– Laura Fleming

Teen McDonald’s Employee Jumps Through Drive-thru Window To Save Choking Woman

A Minnesota teen served up more than just burgers and fries during her Saturday shift at McDonald’s. Throughout the seven months 15-year-old Sydney Raley spent working at the McDonald’s in Eden Prairie, her biggest challenges consisted of handling the daily lunch rush. That is, until a seemingly-typical day at the drive-thru turned almost catastrophic.

The hard-working teen was in the midst of her weekend shift, taking orders and handing customers their food through the drive-thru window. Working in food service can be incredibly hectic, but Sydney’s attentiveness and quick thinking meant the difference between life and death for one customer. After handing a woman and her daughter their first bag of food, Sydney turned to check on the remainder of their order. When the 15-year-old went to update her customers, she noticed something was seriously wrong.

“She was coughing like crazy, and I noticed she was gagging.” Sydney told CNN. “Her daughter was in the passenger seat and she looked so freaked out. I immediately knew ‘Oh, no, she’s choking.'”

Sydney learned the Heimlich maneuver from a Red Cross class for babysitters years before, and almost automatically, her training kicked in. After instructing both her manager and the customer’s daughter to call 911, Sydney leaped through the drive-thru window to do whatever she could to save the woman’s life.

With the help of a bystander, Sydney dislodged the chicken nugget from the choking woman’s throat. Though the customer was still in a state of shock, her immense gratitude was evident. The heroic teen received a reward from the Edina Police Department for her heroism, and well-earned praise from her community as a whole.

Kingsman Director Wants To Put Henry Cavill in a Fun Superman Movie

Of all the ways DC has botched their movie universe, from their painful attempt to match the MCU’s team up with a hastily-assembled version of their own, to Wonder Woman 1984, to the Snydercut, no character has gotten shorter shift than Superman.

The most iconic superhero of all got one controversial movie in which he utterly betrayed his most fundamental principles, and then didn’t even get a sequel of his own. He was immediately thrust into Batman v. Superman and then the Justice League, for which he was largely absent. And in none of those movies did he live up to the promise of his comics, or of the first two Christopher Reeve films.

Someday we’ll hopefully get a worthy follow-up, and maybe it will be directed by the Kingsmen’s Matthew Vaughn. The director is currently doing press for The King’s Man, his Kingsmen prequel, and he revealed to The Wrap that not only does he want to make a Superman movie, but he also pitched one before Man of Steel.

“I was desperate to do a Superman film. Desperate,” Vaughn confessed. “I pitched a big Superman movie before they made ‘Man of Steel.’”

He didn’t get that chance, but he’s still pining. And after having worked with Henry Cavill, he wants the Man of Steel star to reprise the role. With a slightly different tone than Snyder’s pompous, gray-toned take.

“I just got to work with Henry Cavill, which was lovely, on ‘Argylle’ and he’s unbelievable in it. I still think there’s room for a new Superman film, but a proper Superman film. A colorful, fun Superman movie. Not a dark one.”

He explains that he wishes the character had gotten his own sequel before he joined Batman’s world, which has a very different tone – especially since the Nolan movies reinvented the character for modern times

“I just thought it was a mistake putting the Batman vibe into the Superman world,” Vaughn said. “I just think they’re two separate — they’re just not relatable in any way, in my mind. It should be fun. I mean, look, ‘The Dark Knight’ was obviously different, and it made sense and it was brilliant, as a film and as a comic. But Superman was always… I loved the [Richard] Donner ‘Superman’ movie, and I think ‘Wonder Woman’ worked because, I think, ‘Wonder Woman’ was basically remaking [Donner’s] ‘Superman’ in a weird way. Yeah, I love Superman.”

I love Superman too, and that all sounds good to me. There are plenty of ways to make the character work without going the angsty, conflicted route. I’d love to see Vaughn, or someone else with the right mindset, make it work.

Either way, the character will endure. But hopefully, we’ll see him soar again soon.

An NFL Player Surprised Two Dozen Kids With New Bikes for Christmas

In the world of great seasonal content, few things will rank up there with “famous person surprises kids with cool presents.” One of the latest was fantasy football standout Joe Mixon, who has been tearing it up for the Bengals on the gridiron. And the impact he’s leaving off the field is proving to be just as big.

Mixon surprised 28 kids from the Boys & Girls club to a local arcade for a few hours of unlimited video games and pizza. They even all got Icees for dessert. The biggest surprise was saved for last, as Mixon made sure each kid would have a Christmas to remember as he gave everyone there a brand new bike and helmet. The kids were floored and started testing them out right there in the arcade.

Mixon posed for pictures with the kids and went out of his way to make their day special. It’s cool to see pro athletes giving back in a real way. It wasn’t just a staged photo where the player pops in for some good press, Mixon was there for those kids the whole day. And the bikes were the icing on the cake.

“This community has embraced me and become a second home for me, so to be able to give back and inspire these children is the least I can do,” he said. It’s not even the first time Mixon has gone this route, as he’s pulled the arcade/bike surprise in the past as well.

The Bengals have exceeded expectations this season and were close to being even better if not for a few very close losses. Mixon has been carrying the backfield for Cincinnati, while star QB Joe Burrow has been one of the best in the NFL throwing the football.

Even above his play on the field, Mixon can at least know he has 28 new fans after putting some magic into their holiday season.

Rumor: Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus May Helmet up as MCU’s Ghost Rider

Despite their reluctance to recast T’Challa after Chadwick Boseman’s death, the MCU is no stranger to recasting roles – they replaced Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle after the first Iron Man, and they launched Tom Holland as their new Spider-man. Now that the Infinity Saga has ended and taken some fan-favorite characters with it, the MCU is bringing in some new heroes that have previously been onscreen.

Mahershala Ali is in the process of taking over as Blade, the role Wesley Snipes made famous, and now rumor has it that the MCU is going to bring Ghost Rider into the fold. Nicolas Cage, unfortunately, won’t be reprising his role as the fire-headed motorcyclist, but who is?

The latest rumor is that Walking Dead star Norman Reedus will suit up, replacing Cage’s non-MCU version of the popular comics character.

According to CBR.com industry insider Charles Murphy announced, in a since-deleted tweet, that the MCU had signed an actor fans would be happy with but didn’t say whom. Then Reedus himself began liking fan tweets speculating that he would be the new Ghost Rider, fueling the rumors.

There’s been no actual confirmation from Reedus or anyone on the Marvel side of things, so this is still very much fancasting at this point. Reedus has a lot of fans from his days as a zombie-killer on AMC’s long-running show, not to mention his role in the cult-favorite Boondock Saints. But he’s not necessarily suited to all of the various incarnations of Ghost Rider…

The comics have seen plenty of different people inhabit the Ghost Rider alter-ego, including Johnny Blaze (Nic Cage’s version), Danny Ketch, Robbie Reyes, Alejandra Jones, or Kushala. Once we know which Ghost Rider the MCU plans to use, it will be easier to pick an actor to fill that helmet, but until then, Norman Reedus is as good a guess as any. He’s definitely got a “made a deal with the devil” sort of vibe to him!

The Rock Gave His Mom a Car With a Big Red Bow For Christmas

The Rock is a superstar. He took the wrestling world by storm, kicked the Fast and Furious up a notch, stars in Netflix’s biggest movie ever, is prepping to reinvent DC’s superhero hierarchy with his role as Black Adam, and recently won the People’s Choice People’s Champ award, for good reason.

But none of that compares to making his mom happy.

That’s exactly what Dwayne Johnson did this Christmas when he bought his mom a new car.

The actor, who lost his father, wrestling pioneer, earlier this year, took to Instagram to share a video of the moment he delivered the car to his mother, with some help from his adorable daughters.

The Rock captioned the video – and the accompanying photos of his mother beaming inside her new ride – with a heartfelt message of love and thanks:

“This one felt good.

Surprised my mom with a new car for Christmas today 🎅🏾🎄

She was shocked.
She got a few good ugly cries in.
Then once her grand babies joined her inside the car.
She was overcome with pure joy joy.

Hell, even Hobbs, my dog wanted to peep the whip with his new Christmas chicken 🐓🤣

I’m so grateful I can do this kinda stuff for my mom, who’s had one helluva life.
I don’t take any of it for granted.
Neither does she.

Merry Christmas ma, enjoy your new ride!!! 😊🙌🏾
And your Elvis records 🎶🕺🏽
We love you.
You deserve a lot more 🙏🏾”

 

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This video, along with the gesture and the star’s clear gratitude for the privileges his life affords him and his family, are a large part of the reason he is one of the most liked superstars in the world.