By Andrew Liszewski
Yep, it’s official, I’m an idiot. This was indeed an April Fool’s gag, however, I have held a tube of actual bacon paste in my hand, so I know it’s a real product.
Were it not for the fact that there was once a small tube of this stuff in my fridge that I brought back from Amsterdam, I would have assumed that Squeez Bacon was a holdover from ThinkGeek’s April Fool’s Day antics. But I’m afraid this stuff is as real as it gets. It was originally created by Vilhelm Lillefläsk shortly after WWII by precooking and blending real bacon to create a delicious paste. The process is still relatively similar today, though it’s been refined to a “patented electro-mechanical process” which actually results in a product that needs no preservatives or other additives, just old-fashioned bacon goodness!
Available from ThinkGeek for $7.99 a bottle, Squeez Bacon is a bit more expensive than other domestic condiments, but it’s got one clear advantage over ketchup, mustard and relish; It’s bacon!