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5. Everyone's favourite

Bacon is seldom out of the news for long and it’s still everyone’s favourite (well, nearly everyone!)

Praise from unexpected quarters is praise indeed.

It is well known that the Daily Mail is seldom the biggest fan of the modern food industry, but it seems they just can’t resist publishing the latest research which confirms what we all knew….that bacon is still everyone’s favourite. 

Loved by all

A survey undertaken by L.G. Harris & Co (suppliers of paint brushes and other decorating products) placed bacon a close 2nd to ‘freshly baked bread’ in a list of the nation’s Top 50 favourite smells – and ‘fresh paint’ came in at a rather dismal 34th place.

A ‘Full English’ came in at a slightly disappointing 3rd place in a survey of the nation’s favourite dishes published in the 'Discover Cornwall Food & Drink Guide' – Cornish Pasties only made 18th place! 

Breakfast of Kings

And while we’re on the subject of ‘favourites’, Pig Industry Matters’ choice for this month’s boldest marketing initiative was a press release issued to coincide with National Vegetarian Week (18th – 24th May). 

Peperami published the results of recent research undertaken in which an overwhelming majority of 1,000 men interviewed said they would rather stop drinking alcohol, cancel their Sky Sports subscription or even give up sex….rather than become a vegetarian.

A bit of an animal…