Mmm…bacon…cooked in…the toaster? Wha?
Yep. It’s toaster bacon! Or at least, it was. Dave’s Cupboard reports:
“Reddi-Bacon was brought to market in 1964 by the makers of Reddi-Wip aerosol whipped cream. Pre-cooked bacon was packaged with absorbent paper between sheets of aluminum foil. These packets were designed to be inserted into a standard toaster and heated to serving temperature.”
For those of you now wondering how many tragic toaster fires were caused by delicious bacon fat oozing out of leaky foil packages, Dave’s Cupboard has this to say:
“Reddi-Bacon was precooked and there was very little extra fat involved when the foil packets were heated. However, there was occasional slight leaking from torn or damaged foil packages, and that undoubtably caused some smoking and ruined toasters. The problems with the packaging was vexing enough to the company that Reddi-Bacon never really made it out of test markets before the product was pulled from the market.”
[via How to be a Retronaut]