There are few things in life that aren’t improved by the addition of either bacon or chocolate. But seldom both.” – Oscar Wilde

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Oscar.

I’ve got a thing for bacon; now this may or may not be apparent to you at this point. The other day while cooking up breakfast in the morning, I came to the stark realization that I did not have any bacon to go with the eggs and toast I had already made. My heart sunk, and I suddenly understood that my breakfast would never be the same, and never live up to my bacon-filled breakfast expectations.

So where am I going with this you might ask? Well, I’m glad you did!

See, there are some things in life that just are meant to go together. Bert and Ernie, ham and cheese, money and happiness all come to mind … wait a minute, scratch that last one. Anyway, the point is that I can’t think of many things bacon doesn’t go great with. So without further ado, I present to you the top five foods that become better with bacon.

1. Eggs

My breakfast this morning is my case in point. While I will not deny that eggs are good, they just simply do not reach the great level without bacon. Bacon and eggs are a match made in heaven.

2. Ice Cream

This one might strike you as a bit surprising at first, but I dare you to take me up on this offer: find a decent ice-cream parlour that offers a well-done variety of bacon ice cream and I absolutely guarantee you’ll be hooked. One of Los Angeles most well-known ice-cream parlours, Scoops, offers bacon-flavoured ice cream only on weekends and it sells out in minutes!

3. Scallops

Bacon wrapped scallops are absolutely incredible. The two flavours complement each other so well – you’re doing yourself a huge disservice if you’re a bacon lover and do not try this at least once in your lifetime.

4. Vodka

So this one isn’t really a food, big deal! I had to include it on the list because once I tried it I couldn’t believe I hadn’t done so earlier! To be fair, I’m not a big vodka drinker to begin with, but I’m certainly inclined more so to indulge with vodka if it involves bacon from here on in!

5. Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Now chocolate chip cookies are incredible to begin with, but if you ever get an opportunity to either bake yourself, or even purchase rare store-bought bacon chocolate chip cookies, please do so in an instant! The combination of a salty-sweet texture is incredible and I can’t fully explain the taste without simply encouraging you to get out there and try yourself.

I’m off to get that bacon that was missing from my breakfast! Let me know what you think about foods that go better with bacon.

Is there anything you simply refuse to eat without your favourite pork delicacy?