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Bacon’s Latest Foray into Virtual Reality is Long Overdue


This world is not enough for bacon.
 
Not long ago, Hormel revealed an entirely new way to enjoy your bacon: in virtual reality. By visiting Hormel’s Black Label Bacon site with a Google cardboard or other mobile-ready virtual glasses, you can step into one of four bacon-centric worlds: Salty Sea, The Vastness of Variety, Jalapeno Volcano, or Cherry Woods.
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Each world is unique to its name and its flavor of bacon. The Salty Sea, for example, puts you underwater amidst a ship wreckage and your goal is to navigate to the sunken treasure – a piece of original, thick-cut Black Label bacon. Finding the treasure qualifies you for a 20% discount on that product. Count us in, because 20% off bacon is basically like 110% of happiness combined with an all-expenses-paid trip to Mars (where they will undoubtedly soon have bacon, too).
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We all know one of bacon’s best qualities is its smell; it’s just not the same without it. Fortunately, Hormel is also giving away a limited number of Google Cardboard headsets that come with a bacon scratch-and-sniff sticker, allowing you to enjoy bacon with almost all your senses at once. It’s a truly magical moment.
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This isn’t some totally new thing for Hormel; they’ve been running creative experiments with bacon for a while. In 2014, Hormel teamed up with Bio-Blends Fuels and created a motorcycle that runs on bacon grease. 👏  It 👏  Runs 👏  On 👏  Bacon 👏  Grease 👏 . Needless to say, we’re all in on this latest baconventure of theirs.
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If you like bacon (by the way, if you don’t, please leave), your goal of spending as much time as possible with the crispiest of pork delicacies is becoming a little more realistic. There has never been an easier way to spend quality time with bacon; either on your way to work, while you’re flying, out at a bar, or even at your sister’s gross “all-vegan” cookout that she bullied you into attending.

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One of the things Hormel is often asked is when the bacon craze is going to stop. When posed this question, an executive said simply: “Why would it stop? Why would you stop loving bacon?”
 
Amen, Hormel. Amen. Now please send us some virtual reality bacon.
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