If you’ve been grocery shopping recently, you’ve probably noticed that the price of meat has been climbing steadily. And you’re not the only one. Large food companies have also noticed, and as a consequence, they are starting to explore nontraditional sources of processed meat products. In this study, researchers explored whether they could make a processed bacon-like product out of cat meat. Amazingly, the researcher found that participants liked the “cat bacon” nearly as much as the regular old pig variety. But, despite the obvious allure to hipsters everywhere (what’s hotter than bacon right now, if not LOLcats?), we really hope we don’t see this on the menu anytime soon.
Sensory properties and acceptance of dry-cured feline bacon in comparison to traditional porcine dry-cured bacon.
“The high cost of swine production has caused producers of processed meat products to seek alternative sources of bulk meat. The objective of this study was to compare the nutritional values and taste acceptance of processed cured bacon produced from readily-available feline sources to that of traditional porcine bacon. Read More >>