Mmmm, bacon. We all love it. You, me, your friend who pretends to be a vegetarian but you know they're secretly having it for breakfast. Everyone. But why?
Why do we all love the sizzling oink meat so much? Well YouTube channel ASAPScience is here to help explain.
For starters the smell of this calorie-ridden delight gets us every time. And the reason it's so irresistible is because when bacon's cooking the sugars and amino acids have a unique chemical reaction, releasing 150 volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
And it's these that make you swoon with anticipation and drift towards wherever the smell's coming from.
But there's bad news too because, as we're all aware of but in denial about, it's not really that healthy for you. So consume in moderation. Yeah, right.
And if that isn't enough to put you off consuming pig strips take a lesson from one of Germany's most infamous citizens (not Hitler, the other one), the cannibal Armin Meiwes. Having eaten an estimated 20kg of his victim we can assume that Meiwes is something of an expert on the subject.
Here's what he says about the taste of forbidden flesh, "The flesh tastes like pork, a little bit more bitter, stronger. It tastes quite good."
Did that put you off for life? Nope. Me neither.
So like me it doesn't seem to matter what people say to try and put us off eating pig meat, we will always be looking forward to our next bacon-fest.