1975: And the Changes To Come

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    Bacon in a Toaster. Bacon would be prefried, then hermetically sealed in this design for a future aluminum package. One way to heat it for eating would be to drop it in the toaster; another, put in oven or broiler. A major advantage is the elimination of utensils for cooking. Package is opened by turning back the edges. Leftovers are easily preserved by refolding the pouch.

    from 1975: And the Changes To Come by Arnold B. Barach

    chris.corwin, matth, Hawktane, , and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dryodora 87 months ago | reply

      Leftovers, from 3 strips of bacon? :) I guess they couldn't predict how much serving sizes (And us North Americans!) would have grown in the next 30-40 years!

    2. Sunfell 87 months ago | reply

      I just wonder what would happen if the aluminum came in contact with the electrical elements in the toaster?

    3. One Guy Coding 87 months ago | reply

      I wonder what would happen if the bacon grease came in contact with the elements in the oven. Not really.

    4. John Markos O'Neill 87 months ago | reply

      It's a bacon toaster!

    5. Sambones 87 months ago | reply

      combination fire starter bacon maker

    6. ReedAndAlya 85 months ago | reply

      The designer clearly came up with this one based on a dare.

    7. thegibbshow 54 months ago | reply

      It only burns for a little while.

    8. Flickr 7500 54 months ago | reply

      Amusing! Of course, this is common today (prefried bacon). Costco has sold it for, what, nearly 15 years? SHK was one brand (Seven Hungry Kids, IIRC). Costco has another brand, now (I don't know what it is; Hormel, probably).

    9. ktandk 54 months ago | reply

      "Refold the pouch?" Shouldn't I be able to push a button instead?

    10. ladyk11111 54 months ago | reply

      At one point they actually did have "toaster bacon." It wasn't a big success due to the grease issue. It was called Reddi-Bacon.

    11. Duncan Creamer 54 months ago | reply

      And now we have this, we just had to wait for the microwave and plastics.

      www.google.com/products?q=precooked+bacon&hl=en&aq=f

    12. fatuousplatitudes 54 months ago | reply

      Excuse me, where's the Baconnaise?

    13. IDisposable 53 months ago | reply

      Yum, and the grease falling into the crumb tray makes tasty gravy!

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