On International Bacon Day (held the Saturday before Labor Day), expect to see oysters wrapped in bacon, ostriches wrapped in bacon, chickens wrapped in bacon, pork roast wrapped in bacon, Twinkies wrapped in bacon, corn wrapped in bacon, hot dogs wrapped in bacon, and…(wait for it)…a Ford Fiesta wrapped in bacon.
We still can’t decide on whether that sounds delicious or strange, but according to Allan Benton, the CEO of Benton’s Country Hams and Ford‘s unofficial “King of Bacon”, a Ford Fiesta wrapped in bacon “just makes so much sense.”
Photographed above covered with a coat of green envy paint, the 2014 Fiesta features 10 gigantic decals depicting strips of tender, cured bacon à la the talents of Ford’s Custom Graphics program. Ford will actually start offering bacon decals to everyday customers, including dual bacon racing stripes and a “side of bacon,” which wraps a couple of strips over the rear wheels. The Fiesta’s marketing manager, Liz Elser quipped, “It’s just awesome to drive down the road in a piece of bacon.”