Hormel put on 'Bacon Strip Show' in Las Vegas – did critics eat it up?


In a world where they're making bacon ice cream, bacon-flavored vodka and lip balm, is it really surprising that someone would put on a bacon burlesque show in Las Vegas?

Of course not, and Minnesota's own Hormel Foods beat everyone to the punch when they put on their "Black Label Bacon Strip Show" in Sin City last Friday.

Let the extravagant production speak for itself with this (PG-13) video:


According to the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, the unique event was a way for Austin-based Hormel to debut four new flavors of its Black Label bacon – cherrywood, pecan wood, brown sugar, and jalapeño.

In fact, four of the burlesque dancers were named after the new varieties, and were joined by acrobats, musicians, magicians and more, the Washington Times notes.

Even Rumer Willis, daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was tapped up to host the show.

The show, which was held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on (appropriately) the Vegas strip, seems to have sizzled the audience. According to BroadwayWorld.Com, it was done in the spirit of "good old Las Vegas burlesque" and "was branded entertainment at its very best."

The website notes that the show was produced in part by the Minneapolis arm of BBDO, a worldwide advertising agency.

So, given the success of the evening and Americans' taste for all things bacon, what happens next?

According to the Business Journal, Hormel is kicking around the idea of "re-staging" the Bacon Strip Show in Minneapolis, and while it was meant to be a one-off promotion, the company says it may bring the show on tour if "bacon lovers demand it."

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