Bacon-Crazed Company Sells Bacon Coffin

Call it proof that the bacon craze has officially jumped the shark, er, hog.

By Sam Schulz
|  Friday, Mar 30, 2012  |  Updated 10:21 AM PDT
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A bacon coffin is one of the newest products the out-of-control bacon craze has pushed into the market.

J&D's Foods — aka Justin Esch and David Lefkow, the same Seattle duo that came up with bacon salt and baconnaise — is selling a casket with an unmistakabley bacon-y paint job. The price tag: almost $3,000.

"We think that your final resting place deserves the eternal glory that is bacon," the company's website says.

The casket also comes with a bacon-scented air freshener to make your corpse smell more delicious. No returns of the box are accepted.

"We’re probably going to hell for this one," Esch and Lefkow said in an email announcing the new product, Seattle's NBC station KING 5 reported.

The coffin, for those who care about specifics beyond the porky design, is made of 18-gauge gasketed steel and lined with ivory crepe linens. It also has a memorial tube and an adjustable bed and mattress.

Selected Reading: Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC KING 5

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