If you’ve ever wondered when a car company might cater to bacon lovers, your time has come. With its 2014 Fiesta, customers can now order them with “bacon wraps”, “bacon racing stripes” and a “side of bacon”.
“In the 40 years I’ve been in this business, I’ve never seen so much interest in bacon,” said Allan Benton, CEO of Benton’s Country Hams. “It’s being used in bourbon, chocolate, ground beef, caramel corn and whatever else you can think of. This car just makes so much sense.”
“You can only imagine that a hillbilly from Tennessee is pretty happy to hear about a Ford wrapped in bacon,” said Benton. “I expect there will be some real excitement among the young city crowd.”
Other options from the bacon-wrap Fiesta menu include:
- Bacon Racing Strips – two pieces of bacon that go on the car’s hood and resemble classic dual racing stripes
- Side of Bacon – two individual strips of bacon that wrap over rear wheel – popular among those on a diet
- While the bacon-wrapped Fiesta has all the looks of indulgence, it’s incredibly lean at the pump – with an EPA-estimated rating of up to 41 mpg on the highway. And unlike bacon grease, nothing gets sizzled away from the Fiesta interior, with technology and features worthy of a blue ribbon at any county fair.
- The bacon graphics are just a few custom exterior vinyl graphics Fiesta buyers can have installed on their ride to express their personalities. The wraps are produced by Ford Custom Graphics, along with 3M Original Wraps, and are available at www.fordcustomgraphics.com.