"Bacon is meat candy” is a saying that has been printed on many T-shirts. Rocco Loosbrock of BaconFreak.com trademarked the saying with a date of first use of March 1, 2007; the trademark applies to “on-line ordering and mail order services in the field of food, wine and beverages” and not specifically to T-shirts.
CafePress sells many “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirts that appear to have been first sold on the site since 2005. The website pigfucker.net has produced “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirts for sale on CafePress since at least December 2005; in May 2009, the site declared that other T-shirt designs are “copies of my original shirt.”
“Bacon is the candy of meat(s)” is an almost identical saying that has been cited in print since at least 2007-08.
Merch for the masses
Tue, 12/06/2005 - 17:10 — Cairo
We now have a cafepress shop featuring a black shirt! The black “bacon is meat candy” t-shirt is the first of many items to come! Update 12/15/2005 @ 7:00AM PST : Please hold off buying this shirt from Cafepress! I received mine just yesterday and the white lettering seems to have been applied too thinly making it grey instead of white.
on July 16, 2006 at 12:09 PM
Bacon is meat candy, and everyone needs to know. (note: includes the pigfucker.net URL)
Sun, 07/16/2006 - 19:19 — Cairo
Do you like candy? Do you like bacon? Do you think bacon is meat candy? We here at pigfucker.net certainly do. And that’s why we created the “bacon is meat candy” black t-shirt on Cafepress and just now added more (non-black) clotheing choices to the first pigfucker.net Cafepress shop. And we’ve created a new shirt and shop for the “got bacon?” merch.
Ian Raven (ianraven) wrote,
Bacon is meat candy
Minnesota Vikings Forums
Posted: 9/23/2007 12:35 PM
Re: OFFICIAL Vikes @ KC Game Day Thread 9/23/07
End of 1st quarter and our first penalty - big improvement over last week
Bacon IS meat candy.
Published: December 05, 2007
Coastal Vineyards Wine & Bacon Club Reinvents “Bacon-omics”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rocco Loosbrock Coastal Vineyards Wine & Bacon Club
Toll Free: (877) 21-Bacon / 805-298-2691
http://www.cvwine.com (Click “Contact Us")
CVWINE.COM “BACON FREAKS” DISCOVER NEW, COMMUNAL COUNTER-CULTURE!
Los Angeles, CA - Popular, online, specialty gourmet bacon and wine club, “Coastal Vineyards” recently made a fascinating, new discovery that has turned it’s world view and previous way of running their premium quality, gourmet bacon club business (now called “Bacon-omics") upside down.
What the cvwine.com “Bacontrepreneur” found was that there was a counter culture that came into existence that he now refers to as “baconisim.” These “Bacon-istas” are desperately seeking “all things bacon” The Coastal Vineyards “Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club” has quickly emerged as the go-to website for fellow baconeers to hang out.
“This amazing discovery forced us to completely re-think the way that we were relating to and serving this very special “sub-set” of our society known as “Bacon Freaks” says Rocco Loosbrock, the official “Boss Hog” and owner of the Coastal Vineyards Bacon Club. Rocco now refers to his site as the happy home of the “Bacon Freak” in all of us.
Published: February 19, 2008
This Month’s http://www.CVWine.com Specially Featured “Bacon Freak”
By Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock
Sure it’s cool when popular celebrities, media mavens, major “mover and shakers” and the “Beautiful People” walk around wearing our “Bacon Freak” and “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirts, but it’s really special when you have a situation that includes all of the above in one perfectly balanced and impressive package!
Renowned and popular journalist, teacher, online media guru and radio personality, Judyth Piazza was recently caught by the camera; sporting our colors with one of our much beloved “Bacon Is Meat Candy” T-shirts.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Oh how I love my state.
On his show, “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” Rick Bayless wore a t-shirt that said “Bacon is Meat Candy.” I thought of that today when I made a Meat Candy, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich for lunch!
Bacon is Meat Candy
by Eick · October 14th, 2008
That’s the slogan for the website Bacon Freak, lovers of bacon and purveyors of a gourmet Bacon of the Month club.
pigfucker.net merch still selling well & site updated
Sun, 05/17/2009 - 14:07 — Cairo
The Bacon is Meat Candy merch (B&W t-shirts, color t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and bumper stickers) are still selling quite well. I’m often amazed at how many have been sold. The sales come in spurts instead of as a constant flow. Feel free to drop us a line if you’ve bought one! But don’t be fooled, all of the other designs, no matter how cool they may be, are copies of my original shirt – if the page doesn’t say pigfucker, it isn’t the real deal. Copying is flattery and all of that nonsense.
From Idea to Web Start-Up in 21 Days:
Creating Bacn. Com
By Jason Glaspey and Scott Kveton
Berkeley, CA: New Riders Publishing
As part of our market research, Scott reached out to Rocco, creator of Bacon Freak. Rocco had created a successful business by saturating the bacon-internet with his T-shirt “Bacon is Meat Candy.”
Word Mark BACON IS MEAT CANDY
Goods and Services IC 029. US 046. G & S: Bacon. FIRST USE: 20070301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070301
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: On-line ordering and mail order services in the field of food, wine and beverages; Mail order club services in the field of food, wine and beverages. FIRST USE: 20070301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070301
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.07.09 - Boars; Hogs; Pigs; Pigs, boars
03.07.26 - Costumed bovines, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, bulls, buffalo, moose
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code ANI-MAMM Mammalia;accuracte depiction of warm-blooded animals except for human beings
GROT-ANI Exaggerated depiction of an animal
SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs
Serial Number 77397681
Filing Date February 14, 2008
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition December 9, 2008
Registration Number 3578993
Registration Date February 24, 2009
Owner (REGISTRANT) Coastal Vineyards, Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA 770 Charles Street Moorpark CALIFORNIA 93021
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a cartoon pig wearing a t-shirt displaying the “bacon is meat candy” text with a cute pig on the t-shirt. The stippling is for shading purposes only.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
"Where there is Bread and Bacon enough, there is no Want”
“Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life.”
The idea of the phrase is well differentiated in areas on how they would perceived the meaning of it. As for me, it simply means that bacon is chewy like candy.