A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 03, 2013
“Bacon is the candy of meat”

“Bacon is meat candy” is a jocular description that has been cited in print since at least 2005.  “Bacon: candy of meats” was cited on Twitter on May 21, 2007. “Bacon would have to be on top - it tastes great on any other meat - it’s the candy of meat!” was cited in print the next day, on May 22. 2007.
Both “Bacon is the candy of meats” and “Bacon is the candy of meat” were cited in print in January 2008.
Les Orchard‏
bacon: candy of meats
8:21 AM - 21 May 07
The BBQ Brethren Forums
05-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Bacon would have to be on top - it tastes great on any other meat - it’s the candy of meat!
Bacon is the candy of meats
by Bob Sassone, Posted Jan 7th 2008 @ 5:13PM
We’ve talked a lot about bacon here recently, and for many readers bacon (or even just the taste
“Bacon is the candy of meat.”
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Not just the candy of meat, but candy
Good morning!!!! I mean it! Really good morning!!!!!
Bacon is the Candy of MEAT
Taken on February 12, 2008
Jay Lake: [funny] Wisdom of the Niece: “Bacon is the candy of meat.” http://tinyurl.com/5zzrux
1:52 PM - 4 Jul 08
Grassroots Motorsports Forums
Jan. 29, 2009 12:45 p.m.
Bacon is like the candy of meat!
Urban Dictionary 
Candy of Meat
Also known as bacon. It is conidered the candy of meat because it is just so yummy and you can’t ony stop at one slice or side.
Phrase was made popular on the hit TV show “The Family Guy”.
John: “Bacon”
Beth: “Ahh the candy of meat”

by Stomper77 Feb 2, 2010
Google Groups: The Unique Geek
Bacon, the candy of meat…now available in a squeeze bottle  
as much as bacon friggin rocks…this just made me vomit in my mouth a little.

Google Books
God, No!:
Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

By Penn Jillette
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Pg. 25:
A big fat ground-beef patty, medium-rare and juicy, just dripping goodness, with a few slices of cheddar melted on it, and strips, a lot of strips, of bacon, the candy of meat, draped over the top
Bacon Bonanza! A Story About the Candy of Meat
Added by GoodSirs on April 24, 2012
Bacon. It’s been said it’s the candy of meat. Others believe it’s the smell of a mother’s love. However you describe it, most folks agree—life is better because bacon exists.
Husky Hog BBQ
Posted on April 29, 2013
“Bacon is the candy of meat.”
― Kevin Taggart
Word Spy
Posted on August 30, 2013
eye broccoli
n. An unattractive person.
Speaking of candy, for no good reason that I can come up with, I would like to take this opportunity to salute the person who first described bacon as “the candy of meat.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 • Permalink

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