If there's one word that can bring joy and warmth to a person's heart (and stomach) it's bacon. The word alone appeals to all of your senses. When you hear it, you can picture its golden brown curves sizzling on a skillet as the sweet aroma enters your nostrils. Then as you grab a hold of this greasy goodness, your mouth begins to salivate when you bite into the sweet salvation of bacon. We all know that bacon can stand on its own, but adding it to other great dishes can be a match made in bacon heaven. In preparation for Cedar Rapids’ biggest celebration of bacon, we have compiled a list of the 10 craziest food items incorporating bacon. You can try some of these tasty creations at the 3rd Annual Thomas Dostal Developers BaconFest. All of this scrumptcious snacking is going down Saturday, September 26 at NewBo Cty Market. Warning: Side effects of reading this post may include increased salivation and stomach grumbles. Some may even experience nauseousness, but will still be slightly intrigued.

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    Woven Bacon Taco Shells

    Tired of the same old taco night? These bacon taco shells could be just the ingredient you need to spice up those plain old tacos. If you're willing to put in the extra time to weave out your bacon shell, you'll be glad you did as soon as you bite into it.

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    Bacon Wrapped Sushi

    You know what that raw fish, rice, and seaweed was missing? Bacon. There will be no excuses for not liking sushi after you've had this bacon wrapped sushi roll.

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    Apple Pie Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Why split up meals when you can have dessert WITH your dinner? This Apple Pie Bacon Grilled Cheese masterpiece is made with Granny Smith apple slices, sharp cheddar cheese, and Orville's Apple Pie Bacon all grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. Mmm, mmm good.

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    Bacon Gumballs

    Archie Mcphee, the novelty candy retailer, produces tons of crazy bacon goodies. One that particularly stood out was their bacon-flavored gumballs. Who needs bubblegum when you can chew on some bacon?

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    Chocolate Bacon Long John

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    Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Pineapple

    You know what would go good with a sweet, juicy pineapple? Bacon. With this brown sugar bacon wrapped pineapple, you'll get your fruit and your protein for the day. That sounds healthy to me.

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    Bacon Rice Crispy Treats

    Who wants to eat a plain ol' rice crispy treat when you can have a Bacon Rice Crispy treat instead?

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    Maple Bacon Bread Pudding

    Here's a concoction that's great for breakfast or dessert! This puffy pudding is like eggs, bacon, and french toast all in one. So many tasty flavors combined make for one sweet treat!

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    Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

    Your everyday chocolate chip cookies are missing one crucial ingredient -- bacon, of course. Have two of America's favorite foods at once with this Chocolate Chip Bacon cookie!

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    Banana Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    Since you most likely have fallen off of the health bandwagon at this point, let's just go ahead and top it off with this little number. This cupcake is the perfect mix of sweet banana bread and savory bacon.