The Ohio Pork Council, a trade group for the state’s pork producers, is sponsoring the vending wonder.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University may have lost Urban Meyer, but it has gained a bacon vending machine.
At the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences there is now a vending machine filled with bacon.
Yes, you read that right: bacon. It’s cooked and shelf stable, and probably delicious because it’s, well, bacon. Or maybe it’s bacon.
The Ohio Pork Council, a trade group for the state’s pork producers, is sponsoring the vending wonder and received bacon donations from the biggest names in pork belly: Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale. There are strips and bacon bits (each $1) in the machine, which will be stocked by students in Ohio State’s meat science program, which will receive the proceeds of the vending machine sales.
JD Malone is a reporter for The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.