If you're like most Americans, you're hog wild about bacon. There's bacon-flavored bourbon, bacon-flavored vodka, chocolate-covered bacon, chicken-fried bacon, bacon-flavored toothpaste, bacon-flavored gumballs and cupcakes, chocolate bars and donuts and ... you know this list is infinite, right? Yes, Americans love bacon so much that they'll even continue reading an article about bacon that starts out with the phrase "hog wild." In fact, when asked if they'd support a petition declaring bacon the national food, 65% of Americans surveyed told pork supplier Smithfield they would indeed. And Americans' love of bacon hasn't declined. The amount of bacon sold in the U.S. increased 5.4% year-over-year in 2015, with sales totaling $4.21 billion, according to data from the North American Meat Institute. At more than 908 million pounds sold, and a U.S. population of roughly 321 million people, that's closing in on an average of three pounds of bacon for every American. Breakfast: Blueberry, Corn and Bacon Pancakes Photo Credit: Savory Nothings Brunch: Brunch Salad with Caramelized Bacon and Poached Egg Photo Credit: Neighborfood Lunch: Strawberry Bacon Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese Photo Credit: Neighborfood Lunch: Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pizza Bacon Basil Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Lunch: Iceberg Wedge Salads with Grilled Bacon Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Lunch: Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Photo Credit: Neighborfood Lunch: Sweet and Smoky Bacon Taco With Mexican Crema Photo Credit: Cooking & Beer Sides / Starters: Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws Photo Credit: Simply Sated Sides / Starters: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños Photo Credit: A Happy Food Dance Sides / Starters: Carrot Hummus with Bacon and Cashews Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Sides / Starters: Tricolor Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Spring Onions and Mustard Vinaigrette Photo Credit: Wicked Spatula Sides / Starters: Bacon and Brussels Sprout Risotto Photo Credit: Savory Nothings Sides / Starters: Warm Yogurt Bacon Dip Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Dinner: Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Dinner: One Pot Pea & Bacon Pasta Photo Credit: Savory Nothings Dinner: Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Photo Credit: Savory Nothings Dinner: Easy Creamy Italian Pasta Photo Credit: Neighborfood Dinner: Cheesy Grits and Spinach Casserole Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer Dinner: Grilled Cotija-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon Photo Credit: Hola Jalapeńo! Dinner: Grilled Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese Photo Credit: With Salt and With Dessert: Candied Bacon and Caramel Swirl Ice Cream Photo Credit: A Happy Food Dance Dessert: Pecan Sticky Buns Caramelized Bacon Photo Credit: A Happy Food Dance Dessert: Maple Bacon Popcorn Photo Credit: Olivia's Cuisine Dessert: Candied Bacon Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy Treats Photo Credit: A Happy Food Dance And, of course, it's not just Americans who love their bacon. Canadians apparently have quite the, um, appetite for "meat candy" as well. When asked to choose between bacon and sex, 43% of Canadians chose bacon, according to a light-hearted survey conducted by Maple Leaf Foods back in 2010. Bacon, it seems, is beloved in many parts of the world, so it just makes sense that the Saturday before Labor Day was declared International Bacon Day back in 2009 (that's Saturday, Sept. 3 this year). If that sounds like a reason to celebrate to you, on International Bacon Day or any other day, the folks over at BaconToday.com, a site dedicated to "bacony goodness," have put together some recipes to help you get your bacon on, including this bacon-infused Bloody Mary recipe. The Bloody Mary Sue-eee 1 oz. Vodka 3 oz. Tomato Juice 2 oz. Bacon Hot Sauce A couple dashes of peppered bacon salt A couple dashes of lemon juice Garnish with a couple of strips (or more if you'd like!) of Coastal Caliente Jalapeno Bacon (cooked) Grab a cocktail shaker and add ice. Combine ingredients into the shaker. Shake and pour into a glass. Add the bacon in place of a celery stick. You can add olives if you wish. BaconToday suggests pairing this drink "with some bacon-wrapped hot dogs and you're good to go! For an appetizer, wrap up some garlic stuffed olives with a half slice of bacon, place a toothpick in the center to hold the bacon and olive together, and bake until crisp." How much are Americans spending on bacon each year?