The "Bacon Explosion"The "Bacon Explosion"By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist

The "Bacon Explosion" may appeal to some people. But with due respect to its two Kansas City-area creators, the concoction really looks just gross. Plus, it's not good for you.

Why? Because the recipe calls for two pounds of bacon and two pounds of Italian sausage.

Meanwhile, keep in mind that obesity is running rampant in America, thanks in large part to the admittedly appealing taste of fatty foods such as bacon and sausage.

Today's Star contains all the details about the interest in the Bacon Explosion.

Here's the money quote:

The entire meat log contains something like 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat.

Sure, it's not a health food, and anyone who would take the time to cook one would know better.

Still, this is the kind of food that most Americans don't really need to even think about eating.