The Instigator
baconator
Pro (for)
Winning
28 Points
The Contender
Amphibian
Con (against)
Losing
22 Points

bacon is better with ketchup

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/26/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 4,383 times Debate No: 7101
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (13)
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baconator

Pro

Anyway you look at it bacon is great, but the flavors can be enhanced with a bit of ketchup. Alone bacon has that yummy, salty, meaty, warm beef jerky flavor. Then with the sweet flavor of ketchup, you really bring that out. You get two great flavors in your mouth. It is literally a flavor party in your mouth and who doesn't like a good party. Or as my friends down south say. A fiesta.
Amphibian

Con

While bacon is good, bacon mixed with ketchup is nothing short of a fallacy. Bacon is good with any number of things and accompanies them excellently, unfortunately for my opponent ketchup is not listed with these others. Bacon goes best with maple syrup. That covers the sweet taste argument and creates, as my friends back east would say, a bar mitzvah in your mouth. Sadly ketchup simply cannot produce the same affect, the acidic taint of the tomato takes away all of that yummy, salty, meaty, warm beef jerky flavor. So simply replace ketchup with some delicious maple syrup and you have your perfect breakfast side dish, or main course.
Debate Round No. 1
baconator

Pro

You said: "Bacon goes best with maple syrup."

And to this I oppose. though I have tried maple syrup with bacon, and it is good, but it does not compare to the great taste of bacon with ketchup.

My opponent says:"Sadly ketchup simply cannot produce the same affect (as maple syrup), the acidic taint of the tomato takes away all of that yummy, salty, meaty, warm beef jerky flavor."

This would be true if you were to dip the whole piece of bacon into the ketchup, but this is not what happens while eating. To have the great sensation that I am talking about, you only dip the bacon a little per bite. Thus it does not cover the taste of the bacon with its "acidic taint."

I hope this has clarified to the audience that bacon goes best with ketchup.
Amphibian

Con

Stop trying to ruin our breakfasts with you vegetable substitutes. Obviously the argument for eating ketchup with bacon is a ploy to get us to integrate tomato products with other foods. It won't work, we have found you out baconator.

please vote con.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
Megan, I'm not sure what you are talking about either. The site rules do not prohibit fun. Food topics are perfectly valid; they impinge upon daily life a good deal more than many topics here. In a debate it is fair to exploit the weaknesses of poor debaters. That's how poor debaters learn to improve.

I enjoyed the original "Iron Chef" cooking competition TV show done in Japan. They would have celebrity guest judges like pro baseball players and girl pop singers. One might suppose these young people would know nothing. In fact, they were quite brilliant. In food-conscious Japan it is much more the norm. Knowledge is knowledge.
Posted by Meganrihanne1992x 7 years ago
Meganrihanne1992x
Ha theres a difference between accepting someones views or just manipulating a complete poor debate
and thats exactly what You"ve just done
Posted by baconator 7 years ago
baconator
What the heck are you talking about. If you don't like the topic or what we say, don't bother voting or commenting.
You say that I can't accept other peoples views and yet I view this as a good debate that's not a waste. Accept it.
Who put your panties in a bunch???
Posted by Meganrihanne1992x 7 years ago
Meganrihanne1992x
This is really a waste of a debate :s Are you that deprived of attention you start to crack on with more bull?
& Think things through before you question me not much"typical" teenage girls write opinionated statements on religion and theology.
Your the ignorant one you cant accept someone elses views !
Really get off your high horse
Posted by baconator 7 years ago
baconator
Thank you Roy for doing your own scientific test on the matter. It is people like you who make a difference in the world, and yes this debate is really important because every man, woman, and child eats bacon, or thinks about bacon because it is just that good. Again, thank you
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
In order to determine this matter, I performed a carefully controlled tasting using hickory-smokey bacon, Heinz tomato ketchup, and Canadian maple syrup. My expectation was that maple syrup would win, because it generally tastes better than ketchup. However, the tasting clearly favored ketchup.

Ketchup is a sweet-and-sour sauce, while maple syrup is pure sweet. There is a substantial tradition of matching pork products with sweet-and-sour: ham with pineapple and brown sugar, Oriental sweet-and-sour pork, prosciutto with melon. Ketchup and bacon is in that genre, so it shouldn't be a surprise. Personally, I prefer bacon with fruit, like berries -- another sweet-sour thing.

The problem remains as to how one can win a debate on what tastes best solely by arguments, but this time it seems Pro and Con agree it should be determined by what *is* best rather than what is argued best.

At last a debate on something really important!
Posted by pieman 8 years ago
pieman
wow jared...... I mean "baconator" .... OH NO!! You're identity has been revealed.
dude. You sounded so funny when you were doing this debate. especially cuz you were sitting next to me and reading your debate out loud while typing. But maple syrup? i don't know. I'll have to give it a try
Posted by beem0r 8 years ago
beem0r
Bacon tastes nothing like beef jerky.
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
Yes, bacon is good with maple syrup.

It's even better with that squeeze cheese you get in the can.
Posted by leethal 8 years ago
leethal
Maple syrup on bacon? That's nucking futs!
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