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What is the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 06, 2010 at 3:11 AM

I feel amused whenever I see that idiom. So here you go - whats the greatest thing since sliced bread? ;) [I know Paleo diet is a good answer, but post something else!]

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on April 05, 2011
at 09:22 PM

wild pigs dont live on it almost exclusively like cows, but most heritage breeds most certain eat a good bit of grass.

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

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on April 05, 2011
at 07:12 PM

pigs don't eat much grass.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:31 PM

They can take the cake, as long as I don't have to eat it.

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on December 10, 2010
at 02:04 AM

"A soldier in the war against cupcakes". Chortle!

587538a2db229b2ec884ea04cc3dc75e

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on December 10, 2010
at 01:49 AM

Very well said!

F82f7d4dafb6d0ffc4c2ee2a85420786

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on December 08, 2010
at 12:55 AM

Agreed. Grass-fed steak, with the fat on.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on December 07, 2010
at 01:50 AM

takes the steak (grassfed)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on December 06, 2010
at 11:17 PM

I think "the greatest thing since sliced bacon" takes the cake. Wait ... takes the cake? Oh, darn it, we're going to have to find *another* replacement. (Ha ha, but I do really think "sliced bacon" is the winner, IMHO.)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 06, 2010
at 10:08 PM

missing the innocence - indeed! goes without saying that paleo has made me more healthy in many various physiological aspects which in its turn increased self-confidence and by extension led to achieving a certain level of emotional well-being, however, on the other hand, the hollowness of lost innocence, the burden of knowing the truth is difficult to cope with psychologically - eating paleo-way is just and only feeding yourself - no more gormandizing - yes, if you're really hungry, steak may feel tasty, but only so much - eating it is no entertaining as would be with the 'bad stuff'

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on December 06, 2010
at 08:23 PM

I'm with you, but I would modify it to "the greatest thing since sliced bacon", because as awesome as a bacon roast would be, I'm very happy to not slice my own bacon. :-)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on December 06, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Cheers, I couldn't agree more

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on December 06, 2010
at 01:39 PM

OMG. I think I had a sugar rush just reading that!! I've never had anything like that, but I do sometimes miss the innocence of eating bad things and not knowing/caring. I can't put anything in my cart without reading the label!

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on December 06, 2010
at 05:11 AM

Beat me to it. "Greatest thing since grass fed bacon" is the new "Greatest thing since sliced bread".

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on December 06, 2010
at 01:37 PM

COFFEE.

Or dark chocolate covered espresso beans!

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on December 06, 2010
at 02:11 PM

The phrase is a misnomer. Nothing has yet to top bacon. And it's likely nothing will.

And, in all seriousness for those who didn't already know and are interested in this kind of trivia, this phrase evolved from a marketing campaign:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Sliced_bread

So, I think it's imperative, particularly in light of the recent declaration of war on cupcakes (http://hunter-gatherer.com/blog/declaration-war-cupcakes), that we do our best to ensure that the phrase, "this is the greatest thing since bacon (but how can that be, as nothing is better than bacon?)" become commonplace and use it until it displaces that vile bread one.

Requisite emoticon, signifying the tongue-in-cheek nature of this answer -> :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on December 07, 2010
at 01:50 AM

takes the steak (grassfed)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on December 06, 2010
at 11:17 PM

I think "the greatest thing since sliced bacon" takes the cake. Wait ... takes the cake? Oh, darn it, we're going to have to find *another* replacement. (Ha ha, but I do really think "sliced bacon" is the winner, IMHO.)

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on December 06, 2010
at 08:23 PM

I'm with you, but I would modify it to "the greatest thing since sliced bacon", because as awesome as a bacon roast would be, I'm very happy to not slice my own bacon. :-)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on December 11, 2010
at 03:31 PM

They can take the cake, as long as I don't have to eat it.

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95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

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on December 06, 2010
at 08:17 PM

At this point, having just tried bone marrow for the first time (well, second and third followed pretty quickly since i had so many marrow bones), my "greatest thing since" gold standard has changed from bacon to marrow. Despite this heretical switch, please don't discount me as a soldier in the war against cupcakes. Or sliced bread.

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on December 10, 2010
at 02:04 AM

"A soldier in the war against cupcakes". Chortle!

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on December 06, 2010
at 01:33 PM

Dark chocolate. Not even a contest.

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on December 09, 2010
at 12:06 PM

Best thing since sliced bread? The knowledge of how BAD it is for you. Thank God in our age of instantly available technology we now are no longer held to ransom by agro-conglomerates hell bent on their own profits at the expense of human health.

If not that, then probably full English Christmas Dinner with all trimmings ;)

587538a2db229b2ec884ea04cc3dc75e

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on December 10, 2010
at 01:49 AM

Very well said!

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16846467115e18d283565a19c374ee07

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on December 06, 2010
at 02:24 PM

Grass-fed steak, wrapped in grass-fed bacon, duh

F82f7d4dafb6d0ffc4c2ee2a85420786

(484)

on December 08, 2010
at 12:55 AM

Agreed. Grass-fed steak, with the fat on.

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4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on December 06, 2010
at 03:38 AM

Free Range Grass Fed Bacon.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on December 06, 2010
at 05:11 AM

Beat me to it. "Greatest thing since grass fed bacon" is the new "Greatest thing since sliced bread".

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 06, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Cheers, I couldn't agree more

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 05, 2011
at 09:22 PM

wild pigs dont live on it almost exclusively like cows, but most heritage breeds most certain eat a good bit of grass.

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on April 05, 2011
at 07:12 PM

pigs don't eat much grass.

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1e7e9b14ee921c43ebf58bbf31cac515

on December 10, 2010
at 01:11 AM

I put bacon in my meat loaf once. It was pretty good. Last time I got smoked salmon I nicknamed it "Bacon of the Sea". Good stuff. It's been so long since I've had bread, sliced or otherwise, that I've lost it for use as a comparative reference.

Beware of fake meat. It may say "vegan" on it or they call it Seitan(of Satan?).

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 06, 2010
at 07:08 AM

the greatest thing is: sliced white bread topped with butter and then cheese, and then sprinkled with white table sugar - all eaten with milk-added and sugared hot black tea or coffee - but there is no way back to that naive pre-paleo eden - paradise of 'normality' is lost, i know that it is BAD, and thus the guilt is forever

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 06, 2010
at 01:39 PM

OMG. I think I had a sugar rush just reading that!! I've never had anything like that, but I do sometimes miss the innocence of eating bad things and not knowing/caring. I can't put anything in my cart without reading the label!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 06, 2010
at 10:08 PM

missing the innocence - indeed! goes without saying that paleo has made me more healthy in many various physiological aspects which in its turn increased self-confidence and by extension led to achieving a certain level of emotional well-being, however, on the other hand, the hollowness of lost innocence, the burden of knowing the truth is difficult to cope with psychologically - eating paleo-way is just and only feeding yourself - no more gormandizing - yes, if you're really hungry, steak may feel tasty, but only so much - eating it is no entertaining as would be with the 'bad stuff'

1
Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on December 06, 2010
at 05:02 AM

Who says sliced bread was so great anyway?! ;-) The garlic/bleu cheese burger wrap I had for lunch today was pretty much "da bomb!"

1
08b7450b3537dd1d847d900980ea0a6f

on December 06, 2010
at 04:03 AM

Spaghetti squash. I love this stuff!

1
6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on December 06, 2010
at 03:56 AM

A "Big Gulp" of cola made with HFCS (Think about it--sliced bread is bad for you, but very convenient!)

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91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

on April 05, 2011
at 07:42 PM

I must chime in and agree with the "sliced (pastured) bacon" chorus. This morning my 16-year-old told me he felt the USDA should rework the Food Pyramid, making the base exclusively bacon. I have no problem with that.

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1e7e9b14ee921c43ebf58bbf31cac515

on April 05, 2011
at 07:07 PM

Sliced meat is GREAT! Better than sliced bread! Made some great beef jerky with some sliced rib-ey, lemon juice and pepper. Excellent! Haven't had bread in 5 months. Can't say I miss it.

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5f0158c23fcb5636e57b4ce097784da0

(1386)

on December 06, 2010
at 08:41 AM

Nespresso, what else.

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