The sweet, sweet taste of swine flu irony: Pork jerky is surprisingly delicious

Oberto, one of the nation's leading jerky producers, recently announced a new flavor: . Unfortunately, the release of this product coincided with swine flu outbreak that the 24-hour news cycle has metamorphosed into the end of the world. Needless to say, with newsreaders across the country foaming at the mouth about the impending Porkapocalypse, this is a rough time to debut a new pork delicacy.

Of course, as the experts keep endlessly repeating, it's impossible to get swine flu from eating pigs. Even so, thousands of consumers have deleted pork from their menus for the duration, and The Wall Street Journal has reported that hog prices have dropped almost 40 percent over the past week.