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Old Dec 16th 2007, 10:11 am
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I love it! Fantastic stuff, which partly explains my sveldt middle-aged girlish figure but who cares? Its the food of the Gods.

So, whats the best US brand? There is some pretty nasty stuff out there, no doubt. The other day I found some in the freezer, made butties for the tribe and there was enough from a pound pkg for 3 sarnies. (Three?) I managed to grill off almost a whole cup of fat! Ick.

Arguably, its a fun distraction to open up all the little windows on the backs of the packets and return them to the shelves as rejects but it can be frustrating when you are in a rush and just want to cross it off the shopping list.

So, barring an outbreak of bacon-sanity among the locals, what do you think is a decent brand?

This one isn't bad.
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Old Dec 16th 2007, 12:03 pm
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The best bacon I have come across (oo-er) is the "Low Sodium" 12oz or 16oz packages from the midwest shopping retailer, meijer. Doesn't seem to have that much fat in it and has a decent amount of meat. Can usually get 2 x 16oz pacakges for $5.00.
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I've given up buying the supermarket stuff and now buy it from a farm down the road. It actually has some meat on it, and there's only a dribble of fat in the frying pan when you've finished. It costs $5.99 a pound.
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Thats so funny I just got of the phone with my Mum in the UK, I am flying home tomorrow well trying lol what with the delays, anyway she just said to me "what do you want me to get in the pantry I got you real bacon yesterday from the Butchers" I can smell it now lol.........
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Reading the title of the thread, I assumed I was going to learn how to buy a piglet, raise little Wilbur to adulthood, blow his cute little brains out with your shotgun, skin and dress him, smoke him, cook him and eat him.

Didn't someone on these boards do just that, recently?

Instead I see that being a "survivalist" round your neck of the woods involves braving the wilds of the freezer section in Meijer!
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What *do* they do with the back part of the bacon here?

Total mystery to me...

I've given up on finding anything resembling decent bacon here
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How many slices of bacon did you put on a sandwich? There is enough in a lb to make at least 5 or more sandwiches.

Also there is bacon sold in the markets that is leaner than regular bacon. Hormel is a good brand and Armor is as well. I believe it is Armor that has a very lean bacon. Personally I don't use bacon with addictives like maple sugar, etc. My favorite is Boar's Head.


Originally Posted by Xebedee View Post
I love it! Fantastic stuff, which partly explains my sveldt middle-aged girlish figure but who cares? Its the food of the Gods.

So, whats the best US brand? There is some pretty nasty stuff out there, no doubt. The other day I found some in the freezer, made butties for the tribe and there was enough from a pound pkg for 3 sarnies. (Three?) I managed to grill off almost a whole cup of fat! Ick.

Arguably, its a fun distraction to open up all the little windows on the backs of the packets and return them to the shelves as rejects but it can be frustrating when you are in a rush and just want to cross it off the shopping list.

So, barring an outbreak of bacon-sanity among the locals, what do you think is a decent brand?

This one isn't bad.
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Default Re: The Survivalist's guide to Bacon

Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
What *do* they do with the back part of the bacon here?

Total mystery to me...

I've given up on finding anything resembling decent bacon here
Maybe this chart will help-

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Thanks - but not sure how this would help me to find back bacon in the US...
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How many slices of bacon did you put on a sandwich? There is enough in a lb to make at least 5 or more sandwiches.

Also there is bacon sold in the markets that is leaner than regular bacon. Hormel is a good brand and Armor is as well. I believe it is Armor that has a very lean bacon. Personally I don't use bacon with addictives like maple sugar, etc. My favorite is Boar's Head.
They shrank so much that it took 4 or 5 strips to get any flavor in the sarnie. Again, 1 (one) cup of grease. Yeesh!

Boar's Head? Yes, I'll look for that one.
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
What *do* they do with the back part of the bacon here?
Total mystery to me...
I've given up on finding anything resembling decent bacon here
It gets ground up and added to trotters, noses, hair, teeth and made into this:
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Reading the title of the thread, I assumed I was going to learn how to buy a piglet, raise little Wilbur to adulthood, blow his cute little brains out with your shotgun, skin and dress him, smoke him, cook him and eat him.

Didn't someone on these boards do just that, recently?

Instead I see that being a "survivalist" round your neck of the woods involves braving the wilds of the freezer section in Meijer!
We are talking bacon butties here. This is serious shit!.
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Reading the title of the thread, I assumed I was going to learn how to buy a piglet, raise little Wilbur to adulthood, blow his cute little brains out with your shotgun, skin and dress him, smoke him, cook him and eat him.

Didn't someone on these boards do just that, recently?

Instead I see that being a "survivalist" round your neck of the woods involves braving the wilds of the freezer section in Meijer!
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
What *do* they do with the back part of the bacon here?

Total mystery to me...

I've given up on finding anything resembling decent bacon here
Pork chops/pork loin
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Any takers its Sunday morning and this looks devine!!!
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