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Offline JayJay

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Pssst...bacon lovers...over here!
« on: June 07, 2011, 10:29:22 AM »
So I've already been accused of being a Trader Joe's "fanboy" even though I don't buy much for myself there since going Paleo. But I stumbled on a real find there yesterday that I thought I'd share.

For those of you who eat uncured bacon, Trader Joe's has a good one that is very meaty, flavorful, and inexpensive. More about that in this thread...

http://cavemanforum.com/diet-and-nutrition/bacon-all-day-everyday/

Yesterday I noticed they now have uncured ends and pieces and it's a full one-pound package for only $2.99!

It's fantastic! The pieces are nowhere near as consistent as the sliced slab bacon they sell, but they are thick, fatty, and delicious. Not too salty or sweet, nice smoky flavor, and very satisfying. If you like your bacon thick and chewy, as opposed to thin and crispy, you will love this.

And while the regular TJs bacon is quite lean and provides little yield in the bacon grease department, the ends and pieces have quite a bit more fat so you can actually collect some leftover goodness after you fry up a few slices. I was previously buying Farmland uncured bacon at my local Sprouts market (kind of like a Whole Foods) just for producing bacon grease. But the bacon itself is too salty and flavorless in my opinion. I'm glad TJs came to the rescue because this stuff is wonderful.

Here's some pix.

Cheers!

Jay

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Re: Pssst...bacon lovers...over here!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 11:08:23 AM »
I found that last week and have some in the fridge but have not tried it yet.  The waif was not too thrilled but I sure was.  Now I just need to fry up some and let her taste it... 


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Re: Pssst...bacon lovers...over here!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 11:53:22 AM »
I found that last week and have some in the fridge but have not tried it yet.  The waif was not too thrilled but I sure was.  Now I just need to fry up some and let her taste it...

LOL Same thing this morning here. That shot above is from this morning and was taken moments after I put the very first four pieces in the skillet for the first time. As the wife walked by she gave it the stink eye and made a comment about the "weird sizes" and how thick the pieces are. I just kept cooking, letting the house fill with the aroma, and before long she was back, hovering over my plate, looking for a piece to sample. That was all it took. It has her seal of approval. Not that I need it or anything but at least I won't get any grief the next time I make this, which will probably be tomorrow.

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Re: Pssst...bacon lovers...over here!
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 12:23:43 PM »
Awesome! Will go get some :) Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Pssst...bacon lovers...over here!
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 12:37:06 PM »
Thanks Jay!  I'll head to Trader Joe's tomorrow, I needed some eggs anyway...