At the same time, I was at the grocery store recently and had to stop and look at bacon. I was thinking I would see $2 or less per pound. Not so at all! I decided to do a little sampling of sorts. I purchased two different brands of bacon at the store and am going to equally compare it to ours. You be the judge.
I’m going to show you standard grocery store bacon first. Yep, I bought some just for you.
This is a package of Oscar Mayer brand "America's Favorite Bacon". I purchased it at my local Safeway store for $6.99.When did bacon get so ridiculously expensive?
|Cooked for 20 minutes|
Dakota, "It's really greasy"
Evan, "can I have more?" He's 6. What do you want?
Our butcher's cure and smoke process takes 3-4 weeks.
Anyway, I did a little more shopping for you. OK, let’s look at another brand of bacon.
Notice the intriguing name, logo and the word "naturally"? Did you know the word “natural” means nothing in food world? Most people don’t. My own sister didn’t…until I told her. I think she was disappointed – one for falling for the marketing and two, for feeling mislead. Who wouldn’t?
id you know marketing with the color green and blue makes people think of nature, farms and health?
I’m hoping this might turn out better. So here is the raw version again…
|Raw, packaged opened. Notice the short piece? Me too.|
|Here they are on the same sheet - they are hanging over the edges but are very thin.|
|I don't know if the picture does it justice, but it is thin bacon.|
|Cooked for 15.|
|Cooked for 20.|
Now to our bacon. You can see the photos of the same times as above – raw and then cooked at 15 & 20 minutes, just like our other two subjects.
|raw, laid out to cook, partially covering baking sheet|
|Cooked for 15 minutes|
|Cooked for 20 minutes. Sorry - I tried a dozen times and this photo would not sit right and behave!|