The Bacon Project


Niman Ranch Uncured Canadian Bacon – A “The Bacon Project” Post 4

Trader Joe’s Uncured Turkey Bacon This is getting to be a challenge! I started up this project series with the idea that I would root out all of the different varieties of high-quality bacon available in grocery stores, try them out, and share my thoughts with all of you. Obviously, […]

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What’s in your bacon?

What’s in your bacon? “Is there anything that I would actually eat on this shelf?” I wondered this while I was wandering past a large, over-filled bacon wrack in my local Pathmark. The chances were overwhelmingly “No.” but I figured it was probably worth it to give a quick look. […]


Hormel Natural Choice – Original Uncured Bacon

Hormel Natural Choice – Original Uncured Bacon I’m constantly on the prowl for the next addition to my The Bacon Project. I’m worried that I’m going to start running out of new brands to review and report on here. Does that mean that you’re all being too slow in purchasing […]

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Trader Joe’s Uncured Turkey Bacon – A “The Bacon Project” Post 7

Trader Joe’s Uncured Turkey Bacon Being perfectly honest, I simply don’t find the idea of turkey bacon to be terribly appetizing. There are officially three kinds of bacon: Pork, Beef, and Turkey. Despite that turkey bacon is officially a bacon, I’ve always been turned off by the labels that call […]


Trader Joe’s – Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon 5

Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon The packaging is unlike most of the other high-end packages that you see bacon in. I normally expect to see a clear plastic package, where the bacon inside is on full display. There are a very few brands which keep their bacon in a […]

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Trader Joe’s Uncured Black Forest Bacon – A “The Bacon Project” Post 6

Trader Joe’s Uncured Black Forest Bacon The packaging is impressive, and definitely carries with it a “Rustic” feel. At least, it does to me. It intrigued me, and I’ve been eyeing it for a few weeks. So I finally took the plunge, so to speak, and picked up one package […]


When Bacon Doesn’t Work Out – A Bacon Project FAIL!

I’ve been doing “The Bacon Project” for some time now. I am not sure if I am just doing good work, or if I’ve been lucky, but so far I’ve had only top-quality bacon to report on. I’ve enjoyed it! And I suppose only time will tell whether it’s luck […]

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Vermont Smoke And Cure Slab Bacon – A “The Bacon Project” Post

Have you ever tried a slab bacon? They’re not easy to find on the grocery store shelves. In fact, without ordering slab bacon, or asking for it from the farmers directly, I think I’ve probably only seen 3-4 different brands of slab bacon commercially available ever. My guess is that […]


Niman Ranch – Maple Uncured Bacon

Niman Ranch – Maple Uncured Bacon Returning to the “Uncured” label on bacon, I owe a big thanks to Chris from Vermont Smoke and Cure for his explanation. Apparently I should expect “Uncured” to appear on most of the bacon products that I will be consuming, since I tend to […]

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Vermont Smoke And Cure Bacon – Another Bacon Project Post! 8

Vermont Smoke And Cure Uncured Bacon On a side note: I’m seeing the “Uncured” label on bacon a lot lately. Perhaps I should do a separate post on this. But despite “legal definitions” I am curious how companies believe that calling their clearly cured products “uncured” will improve sales. I […]