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Has the quality of bacon gone down?

post #1 of 19
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Today I made some bacon for breakfest, also fixing to eat some fruit( if I have any and drink some juice) as I was cooking I noticed that the becon, forgot the brand seemed to have lots of fat on it, I always pick around the fat and turkey blast the greeze out as I cook, very very bad for you if you dont. It seems like in order to buy good bacon you must spend at least $5 these days.
post #2 of 19
I find that you get what you pay for.
I have had success with Oscar Mayer and Farmland brand bacons.
If you really want some "fast" buy the Oscar Mayer precooked stuff-its not too bad for say on a sandwich.
If you want to indulge look for a specialty bacon by Nueske's (made in tiny Wittenberg, WI and yes they have a website too). Its really good!!
post #3 of 19
It seems like all fat in the package..I have noticed that.
post #4 of 19
Yeah I've noticed in recent bacon purchases that I'm just cooking strips of fat.

But I do agree, if you spend a little more you'll get more meat (like 1/2 fat 1/2 meat compared to 99% fat and 1% meat)
post #5 of 19
yes it has. I don't even like to buy it anymore.
post #6 of 19
I wouldnt know..I am spoiled. My uncle raises pigs. so i get farm fresh from him its yummy.
post #7 of 19
possibly cause of all the growth hormones they give and animals are just gaining weight with an increased fat production?? i am vegetarian so i buy morning star farms...I also got my meat loving mom eating it!! A tad bit of butter and cooked on medium comes out great!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
I wouldnt know..I am spoiled. My uncle raises pigs. so i get farm fresh from him its yummy.
Oh, I love fresh bacon. We have a local grocery that sells pork bellies and whenever they have them, I buy a bunch of packages and put them in the freezer.

I actually love the fatty bacon. After I finish cooking the bacon I fry my egg in the bacon fat.
post #9 of 19
I like more "red" than "white" in my bacon, so I generally tend to buy the center cut bacon from oscar mayer: it's leaner.

I also cook bacon in the microwave on a few layers of paper towels which drains the fat off really nicely.

My husband, on the other hand, likes his bacon fatty and floppy and barely cooked.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by ryanjay View Post
... i am vegetarian so i buy morning star farms...I also got my meat loving mom eating it!!...!
OMG I used to love Morningstar Farms bacon! I loved the veggie links, too. I can't get it in Canada.

Sorry, don't know about regular bacon but I wish I had some veggie strips!

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #11 of 19
I don't eat "real" bacon anymore....it was just always soooo gresy and fatty. I didn't like that... and it got harder and harder to find good bacon that didn't taste weird. So i switched to eating Turkey bacon. That stuff is awesome!!!! It's crispy- donesn't have nearly the same amount of fat- and it has a great flavor to it! Ya'll should definitely try it! It's yummy!!!! Even with the turkey bacon though- i rarely ever eat it- i'm just not a huge bacon person. I'd rather have fruit, good cereal, or a bagle instead
post #12 of 19
Bacon is just bad for you period. No matter if you squeeze the grease out of it or not. I did notice it is pretty expensive now. Thanks goodness I don't buy it!
post #13 of 19
I rarely eat bacon. It's yummy, but soo bad for you.
post #14 of 19
We get our bacon from the local meat locker. Less fatty. More expensive, but a zillion times better than the grocery store stuff!
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
We get our bacon from the local meat locker. Less fatty. More expensive, but a zillion times better than the grocery store stuff!
I wonder if its the same place my parents get there's from sometimes- I love bacon, I could eat it on everything! But I don't
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I wonder if its the same place my parents get there's from sometimes- I love bacon, I could eat it on everything! But I don't
It's the town halfway between me & FMT, Kenz. That's the closest meat locker to us. I dunno if FMT has one or not...
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
It's the town halfway between me & FMT, Kenz. That's the closest meat locker to us. I dunno if FMT has one or not...
Hmm... it might be the same? Actually- they get theirs from Welcome.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Oh, I love fresh bacon. We have a local grocery that sells pork bellies and whenever they have them, I buy a bunch of packages and put them in the freezer.

I actually love the fatty bacon. After I finish cooking the bacon I fry my egg in the bacon fat.
I love fresh meat in general. i know where its coming from, i know its not hopped up with who knows what. I know it was raised well, and butchered humanely. Lucky for me i have farm friends so i can get just about everything fresh.

I think its better for me too

Maia likes the chickens i get so no complaints from the kits either,
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks I'lll try turkey bacon. tried it once didnt really like it but wayyy better tastingh the the fatty stuff I got with my dads girlfriend. I usealy save it for a speical treat. I got the new oatmeal you know the kind that has crunchyes in it I havn't tried it yet.http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/ima...lies/blush.gif Thats if I can get up in the morning before the bushttp://www.thecatsite.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing02.gif
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