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Pal334
02-01-2010, 02:59 PM
This is a win, win for all us bacon lovers:
Visit the link to get the photos (well worth the effort :)

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/big-bite-taste-test-bacon-575379/

Big Bite Taste Test: Bacon! user
by RachaelRaymag.com, on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:41am PST 187 Comments Post a Comment Read More from This Author Report Abuse
We taste-tested pounds of bacon from the grocery store to find these sizzling winners.

BEST ORIGINAL: Ozark Trails Hickory Smoked and Peppered Bacon

Tasters loved this hand-trimmed winner for its “campfire smokiness” and “deep pig flavor.” Eating these hearty slabs, with their ideal meat-to-fat ratio, made one judge “feel like a lumberjack.” Read the full review

How we'd eat it: Crisscross strips atop a burger for extra crunch, or eat with fried eggs at breakfast.
Try it in: Basted Eggs and Smoky Lentil-Bacon Salad


BEST THICK-CUT: Jimmy Dean Thick Slice Premium Bacon

You might need a fork and knife to eat this chewy, country-style bacon. Much thicker than regular bacon strips, these slices are substantially delicious. “It’s salty, porky and fatty,” raved one judge. Read the full review

How we'd eat it: One taster said she’d like to “douse it in steak sauce and down it like a filet.”
Try it in: Smokin' Chicken Burger


BEST TURKEY: Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon

With their reddish-purple hue, chewy texture and buttery flavor, these turkey strips are almost as tasty as the real thing—with half the fat. “It ain’t bacon, but it does a good job of fakin’!” noted one judge. Read the full review

How we'd eat it: Use it in a BLT or chopped into a Cobb salad for a
lightened-up lunch.
Try it in: Bacon-and-Egg Club Sandwiches


BEST SWEET: Beeler’s Uncured Apple-Cinnamon Bacon

This sugary, thick-cut bacon wooed judges with its “cinnamony-sweet” flavor. Each strip cooked up crisp around the edges, leaving the middle tender. One taster said, “It’s Christmas, isn’t it?” Read the full review

How we'd eat it: Swap it in a savory breakfast dish, like an egg bake or bread, for a sweet surprise.
Try it in: Corn Bacon Muffins


BEST ODDBALL: Mountain Products Smokehouse Country Sliced Chipotle Southwest Smoked Bacon
This pork is slab-smoked with apple and hickory wood chips, then rubbed with pepper and a spicy chipotle seasoning. One taster wanted it “hot out of the pan.” (at mountainproductssmokehouse.com) Read the full review

How we'd eat it: One judge couldn’t wait to slice it into some gooey mac ’n’ cheese.
Try it in: Horseradish Mac 'n' Cheddar with Bacon

crashdive123
02-01-2010, 05:13 PM
I wonder if they're taking applications to be a judge.

Rick
02-01-2010, 05:18 PM
Well now. I've just heard Heaven defined....."ideal meat-to-fat ratio".

2dumb2kwit
02-01-2010, 07:20 PM
....."ideal meat-to-fat ratio".

Don't get too excited. They're talking about bacon......that ratio does not apply to us.:blushing:

2dumb2kwit
02-01-2010, 07:22 PM
Don't get too excited. They're talking about bacon......that ratio does not apply to us.:blushing:

Now this, on the other hand.....


Its salty, porky and fatty,