Product Type: Sainsbury's Meat / Fish
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Sainsbury's Basics Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers
Member Name: Emmald
Sainsbury's Basics Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers
Advantages: A good basic bacon.
Sainsbury's has to be one of those supermarkets that you visit with the intention of buying a half a dozen items and you end up coming out with a trolley full. Our local Sainsbury's definitely has pulling power, I have to have a wander around the aisles that are crammed with all things tempting and that certainly includes the selection of clothing that they have to offer.
On the whole I don't buy as many of the Sainsbury's Basic products as I used to, I usually head for my local discount store where I manage to pick up the good brand names for knock down prices.
But having said that I have picked up many a packet of the Sainsbury's Basic back bacon.
The Other Half and I have different tastes, he loves unsmoked and I love smoked - Guess who wins
A 300g pack of the Sainsbury's Basic back bacon will cost you in the region of £1.48p and that has to represent good value.
Bacon and egg used to be `an end of the week` meal that you enjoyed when the housekeeping money had all but run out but these days bacon is can be an expensive choice. If you take a good look at the bacon on the deli counter you would be shocked at the price of some cuts.
The Sainsbury's basics back bacon is vacuum packed in a plastic sheath and it is undeniably from the `Basics` range because it bears that familiar orange label.
The slices are well cut and reasonably thick, I always think that thinly sliced bacon seems to do a disappearing act once it hits the hot fat. One thing that I will mention is that sometimes the bacon can seem to be cut a little `near to the shoulder`, this gives you larger and wider slices which may not be quite as tender. But if you are a very fussy bacon buyer then you would choose one of the well known brand names that can offer you the perfect rasher.
The Sainsbury's basics bacon frys and grills well and it would please those who like to have a little bit of fat on their rashers. The bacon is ideal for a snack, for breakfast or for putting in a sandwich
It is not too salty either, salty bacon tends to make me thirsty for hours afterwards.
The bacon can be frozen, so if you happen to see it on offer then you can take advantage of that.
It is also suitable for coeliacs to eat and enjoy.
A 50g portion of the Sainsbury's basics bacon contains 121 calories, 10.3g of fat, 3.8g saturated fat, 1.84g salt and no sugar.
Yes, you can buy the lean bacon that especially caters for weight watchers but I always find that that bacon has little or no taste, that small amount of fat on normal bacon helps add that good taste.
I also buy the Sainsbury's cooking bacon, I believe that this is another product that is in the `Basics` range. The large pack of cooking bacon is marvellous, some of it will be in oddly shaped slices and some may be in chunks but those chunks make good meaty lardons that are ideal for adding to soups and omelettes. I open the large packet and then sort the contents out, some will grill, some will freeze for use in quiches and the remainder can be frozen down for lardons and soups.If you hit the jackpot there may well be a few `tidy` slices that will fit into a sandwich too!
If you compare the price of the Basics back bacon it does work out considerably cheaper, 275g of Danish unsmoked back bacon can set you back as much as £2.99.
If you are going to serve the bacon to guests then you may well choose the choice cuts but if you are just using it for an everyday meal then the Basics back bacon is as good as any.
Back to Basics - Well done Sainsbury's.
Summary: One for family use.
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