“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Meat „
My husband went to get the Sunday papers and a pint of milk from our local petrol garage which has a Tesco express shop attached to it. He came back with this bacon and some crusty bread, so as he read the papers I made us a yummy bacon butty.
The pack - the bacon comes in a clear plastic carton with a clear film lid that can be peeled off. I love the fact that it is see through so you can see the quality of the meat before you buy it.
The lid peels off easily but it can't be resealed, although this is not a problem in our house :-)
On the front there is a small sticker clearly showing a nutritional information table, country of origin and use by date. On the back there is more detailed nutritional information, along with cooking and storage instructions.
What is inside - The pack of bacon contains eight unsmoked rashers, they are fairly large in size and I found that they had quite a less fat on them than my usual brand of bacon.
The bacon in my pack came from Denmark but I am not sure if this varies.
On the back of the pack it states that the bacon is producd from farms that meet all livestock standards.
The rashers were easy to separate from each other and were lovely and thick, not see through like some other bacon I have tried in the past.
Cooking - You can cook the bacon using various methods, but it only gives instructions to cook under the grill. I cooked mine on a griddle pan, you could also fry or use a microwave.
To cook under the grill as recommended on the pack for best results, simply place under a pre heated grill for 4-6 minutes, turning occasionally.
It was quick and easy to cook and didn't shrivel up and shrink at all.
Eating - The bacon was yummy and moist. There was hardly any visible fat and it made a perfect butty. It did taste salty but I have yet to taste a bacon that doesn't. Obviously the taste of bacon can alter depending on how long you cook it for and you can change this depending on your taste, I leave my husbands cooking for an extra 3-4 minutes as he likes his crispy.
Storing - Keep the bacon refrigerated, once opened store in an airtight container and eat on or before the use by date.
This is suitable for freezing, if you wish to do this freeze on day of purchase and use within one month. You should not cook from frozen, make sure the bacon is fully defrosted first and cook as described above. Once you have defrosted it you can't re freeze it so use it or lose it.
Buying - You will find this is the refrigerated meat aisle of Tesco. It costs £1.98 for the pack of eight rashers. You can also order it online at www.tesco.co.uk although this method will incur delivery charges.