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      28.03.2012 18:08
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      This stuff should be banned, it's disgusting!

      I don't really eat a lot of meat and bacon isn't something i'm fond of, but as other members of the household do like it we usually have a regular stock of high quality bacon either in the fridge or in the freezer. The other day I knew my boyfriend would be coming around for his dinner after work and I wanted to cook him a nice meal, as I love spoiling him.

      Unfortuntately though about 20 minutes before I was about to start cooking the meal I realised I hadn't got the bacon out of the freezer to defrost and so my mum popped down to the Tesco Extra down the road for me to pick some up. She came back with this and although it looked quite cheap and nasty I decided to use it anyway. Surely bacon is bacon, right? Wrong. This stuff is vile!!

      The bacon is priced at £1.57 for a 300 gram pack which is pound or so cheaper than a high quality brand. The bacon is available smoked or unsmoked. The bacon comes almost vaccum packed in a tightly sealed clear plastic packet which has the Tesco Value branding on. The meat looks bizzarely flat and mishapen an it's kind of in a merged together blob, rather than in slices. I opened the pack by cutting it with some scissors and transferred the 'lump' onto a plate.

      I then sliced it up with a knife and was disgusted by the mounds of thick fat - I attempted to cut the fat off but there was so much it was almost impossible to get it all off. The meat didn't look very fresh and was a kind of dull pink colour, although the sell-by was more than 5 days away from when I was using it so it was well within its use-by.

      I then put the bacon into a pre-heated frying pan with veg and oil. After 2 minutes I noticed a strange smell. It smelt like gone-off meat, which I found odd as like I said it was defiently well within its sell by. I decided that i'd just add some nice sauce over the top to mask the smell and carried on cooking. After 5 minutes or so the meat looked slightly cooked but there was mounds of wattery fat in the pan and the bacon was almost swimming in it.

      I drained it off and proceeded to cook it. It took a while until I was sure it had cooked and it didn't go crispy at all. It looked pretty gross but never the less I plated it up. My boyfriend ate it and didn't complain but I think we both knew it was vile. It was tasteless with an almost pungent after taste, it just didn't taste right at all which is probably down to the preservatives (?)

      This bacon is only 87% pork. I am not sure if the meat is mechanically reformed but I would assume it is due to the bizzare 'lump' kind of shape. The rest of the ingredients is salt, water and preservatives. Calorie wise, there are 120 calories per rasher. I find it bizzare that Tesco market the meat as been in rashers, as mine was all merged together in a blob! Anyway, I would not reccomend this. It is bland and cheap and nasty and just vile - I wouldn't even feed this rubbish to my dogs!

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        08.03.2010 17:19
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        Very hit and miss

        Never one to turn my nose up at a bargain, so when I saw this Value bacon for £1.23, I snapped it up. In the past I've usually gone for the own brand, unsmoked, back bacon, but a pack of the same size (250g) usually costs about £2, so the Value version was significantly cheaper.

        The first noticeable difference in the Value pack was the packaging- while most packets of bacon come in small plastic trays, with peel off lids, this was vacuum packed in thin plastic. This made it a bit difficult to get into, and I had to rip open the whole packet to get at the bacon. Still, at that price, I was happy to put up with a little inconvenience.

        The bacon rashers were rather larger than standard, and had a thick layer of white fat most of the way round them, rather than just at the top. Initially, I left the fat on during grilling, but I was disappointed to see that it didn't brown up or crisp much at all, just stayed pale and a bit rubbery. I tried to eat some of the rind, but it was so chewy that it was virtually inedible.

        Next time I cooked this, I cut the rind off, but there was so much of it that the large rashers looked dramatically reduced in size, and ended up smaller than your average bacon slices. So it really was a no win situation with the rind.

        The bacon itself was fine in flavour, although its texture was a bit disappointing. It was shot through with thin bits of gristle, meaning that you couldn't really enjoy a mouthful of it without having to pick something out of your teeth (nice). Between the gristle, the meat was fine, and tasted just as I'd expect unsmoked back bacon to taste, but it was unfortunately spoiled by the texture.

        Having bought several packs of this, I thought I'd better use them up in spite of the poor quality, but I was pleased to find that the second pack I used was a bit better- less gristle and thinner rind meant that eating this was more pleasant. Still not the quite up to the standards of the more expensive bacons, but certainly edible, and great for using in cooking.

        This product seems to be very hit and miss- some packs are of a reasonable quality whilst others aren't even worth their Value price. I think the meat used to make this bacon must be quite inconsistent- it's as if Tesco uses whatever they can get their hands on at the time. Before buying, I'd recommend you thoroughly check the bacon inside to see how much rind is on there, and how consistent the pinkness of the meat is. If you can find a decent looking pack, it might be worth buying. But otherwise, I'd give it a miss. You can get some good deals on standard own brand bacons if you buy a multipack, so I'd rather save the pennies that way than get this meat which is inferior, even at its best.

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          07.12.2009 14:42
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          Don't waste your time on this.

          Bacon is a treat in my house. I buy it for Sunday mornings and I use the remainder in pasta dishes during the week.

          I bought this value product on Friday for £1.35 in preparation for Sunday breakfast.

          ***********Packaging ***********

          As you would expect the packaging is very basic, it's almost air packed into the plastic. However I never let the packaging of value products put me off buying - it's all in the taste.

          *********** The product ************

          When I opened this product I was quite disappointed. The bacon was thin, there was a lot of fat on, each rasher seemed to be a different shape and it fell apart in my hands. I suppose it's fair to say this wasn't the best start.

          ********** Cooking ***************

          I popped the bacon in a frying pan with some fry light and it really shrivelled up. When it was cooked you could see the fat hanging off and by the time I'd removed it there wasn't much bacon left.

          ********* Nutritional Information***********

          Per 100g:
          Calories: 275
          Protein: 16.7g
          Carbohydrate: 1.4g
          Fat: 22.5g (Saturated fat: 8.8g).

          ******* Taste ***********

          Taste-wise it was distinctly average and I didn't particularly enjoy it. Even though I'd cut the majority of the fat off it still tasted salty, greasy and fatty.

          I will be using the remainder in a pasta dish, but I won't be buying this product again. Don't compromise on taste, pay a bit extra and avoid this product!

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          01.12.2009 11:39
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          Yummy Bacon Butties! Who Cares About The Crap Packet!

          My mum brought a pack of this Value bacon last week to try it, she's a bit snidy there buying such cheapo looking bacon because she doesn't eat it herself! lol

          It's not that bad even though it looks disgusting in the cheap plain plastic pack, I've had a couple of sandwiches out of it and my dad had the last 4 rashers with his dinner last night. We both agree that it's deffo not as nice as the branded bacon we usually get but it's as good as the bacon from our local butchers in taste, it just doesn't look as nice.

          When I first took it out of the packet I noticed how uneven the rashers are cut, a couple of them were very thin and one rasher was so thick I spent ages trying to get a knife down it because I thought it was 2 stuck together!

          This is unsmoked bacon and has got a good porky/bacon flavour, the fat browns but doesn't crisp very much so I cut mine off because it still tasted a bit stringy inside. This was worse on the thicker slices and I think it was because there was quite a lot of fat on each rasher, I just let it cook and took the fat off afterwards because I think the meat tastes better like that.

          I cooked mine under the grill because I couldn't be arsed with cleaning the George Foreman and the rashers cooked nice. None of them curled up and they cooked evenly too.

          I think this bacon is a bit saltier than others I've tried, that didn't bother me though because I love salty bacon but when my aunt nicked a bite of my butty she said it was too salty for her and made a face like it was some kind of poison! lol

          My dad had his fried in butter and he said it was fine. It smelled lovely as it was cooking like this and made my mouth water watching him eat it! lol I don't see why you couldn't cook this bacon exactly the same way as any other bacon because it's just bacon with a fattier rind and that's the only reason it's so cheap.

          250g of this bacon is £1.23, the same weight of normal Tesco bacon is £1.89 and when you start looking at the branded bacon's they are all over £2.00. So for the sake of cutting a bit of fat off yourself and giving up the trendy packaging you can save yourself a wedge over the year. In our house we get through 2 or 3 packs of bacon a week because my dad has a cooked breakfast every day before work, so even just in a week my mum is saving nearly £2.00.

          Also it's worth looking at the Value Streaky Bacon at Christmas, it's only 72p a packet and will be perfect for your sausages and bacon rolls for Xmas dinner.

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          08.10.2009 19:58
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          Give it a miss.

          Tesco Value Unsmoked Back Bacon
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          We bought this Friday afternoon intending to have it Sunday morning but instead decided to make some bacon baps on Saturday afternoon, boy what a waste.

          The pack cost £1.35 and to be honest had that squashed look even before I opened the packet. Once in through the wrapping which is a trial in its self, the bacon was stuck together almost as though a steam roller had run over it.
          It was the thinnest bacon I have ever seen and I accidentally ended up tearing a few pieces whilst trying to separate them and so had a real mish mash on the tray for grilling.

          It grilled up very quickly but then it was very thin. There is a lot of fat on this bacon and when you cut that away you're not left with much bacon!! The bacon itself tasted of diluted bacon a bit like 'butter spread over too much bread'.

          It was not very tasty and not very appetising. They say the first bite is with the eye and that was very true here. It really tasted as it looked, poor.

          Can't tell you how it fries as we gave the rest of the packet to the dogs. They will eat anything.

          You really do get what you pay for and I can honestly not recommend this bacon unless you are a student, Ha
          Or looking to mix it into a quiche, a stir fry, maybe over a salad but first cut away the fat, trust me on this one.

          Give it a miss.

          Not recommended.

          Nutritional Info - Per 100g
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          Calories - 275
          Protein - 16.7g
          Carbohydrate - 1.4g
          Fat - 22.5g
          Saturated fat - 8.8g
          Sugars - 1.1g
          fibre - 0g
          Sodium - 1.1g

          Greg.

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            08.08.2009 18:15
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            I've eaten Rhubarb that tastes more like Bacon than this!

            I have to admit I am cheap, if I can find a cheaper way of doing something I generally will, most recently this has involved swapping some of my weekly shopping items for tesco value products, its worked well with Chopped Tomatoes being great, Tortilla Chips being pretty damned good and the choc ices and milk lollies having a real taste that i've enjoyed as much as their more illustrious named competitors, so I tried this Bacon and realised sometimes its worth paying more for a bit of taste and quality.

            Tesco Value Unsmoked Bacon is £1.25 for a 250g pack which consists of around 8 rashers, the pack is a piece of plastic with the generic Tesco Value symbol on it, the meat looks unappealing, fatty and slightly disgusting actually however i've always thought its whats inside that counts so didn't judge this bacon on its looks.

            Unfortunately for me it looks how it tastes, cheap, fatty , filled with salt and limp, when you put some oil in your pan, generally when hot a rasher will start to bubble and cook quite easily becoming hard and well cooked, this bacon sticks to the pan, releases, or rather oozes fat and doesn't cook properly, therefore your left with a fatty, stodgy rasher of bacon that really needs hiding in a stew or something, eating these made the bread the most appealing part of my bacon sarnie and that is just wrong!

            A 100g serving contains 120 calories, which isn't too bad, however I recommend going for the cholesterol impacting taste of proper decent bacon and not this prepackaged plastic alternative which gives bacon a bad name, in fact it gives food a bad name, i've eaten fruit that tasted more like bacon than this imposter, even at the low price its a poor alternative for food.

            The ingredients include Pork (86%), Water, Honey, Salt, Sugar, Preservatives (Sodium Nitrite, Potassium Nitrate), Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate). It also mentions other allergens in the allergy section but helpfully fails to advise what, well to me that tells me that the meat is not of the highest quality and the supplier does not know what it mixed with, so take Captain Cheapo's advice, whatever you do, don't eat this bacon, its not worth it!!

            I appreciate some other reviewers do rate this and accept I may have cooked it wrong, but bacon before and after this has come out crispy and beautifully tasty whilst this came out resembling a big plate of melted soap.

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              07.08.2009 18:27
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              It has more fat, which is fine if you prefer Bacon this way

              Bacon, one of the key ingredients to making a nice fry up or Presto pasta, and many other dishes. Like any other type of meat it is possible to get a range of them from premium quality to the lower and cheaper alternatives.

              For a long time, I have always had the suspicion that paying premium prices for the more expensive and well known brands only gives you better packaging.

              One day I decided to try Tesco Value Unsmoked Back Bacon, it was quite hard to notice, especially because the packaging was plain and the only thing that caught my eye was the Tesco blue and red colour scheme which does look like an eyesore, when you compare it to the more attractive packaging by premium brands. I did not spent a lot of time considering the product because I was in a rush.

              After opening the packaging, I noticed that the colour of the meat did look reasonably good, there was a decent amount of fat which is quite important if you enjoy eating them, despite how unhealthy they are. However there are random strips of fat, which was not too bad.

              When I was frying them, I found it hard to flip them around without them breaking off into pieces. This was quite annoying due to the fact that, I don't like eat bacon in small pieces because it is hard to enjoy.

              Furthermore, it was quite a challenge to cook the bacon itself because it did not cook evenly. The corners of bacon are not the best parts either, because they are fully of fat.

              The price of this bacon is probably the best thing about the product, at less than one and a half pound for a pack, which is enough for a single serving depending on what meal you are cooking and how much you plan on eating.

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              02.06.2009 19:32
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              Good for the money!

              If you think about it, most food is extremely versatile. Most things can be the main part of a meal, or act as a smaller ingredient to a larger recipe for something. I find that bacon is one of the more versatile ingredients to use, and we regularly have it for a variety of dishes.

              There are many different types of bacon you can get, and many different brands, too. As with nearly everything, Tesco have their own Value bacon, and depending on what you want to use it for, it can be a good product or a bad one.

              Personally, I like a good bacon sandwich, but my wife likes to use bacon as part of a recipe, such as a bacon and leek dish to stuff chicken breasts with, or to mix up with some scrambled egg for our son, or for a quiche, and other, similar dishes.

              For what she wants bacon for, this Tesco Value bacon is okay, but for my purposes, or to have as a rasher of bacon with a Full English breakfast, for example, it's not quite so great.

              There's a reason it's a 'Value' product: the rashers aren't always rashers, and they aren't the leanest cuts of bacon you'll ever see. They're quite misshaped, usually, and with a fair amount of rind: they're quite fatty! I find that trying to get a rasher of bacon is often a bit of a chore with this, as they are quite thickly cut in comparison to other brands. As a result, you may be paying less per kilo for the bacon, but you end up with less rashers of bacon for your money.

              Using this bacon as an ingredient for a recipe, however, is quite good. The extra fat and often thick rashers make for a potentially more flavoursome result. This way, the visually poor bacon no longer needs to look like a rasher, and can be as clumpily cut as it likes - the fact that it's being chopped up into bits anyway makes this somewhat irrelevant.

              Tastewise, the bacon is on a par with a lot of other brands. It's quite nice, although again, you can tell there's a certain amount of fat there. It's not the best bacon, that's for sure, but despite my bacon sandwich being a bit haphazardly made due to the fattiness and also the weirdly shaped rashers, it still tasted quite good.

              My wife would still prefer to use better quality bacon, and to be honest we probably will revert to getting a brand more associated with quality, but there's still a lot to be said for Tesco value bacon. It costs around the £1.20 mark and you get 250g of bacon, and this is the best value by far in terms of price per kilo every time I go into the store.

              Overall, I'm going to give this 3 stars. It's not the greatest, but it's ideal for anytime you want chopped up bacon for a recipe. A little fatty, and not so great for sandwiches or if you want just a rasher of nice bacon, but for what you get, it's really good value.

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                12.05.2009 13:33
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                A good value product for sandwiches

                This is the third in my value trilogy.

                This is not the bacon to be buying if you want lovely even rashers of bacon on your plate. The reason this is value bacon I think is not because of the quality of the bacon but the fact that it is full off mis-shapen slices - obviously the ends when the bacon has been sliced and slightly thicker pieces than you would normally get in a packet of bacon.

                This bacon however is ideal if you don't mind about the presentation - therefore making it an ideal buy for sandwiches, adding to pasta, or for using when making your own quiche.

                The taste is quite good and generally the bacon does not contain loads and loads of water so it is fairly easy to get the bacon to brown, but I have had the odd packet every now and again which seems to make my pan swim with water whilst trying to cook it.

                Therefore at less than a pound apacket this bacon is good value as long as you don't want uniform rashers

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                29.03.2009 13:11
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                This is one Value product that I can live without, although it makes home made quiche even cheaper.

                I had planned to make a bacon quiche last weekend and when my brother heard this he asked me to make him a couple and also mentioned that my nephew, on his way back to university the following day, would appreciate one to take back with him ensuring that he and his impoverish flatmates ate properly for at least a day or two. I ended up making seven quiches in total and as I like to use at least two or three rashers in each one this would have worked out very expensive if using my usual Walls bacon.

                I was undecided about actually buying the Tesco Value Unsmoked Bacon as although the meat itself didn't look too fatty the whole lot was tightly shrink wrapped together which doesn't give it the best appearance possible. However I bit the bullet and bought four packs in readiness for my quiche making session.

                I had to use sharp scissors to get into the thick plastic wrapping and it was then that I noticed how poor the bacon actually looked, it's a good colour but the tail end (which was covered by the label) was almost streaky in appearance with a lot more fat than I had hoped for. It's also very bitty, by this I mean that as soon as I picked up a rasher the fat caused it to stretch out and the tail end fell off leaving me with a medallion of bacon which had a rough and fatty edge. This wasn't a problem at this point as I chop the bacon into pieces for filling the quiche but when I used the last two rashers I had over for a sandwich it caused untold problems as it was impossible to turn the bacon during cooking without it twisting and tearing.

                The rashers I cooked for my sandwich didn't turn out well at all. The fat is so thick in places that it refused to crisp up and one section was so horribly fatty that it turned almost like gel after grilling. Let me get one thing straight, I love a bit of fat on my bacon. Bacon without fat is warm ham. But this is extreme, to be honest even as part of the cheap Value range I didn't think bacon like this was still sold.

                I made my sandwich after cutting off much of the soggy fat and can say the bacon was surprisingly tasty. The meat had retained some moisture which is due to the high fat content and had a rounded bacon flavour, it's a little too salty but then I had been expecting this from the colour of the bacon and also the price. It made for a tasty sandwich anyway and the rashers for me were the perfect thickness from both a cooking and an eating point of view.

                The quiches were rather more successful as I'd taken off every morsel of visible fat and ended up with a pile of small bacon pieces which I flash fried before adding to the quiche filling. The saltiness really complimented the bland egg and cheese filling and I found the flavour of the bacon was much more intense used in this dish.

                I paid £1.23 for this bacon and despite my misgivings I'll buy it again when I make a batch of quiche, however for a sandwich I think I'll stick to other brands as it's too fatty to contemplate slotting it into my diet and I prefer a rasher of bacon that is going to stay in one piece.

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                  10.03.2009 19:30
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                  Good value and reasonable quality.

                  I have noticed that everytime I visit Tesco`s more and more people are scrutinising the prices carefully. Heads are bowed over the shelves and you can sense that everyone is doing calculations in their heads.
                  Bacon used to be a reasonably priced meal, bacon and eggs with a slice of bread and butter is lovely and tasty.
                  But just take a look at the price of it lately! If you are looking at the well known brands it has almost become a luxury meal.
                  I have to be honest and say that if I am making a quiche then I buy the Tesco cooking bacon, at the end of the day it is only going to be snipped into small pieces to put in the pastry case.
                  We love a bacon sandwich for lunch, it makes a very tasty snack that is much appreciated by the Other Half.

                  Tesco Value back bacon is well priced at £1.23 for a 250g pack, maybe it isn`t top quality but it cooks well and is tasty.
                  I find that I have to rummage through the packs in the chiller to find one that I like the look of, we both like a small amount of fat on the edge of the rasher. Another thing that I always watch out for is that the rashers haven`t been cut too far near the shoulder, if I wanted shoulder I would buy it!

                  There are eight rashers in the plain plastic pack, there is nothing extravagant or fanciful about the packaging which suits me fine. I am a sinner because I love to fry my bacon, grilling it doesn`t cut the mustard with me.
                  As you put the rashers into the hot fat in the frying pan they sizzle and you do see the water content that is held in the rashers infiltrating the fat.
                  Because the bacon isn`t overly thick it cooks quickly and after a couple of minutes you see the rashers start to brown nicely.
                  Both of us love the bacon fairly well done but not crispy!
                  Take two slices of fresh bread, butter them thickly and load the bacon rashers into the middle, it makes a delicious lunchtime snack. I can almost smell the bacon now...

                  It may not be the best but it is very passable, at least it has taste!

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                    27.01.2009 13:33

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                    Good for using in pies etc

                    Tesco Value Bacon is a product I have avoided stoutly over the years, although I use other value products with no qualms. When I saw it reduced down to 32p though, I decided 'what the heck' and bought some. The price of bacon has really shot up in the last year, so much so that I am normally forced to buy a measly 4 rasher pack which is still £1.30 odd. Anyway, I decided to try out my 32p bargain with a cooked breakfast one weekend and must say that I was pleasantly surprised! Firstly the cons; this stuff is stuck together like one huge lump and it is tricky to separate the individual rashers. It is also rather fatty with swathes of fat running through the middle of the rasher which I personally prefer to remove. This leaves less meat. HOWEVER the taste of the bacon is actually really nice, it is very thick cut and salty tasting, a bit like traditional bacon that a lot of people liked but has been replaced by low fat low salt versions over the years. All in all I would buy this again and intend to use it from now on or until bacon goes down in price!

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                    28.10.2008 21:54
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                    a thumbs down from me

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                    The 250g pack of bacon is packaged in a plastic vacuumed pack. There is a sticker on the front of the pack, with the Tesco logo on the top left corner, the product name located in the top center, quick glace nutritional information on the top right side. With a central picture of some lean tasty looking cooked bacon. Ingredients, nutritional information and a cooking guide can be found on the reverse of the sticker when the pack is opened.
                    The pack cannot be teared open, but opens easily using a knife or scissors.

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                    I brought two packs of this bacon for the first time a few months ago, to save some money on my weekly shopping bill, since my usual branded bacon had jumped in price from 2.29 to £2.99 for 8 rashers of bacon. I prefer lean bacon, but was willing to trim of the excess fat to save some money. It was a good job I was prepared to do this as I was hard pushed to find a lean cut.
                    I opened both packs of bacon to find quite of bit of water in the bottom of each pack. The bacon rashers varied in size and the number of slices in each pack varied from 7 to 9. I trimmed of the excess fat around the edge and put them under the grill to cook and to serve with some new potatoes and salad. The bacon smelled appertising and meaty and I couldn't wait to tuck in. once cooked the bacon had shrunk and the bottom of the grill pan contain much more water than usual. Still I served the meals found the meat to be chewy, it seemed like it was overly processed and streaked with fat, because of how much fat was surrounding the meat I was surprised to find it lacked flavour and was slightly dry {I don't like overly crispy bacon}.

                    Ingredients

                    Pork
                    Water
                    Salt
                    Preservatives (Potassium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite)
                    Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate).

                    Cooking guide

                    Grilled
                    Place bacon on grill and cook for 4-6 minutes on a medium heat turning occasionally.
                    Fried
                    Fry in a little oil on a medium heat, turning occasionally, for 3 -5 minutes.


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                    Per 100g

                    Calories - 275
                    Protein - 16.7g
                    Carbohydrate - 1.4g
                    Sugars - 1.1g
                    Fat - 22.5g
                    Saturated fat - 8.8g
                    mono unsaturates - 9.7g
                    polyunsaturates - 2.8g
                    fiber - 0g
                    Sodium - 1.1g

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                    23.09.2008 21:40
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                    Don't buy this!

                    I have just eaten some of this awful, tough, chewy and cheap bacon. I bought it at the weekend for about a pound and thought I'd got a real bargain but not so.

                    The packaging is just plastic wrap, no solid carton or anything but who cares about that if the bacon is nice? There are about 8 slices in the pack, much the same as other brands and I defrosted it exactly as I always do, tried to peel a slice off and it broke into pieces and then noticed the huge amount of the slice that was pure fat.

                    About a quarter of each slice is actually fat so if like me you remove the fat before cooking you are left with very little bacon.

                    I make a tomato, mushroom, garlic and onion sauce and grill the bacon then add it to the sauce which we have with potatoes or pasta. I did this tonight just the same as I always do.

                    We sat down with the meal expecting it to be as tasty as always and it wasn't good! I'm very fussy when it comes to meat and this was really chewy and tough in texture even though I'd done nothing differently.

                    My partner tried to be kind and said it wasn't bad but soon objected when I told him I'd bought 2 packets of the bacon so he could eat the other one!

                    It's not as tasty as other brands, there's loads of fat on it, it's chewy and tough and ruined the meal.

                    I don't recommend it.

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                    23.09.2008 18:11
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                    avoid this and buy some fruit

                    I may be a little biased in this review in the fact that I find smoked bacon far superior and tasty than its plain unsmoked cousin, however I can at a push eat unsmoked.

                    I find unsmoked goes better if you are having it with something with a fruity taste to it, for example it is nice with rings of pineaple on toast, or in the classic ham and pineapple pizza. Alright I know some people will argue that if it is HAM and pineapple you should use HAM rather than BACON. So we will call it a bacon and pineapple pizza.

                    Another place I like the bacon/ham and pineapple combination is on a baked potato.

                    So money being tight at the moment I though I would give this
                    Tesco Value Unsmoked Back Bacon a try.

                    No No No! Never agian.

                    I really disliked this, the taste was bland and the meat seemed much tougher than bacon normally does. There was a pretty high fat content and the size of the meat halved when applied to any heat, grilled or fried.

                    I didn't try, but it would probably be allright smothered in Brown Sauce, but I wasn't going to risk wasting any brown sauce.

                    I am a fan of value food, but this bacon certainly was not good value at any cost.

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