Reviews

Starbuck’s Bacon, Gouda & Egg Frittata Is Actually Pretty Good!

I was dedicated to being completely unbiased and I walked into Starbucks with as evenly balanced and fair set of mental scales as I could muster up for the occasion, just so I couldn’t be accused of allowing my personal premium pork prejudices to cloud my thinking and appraisal.

KFC Shows It’s Hand And Wins Big With New “Double Down” Sandwich!

Things are most definitely getting a lot more “Finger Licking Good” for us dedicated “Baco-Maniacs;” now that the good folks over at KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) have just released the “Double Down” sandwich

Boss Hog's Hickory Smoked Brown Sugar Honey BBQ Bacon

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
  • Brand: BaconFreak.com
  • Name: Honey BBQ Bacon
  • Cost per pound: $19.99
  • Value per pound: Medium-High
  • Where purchased: BaconFreak.com
  • Packaging: 16 oz
  • Cut: Thin
  • Preservatives: Sugar, fructose, nitrates
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Low Low
  • Total cooking time: 12 min
  • Pork Flavor: 4
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 5
  • Sugar: 5
  • Fat: 5
  • Texture: 3
  • Shrinkage: 4

Rating: ★★★★½ 

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As if the title didn’t say enough. ZOMG. This is good bacon folks. Its something out of…

Review: Rocco's Private Reserve Hickory Smoked Country Pepper Bacon

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
  • Brand: BaconFreak.com
  • Name: Country Pepper Bacon
  • Cost per pound: $19.99
  • Value per pound: Medium-High
  • Where purchased: BaconFreak.com
  • Packaging: 16 oz
  • Cut: Thin
  • Preservatives: Nitrates, yummy nitrates
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low Low
  • Total cooking time: 9 min
  • Pork Flavor: 5
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 4
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 5
  • Texture: 4
  • Shrinkage: 5
  • Rating: ★★★★½ 

    Ratings based on Bacon Rating System

I’m trying something new this week; a video review. Instead of all of the boring prose…

Bacon of the Month: thepignextdoor.com

If there is one thing I love its other bacon lovers. I had a chance to talk with Jason Jackson, founder and proprietor of thepignextdoor.com. I’m BaconGeek (BG) and he’s ThePigNextDoor (TPND):

The Bacon of the Month Club from thepignextdoor.com

BG: Tell me a little about your bacon background.

TPND: I have no background in bacon besides loving to eat it. Haha.

BG: What gave you the idea to start a bacon club website?

TPND: My…

Bourbon Street Cajun Country Bacon

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low Low
  • Total cooking time: 7.5 min
  • Pork Flavor: 4
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 4
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 5
  • Texture: 4
  • Shrinkage: 4

Rating: ★★★★¼ 

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As we move onward through the lovely pile of bacon the folks over at Coastal Vineyards sent our way…

Smokey's Hickory Smoked Bacon

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low Low
  • Total cooking time: 9 min
  • Pork Flavor: 4
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 3
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 3
  • Texture: 3
  • Shrinkage: 3

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

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Rocco from over at BaconFreak.com sent me over 4 kinds of his custom bacon for review. This is…

Update: Bacon Rating System

Based on some fantastic feedback from @ryansnyder I’ve made a few updates to the Bacon Rating System.

The first addition is the “Value per Pound” for bacon. This was inspired by wine reviewers; they often give you a value-per-bottle so you know if you’re getting a good “value” for your money.

Also, I’ve added the “Shrinkage” component to the Bacon Rating System and…

Tyson Hickory Sliced Bacon

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
  • Brand: Tyson
  • Name: Hickory Sliced Bacon
  • Cost per pound: $3.29
  • Where purchased: Albertson’s
  • Packaging: 16 oz
  • Cut: Thin
  • Preservatives: Nitrates, lots of nitrates
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low
  • Total cooking time: 9 min
  • Pork Flavor: 3
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 3
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 1
  • Texture: 2

Rating: ★★¾☆☆ 

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Tyson Hickory Sliced bacon is an inexpensive bacon that’s best used in salads or other dishes where you need that “taste”…

Fletcher's Classics Stak Pack with Pepper Crust

BACON RATINGS

The Bacon
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low
  • Total cooking time: 12 min
  • Pork Flavor: 5
  • Smoke: 5
  • Salt: 4
  • Sugar: 5
  • Fat: 5
  • Texture: 5

Rating: ★★★★¾ 

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Buy this bacon

Fletcher’s “Classics” line of meat products has always been a staple in our house. IMHO…