Archive for October, 2008

Tyson Hickory Sliced Bacon


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☆☆ 

Ratings based on Bacon Rating System

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

Warning sign: in bacon

Best. Warning. Ever.

Well, its not really bacon but its friggin’ hilarious nonetheless. Found randomly on the Internet but I *think* the original source is:

Fletcher's Classics Stak Pack with Pepper Crust


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 

Ratings based on Bacon Rating System
Buy this bacon

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

Bacon Rating System

The folks over at I Heart Bacon have come up with the Bacon Rating System. I frickin’ love this … so I’ll be using a slightly modified version here for the Bacon Geek reviews:


The Bacon
  • Brand: Crapmasters
  • Name: Uber Yummy Bacon
  • Cost per pound: $9.99
  • Value per pound: Low
  • Where purchased: Bob’s Market
  • Packaging: 32 oz
  • Cut: Medium
  • Preservatives: Nitrates
The Prep and Score
  • Cooking heat: Medium Low
  • Total cooking…

How to cook bacon

Update: You might want to check out some of the how-to videos we’re doing on We’ve done some general bacon cooking tips along with cooking on an electric stove and cooking a lot of bacon at once.

This seems like an entirely simple thing to do, right? You just put bacon in the pan and cook it up. Well, not necessarily. There are a…

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Bacon Man: Gettin' this country sizzlin'

I wish I was actually making this stuff up but I swear, I’m not … ha!

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Bacon Apple Pie … you betcha

OMG ... this is real and yes, I would totally eat it

OMG … this is real and yes, I would totally eat it. I’m not kidding. This is REAL. I’m not making this stuff up.

Eli Cooks (is Cooks his last name?!) has a great step-by-step recipe going for bacon apple pie. I don’t care what people say, that looks just plain nummy.

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Baconnaise: Everything should taste like bacon


From the makers of Bacon Salt, we have Baconnaise coming to your favorite supermarket shelves in November 2008. w00t!

Boing Boing is all over it.

Bacon Man: He's a reality

The Bacon Man cometh

Originally uploaded by NetDiva.

I’m not even sure what to do with this one. Amy (aka NetDiva) posted a great Flickr set about building the bacon man. I’m sure this was one of those “you had to be there” or do-it-on-a-dare kind of things but its cool nonetheless.

The big question on everyone’s mind, did they eat it? Click the…

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