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Let’s Talk Bacon!

Published November 24, 2010 - 5 Comments

I’ve had this blog post in mind for awhile.  In fact, I’ve had the title scrawled on my whiteboard for weeks.  That’s how I do things.  Something pops into my head, and I write it across the whiteboard.  I get some interesting looks sometimes… “Let’s Talk Bacon” in red marker..  Umm.. ok…

But seriously, am I the only person who likes maple bacon?  Or maybe it’s a guy thing?  I usually don’t bother to buy the maple bacon if I know that I’m going to be cooking it for someone else.  It never seems to be a hit.  I don’t understand it.  It’s a very slight flavour, and I think one that enhances the taste, but oh well.  Maybe it’s just me.

I’ve started buying the Olymel bacon that comes in 3 pre-packaged sections.  It’s only 70 cents more, and I figured that was a small price to pay for not over-indulging on the stuff.  If I’m cooking breakfast for a few people, I will use the regular bacon, but if I’m only making something for myself, the Olymel is definitely the way to go. 

What’s definitely NOT the way to go is that Ready Crisp pre-cooked bacon from Maple Leaf!  What a complete waste of money!  The only reason I even tried it was because the grocery store had a deal on where it was free with the purchase of something else.  OK, can’t go wrong there!  I’ll try it!

5 seconds in the microwave (per piece) is all it takes.  Why?  Because it’s paper thin, and almost completely devoid of any taste!  I was eating it by itself and I might as well have been chewing on cardboard.  There’s no way that I could have been able to taste “bacon” had it actually been in a sandwich or something else. Do yourself a favour… stay away from this stuff.  If you want to have pre-made bacon, then you’re better off just buying regular bacon and cooking up the whole thing, and storing it in the fridge to use as necessary.

Yuck.

But at least now I can erase my whiteboard and throw another idea up there!