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Old 01-21-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I purchased Wellshire Farms, reduced fat bacon. It sounds like sacrilege, but it is really tasty. It has 40% less fat! There are a few varieties: peppered, and maple.

It actually just tastes like bacon. No gimmicks. It it pork bacon, nitrate free. I think they just use a slightly leaner pig. Not sure, but it is still streaky and gets crispy.

They sell it online and I found it in my local Whole Paycheck. It was the same price as the other "natural bacon," about $4.99 for 12 oz.

Bacon at Wellshire Family of All Natural Products

60 calories, 3 grams of fat for 2 slices. Just had to share.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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I like bacon fat. But, if I was concerned about it, I have to say that the turkey bacon is not half bad. I wouldn't choose it, but I was surprised. I'd add it to the list of alternatives without being embarrassed.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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We've always used the bad-for-you variety. I'll have to try the Wellshire bacon and see if the family can tell the difference. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I like bacon fat. But, if I was concerned about it, I have to say that the turkey bacon is not half bad. I wouldn't choose it, but I was surprised. I'd add it to the list of alternatives without being embarrassed.

Turkey bacon is worse for you than regular bacon.

busta
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Is probably a center cut too, so is leaner
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Turkey bacon is worse for you than regular bacon.

busta

Really? Why?


PS: I like butcher shop bacon cut 1/4" thick and slow cooked.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This bacon doesn't render out quite as much fat. I am an occassional bacon eater. Maybe 2-3X per month I'll have a few slices of bacon. If I plan on cooking with it, I'd rather have the real thing. Turkey bacon just feels wrong.

Bacon fat + beans = yummy! I love to start beans with onions that were sauteed with bacon fat. Or chard, kale or spinach.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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We cook our Sunday morning eggs in the fat from the bacon...
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Really? Why?

I just read an article about this and -- if I remember correctly -- turkey bacon is worse for you than regular bacon because it has much more sodium.

Irony: My husband doesn't eat red meat because he's worried about pesky heart disease, but he will eat turkey bacon. Of course, we don't eat it often so the additional increase in sodium is negligible.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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I just read an article about this and -- if I remember correctly -- turkey bacon is worse for you than regular bacon because it has much more sodium.

Irony: My husband doesn't eat red meat because he's worried about pesky heart disease, but he will eat turkey bacon. Of course, we don't eat it often so the additional increase in sodium is negligible.
Oh! Sodium.
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