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Old 05-17-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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BENTON'S Everybody hear that????? if it is so popular it should be available everywhere. I'll look it up now. Thanks.

 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...if it is so popular it should be available everywhere...
They don't produce enough for it to be available everywhere - quite a few gourmet restaurants use it though.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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look what I found


'Cured,' Allan Benton Documentary, Shows How 'Sustenance For Poor Appalachian Hillbillies' Beat Prosciutto (VIDEO)
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Why in the world would you buy reduced fat bacon??? Isn't that the whole point??? YUUUMMMMMMM


BTW-I'll usually buy Hormel thick cut and for a real treat get WF's thick applewood smoked bacon...YYYYYYUUUUMMMMMM
"Reduced fat" can be accomplished simply by slicing the pieces thinner. 1/2 the piece of meat = 1/2 the calories and fat right?

Frankly, I'd rather eat bacon less frequently and eat a piece I really enjoyed. We only eat bacon about once a month so I feel no guilt about it either about the price or about the fat.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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bacon is like sausage

you get what you pay for
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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$16 for 1 lb. I don't think so. Can't find Benton's anywhere except in TN.

Allan Benton's Bacon at Zingerman's Mail Order
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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I love bacon in all its glorious forms. It's one of my favorite foods. In fact, I've never had a bad slice of bacon in my life. Even the burnt strips went in my belly. So I can't relate to the OP's situation. When I used to buy bacon regularly, I'd usually get the thick-cut Oscar Mayer, Hormel, or Black Label. Heck, I even got the ready-to-eat microwave bacon a couple of times and thought that tasted okay. Due to the rising cost of bacon and a change in diet, I no longer buy bacon and only have it on special occasions once in a while at a breakfast buffet. I hope the OP gets reimbursed for the terrible bacon experience. There's simply no excuse for bad bacon.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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so do you have to have a resale retail tax number? any special ID? I can't imagine they would let anybody in a place like that. I assumed it would be in large quantities but thought licensing for resale would be necessary.
I've not seen any such stores like that in the Triangle...but they have them in many other states....and yes, they will just let anyone in....package sizes can vary (most are larger) but they don't you show a restaurant license. It's a restaurant supply store....not an ABC.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Thank you. I guess I could take my receipt back to Food Lion and get refund. But I wanted Gwaltney to know of my bad experience. Frankly never paid much attention to quality/vs value brand. I just bought bacon on sale but i will never buy Gwaltney again. that is for sure.

BTW didn't ask DH to buy reduced fat bacon. he just came home with that. you know how that goes...
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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$16 for 1 lb. I don't think so. Can't find Benton's anywhere except in TN.

Allan Benton's Bacon at Zingerman's Mail Order
If you could just taste how wonderful that bacon is...

BTW - it's $7.50 lb at Benton's website - you have to buy four pounds though.
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