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Skillet Bacon Spread Cured & Uncured (4)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1565 Private Messages Cesare

Skillet Bacon Spread Cured & Uncured 4-Pack
$28.99 $̶3̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ 28% off List Price
Original Flavor, 7oz.
Fennel and Black Pepper, 7oz.
Uncured Original Flavor, 7oz.
Uncured Fennel and Black Pepper, 7oz.

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Previous offer:
5/31/12

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rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin

Bacon....!

CT

klezman


quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:Bacon....!



On Passover, no less!

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

CrystalSinger


quality posts: 7 Private Messages CrystalSinger

Bought these once months ago. Not particularly excited by them, and I LOVE bacon.

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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3157 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lots of good reviews (3.8 out of 5.0) on the Original Uncured flavor over at amazon

Staticbzzz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Staticbzzz

Bacon spread? Fo shizzle???

ArcanixSoulstar


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ArcanixSoulstar

I bought these the last time it came around on this site, and was less than impressed. One jar had spoiled during shipping. The bacon flavor is really muted and this stuff tastes greasy when cold. I'd just rather have normal bacon, thanks.

tikipunkgirl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tikipunkgirl

In Seattle, Skillet is a food truck known for their "bacon jam." Honestly, once I tried it I really didn't see the big whoop as the bacon just wasn't that prominent. Disappointed with the original and if it's anything close you should probably save your money or make your own. Nuff said.

alanhwoot


quality posts: 38 Private Messages alanhwoot

I have had the cured versions. It's pretty good, though it seems more like a BBQ flavor than bacon.

thespiansmc


quality posts: 20 Private Messages thespiansmc
ArcanixSoulstar wrote:I bought these the last time it came around on this site, and was less than impressed. One jar had spoiled during shipping. The bacon flavor is really muted and this stuff tastes greasy when cold. I'd just rather have normal bacon, thanks.



or make it yourself!

http://bakedbree.com/bacon-jam

sinsemilla


quality posts: 6 Private Messages sinsemilla

"Uncured bacon spread"? That is impossible. Bacon is a cured pork product by definition.

curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

This product is a sham. I tried it when I was sick and it didn't cure anything!

Karzon


quality posts: 8 Private Messages Karzon
sinsemilla wrote:"Uncured bacon spread"? That is impossible. Bacon is a cured pork product by definition.



Uncured anything is a myth. Curing uses nitates. "Uncured" products use celery, which contains nitrates.

So it's exactly the same, but tastes worse.

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben
Karzon wrote:Uncured anything is a myth. Curing uses nitates. "Uncured" products use celery, which contains nitrates.

So it's exactly the same, but tastes worse.



Thanks, was just going to post something along the same line...
it is essentially a lie calling something uncured when celery juice/powder/concentrate is added.

dave17


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dave17
andreaserben wrote:Thanks, was just going to post something along the same line...
it is essentially a lie calling something uncured when celery juice/powder/concentrate is added.



So true.In fact Cooks Illustrated had some "uncured: bacon brands tested and they had more nitrates than ordinary bacon!

karruttopp


quality posts: 0 Private Messages karruttopp
dave17 wrote:So true.In fact Cooks Illustrated had some "uncured: bacon brands tested and they had more nitrates than ordinary bacon!



Yes but they are naturally occurring nitrates so of course that makes it "better". (Sarcastic voice)

Zippy The Pinhead


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Zippy The Pinhead

I love bacon, especially really good specialty bacon. This stuff, not so much. The bacon flavor is not prominent and it requires heating or it tastes greasy. I have tried it several different ways and am less than happy.

I dream of a world where chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned.

timp3000


quality posts: 1 Private Messages timp3000

I agree with the comments that the bacon flavor is questionable. The pepper and fennel I use SPARINGLY as those flavors are overpowering. I mix this with eggs when I scramble them. Best when used in small amounts with something, not really great on its own, like just spread on toast.

ParadiseDave


quality posts: 4 Private Messages ParadiseDave

"It's a floor wax."

"No, it's a dessert topping!"

Guess I can use it to grease the skids once my viking ship is ready to launch. Eating it just seems... disgusting. AKA "Li'l Lisa Slurry" for you Simpsons fans.

AGreathouse


quality posts: 1 Private Messages AGreathouse
ArcanixSoulstar wrote:I bought these the last time it came around on this site, and was less than impressed. One jar had spoiled during shipping. The bacon flavor is really muted and this stuff tastes greasy when cold. I'd just rather have normal bacon, thanks.



I bought these about 6 months ago for my husband since he loves bacon but we ended up having the exact same experience. One jar had opened during shipping and the other jar I ended up throwing away. It had a spoiled smell to it when I opened it up and was so oily that it was unusable.

Amy Greathouse

shellie602


quality posts: 0 Private Messages shellie602
dave17 wrote:So true.In fact Cooks Illustrated had some "uncured: bacon brands tested and they had more nitrates than ordinary bacon!



That's because the unnatural nitrates are regulated. So, the manufacturers add celery powder without really knowing how much nitrates (albeit naturally occurring ones) are being added.

Not to tell the whole world and make supply an issue but this stuff rules. You may argue that it isn't bacon because it doesn't have nitrates, nitrites, or sugar but it tastes like bacon to me. Smoked and salted pork belly FTW.

Grok on!

http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1186

IndigoHills


quality posts: 2 Private Messages IndigoHills

I too was underwhelmed by this product. BUT, they’ve added a lot of recipes on their website since I had last been there (a year ago), so it may be worth visiting for inspiration.

Bione


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Bione
thespiansmc wrote:or make it yourself!

http://bakedbree.com/bacon-jam



This stuff looks foul and contains a number of mysterious ingredients that I'm not sure I can replicate: even if "citrus four" means "citrus flour" I'm still not sure what that is.

However, I'm quite sure I wouldn't want to recreate this Frankenstein's monster of a mess. It looks like someone ate something tasty and then regurgitated it for our future "enjoyment."

Wine.Woot!: I know it's non-liquid Thursday, but why aren't there any WINE-filled chocolates on Easter? This is WINE woot, right? Not Bacon woot.

maggiecain


quality posts: 9 Private Messages maggiecain

I have dolloped this onto grilled steak and been pleased.

wooowoot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wooowoot

Eewww. Ground up pig (uncured, no less) spilling out of a can. I really wish you'd left the lid on when you took this picture.

budrose


quality posts: 0 Private Messages budrose

When we manage to get low on bacon drippings, we fry more bacon.

kbwoof15


quality posts: 7 Private Messages kbwoof15

I got this one the last time it was on woot - the original and fennel combo. The fennel one came broken in the box but the woot folks were kind enough to ship me another.

The flavor of the original one is deceptively sweet. When you get something called "bacon spread" you expect it to taste like the smokey, salty, savory goodness that is bacon. Instead it's like a sugary smokey hamish flavor. There is also an intense layer of lard that accumulates in the jar and can be quite unappetizing.

If you like sweet bacon then get this, but if like me you prefer your bacon salty it's a pass.

pwoznic


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pwoznic

Looks like all the hipster foodies in Portland couldn't resist.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 33 Private Messages fredrinaldi

last few days the comments have been hammering woot, what happened to our woot? sad

yekrubhpesoj


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yekrubhpesoj

Bought it just to try it, now what the heck am I gonna do with it? Any recipes? I'll figure something out, but any suggestions?

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 23 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

Nutritionists must be rolling their eyes. Someone actually found a way to take bacon and turn it into something worse.

Of course, it's probably very yummy and everyone should buy 3.

ryancorlew


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ryancorlew

Have fun with the sodium nitrates. Butt cancer, here we come.

billjac2000


quality posts: 1 Private Messages billjac2000

I got this last time around and enjoyed it spread on toast with orange marmalade or pickles. Don't expect it to be liquid bacon--it's more like smokey rillettes--so you have to treat it like charcuterie, pairing it with cheese, pickles, chutney, etc.

That said, seven bucks a jar is a bit excessive, particularly for four kind of samey flavors.

workinpoor


quality posts: 15 Private Messages workinpoor

The labels remind me of those memes from someecards.com.

zoppashotgun


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zoppashotgun

30 dollars? I can make 28 oz. of this for 5. And this is NOT hard to make at home.

btuck895


quality posts: 1 Private Messages btuck895

Rub some bacon on it!

clangle


quality posts: 3 Private Messages clangle

I loves me some bacon but this just looks......blech.

thespiansmc


quality posts: 20 Private Messages thespiansmc
Bione wrote:This stuff looks foul and contains a number of mysterious ingredients that I'm not sure I can replicate: even if "citrus four" means "citrus flour" I'm still not sure what that is.

However, I'm quite sure I wouldn't want to recreate this Frankenstein's monster of a mess. It looks like someone ate something tasty and then regurgitated it for our future "enjoyment."



Bacon Jam is actually really amazing; a local food truck here in Boston made it well, and they gave me the recipe (they moved onto a brick and mortar).



alliemda


quality posts: 4 Private Messages alliemda
pwoznic wrote:Looks like all the hipster foodies in Portland couldn't resist.



Not to mention... New Hampshire. "Live free or die!"

PS Sorry I couldn't think of a better way to frame this joke. Assuming it can even be called a joke. Argh.