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    I recently bought a pack of bacon from applegate farms uncured or whatever and it was alright but the flavor was a bit like crunchy gravel. And the price? holy shit.

    walmarts bacon is delicious. Why are people so against it? And don't say nitrates because we've all been done that road. And not everyone has a the shining beacons of the new age in whole foods and TJ's with which to waste money on the same shit you can get everywhere else for cheaper.

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    Some people have ethical/moral objections to the way the pigs are treated. Others worry about the susceptibility of pork to huge variation in PUFA vs. SFA content as a result of their diet. Does that answer your question? Why so grouchy?
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    • #3
      Walmart started carrying Hormel uncured natural bacon by me at $4 a pack. Maybe keep an eye out for it?
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      • #4
        I tend to buy mine at the local butcher, its a little bit less than the Wright's brand that walmart caries and is much better
        Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
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        • #5
          I sympathize with you Jamie. It's damn expensive for the little amount that you get.

          Do you have a local butcher shop? You could try getting side-pork from there, if they stock it. It's uncured bacon. When we take in a hog for butcher (twice a year), I order side-pork instead of bacon. It's sliced the same. I sprinkle smoked sea salt on it when I cook/fry it and my family likes it just the same, if not better.

          It might be a more affordable option.
          Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            Some people have ethical/moral objections to the way the pigs are treated. Others worry about the susceptibility of pork to huge variation in PUFA vs. SFA content as a result of their diet. Does that answer your question? Why so grouchy?
            +1

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
              Some people have ethical/moral objections to the way the pigs are treated. Others worry about the susceptibility of pork to huge variation in PUFA vs. SFA content as a result of their diet. Does that answer your question? Why so grouchy?
              +2. Maybe read up on sustainable ag v. CAFO bullshit. Happens to be pretty important to me. But then again, the idea of stepping foot in a Wal-Mart is about as appealing to me as digging my heart out with a rusty spoon.

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              • #8
                It is indeed expensive and we often buy bulk packs at big box stores. I also keep an eye out for manager's specials at the local supermarket.
                A few weeks back there was a blow out on 1.5 pound packs of thick cut for $2.50 each or about $1.67 per pound. They use buy dates were a couple of weeks away..bought 5 and tossed 4 in the freezer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
                  +2. Maybe read up on sustainable ag v. CAFO bullshit. Happens to be pretty important to me. But then again, the idea of stepping foot in a Wal-Mart is about as appealing to me as digging my heart out with a rusty spoon.
                  Why a spoon cousin, why not an axe?
                  If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
                    Why a spoon cousin, why not an axe?
                    Because that would be quicker and less painful.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AuroraB View Post
                      I sympathize with you Jamie. It's damn expensive for the little amount that you get.

                      Do you have a local butcher shop? You could try getting side-pork from there, if they stock it. It's uncured bacon. When we take in a hog for butcher (twice a year), I order side-pork instead of bacon. It's sliced the same. I sprinkle smoked sea salt on it when I cook/fry it and my family likes it just the same, if not better.

                      It might be a more affordable option.
                      nah.

                      used to have a local butcher shop here but they closed up long ago. But I have no problems buying walmart brand bacon or oscar mayer. Its good stuff.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
                        Because that would be quicker and less painful.
                        Close..."Because it would hurt more you twit!"

                        Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Theives.
                        If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                          nah.

                          used to have a local butcher shop here but they closed up long ago. But I have no problems buying walmart brand bacon or oscar mayer. Its good stuff.
                          Too bad.....

                          I must admit that when we run out of the butcher stuff, I buy from wallyworld too. It's too expensive any other way when I've got to feed five of us and the smell of any bacon cooking is like nirvana to the teenagers and hubby.
                          Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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                          • #14
                            I just stock up on the good stuff when I see it on sale. Freezes and defrosts well enough. I'm partial to the WF 365 brand myself.

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                            • #15
                              I buy the "fancy" bacon at my farmer's market because it costs about the same here as the regular stuff, and it's the one meat I can afford that I know was ethically raised.

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