Tesco Finest* Smoked Dry Cure Streaky Bacon

Tesco Finest* Smoked Dry Cure Streaky Bacon
£ 2.50
2 rashers of bacon
  • Energy401kJ 97kcal
  • Fat8.2g
  • Saturates2.6g
  • Sugars0.2g
  • Salt0.9g

of the reference intake*
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1336kJ / 323kcal

Product Description

  • Oak and beech smoked, dry cured rindless streaky bacon rashers.
  • Our Tesco finest* dry cure bacon comes from British outdoor bred pigs normally. Due to recent rising high demand, we also source British Indoor Farmed Pork and not RSPCA Assured Outdoor Bred Pork for a limited period of time. It was developed for us by experts who first began dry curing pork in Waberthwaite, Cumbria back in 1828. Nearly 200 years later, it’s still cured by hand following the same method to bring out the rich flavour before air drying for a meaty texture.
  • *Traditionally dry cured by hand for a meaty texture and rich flavour then smoked with oak and beech chips.
  • Pack size: 240G



Pork, Salt, Sugar, Preservatives (Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate), Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate).

Prepared from 105g of Pork per 100g of Bacon.


Suitable for home freezing. Ideally freeze as soon as possible after purchase but always by 'use by' date shown. Not suitable for cooking from frozen. Follow the preparation guidelines above. Once defrosted use on the same day and do not refreeze. Defrost thoroughly for a minimum of 6-8 hours in the fridge. Keep refrigerated. Once opened, consume within 3 days and by 'use by' date shown.

Cooking Instructions


Instructions: Not suitable for microwave cooking.

Instructions: Place under a pre-heated grill for 4-6 minutes. Turn ocassionally. For extra crispy bacon, grill for an additional 2 minutes.

Shallow Fry
Instructions: For best results, pan fry. Fry in a little oil for 3-5 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain well before serving.

Cooking Precautions

  • Tesco recommends that all meat products are cooked thoroughly.
  • Always wash hands, surfaces and utensils after contact with raw meat.

Produce of

Produced in the U.K., using pork from the U.K.

Number of uses

8 Servings


  • Packaged in a protective atmosphere.

Return to

  • Tesco Stores Ltd.,
  • Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA,
  • U.K

Net Contents

240g e


Typical ValuesPer 100gA serving contains
Energy1336kJ / 323kcal401kJ / 97kcal
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--
As Sold.--
Pack contains 8 servings.--

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Packaged in a protective atmosphere.

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12 Reviews

Average of 3.4 stars

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Finest? Finest what?

1 stars

Zero stars. Should be removed from shelves .. not finest! Not RSPCA / kind pig stuff … "finest" it is not.

Disappointingly only tastes of salt

1 stars

Just fried 4 slices of this bacon in the pan. Not only was it like four pieces of cardboard when cooked but also like eating a spoonful of salt for each slice. I looked at the ingredients and see that 2 slices contain 9 g. of salt and that daily intake for an adult is 6 g. It was simply horrible and I have thrown the rest of the pack out. What has happened to the delicious bacon of 50 years ago? I cannot find any that isn't overloaded with salt and therefore no taste of bacon whatsoever.

Crispy & tasty

4 stars

Excellent bacon - easy to cook nice and crisp, with no nasty white "ooze" - excellent taste - most of the times I'd have given it 5 stars, but it can be variable in quality (I've had hugely varied ratio of fat to meat).

A tasty treat

5 stars

Good flavour, no added water so no white gloop oozing out during cooking. Not too much fat. Ideal for crisped bacon sandwiches.

Chew, chew, chew

3 stars

That's right: should have been sliced thinner.

Best bacon ever

5 stars

Yhis bacon is beautiful, your mouth will water as soon as you smell it cooking. Well worth paying alittle extra for, cooks clean, no watery residue Lovely!!

Too salty

3 stars

This used to be delicious and certainly deserved the 'finest' label. Unfortunately the last few packs we've had all that can be tasted is salt. I'm sticking with it and keeping my fingers crossed that it is just a temporary blip. :-(


5 stars

Excellent flavour, good pack size, definitely added to favourites. Note that altogh this is listed just as "Smoked" it is, in fact, oak and beech smoked and father special,

Truly the finest.

5 stars

This really is the best streaky bacon you can buy. I have tried many but this has the best flavour, it is cut to just the right thickness and it crisps up lovely.

Have tried lots of other streaky bacons... but non

5 stars

Have tried lots of other streaky bacons... but none come close to this. Doesn't produce a lot of liquid when cooking, and turns into a tasty crispy addition to my cooked breakfast or bacon sarnie.

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