A great Ingredient if you know what to do with it!
Love to chop and sautee this to a crispy finish for casseroles, soups and even salads. Great taste and good chunks of meat. And the bacon grease is worth saving for crisping cubed, lightly-boiled potato. Got a lot of mileage from a package that costs next to nothing!
Affordable alternative to lardons
Great for cooking, I buy this instead of lardons for recipes. Not for bacon sandwiches.
They've changed it and it's no longer worth buying
I have bought this product many times before and it has been great. It was the offcuts which were all odd shapes, but very useable. I would use them for a quiche or to put with chicken in a pie. I have just received a pack of compressed muck quite frankly!! I read someone else's review of it and they must have had one like this too. I will not be buying it again
Fantastic value for money
We love it as it’s so useful. Almost therapeutic untangling it but worth it. I sort it into batches for freezing and am happy with either the smoked or unsmoked off cuts and lumpy bits. I agree whole heartily with a previous reviewer regarding the saltiness. It’s bacon.
Great for Carbonara and Bacon, mushroom & tomato p
Great for Carbonara and Bacon, mushroom & tomato pasta. Just a little tip for those who find it too salty, I take off the rind, dice and add to a pan of cold water, then bring to the boil and when a 'foam' appears drain and repeat the process. I find this is the best method to reduce the salt content. I love being able to cook from scratch with such affordable ingredients. A great purchase!
Use this to make soup Usually a .mix of smoked/ unsmoked bacon which can be separated Did not really notice it was all smoked. Not a good choice for Lentil Soup Since it altered the taste completely, and my family did not like it. Won't buy again
definitely not worth buying at any price
Expected off cut, but this was nothing but mushed up bacon, could not even get a partial slice.
Food for a proper human diet
It amazes me how people will review a product against what it's intended purpose is. This product is clearly bacon, it's the offcuts, and therefore the low price. It's not flat slices of bacon so you cannot expect to lay it nice and neat on a "sarnie" so don't complain about that if you can't do that. And it's Pig meat, which is typically very salty, so don't complain about it being salty, sheesh. And it's going to contain FAT, OMG!!! call the high carb police - if you cannot cope with eating FAT, then there's plenty non fat variety on the shelves. For those of us on low carb high fat diet (yes Tesco that actually exists, stop trying to avoid it by saying low sugar or just ignoring it) then I for one welcome good quality bacon fat, it's actually the best part of the cut and an essential part of a proper human diet. If you instead want nice flat layers of unsalty, lean, meat-like products, then I recommend trying the lovely range of sliced "ham". However if you want a load of cheap, rustic, value for money real meat, that's good for an easy fry hash, throw an egg or two in, some mushrooms, then you have the product you want here.
Great value for money
Value for money! My pack was smoked, would be fab for pigs in blankets, carbonara, soup, casseroles, chicken wrapped in bacon, inconsistent sizes but would still make a great bacon butty plus so many other options! One of the best kept secrets!