The pros: Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon is as easy as can be. No mess to deal with. Even though the package is only 3.25 ounces, you still get 15 slices in the package which is about what you would get in a regular package, although these slices seem thinner.
The cons: This should not be confused with shelf stable pre-cooked bacon.
The verdict: For $4.99 this is something worthwhile to pickup. There are times where you want bacon but don't want to deal with the mess or the clean up. This offers both taste and convenience. The bacon is very thin, but offers a salty, smokey, and slightly sweet taste. There is still some fat here so if you are hoping for crispy bacon, this might not be the right product for you. If you are looking a few slices follow the package directions, if you are like me and want to prepare the whole thing, then you'll need to put this on layers of paper towels and put it in the microwave for 20 seconds, checking the temperature, and letting it go for another 20 seconds. For me, it came out the right temperature. I'd keep this on hand for a quick breakfast or even to top salad.
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How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the package you get layers of bacon goodness:
After being reheated in the microwave:
Would I buy this again? Yes. For those mornings where you only need a few slices of bacon Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon is the easiest way to go without messing your kitchen. It was tasty, moist and smoky. If you are looking for really crispy bacon, this probably won't be your thing.
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