The Pros: Trader Joe's Uncured Black Forrest Bacon is delicious, has a good balance of salt and sweet, thick cut, and meaty.
The Cons: Why do they sell it as a 12 ounce package? That's a tease. Eating 2 of these makes me a fatty.
The Verdict: This is sweet and salty and once again much like the Trader Joe’s Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon, it took me back to my childhood, but in a different way. It was similar except this had a touch of candied bacon to it when fried in a pan with a hint of pepper. Totally buying it again. So here is what you get for $5.49
The nutritional information and the ingredients in case you were wondering:
How to prepare:
Opening the package, this bacon has a dark colored rub to it. When it cooks it looks dark too. But it is oh so good:
Into the fry pan. See the dark edges? That's the rub:
Drying off. Yes, they look burnt, but they are actually cooked perfectly. The rub made these much darker than any bacon I've fried up before:
Taking a bite with some Trader Joe's pumpkin waffles:
Yum. Just buy their bacon. You can't go back to BJs or Costco bacon after eating this. Yes, it's more expensive per pound, but definitely something you'll savor and enjoy.
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