I look in the view meat packaging and it looks like good meat. I take it home and open it to cook and it's nothing but fat. The only meat that was actually in the bacon is what I saw through the view meat. It was thin and I got very little meat from it. I will never buy this brand again, and this is not the first time this has happened to us.
SPRINGFIELD ?, ARIZONA -- I was shocked and appalled when I opened the package of "Ole Carolina Brand Bacon". It was almost ALL fat! It wasn't cut properly so there were no defined strips. The fat that was there was stringy and absolutely disgusting to look at. I was floored! When I was at the grocery store, I looked at the "representative slice", as I always do. It looked meaty so I went ahead and bought it. I've never felt so cheated. What a total misrepresentation of the product. I hope something is done about this because it is so wrong to deceive the consumer.
SPRINGFIELD, ARKANSAS -- I bought two packages of this Ole Carolina bacon because I looked through the "view meat" portion of the package and the bacon look like it was a good quality. When I opened the package to cook it, I was totally surprised and very disappointed. The strips of bacon was mostly fat and so thinly sliced that it shredded when I tried to separate the strips.
Although I bought it on sale, I still feel I didn't get my money's worth. Just imagine the poor people who paid full price for this rip off. I very seldom write reviews, but I felt compelled to write this one so maybe other people will be aware of this very poor quality and misrepresentation of a product. The product was distributed by TSD Sales and Distribution.
SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- I read a complaint on this site about this product and I disagree 100%. I bought some because it was a full 16 oz; because it was less expensive and looking through the flaps could see how lean it was. I bought two packages, cooked one today and plan on going back to get more for the freezer. I would suggest the buyer look through the tabs on the back to determine how lean or fat it is. I am sure they are not all the same. The flavor was excellent, the way I remember bacon used to be. It is made over in Arkansas where there are a great number of hog farms. I bought mine at Pyramid Grocery and I guarantee you, later today am going for more.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- Ole Carolina bacon is fatty, chewy, and has tough sinew and tendons running throughout it. It is disgusting. It is not made from pork belly like most bacon, in fact it's not even made from ** pork. It is a cheap, extremely fatty cut of beef soaked in salt, sugar, and artificial flavors. Eating it is like chewing beef fat and tendons that someone else spit out. Stay away from this product.
BUCKLEY, WASHINGTON -- The package looked real meaty in the store. However, when I open the package and separated the slices, there was a high content [90%] of fat and very little pork meat. I don't appreciate paying the price I paid just so I can have an inferior product that looks so good before the package is opened. I believe the company is deceiving the public and I won't purchase any more of Ole Carolina products.
SPRINGDALE -- 1 lb. of raw bacon equaled 3 1/2 oz. of cooked bacon. The slices were irregular, some thick, some very thin. In the store it looked good. I always look at the back too. The consumer is being duped by this co. This is an outrage & should not be permitted.
My husband constantly buys your bacon. I constantly end up cursing the whole time I am cooking it. What lousy piece of product you people are trying to pawn off as bacon. Nothing but plain fat. I have gotten better bacon in the large package marked as bacon ends and pieces that I purchase for seasoning. I have informed my husband that whenever he buys it again it will just be thrown out because I am not wasting any more of my time trying to make bacon out of plain pig fat. I am sure that the higher ups in your company don't even eat this stuff. Why should they? They make the big bucks and can afford to buy decent products from other more reputable companies.
And the way you package it! It seems like there is always a piece or two that actually have a few lean spots on it are tangled up so as to represent the package as being full of decent bacon. You people are a JOKE! No more of my money will go into your pockets. LOUSY! LOUSY! LOUSY!!!!! Enough said.