I bought Ole Carolina Bacon at United Grocery stores for years. Unfortunately, when Albertsons bought United, a lot of things, including the bacon disappeared. Sure, it isn't fancy, and you have to look beyond the sample window to be sure what you're getting, but you have to do that with any bacon. It isn't regularly cut, but if you're having bacon at home, who cares? The flavor is wonderful, the price is right, and if I can find a local store that carries it, I'll be right back to buying 10 packages at a time.
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.
SPRINGDALE, ARIZONA -- This is the second time I purchased this brand. The first time it was great. Best bacon I ever had! That's why I went back for more. The second time I threw out most of the pound I had purchased. It was mostly fat. I couldn't get slices out of it so I chopped up what I could to fry it. Parts of it had a funny color and I cut that part out. There wasn't any real bacon flavor going on. I hope we don't get sick. Why was it so good the first time and so bad the second?
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.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- This is absolute garbage. Seriously, I ruined a pan cooking bacon because it stuck so bad. It's cut awful, and I am absolutely dumbfounded as to how you can screw up bacon... but congrats Ole Carolina, you've found a way. Unreal. Threw the rest away... Yes, I just threw away bacon... or whatever this crap is.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA -- I noticed that Ole Carolina hickory smoked bacon was priced lower than the others. I bought a pack. When I was cooking it, it did not cook thoroughly and it stunk! And then the taste was bad bad bad like licking an ashtray or something. This product should be removed from grocery's shelves.
I purchased this bacon at a local grocery store. When I went to use it, I was flabbergasted that the entire bottom of package was fat. Out of the pound, 6+ ounces were fat and most of what was supposed to be bacon had only small pieces of meat and again was mostly fat. So disappointed and disgusted that any company can get away with this inferior product.
SANFORD, MICHIGAN -- This stuff should be taken off the shelf. Don't you people taste your product, really? If I needed some bacon grease for cooking back at deer camp, this would be it. Cooks down to nothing but grease and is extremely salty. Better try a different recipe. And don't send me coupons to get more. YUUUCK!