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.
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.
ELKHART, INDIANA -- That bacon was about 15 oz of fat and 1 oz of meat. I will never subject my family to such crap again. I just wonder if the CEO of that company eats his own product or are we the jokers that pay for his deli thick cut. I wouldn't eat this bacon again if they offered it free.