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, 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.
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!
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.
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 -- Last week I bought (5) 1 pound packages of Ole Carolina Hickory Smoked Bacon at PriceRite. The representative slices looked fine, plenty of meat with a balance of fat. I opened the first pound, and the representative slice was nothing like the rest of the pound. It was a different size and shape and actually had meat in it. The rest of the pound had a bare sliver of meat less than a quarter of an inch wide at its thickest point, tapering to nothing in about two inches. The rest of the pounds were equally misrepresented, one had No meat, the others were at least 90% fat. In all cases the representative slice appeared to be not more than 50% fat.
I find this to be highly misleading, and deceptive, and urge everyone to realize what the bacon looks like in the package is not going to be what you get. You may as well just buy lard. It appears you can rely on Ole Carolina to be misleading.
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.