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Ole Carolina Complaint - Bacon? Where's the meat?

Review by liquidlynn on 2010-01-20
What a crock! I took photos of my "bacon" to provide proof of what is exactly being passed off as "bacon" these days. There was actually a chunk of the pig's skin attached. I took most of the fat off of bacon so it didn't splatter all over in the pan from excessive grease the extra fat would produce. Then I lopoked at my "bacon". There was not much there. So I decided to weigh my "bacon" and you know what? I paid almost $5.00 for 3.72 ounces of BACON!!! I will NEVER purchase this product again-and I am spreading the word as fast as I can. The flavor was decent but my God-pig skin and over 95% fat content! WHat is this company thinking? where is the quality? Very disappointing Ole Carolina!!!
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-08-15
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Learn to select bacon better or buy the premium brands.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
sigh, zzrokk is correct.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Let your spouse bring home the bacon from now on

*rim shot*
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Now you are coming around, NYes.
Yaya, was that Arizonian humor?
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-01-20:
isn't bacon 'fat' anyways?

bacon packaging is clear. seems you could have viewed it to find a better pack.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-01-20:
Bacon is fat with little meat regardless of how you look at it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Pig skin attached. I am giggling over this line. Bacon is from a DEAD PIG. It stands to reason there might be pig skin attached. Ever saw hair or a piece of feather on a chicken leg?
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-01-20:
bacon comes the area between the skin and the rest of the better meat.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-20:
it comes from a pig's belly.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0DbcUUO-hI
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Basically the belly.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-01-20:
Some bacon makers put a small window on the back to see a real example of the bacon. Most arrange the bacon so the clear window shows meat, while the true amount of fat is hidden. I buy ends and pieces, much cheaper and I don't need pretty slices. I have found Farmer John's is best.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
You have to have a trained eye to see the fat content through the window.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-01-20:
The more expensive brands come vacuum sealed with no cardboard box or peep hole in the back. A customer can see the entire pack at a glance. Even then, some just don't fry as well as others and there's more fat that you realize. You might want to try that brand once more. It happens with all of them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-20:
Star, me too! I don't mind the $4 5lb box of ends and pieces. My bacon is for eating not masterpiecing on a plate.
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-01-21:
MMmmmmmmmm....pork fat!!!
Posted by Petina on 2012-08-15:
I will never purchase this again. Very Disappointed!

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