October 11, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Smokin' Hot Value • 16 ounces • $2.99!
Let's talk bacon, shall we? Applewood smoked bacon, to be more specific. We're fans. You? Good. When you buy a package of bacon, inside you expect to find long, uniform strips of pork-y goodness, ready to be crisped by whatever means makes you happy (stovetop, microwave or conventional oven are some options…). What if you could get that same bacon goodness, without the long strips, and at an absolutely smokin' hot price? Would you do it? Would you still love your bacon even if it weren't in completely uniform strips? We thought so.
And so we developed Trader Joe's Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces, which are, literally, the ends and pieces left after our uniformly sliced bacon is packaged. Before we decided to "save the bacon," so to speak, these delicious, delectable morsels were just going to waste. We found that sad. They may not be pretty, but unless you're serving bacon to royalty (in which case, there's probably paparazzi surrounding your house right now and that's sad, too), who needs pretty bacon? The important thing is, this bacon tastes great! And just like its whole-sliced forebear, it's produced without any added nitrates or nitrites (except those naturally occurring in celery salt & sea salt) or any other artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
And that smokin' hot price? At $2.99 for a one pound package, we've taken all the pork out of the price of bacon.