Uncured Bacon Jam

May 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

Ever have the impulse to spread your bacon? Perhaps you’ve never even had the thought, given that crispy strips of fried pork belly are inherently unamenable to spreading.

Then again, maybe in your wildest and best dreams you’ve imagined a knife, a slice of toast, and a jar filled with spreadable, edible bacon. Now, listen here: It’s time to forget what you’ve learned of food inflexibility and broken bacon dreams. Trader Joe’s has your bacon—and we’re ready to jam!

Our Uncured Bacon Jam is a wonder. Free of artificial ingredients, it’s essentially uncured (no added nitrates/nitrites) applewood smoked bacon, simmered down slow with onions, dark brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar until it’s dark and rich. Our supplier pulses the mixture in a food processor just enough to create a spreadable, relish-style condiment. The texture contains very fine chunks that deliver a flavor as much sweet as it is savory, with a little hint of smoke.

Grown tired of bacon strips falling off your BLT? Forget the strips... spread your bread with Bacon! Baconize your bagel with a smear of Uncured Bacon Jam on top of a generous spread of Whipped Cream Cheese, or Triple Creme Brie. Baconify your breakfast with absolutely no frying—just slather our Bacon Jam on your waffles, pancakes, toast... or tongue.

This may be one of the first products of its kind, but when it comes to price, we’ve stuck with tried and true value: Each 8.5 ounce jar of Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Jam is $4.49, everyday. Find it on our shelves next to the rest of our shelf-stable spreads. 

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Cooked Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon—no Nitrates or Nitrites added except for those naturally occurring in Celery Powder—(Pork Bellies, Water, Sodium Lactate, Salt, Turbinado Sugar, Spice Extractives [Cinnamon, Clove, Capsicum], Celery Powder), Onions, Dark Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Garlic Powder, Pectin, Citric Acid (for freshness), Vegetarian Flavor (Natural Flavor [contains Autolyzed Yeast Extract], Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor), Organic Caramel Color.

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Tags: Uncured, No Added Nitrates-Nitrites, Spreads