Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon
April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
We have a confession to make. While we love sophisticated, exotic and unique foods, if there’s one thing we love more than just about anything, it’s bacon. Problem is, we just don’t like all the artificial ingredients and preservatives used to make most bacon. So Trader Joe’s Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon is made using all natural ingredients, which means it’s made without added nitrites or nitrates, two ingredients commonly used in the curing of bacon (it does have naturally occurring nitrites from sea salt and celery powder).
This means that our Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon is technically “uncured.” Rather than use chemical curing agents, we’ve smoked it over real applewood, giving it a distinctive, delicious, downright decadent flavor. This is thickly sliced bacon that’s appropriate with eggs for breakfast, with lettuce and tomatoes for a BLT, in wraps, on salads... You can cook it as you’d cook any bacon, though we suggest cooking it on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 400º oven for about 15 minutes for most delicious results (times will vary, so stay close in the final few minutes to avoid burning).
We’re selling each 12 ounce package of Trader Joe’s Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon for $3.99, every day. You’ll find it in our refrigerated case.
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