I often post about the thrift store deals I find, but occasionally, I find some food deals too! I was in our local Kroger grocery store the other day and noticed a "discontinued" sign on a shelf of bacon.
But these weren't on a clearance special because of expiration date...I asked the meat guy why they were on sale and he said they were an item the store was discontinuing. So I bought a few...FOURTEEN packages to be exact, LOL!
They were only $1.99 each, down from $5.99.
Their loss is our gain!
|Oscar Mayer Uncured Bacon|
The brand is Oscar Mayer "Selects"...a smoked and UNCURED bacon. No nitrates or nitrites, which is the main reason we were so excited. Those all natural/nitrite free packages of bacon nowadays are expensive. There is even a warning that because it is not preserved, it must be kept below 40F at all times.
Each package is vacuum sealed making them perfect for tossing in the freezer.
We fried up one package (purely in the interest of research of course!) in the good old cast iron skillet and oh my, it was SO good. Such a different, fresher taste than cured bacon. I can only imagine what true fresh bacon must be like but hey, at this price, it's a pretty good runner-up.