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Weird Food of the Month: Bacon in a Can


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This month's weird food is another product you wouldn't usually find in a can, bacon.
And before you ask, yes it's American.

"Each can is 9 ounces of fully cooked and drained bacon. Between 2-3/4 and 3-1/4 pounds of raw bacon go into each can. Each can is the highest quality fresh #1 bacon slices. Cured to our specifications, cooked and then hand wrapped, rolled and packed in the U.S.

We cook this bacon down for you prior to canning, so you won’t pay for all of the natural shrinkage that occurs whenever you cook bacon. Then we carefully drain all of the fat and liquid off and can it fresh so it will taste as good out of the can as it would right out of the refrigerator.

100% U.S. bacon!! "
The product boosts a shelf life of 10 years. I'm not sure I'd want to be eating anything that is 10 years old, not even chocolate! I can understand the appeal for taking this if you are going camping, but why would you stock it in your pantry when you can get good, fresh bacon?

For more details, click here, or for the taste test results, click here.


I love bacon and I think I'd be tempted just to try it out of curiosity! But yes 10 year old food doesn't sound so appealing...

I would sooooo buy this! Haha just for research of course and u never know when you need a bacon fix at 2am and you have run out of fresh bacon :P

there seems no end to what American's will put in a can. have you seen the whole cooked chicken in a can?

Hi Lorraine,
Yeah it would be worth a taste, but I like the idea of non-canned bacon :P

Hi FFichiban,
hahaha "research" nice one!!

Hi Simon,
Yes I have seen the chicken in a can, infact I've done a post on it too!

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