|Every slice is oh so nice. Hormel|
Bacon is bacon is bacon… right?
Nitrates and nitrites come under fire often for adding unnecessary chemicals to meats and have ben called out as carcinogenic (cancer causing).
King Soopers was having a sale on their bacon (half price at $3.50/package), so I decided to give it a go and see what the nitrate free hub bub was all about.
Even down to its “greener” more “organic” looking packaging, Hormel Natural Choice Uncured Bacon claims “No Nitrates or Nitrites Added: Except for those naturally occurring in seasoning”, a definite bonus for those of us who have avoided processed meats due to the added chemicals.
Hormel’s Black Label bacon has always been a favorite of mine, so knowing their Natural Choice line comes from the same brand family created some confidence in purchasing the product.
Slightly thicker slices per 12 ounce container makes for chewier, more delicious slices, and the lack of the usual stuff found in bacon isn’t missed. The bacon also seems lighter somehow and doesn’t feel heavy in the stomach even though it’s as filling as it ever has been.
Hormel’s Line of Natural Choice products include: Deli Sandwich Meats, Applewood Smoked Ham, Carved Chicken Breast, Canadian Bacon and Uncured Bacon.
Price: $6.00 for 12 oz package (Denver King Soopers)
Usefulness: Hello? It’s bacon. Use your imagination… *dream sequence music*
Negative: The flavor is somewhat more ‘celery’ since the spice added is cultured celery juice powder. Cost could be a deterrent.
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