Turkey Bacon Taste Test at Costco

May 18, 2009 12:01 am Published by 3 Comments

There’s a magical thing that happens at Costco on the weekends – They pass out free food. I think they do it as a social experiment to see how many people they can get to swarm around an old lady with a bunch of crumb-sized samples of crap food that they really shouldn’t be eating in the first place. But I like the crap food, too, so who am I to complain.

Today I went to buy my quarterly supply of 128 rolls of toilet paper and 6 pounds of macadamia nuts when I saw one of the tasting ladies was handing out scissor-cut samples of turkey bacon. I had never tasted turkey bacon, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It wasn’t all that bad. Mostly, it tasted like salty turkey – not so much like bacon. Nothing you couldn’t achieve yourself with a slice of turkey and a cylinder of Morton’s.

Check out the gallery of the whole tasting experience.

Smaste™ rating: 28.933

— Mike

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  • Pat says:

    Its not just on the weekends. They do it all the time. At least at my Costco. They had bacon wrapped scallops one time. It was great.

  • Jeff H says:

    This is actually our standard bacon option, primarily because we eat bacon so often.

    From the pictures, looks like she was microwaving it.

    Much more than pork bacon, I’ve found that frying this turkey bacon in a skillet makes all the difference to whether it resembles the real thing. If bacon needs to be the star, we’ll do it the old-fashioned way. I think you’d find that it’s a much more faithful (and Smaste™-y) facsimile when prepared that way.

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