If you’re a faithful bacon follower then by now you have certainly heard of Bacon in a Can. Since Bacon Today is the most trusted name in bacon news (according to a non-scientific survey of myself), the kind folks at MRE Depot saw fit to send us a case of the stuff.
Like you, we were skeptical at first. We decided to try one can to see how it would go. Check out the photo gallery below for the full experience.
Upon opening the can, I found three sheets of bacon tightly rolled. As I pulled them out of the can I noticed that they were exceptionally greasy – they’re packed in a large amount of lard. Upon unrolling them, the top layer was folded in half. Once I unfolded that layer the bacon looked fairly appetizing.
I tasted a piece right off the waxed paper and was pleasantly surprised. It’s not great, but it is very edible.
I decided that some heat might make the difference, so I microwaved a couple of slices for 30 seconds. After blotting away the grease, I had another bite and found the bacon to be quite good. Not as salty as I typically care for, but still good.
My last experiment was to put the bacon on a slice of DiGiorno pizza. Unfortunately, the lack of salty flavor resulted in the bacon disappearing into the taste of the pizza.
For any of its drawbacks, this is a quality product. It’s ready to eat out of the can. The taste improves with heat. Most importantly, it’s easily portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Buy a can of bacon and see for yourself.
Smaste™ out of can: 31.115
Smaste™ with heat: 33.602
Smaste™ on pizza: 28.529
— Mr. B
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