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Aug 19, 2007 11:36 AM

Looking for good turkey bacon

What brands of turkey bacon taste the best to you? Thanks!

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  1. Willie Bird. They have three kinds, regular smoked, peppered, and no preservatives. I live near the store, but I think they might ship. I'm not sure what groceries carry it.

    1. My favorite is the kind you get at Trader Joe's (the only turkey bacon they have there). It's thick and tastes great. Plus, it's only 20 calories per slab!

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      1. re: Jacey

        I second the TJ's turkey bacon. Not to greasy, good meaty bite. My downstairs neighbors are actually cooking bacon right now, and it's driving me crazy with hunger.

        The regular TJ's bacon is one of my favorites as well. It cooks up nicely, and isn't too thin.

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        1. At our neighborhood grocery store, the best-tasting brand is Louis Rich, but I've never tried the Trader Joe's brand Jacey describes and will have to seek that out.

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          1. re: Neuromancer

            I second Louis Rich, but think Jeno(or some name like that) is horrrible.

            Will also try the TJ's. I just picked up some farm tomatoes so BLT's tonight! My first, but not last of the summer.

            1. re: hummingbird

              We just had some BLT's with home-grown tomatoes and Louis Rich turkey bacon this weekend. Yum! My father-in-law is visiting and was quite impressed with the turkey bacon; he even asked what kind it was. I cook it by the Cook's Illustrated method, in an oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes (8 on one side, flip, 7 on other side). It comes out great, not too crispy and not too flabby.

              1. re: hummingbird

                Do you mean Jennie-O? If so, I agree. I did not like it.

                1. re: Neuromancer

                  Yes, I meant Jennie-O.

                  Tried TJ's tonight. Tried side by side TJ's and Louis Rich, just cooked and tried them alone.

                  I didn't like the"mouth feel" of TJ's. I did my BLt with Louis and liked it.

                  Did my Hubby's with TJ's then asked how he liked his BLT, he said he thought the bacon was too chewy and didn't like it much.

                  I like mine crisp, and that is how I did both.

                  So I'm staying with LR. I even like the smell as it is cooking better.

            2. 3rd or 4th for Louis's a bit sodium-heavy, but very tasty. I've almost given up regualr bacon...almost. LOL!!