Bacon of the month clubs !!!!
I'll admit, I'm a bit of a nut, I'm probably the only guy who is in 4 bacon of the month clubs, what I want to know is if there are more out there and also which ones people think are the best.
I'm in the Grateful Palate bacon of the month club (an excellent one, and it seems to be the most popular), along with the "Bacon is meat candy" (aka bacon freak) bacon of the month club, and also both bacon of the month clubs from the "pig next door" (they have 2 of them, one is the traditional and the other is the "heirloom" club).
I've heard Zingermans is good, but its only 6 months, not a full year.
What other bacon of the month clubs are out there and also, from folks who are in these clubs, which ones do they think is the best?
My only gripe is that all the bacon is strictly American (well, they do have canada too), nothing from Italy, Korea, Japan or any of the countries overseas that have bacon.
I like the Jalapeno ones the best, but I have a bias towards anything hot and or spicy, the garlic one is good too, I lean towards the peppered and smoked, the only bacons I wasn't to keen on are the canadian bacons, not a big fan of them, they are a wee bit to lean.
I did love the country swiss bacon that came recently, I thought it was hams because of the shape, but it was dang good bacon.
I just received the Bacon Freak club as a gift. So far, so good (I've only tried the Boss Hog's Hickory Smoked so far), albeit a touch over-smoked I think. I must admit, as excited as I am, I can't help but wondering if the Grateful Palate club, or Zingerman's, would offer more in terms of variety and quality. Am I just second-guessing my friend too much? Or should I check out the other clubs on my own?
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