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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.

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  1. I can't add anything about different Bacon of the Month clubs, but...

    Dude, tell us about the bacon!!!

    What was good? What was not so good? What would you absolutely special order?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. re: DougRisk

      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.

    2. bacon from korea? I didnt know that they smoked or cured pork belly there, they do grill it though

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      1. re: bitsubeats

        lived in Korea for 3 years and never saw bacon outside US army installations there. I was able to buy it and my Korean friends loved it, but they had never had it before.

      2. Anyone know of any Canadian bacon of the month clubs? Damn customs, no one can ship to here!

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        1. re: ilovefoodlongtime

          None that I know of, but I have ordered canadian bacon,and the bacon of the month clubs do include it so I don't think its a customs issue.

          1. re: sonnymooks

            Is it 'Canadian Bacon', or peameal bacon, produced and shipped from Canada? There is quite a difference (one is smoked, the other raw - pork loin rolled in cornmeal).

            1. re: thenurse

              The ones I had were from Canada, and were really lean with almost no or very very little fat.

              1. re: sonnymooks

                mmm, lucky you. Next time grill it up and put in in a toasted, soft kaiser with some honey mustard.

          2. re: ilovefoodlongtime

            I actually found a Bacon of the Month Club that DOES ship to Canada called" bacn.com ".
            Haven't tried it yet but I plan on giving it to my husband for a Christmas gift. Keep your fingers crossed!

          3. 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?

            1. No no no I mean bacon of the month clubs in canada.....not canadian bacon, i am canadian and I cant stand the stuff! I think i o'd as a child

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              1. re: ilovefoodlongtime

                In Zingerman's "help" area they acknowledge they can't ship internationally, but offer an email address to send an inquiry to and they will try to help you!

              2. Out of Baconfreak, Grateful Palate and The Pig Next Door, which makes a better gift for someone?

                1. How disappointing is the pig next door? It stopped showing up after three months!!!!

                  1. HEY Sonnymooks!!! I know you posted this a long time ago...but am hoping for some help! I want to get my hubby a bacon of the month club subscription for the holidays, and I'm not sure which club to go with -- any suggestions based on the 4 you've tried??? THANKS!!!!

                    1. I'm not so sure that you would appreciate bacons from other countries because they're not like the ones we know here .They could be made out of a different pig part altogether. In the US we use pork belly and the strips we get here is called "streaky" bacon in the UK where they use the back and loin parts. So signing up for a bacon club with international bacons may include more wildcards than you'd like.