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7 Reviews - grouped by rating
Although I cannot comment on the flavor (yet) I can tell you that this kit holds a lot of potential to it. I have never made my own bacon, but have wanted to for years and years (since seeing Alton do it on Good Eats). I took the kit to my local butcher to ask some questions about it and to get the pork belly. He was very fascinated with it and gave me a few 'flavoring' tips to vary it the way I wanted to (think 'coffee-bacon' and you are on my page). He told me with nothing else but what was in the box you could/would/should turn out 5 lbs of some very very tasty bacon! I know that several have commented on the 'nitrites' in the kit. My butcher (who is VERY picky about his meat and nothing going into them in ANY way that shouldn't be naturally) told me that for good bacon it is needed. Even going as far as to tell me that if you have the time, money, and know how you could get it the natural way into the bacon, but it would be the same as the nitrites that are included. Basically someone did the hard work and gave us the end product to help us along. In essence it is like buying charcoal instead of growing your own trees, cutting them down, and then turning it into charcoal. Relax people. Sometimes chemicals are NOT bad sometimes they are the product from a natural reaction of things. My pork belly is on order, my green coffee beans are prepared and waiting for me to roast them, and my kit awaits on top of the refrigerator reminding me each day how close I am to the wonderful goodness to come!
Worth the work and worth the wait...........will never go back to packaged bacon again.
My husband was pleasantly surprised with this kit. We are smoking the bacon today - can't wait!
Delivery was fast, instructions answered all but one question (smoke skin side up or down?) But led us to make our own investigations.
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My husband and I gave these kits to two different people this year for Christmas and both recipients were delighted with them
I bought this for my fiance's birthday...he loved it! The kit was easy to follow and put together (to get pork bellies, go to Whole Foods or your nearest butcher shop...most grocery stores don't carry pork bellies. I found out the hard way). We just cooked some of the bacon today....it was flavorful and just crispy enough. Not too sweet or salty which we both loved. We may get this again to have a fun project for us to do again. The quality of the kit and the instructions were easy to follow and the kit provided everything you need to make bacon (except the pork bellies of course). Absolutely a great buy for the bacon fan!