Even though bacon has been around since 1500 BC, there are still quite a few myths floating around. But, the Baconeers have your back. We’re here to set the record straight. Watch us break some bacon myths.
1) “Uncured bacon is healthier.”
Technically, uncured bacon doesn’t exist. The curing process is what transforms pork into bacon. Even though we’re crazy about pork, we feel safe admitting that bacon is the real MVP.
2) “Turkey bacon is just as good.”
Bacon made from anything other than pork isn’t bacon, it’s “bacon.” Don’t cheat yourself out of the good stuff. Stay pure with pork.
3) “How I cook my bacon doesn’t really matter.”
The way you cook your bacon may be more important that the type of bacon itself. Even if you buy the most expensive cut at the grocery store, if you over or undercook it, you’re going to have a bad time.
4) “Bacon should taste smoky.”
While the smoky, salty flavor is delicious, it is not the only way to enjoy bacon. Find whatever balance of salty and sweet, smoky and meaty works best for you and stick with it. This is America, after all.