Bacon: a gift from the gods to the common man. They are great on burgers, the perfect companion to eggs; they can be had on their own, or used to spice up an otherwise boring dish.
They usually come in 1lb packages, wrapped in paper and plastic, and sitting in their own juices. They are easy enough to cook, but I’ve wondered if there was a more “portable” package of bacon.
What went in
The universe presents to you, Bacon Spread.
The Bacon Spread is made by Skillet, a street food company located in Seattle, which apparently also makes processed products on the side. It’s made with real bacon, rendered down, cooked with seasoning for a few hours, and pureed.
It comes in two flavours, Original, and Fennel and Black Pepper.
The original has a very nice smoky BBQ taste to it. If you aren’t too sure about the idea of a bacon spread, this is the one to start with. The seasoning is stronger, making the product seem less greasy.
Personally I prefer the Fennel and Black Pepper one. The seasoning is lighter, more of the bacon taste comes through, and I love the taste of fennel.
Both of them go great with goat cheese and toasted bread, or simply scoop them up with some saltines.
What came out
Skillet graciously sent us these samples to taste, but you can order directly from their website, or you can pick them up at three retail locations in Lower Mainland. They retail for CAD$19.95 each. It might sound like a lot, but it is also a big tub of bacon.
It’s spreadable bacon that comes in a tub damn it, what more do I have to say? Go try it.
Learn more about the product or find recipes here: http://skilletstreetfood.com/shop.php