Product Review: Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon

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Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon

“A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen. “

I eat a lot of turkey substitutes for pork and beef products for health reasons, and I consider myself something of a turkey bacon connoisseur.

I prefer turkey bacon to pork for many reasons, not the least of which is that pork bacon is far too fatty for me. I am really glad that I found what I deem to be great turkey in Kroger Brand Turkey.

I have eaten Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon, and while I thought it tasted good, it was a little too sweet for me.

Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon

Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon is truly a delicious product. It reproduces the taste of pork bacon nicely and should satisfy the palate of anyone craving that classic cured meat taste. I think Kroger Turkey is functionally a fantastic substitute for pork.

I eat it in the morning with scrambled eggs or fold it into omelets, and use it to top hamburgers, pizza, and BLTs.

It really tastes great. It doesn’t tend to get as crisp as pork, and if you try to use it to render the fat from it for the purposes of cooking another dish, you might have to add some oil because it is, in general, quite a bit leaner than most cuts of pork bacon.

The label indicates it has 65% less fat than pork.

Just bear this in mind when you buy it. Kroger Brand Turkey also seems like it’s cut just a tiny bit thicker than other turkey bacon. I say this because it takes some time for it to cook properly.

There are several ways you can prepare Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon. You can zap it in the microwave, cook it on the stovetop, or bake it in the oven. I usually choose the microwave option, but cooking it in the skillet is the best option for getting it to crisp as much as it can.

In my experience, the microwave instructions are a little bit misleading because they indicate you can cook four slices of in two minutes, but I have found it takes at least three minutes to get it to cook all the way through.

 Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon

I would rate Kroger Brand Turkey Bacon at a five out of five. I think it is a wonderful choice, healthier with less fat than pork (and of course suitable to people who are avoiding red meat or have religious proscriptions against consuming pork), and it tastes great, even better in my mind than pork.

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Personal experience with this product.

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