Bacon Buff Subscription Box Review – May 2016
My husband and I are both picky eaters, and our kids are just about impossible to please, but one thing we can all agree on is BACON. It’s one of America’s favorite flavors! Now you can try different artisan bacons from all over the country through the Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club!
(As a mother and a burgeoning health nut, though, I have to remind everyone to please enjoy bacon responsibly.)
My Subscription Addiction Paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club
The Cost: $33 + $10 shipping = $43 per month
The Products: Artisan bacon from around the country, plus bacon swag
Ships to: US only
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I was a little surprised to find that this was the only literature in the box. As much as I dislike needless paper, I think a note about the bacon(s) they are sending would be nice. These are two recipes, for Savory French-Toast BLT’s and Wicked Piggy Popcorn. They both look delicious! But in my house, we almost always just want to eat the bacon straight!
Both bacons we received this month were from Vermont Smoke & Cure. First of all, this is the best maple bacon I have ever tasted. It’s sinful. Except it’s not sinful, because it’s uncured and it’s free of nitrates and nitrites! It’s also made from certified humane raised and handled livestock that were vegetarian fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free. That’s a high quality bacon. We don’t have anything like it in our local grocery store.
I didn’t know the flavor of bacon could be improved upon until I tried this bacon, but the little punch of acidity that the cider imparts to this meat is incredible. No one missed the extra sodium, either! I barely got any of this because the kids snapped it up so fast! As with the first bacon, this one is also free of nitrates and nitrites, uncured, humanely raised and handled, vegetarian fed, and antibiotic- and hormone-free.
Here’s a picture of the cider bacon shortly before it was devoured. The maple bacon looked very similar, but I was too slow with the camera on that day.
Our bacon swag this month was comprised of these two stickers. Cute! And true!
Verdict: I actually am trying to keep my family’s meat consumption under 10% of our total calories (roughly), but I don’t see us ever quitting bacon. It’s just too delicious. These bacons have opened my eyes to how much more delicious it can be! I know it’s still bacon, but I really appreciate all the effort that went into making this bacon so much healthier than regular factory-farmed bacon. The value of the bacon we got this month appears to be quite low, but it’s apparently very expensive to ship bacon. The cider bacon has a $12.99 shipping price tag, and the maple ships for $12.95, so it’s important to factor that in when thinking about value. I think if you REALLY LOVE bacon and are excited to try different bacons from around the country, then this subscription is for you!