Bacon Buff Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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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.)

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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!


Maple Brined, Cob & Maple Smoked Uncured Bacon by Vermont Smoke & Cure – Value $9

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.


Uncured, Cider Brined, Lower Sodium Bacon by Vermont Smoke & Cure – Value $10.99

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!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Bacon Buff Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: bacon buff | 7 comments


  1. I was gifted this. The first month came without dry ice, no literature and was green and spoiled. 7 emails later to the company and no response. The next month arrived 2 weeks late. No paperwork at all. The fully cooked ends (they came that way) were decidedly off smelling and 1/2 was just slabs of inedible fat and gristle. Just stay clear of this company. The web abounds with similar stories.

  2. Unfortunately, I really wanted to love this service and product; however, the logistics of the delivery have been a nightmare. After purchasing a 3-month subscription, one of my months was skipped. To make up for it, I was told two shipments would be deployed at the end of the month; however, we only received shipping information for one shipment. The more confusing part is the multiple FedEx tracking numbers, where some of the shipment are active, while others are in inactive. This was a very expensive present that is definitely not meeting my expectations. Plus customer service takes almost a week to respond (while their contact form says 24 hours). Things continued to get worse, as shipments were sent to non-Bacon Buff customers and deadlines were extended. My opinion is to skip it!!

  3. Only my local organic food co-op carries bacon like that and it is more around $15. I did follow those links and the shipping was minimum $13. I think the price of this box is not that outrageous.

    • I went to the site for one of the bacon’s, I added 3 packs and still came out cheaper with shipping included. So, IMHO, it’s waaaay over-priced.

  4. I was thinking…HEY! Just what I could get my brother for his birthday. (been trying to find a sub he’d like) Then I saw the cost. No value at all here and actually expensive for this one. Drat!

  5. I just don’t like the fact the retail doesn’t even add up to the cost of the box, and they get it at wholesales prices. I feel lately so many boxes are making too much profit, and are overvaluing the items and it will be short business ventures for some of these companies… as who has over $40USD for bacon a month?

  6. I was excited until I calculated the cost. Waaaaay overpriced. I could buy 3 of one of those and still come out cheaper.

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