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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ridiculous Convenience Food Sighting

Just spotted today at Walmart:

This might not be a be a new thing, but I saw it for the first time today: ready-to-eat bacon. It does not require refrigeration. Just one minute in the microwave and there you have it!

Apparently it's too difficult to put the regular bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes. BTW, my apologies to those who call me a heretic for preparing my (turkey) bacon in the microwave. I didn't grow up eating bacon, so I never developed the elitism of thinking that pig-bacon-fried-in-the-pan is the only way to go.

The ready-to-eat bacon itself apparently does not qualify as a food item, because I could not find the ingredient listing. The only ingredients that I did find were for what they used to cure the bacon.

If you are so busy that you cannot spare 1 extra minute to microwave bacon, then I must boldly declare that you are too busy.

I think this old article might be talking about this sort of bacon.

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  • MaddieLynn

    The other day, I saw ready made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It must be a frenzied parent who can't take the time to make their child a PB&J!

  • Myfriendconnie

    Oooops! That was me, not my daughter.

  • Michelle

    I can state with a clear conscience that I have never purchased, nor intend to purchase this ready made bacon, which I have also seen. But I will tell you the benefits. Making bacon in the microwave never turns out as good as when you fry it in a pan. Frying is very messy.

    I've made a decision not to buy this bacon because I don't like the idea of eating meat that sits in the middle of the aisle unrefridgerated not because of the "busy-ness" factor. I will tell you what I refuse to buy along those lines. I have made a strong commitment never to get an electric can opener. Doesn't it seem ridiculous that we're too busy and out of shape that we can't do this by hand?

    BTW, about those PB&J sandwiches, my husband loved the idea and decided to buy a box for us. I'm still not sold on them!

  • Birdie

    I thought that the crustless bread for parents too lazy to trim off bread crusts was pretty funny!