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British Red

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I like Bacon Grill. I think most men of a certain age do (and a few women too) :)


Anyway - its getting harder to find in a tin. Tulip have started doing it in a silly plastic pot at about £1.50 for 200g. It has a much shorter shelf life in the plastic tub too.


Anyway - was in Lidl today. Their bacon grill is the same price, weighs 300g (an extra 50%) - and has a date of 2019 :) . Thats more like it as a "standby" food. Needless to say I stocked up.
 

tartanferret

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What is the difference between bacon grill and spam? its nitty picking about dubious products but..

And why can't we get single servings of spam pouches in the UK? same as pouches of chicken etc,

http://www.spam.com/varieties/spam-single-classic


http://www.tyson.com/Products/Premium-Chunk-White-Chicken-Breast-Pouch.aspx
http://www.sweetsuekitchens.com:8080/Products/

Spam fritters from the chippy are a dirty pleasure, never tried a corned beef fritter though. It was written in the bible It was destined for corned beef hash ;)
 

British Red

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I believe its the seasoning and fineness of the meat grind that varies - would love to know in detail.

Corned beef is just good. Corned beef hash is superb, but so is a corned beef and pickle sandwich. Corned beef fritters are gooood. :eek:
 

santaman2000

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I believe its the seasoning and fineness of the meat grind that varies......
Could you please read the ingredients label on the Bacon Grill and share it here? Spam is fairly simple: Ham, pork (other than ham obviously) and salt. I ask because some of the other brands of similar tinned luncheon meats here (Armor Treat for example) have MSG in them and Barbara can't have that.
 

British Red

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It varies by make. This is the "Princes" brand

Pork (43%), Mechanically Recovered Chicken (16%), Water, Wheat Starch, Pork Fat, Salt, Milk Protein, Stabilisers: (E451(i), E412), Smoke Flavouring, Pepper, Antioxidant: E316, Preservative: E250

Tulip Brand is


pork, water, starch, pork fat, pork rind, salt, milk protein, stabilizer, smoke flavour, sugar, preservative, spice extracts.


No MSG anyway (E621)
 

ateallthepies

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I like it as well but our local Tesco don't do it. I was passing an Asda yesterday funnily enough found some there only they are the little tins and not the old Spam style square ones!



 

Toddy

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I have never liked that stuff, even when I did eat meat (longer ago than most folks on the forum have been alive :) but my husband thinks it's a brilliant treat.

Spam fritters, bacon grill sliced and fried and served on a roll with a fried egg; these are the occasional, "I don't think these are particularly good for you but, here you go", type meals that he thoroughly enjoys.

Thank you for doing the research that Lidl's is as good as the Prince's stuff :)

M
 

Toddy

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My Mum kept a couple of those oval tins of ham and a tin of chicken (the whole cooked chicken in jelly I mean) in the cupboard, but Spam wasn't kept. Sometimes there were tins of corned beef though; my Dad liked those on his piece.

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British Red

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Do people really eat that stuff by choice? .
Yep, most of our food is so fresh that its time to table is measured in minutes, and its food miles are food feet. We cook elaborate foods from scratch - be it our home made, home canned sweet and sour sauce or the dozen fruit puddings, made with freshest of suet and simmered for 24 hours. That said, a sliced up tin of bacon grill, with fried potatoes, fried egg and a dollop of brown sauce after a cold morning outside is the food of the Gods! I really like the fact that its mechanically recovered meat too. That means that every last gram of meat is being used - which must be a good thing.

I think a lot of us started eating it in the old tinned compo rations and got a taste for it :)

That said, my wife has just tucked into two pigs trotters - a lot of people would think that strange too. But its much better than waste
 

Rabbitsmacker

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Love spam or bacon grill, chop it up and put it in a pot of kabuto noodles! Lovely, when I'm fishing its hard to resist the little cubes of spam! Spam sandwiches with piccalilli or branston! Hmmmmmmm
 

Joonsy

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i'm another bacon grill fan :approve: most people find me strange too, but when i look at other people that makes me feel good :lmao:
 

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I must admit it's not something I've tried as the thought of bacon in a tin just seems wrong when I can have real bacon.

I've seen it plenty of times as Mr Fenna is another lover of it and a camp breakfast with him just about always involves bacon grill.

Maybe I ought to bite the bullet and get a tin of it and see what I'm missing out on :rolleyes:
 

petrochemicals

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I must admit it's not something I've tried as the thought of bacon in a tin just seems wrong when I can have real bacon.:
Real bacon, a rarity, even most butchers have "wet bacon" with a short shelf life, and higher value per animal. I have found the occasional butcher with proper dry bacon with a good shelf life, dry, rind on, and a side of bacon out the back in case you need more, that being middle bacon, back and streaky in one rasher. But on the whole of it, not many seem to bother. It's got a very strong taste, and is completely different to what is sold in supermarkets as "dry cure". bar stewards

As for bacon grill, the ingredients say it all, pork then water, I found it very spongy out of the tin, but with all that fat in it, it is nice if you boil the water out of it, like in stuffing or the like. A lot lower in salt than corned beef if my taste serves me correctly.