I grew up on supermarket bacon and really didn't think there was much difference.
Now I have a lovely little country butcher down the road from my house and I've been buying my bacon from him because it is absolutely delicious. He was closed over the long weekend so I bought some bacon from the supermarket instead and found it completely flavourless.
I also love that I know that the pigs used for the bacon at my butcher are locally grown.
British Storm, I make egg & bacon toasted sandwiches. I also have bacon & maple syrup on my pancakes, & sometimes, if I'm home late from a day out, I'll cook egg & bacon, & put it on top of tin baked beans on toast!
I have not set foot in a butchery for more years than I can think of. I don't eat a lot of meat so my bacon is from the supermarket . . . .but I do buy good brands and as natural as I can get. As of today I have not had any bacon for at least three months, so I would be small beans to a butcher.
We usually get ours from the supermarket, but I'm sure that the butcher is better. We have a great butcher in town, and he smokes all his own meats, but it does cost a lot more. Therefore its supermarket for me, unless I win Lotto.
We should go in a syndicate!
I only buy my bacon from the butcher because he is priced about the same as the local supermarkets as well. I was surprised at his prices because before we moved out here I'd seen prices much higher at butcher shops
That's where I would usually have bought mine as well.
have you tried the maple and hickory smoked bacon they sometimes have? I can't remember if it was coles or woolies I bought it from (quite a while ago)
In the past I've found exactly the same thing, until I moved here I always bought my bacon from the supermarket but since my butcher charges $12.99 per kg for middle bacon and the deli at my coles charges $11.99 per kg I'm happy to pay the extra $1.
Although, it does need to be taken into consideration that my butcher is less than 1km from my home and my nearest supermarket is approx 20 minutes away