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Thick bacon slices without nitrates

Barfly

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My son in law's mother is on a visit to Poole and when her wheelchair was left unattended for a couple of minutes outside a shop on Poole High street, it was stolen, so she is really restricted for the rest of her stay and until she can buy a new one - she has to get back to Chicago in a week or so and it has really spoilt her trip of a lifetime.
Everywhere is strange and unfamiliar in the area where we have lived for 40 years.
That's really sad. What sort of low-life steals a wheelchair? Another derro desperate for their next fix I suppose.
 

Lucyr

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Yes - recently we've lost Debenhams, Beales, M&S and last Saturday H&M closed their doors. Bournemouth town centre is like an apocolyptic zombieland now, dossers and tossers in every doorway, druggies and derros, fake veterans with their mangy dogs and even mankieyer (is that a word even?) mattresses. The place reeks of mull, you can get high just breathing the air in the Lower gardens and the Square (town centre). You have to watch out for the lycra louts belting through the paved area and if they don't get you the scooter merchants or skateboarders will while all the time being accosted by agressive beggars demanding money for their next fix.
It's a far cry from yesteryear when people dressed elegantly to go to town, suits and ties for the men, dresses and matching gloves and hats for the ladies in their Sunday best. Do I sound like a grumpy old man? Just telling it like it is.

Why anyone in their right mind would pay good money to come and holiday here is a mystery to me, but the place is packed with grockles.
We do at least have a great diabetes department at one of the two local hospitals though, which i'd much rather have over a morrisons!
 

weecee

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I find the Finnebrogue brand nitrate free bacon lovely. I get it from Tesco. Same brand also do nitrate free sausages.
 

ianf0ster

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I find the Finnebrogue brand nitrate free bacon lovely. I get it from Tesco. Same brand also do nitrate free sausages.
I'm fairly sure that they aren't actually nitrate free. They just use the natural nitrates in vegetables in the making of their products. Personally I don't object to this - just to paying extra for it!
It's a bit like manufacturers who say no added sugar and then list High Fructose Corn Syrup or some sweet fruit juice in the ingredients list.
 

Barfly

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I find the Finnebrogue brand nitrate free bacon lovely. I get it from Tesco. Same brand also do nitrate free sausages.
Yes they are both the best we can find. The trouble is they are so thin you can see right through them. I like thick bacon !!!!
 

Barfly

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I'm fairly sure that they aren't actually nitrate free. They just use the natural nitrates in vegetables in the making of their products. Personally I don't object to this - just to paying extra for it!
It's a bit like manufacturers who say no added sugar and then list High Fructose Corn Syrup or some sweet fruit juice in the ingredients list.
I really don't care if they are. They don't give off all that yucky stuff all the others do.
 

Leadinglights

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Yes they are both the best we can find. The trouble is they are so thin you can see right through them. I like thick bacon !!!!
As a kid you went to the local grocer and he asked how thick you wanted your bacon slices cut and dialled the number up and away it went producing nice even slices of bacon with RIND on.
 

NotPink

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Does anyone know where I can buy thick nitrate-free bacon slices? All the nitrate free ones I have found you can see through them they are so bloomin' thin.
Tony
I think Waitrose and Sainsies do a 'Naked' bacon no nasties. Abel and Cole do organic bacon but they deliver rather than have a shop. It is fatter than the usual skinny dippers.
 

Barfly

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I've emailed Abel and Cole to see if they cover our area Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch. Sainsbury and Waitrose you can see through the bacon slices.
Thanks for this, Tony
 

helli

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I've emailed Abel and Cole to see if they cover our area Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch. Sainsbury and Waitrose you can see through the bacon slices.
Thanks for this, Tony
I have been using Abel and Cole for my veg delivery for years. I don't eat meat so have no clue about their bacon.
Bear in mind they have a £1.99 delivery charge. It is not too bad when you have a full box of veg and a few added extras but could be pricey if you are just getting bacon.
 

NotPink

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I have been using Abel and Cole for my veg delivery for years. I don't eat meat so have no clue about their bacon.
Bear in mind they have a £1.99 delivery charge. It is not too bad when you have a full box of veg and a few added extras but could be pricey if you are just getting bacon.
Maybe freeze it? I don't know how long frozen bacon can be kept. And maybe there are other meats or products that @Barfly can add on?
Yes, they are pricier but the quality and recyclable packaging is included and returnable.
I can only eat organic foods..chemicals make me ill...so 'off the supermarket shelves' is not an option.
I am not anywhere rich either. Just the way of things. Take care and enjoy the sunshine while we have it.
 

Barfly

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Had a reply from Abel and Cole and they do my area on Thursdays. I'll check their stuff and see if it is reasonable.
Tony
 

NotPink

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When I lived in Dorset, oh so many years ago, it was one of the safest places to live. Sad how things turn out.
 

Barfly

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When I lived in Dorset, oh so many years ago, it was one of the safest places to live. Sad how things turn out.
It's still one of the best places to live, even with all the dossers and tossers fake veterans and beggars. The only other place that comes close is Bordeaux, and they have their fair share of the above.
 

Barfly

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Life intervened - all sorts of domestic dramas - and it completely slipped my mind to order some......don't get old.....
Try to sort something out next week.
 

Barfly

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I put nitrates in the same category as cholesterol, your body produces far more of both than you get by diet.


Enjoy your bacon sarnies guilt free.
Terry thanks for this, but doesn't the author work for an American food conglomerate? I would love to believe him though....
 

Terry-J

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Which food conglomerate ?

No mention of one in his CV.

 

Barfly

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Which food conglomerate ?

No mention of one in his CV.

I seem to remember reading about him a few month's ago when I was busy devouring any information on my new diagnosis and he was said to be associated with (I think) Kraft foods. I do not know the veracity of that report; it may be mis-information put out by opponents, I don't know, just asking the question. I would hate to be promulgating any incorrect information.
 
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