Sunday, October 7, 2012

Some things are never meant to disappoint

Before the internet and most especially social media, I had no idea how many people were fans of cats, Dr. Who and bacon.

With these connections, comes learning. I now know cats can't spell, we all want a Tardis and bacon makes people crazy. 

Which is precisely why we reacted the way we did when MathMan opened the package of Aberdeen Farms Hardwood Smoked Bacon and found this.


While the bits with meat on them were smokey-delicious, they were, alas, few and far between.

Now if I had that Tardis, I'd travel back to the grocery store two weeks ago and buy some damn Hormel Black Label. Then I'd drop a few cats off at Aberdeen Farms' business office and let them sort things out. They could start with reprogramming your packaging spellcheck because bAkonfAt would be far more accurate.

24 comments:

  1. I remember reading James Herriot's description of the bacon given to him by some of of the farmers after he saw to their animals---it sounded horrible, like slightly warmed-over pig lard.

    Guh.

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  2. You didn't throw that out yet, did you? Because that actually looks pretty good to me. Which explains a lot about the shape I'm in.

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  3. I haven't eaten bacon for quite a few years but I see they've become even more sneaky about the packaging. Don't you wonder how they always manage to have meat in that little window on the box?

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  4. Yow. My grandmother would have rendered that to fry eggs and other things that needed animal fat. But she wouldn't have called it "bacon." "Streak o' lean," most likely.

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  5. oh crap...now I've got to google tardis. I hope it was worth it!

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  6. You could actually fit an entire Internet's worth of cats in a TARDIS. Let the bacon cheaters deal with that!

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  7. It's a well known fact that Daleks are attracted by lean bacon, especially if there have been reports that a tradis was seen in the vicinity. Be careful!

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  8. Sitting here in my TARDIS teeshirt, saying some serious prayers for mercy because of that bacon. So sorry you had to experience that. I mean, bacon. In the South. There is just no excuse.

    Btw, my book deal is official, and YOU are going to be at the top of the acknowledgements list. :) Thanks!

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  9. Man, I would have been furious over that bacon!

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  10. Bad Bacon! Bad bad bad!

    I love bacon. When my daughter became a vegetarian, bacon (and cured meats, in general) was what she missed most.

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  11. Gross. And so disappointing when what you really want is that yummy bacony wonderfulness.

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  12. Cruel destiny for a pig - becoming bad bacon. I would send in the mogs (big cats)

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  13. Send a copy of the photo to the company and express your displeasure. Hell, send the post so they know that you have options. You may get some new bacon out of it. Ever read "Spy Magazine?" Remember Henry Alford's pieces on writing to various corporations complaining about their products (i.e., claiming a crumbly Sara Lee pound cake destroyed his dinner party, etc.). He always got stuff from the companies.

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  14. Exactly the same thing happened to me this morning with a packet of Aberdeen Farms Hard Wood smoked bacon. 3 Pieces locked like normal bacon rashers and the rest was one big disgusting blob of fat with a few little morsels of actual meat attached. After cutting off all the excess fat I ended up with approx. 80% fat and 20% edible bacon. I've traveled the world and have never come across a worse bacon scam. Needless to say that I will never buy this brand again. What disappointed me most is the fact that this bacon was manufactured in the USA and imported to Canada and it claimed that it had been inspected and approved. Whoever that inspector was must have been one fat and obviously blind pig. This bacon is not fit for human consumption and should be banned as a health hazard. Don't know how they can claim that 2 slices contain 27 grams of fat (100 grams or more would probably be more accurate).

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    1. Hi, Novascotiamiss. It sounds like our experiences are not a fluke. I've noticed on more than one occasion that people have found my blog specifically because they've searched for information on problems with Aberdeen Farms bacon.

      I'm with you. Never again with that brand of bacon. I don't care if it's on sale. It's a complete waste of money.

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  15. I've been doing some detective work here and believe I have found out how to contact the manufacturer of this disgusting product. I strongly believe that the producer should get feedback, whether it's good or bad and that my input may hopefully result in improvements. Here's the link if you want to write a review about this "pork fat in disguise" or if you want to communicate with the legal correspondent.

    http://www.trademarkia.com/aberdeen-farms-74040574.html

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    1. Well done! I'm going to take action and contact them with my review. Thank you for going the extra step.

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  16. this was the worst bacon I have ever bought! there was not even a whole slice in the package, just little bits and pieces. I will never purchase anything from Aberdeen Farms again1

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  17. This is the WORST bacon ever! There wasn't even a whole slice in the package, just bits and pieces. I will never purchase anything from Aberdeen Farms again!

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  18. I had a similar experience just today. Took photos as well...

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151889577694925.1073741851.804614924&type=1&l=842f5194b8

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    1. It looks as though Aberdeen Farms is consistently pulling this stunt. Little meat to fat ratio and positioned to hide that fact.

      Melanie, I looked at your photos. AF gets a great big HOW SAD from me. Your bacon looked just like ours did.

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  19. I wondered why Dillon's had this stuff on sale for $3/pound when, during prime tomato-eating season, all other bacons were $4.50-$5.00/pound. Bought some, stuck it in the freezer and forgot about it. Open it up for New Year's breakfast and find something that looks like a block of lard shot through a wood chipper. At least we'll have some egg-frying lard...

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