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Friday's Unscientific Poll: Important Bacon Question [20160401|14:00]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Poll #2041153 Important bacon question

I prefer

thin-cut/streaky/American-style bacon
8(40.0%)
thick-cut/back/British/Canadian-style bacon
12(60.0%)
not to eat bacon
0(0.0%)

If you eat bacon, do you prefer it

crispy
11(55.0%)
chewy
9(45.0%)

If you eat bacon, do you prefer it

smoked
15(78.9%)
unsmoked
4(21.1%)

For those who eat bacon: Here is a food that is *not* improved by the addition of bacon:



Today's Unscientific Poll was prompted by the realisation that after all these years in Britain, I still (not-so-)secretly prefer thin, crispy, streaky bacon to the thick-cut back bacon that gets served with a full English.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2016-04-01 13:13 (UTC)
I didn't answer the smoked/unsmoked bacon because my brain doesn't register the difference. It's all just bacon.

As for streaky vs. back... to me, back bacon is so close to some types of ham, that I'm hesitant even to call it bacon. It's basically a style of ham, come on.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-01 14:25 (UTC)
This is why I didn't frame the question as an issue of superiority/inferiority of types of bacon. Because really this is splitting hairs when we know that, faced with bacon, we're going to eat it.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2016-04-01 14:31 (UTC)
Oh yeah, if you present me with a plate of back bacon and tell me I can only have it if I admit it's the one true bacon... sure, whatever you say, chief, hand it over.
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[User Picture]From: coughingbear
2016-04-01 13:16 (UTC)
I like back bacon with crispy and chewy bits - so ideally rinds (no bacon has rinds anymore unless you get it from the butcher and ask) which are lovely and crunchy, and crunchy fatty bits at the edges, but also chewy and tender meat.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-01 14:15 (UTC)
I wanted to say something pithy in response here but tbh I'm too busy drooling after reading your description of the ideal bacon experience.
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[User Picture]From: coughingbear
2016-04-01 14:40 (UTC)
I made myself hungry too!
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2016-04-01 13:47 (UTC)
Almost every piece of bacon I've had in the US has been disappointing meat as far removed from food as possible. Apart from at Bacon Bacon in SF. Mmmmmm.

I suppose my current fad would be: UK-style streaky where the fat has been cooked to a light brown crispy consistency and the meat is a few steps above jerky :-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-01 14:21 (UTC)
The fad you have described is pretty much exactly how ideal USian bacon is meant to be served.
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2016-04-01 14:25 (UTC)
Judging USian cuisine on Denny's is maybe harsh. Since anyone trying most bacon sandwiches on the high street would have a similarly dim view of UKian fud :D
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2016-04-01 13:56 (UTC)
Hmmm, I want to answer thes questione, but my brain all goes "baaaacon! where is my baaaacon? why are you thinking about baaaacon but not giving me any?".

My friend once made ice cream with caramelized bacon - this alone is reason enough for me to want to get an ice cream maker at some point in my life.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-01 14:23 (UTC)
I understand. I may have to have a small pre dinner bacon sandwich at the train station before I head home tonight.

Baaaaaacon.
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2016-04-01 20:35 (UTC)
With the crunchy USian stuff I can never avoid the impression that I have put glass into my mouth and it is about to shatter into sharp painful bits when I bite it. Also I don't like the taste of crispy bacon - it tastes overdone, ruined.

Guess my cultural programming has worked well!
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[User Picture]From: beamjockey
2016-04-02 04:05 (UTC)
Well, i'll just eat your share, then, okay?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-02 19:18 (UTC)
Drat, you got first dibs!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-02 19:17 (UTC)
I recognise that other opinions are available on the subject of crispy bacon. I also recognise that this means more crispy bacon for me.
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2016-04-02 07:00 (UTC)

TURKEY BACON WORKS FOR THAT MONEY
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-02 19:18 (UTC)
YES YES IT DOES *THUMBSUP*
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