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Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Review by Andrew

Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle
Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle

It’s a sad fact, but when doing our reviews we find most bacon products that can’t be cooked in a skillet disappoint. The vast majority of products are novelty only and aren’t fit to be eaten. Thankfully, this isn’t one of those products.

Both Steve and Bob (co-proprietors) have made contact with me to ensure that I received the products and had all the information I needed. Bob called me shortly after sending out the samples to chat. We discussed the merits of pairing their peanut brittle with various beverages and general bacon theory. Bob is a very amiable guy and it was a pleasure to get a personal call, often we get products but no connection to their creators.

On to the review!

Packaging:
Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle comes in a nice sturdy cardboard box with a thick paper label wrapped over the fold to seal in the treat. Inside are shredded brown paper crinkles to keep the goods safe. On the label is the familiar picture of Sir Francis Bacon who is whimsically adorned with a piggy nose. I like it, no gross styrofoam, simple, classic, and a nice consistent theme throughout.

Taste:
In a word, delicious. This is a classic peanut brittle, with BACON. In fact, the first ingredient IS bacon.
The smoky bacon flavor comes through boldly, backed up with America’s favorite nut, and all tied together with a sweet brittle magma flow. It’s a sweet treat and you only need a little to last a long time.
Flat out, I absolutely love this stuff. To my surprise, so did all my tasting victims. Most of the time there are at least a few dissenters who simply cannot wrap their brain around a bacon based product, the bacon peanut brittle managed to wipe away their doubts.

Consistency:
Two schools of thought here-

Me (several cavities as a young adult): Just the way I like it! It chews nicely and I have a lingering treat in my molars for a good 30 minutes after I’ve finished.

Tester #2 (married into dental family): It’ss a little too chewy for my taste and sticks to my teeth.

Price:
$15.95 for an 8 ounce box.

Value:
Since I ate well under an ounce per serving, this product is a great value. I’m not out yet and I’ve had it for a few weeks. I’ve been enjoying little bites regularly and I’ve also been sharing with quite a few folks along the way.

Conclusions:
Compared to The Redhead NYC Peanut Brittles, this is a completely different product. The Redhead makes a snacky salty savory treat while Sir Francis makes a smoky dessert. Personal taste preference would lead me to buy Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle over The Redhead’s product, but that’s my sweet tooth talking. They are totally different taste palettes and I might actually suggest getting both.

If you love bacon, this is for you! Even if you just like bacon, still for you. I highly recommend Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle, it’s a superb product, tastes fantastic, and is probably my #1 bacon gift suggestion for the holidays. Also, the proprietors are friendly and knowledgeable, all the more reason to support this company!

Buy it here: Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle

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