Trader Joe's, the bastion of shopping for everything you have always wanted but never need has enticed me to visit our local store with "Sweet Sriracha Uncured Bacon Jerky'. Is it that easy to just mention bacon to lure me into a buying fervor? Yup! This bacon jerky is everything that is promised. Sweet and very sticky Sriracha coats limp bacon strips with no refrigeration needed. It is a stretch to call it jerky but it tastes okay to me despite the texture. There is a slight heat from the Sriracha. This is a portable way to enjoy bacon on the go. Despite, liking the flavor, there is one huge problem with this product.
WARNING: The Author is about to go into a Rant. Skip this section if you are faint of heart, sensitive or a misguided hipster Vegan.
This product proudly claims to be uncured. Really? Let me quote from the ingredient list: "No nitrates or nitrites except those naturally occurring in Celery Powder and Sea Salt.". Excuse me Mr. T. Joe, but, our friend Merriam Webster states; "Curing.... to prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use" By definition you are curing with chemical albeit they are naturally occurring nitrates/nitrites from celery powder and sea salt. What kind of mumbo jumbo are you trying to sell us. "Un-Cured" bacon is impossible. Oh my, my cranium is about to explode. Okay, enough of my Rant. We can all make our own decisions. This product is okay even though you have to be a blithering idiot to believe the packaging.