Oscar-Mayer-Super-Thick-Cut-Bacon-PackageOscar Mayer just sent me an email to inform me about their new Thick Cut Applewood Bacon. I have yet to try it so they’re going to send me some this week. They are also giving me some coupons for free bacon so you guys can try it too. It’s going to be a twitter contest so if you’re not following @MrBaconpants already you better start.

If you don’t want to wait you can pick it up now at your local grocery store. It should only set you back $4.50 for 9 slices per 16 ounce package.

Oscar Mayer says the new bacon is inspired by the same taste and quality you would expect from a restaurant. They smoke the pork bellys for hours with real Applewood chips, which is pretty impressive since it cost under $5. They also say its “super thick”, which means it’s twice as thick as their regular cut. Sean and I have tasted thick restaurant quality bacon before so I am excited to see how this stuff stands up to those claims.

I have a feeling this is Oscar Mayer’s (Kraft Foods) answer to Wright Brand Bacon (Tyson) bigger better bacon ad campaign. This is a good sign for bacon lovers. It means the national brands are starting to notice that we demand a better cut of bacon. We are all turning into a nation of bacon snobs, and that’s a good thing.

I am a fan of the Oscar Mayer’s Center Cut bacon in the plastic container. It’s what I buy if I am in a pinch and need to buy a national brand. With that said I hope the new bacon doesn’t let me down. It will be nice to have a premium option that’s available at most stores. I do like the Wright Brand bacon but I only seem to find it at Wal-Mart, which is one store I try to avoid (it’s a long story).

If you have tried this bacon already let us know what you think about it. Does it live up to the hype? Is it better or the same as other national brand thick cut bacon? Share via the comments.

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12 Responses to Oscar Mayer Super Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon

  1. Tasha says:

    First Wendy’s contacts you, then Oscar Mayer. Do you realize the power you have in the bacon community? You need minions. Mwah ha ha ha.

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  8. Mas Miyazaki says:

    We purchased Oscar Mayer Super Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon at Walmart because it was on sale and to our surprise the whole family — including our grandkids — went crazy about the awesome taste of the bacon which is usually no big deal.
    We can’t find/get any of these bacon at Walmart, Meijers and Kroger.
    Is Oscar Mayer discontinuing this bacon? If not, where can we get it.
    We live in Canton, MI 48187

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  10. Bridgenia says:

     Great bacon that gets nice and crispy!!

  11. JEB says:

    I’m having trouble finding this bacon in Houston.  I used to buy it at Kroger but they’ve discontinued it.  I’ve tried all the major grocery stores plus 2 Targets and 2 Walmarts. Has OM discontinued it? Any information would be appreciated.

  12. Marlanew says:

    Bacon heaven. But I’m now having trouble finding it in my FL Publix. Who’s eating it all???

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