Is the Spoilt pig actually spoilt?

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Hands up if you love bacon?
I know that the vegan diet is becomming more popular, but if you still love a bacon sarnie or a full English do you ever think about how the bacon has arrived at your plate?

I try to buy grass fed meats whenever possible and I have a few farm shops that I visit.
So I was more than delighted when I was approached by Spoilt Pig to sample their award winning bacon that has been raised without antibiotics and they have been raised with approval of the RSPCA.

Spoiltpig believe that well cared for animals mean better quality and better tasting food. Knowing where our food comes from is now more important than ever to us all, which is why they only work with British farmers they know and trust.
Their farmers share their beliefs in farming responsibly and operating to the highest welfare standards. This means all their bacon and gammon is produced from outdoor bred pigs, raised in areas with low pig populations, meaning less chance of their pigs getting ill.
The pigs are born in the great outdoors, and then brought into warm, spacious, straw-filled barns after weaning, to continue living happy, healthy lives.

The gammon and bacon comes from pigs that are reared in healthy environments, which means there is little or no need for antibiotic treatment. This has enables them to produce the UKs first range of bacon and gammon from pigs raised without the use of antibiotics from birth.
They state on their website that they are “Supported by the UKs Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, and in anticipation of both global and EU legislation specific to the threat of antibiotic resistance caused by over use in humans and exacerbated by often unnecessary use in farming, we have worked closely with Brydock Farms, who have developed a unique farming method, guaranteeing all our pigs are outdoor bred and raised without the need for antibiotics.
Don’t worry though, if one of our pigs becomes poorly, it will of course receive the treatment it needs, but will not be used for spoiltpig products.”

But Bacon is bacon right?
Well I would possibly have thought that until now. We were fortunate enough to be able to try a packet of smoked and a packet of unsmoked produce.
Unbelievably I can honestly say I could taste a difference between this and my usual bacon. Somehow the flavour of this bacon is sweeter than the normal bacon. I can completely understand why they have won Taste of the West gold award four consecutive years in a row, and also a gold star in the Great Taste Awards in 2015.
I have tried this bacon in various meals and even my bacon coinosseur husband has approved both samples. I can honestly say it is this nicest bacon I have ever tasted.

So if you want to sample this sweet meat for yourself, where can you make your purchases?
You can do so at one of the following: Tesco, Morrisons, Booths, Costco, Budgens or Nisa or pop over to their website where you can locate your nearest store

Your local store

their website is loaded with information including some tempting recipe ideas including –
Spoilt pig doghnuts, waffles with spoilt pig and nutella and a few more normal recipes such as harrisa bacon pasta. I love the fact that they feature customers recipe ideas too.
If you visit their website keep your eye out for the exciting competitions that they run.

If you try the bacon either on your dougnuts or waffles, in a sarnie or as a topping for your favourite burger please let us know what you think or give me a tweet @DrEKirkeOstm

 

Hands up if you love bacon?
I know that the vegan diet is becomming more popular, but if you still love a bacon sarnie or a full English do you ever think about how the bacon has arrived at your plate?

I try to buy grass fed meats whenever possible and I have a few farm shops that I visit.
So I was more than delighted when I was approached by Spoilt Pig to sample their award winning bacon that has been raised without antibiotics and they have been raised with approval of the RSPCA.

Spoiltpig believe that well cared for animals mean better quality and better tasting food. Knowing where our food comes from is now more important than ever to us all, which is why they only work with British farmers they know and trust.
Their farmers share their beliefs in farming responsibly and operating to the highest welfare standards. This means all their bacon and gammon is produced from outdoor bred pigs, raised in areas with low pig populations, meaning less chance of their pigs getting ill.
The pigs are born in the great outdoors, and then brought into warm, spacious, straw-filled barns after weaning, to continue living happy, healthy lives.

The gammon and bacon comes from pigs that are reared in healthy environments, which means there is little or no need for antibiotic treatment. This has enables them to produce the UKs first range of bacon and gammon from pigs raised without the use of antibiotics from birth.
They state on their website that they are “Supported by the UKs Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, and in anticipation of both global and EU legislation specific to the threat of antibiotic resistance caused by over use in humans and exacerbated by often unnecessary use in farming, we have worked closely with Brydock Farms, who have developed a unique farming method, guaranteeing all our pigs are outdoor bred and raised without the need for antibiotics.
Don’t worry though, if one of our pigs becomes poorly, it will of course receive the treatment it needs, but will not be used for spoiltpig products.”

But Bacon is bacon right?
Well I would possibly have thought that until now. We were fortunate enough to be able to try a packet of smoked and a packet of unsmoked produce.
Unbelievably I can honestly say I could taste a difference between this and my usual bacon. Somehow the flavour of this bacon is sweeter than the normal bacon. I can completely understand why they have won Taste of the West gold award four consecutive years in a row, and also a gold star in the Great Taste Awards in 2015.
I have tried this bacon in various meals and even my bacon coinosseur husband has approved both samples. I can honestly say it is this nicest bacon I have ever tasted.

So if you want to sample this sweet meat for yourself, where can you make your purchases?
You can do so at one of the following: Tesco, Morrisons, Booths, Costco, Budgens or Nisa or pop over to their website where you can locate your nearest store

Your local store

their website is loaded with information including some tempting recipe ideas including –
Spoilt pig doghnuts, waffles with spoilt pig and nutella and a few more normal recipes such as harrisa bacon pasta. I love the fact that they feature customers recipe ideas too.
If you visit their website keep your eye out for the exciting competitions that they run.

If you try the bacon either on your dougnuts or waffles, in a sarnie or as a topping for your favourite burger please let us know what you think or give me a tweet @DrEKirkeOstm