You're not alone if you've ever pondered what sorcery turns a grunting little pink pig into mouthwatering slices of crispy bacon. The Original Bacon Kit pulls back the curtain on this mystery and provides you with the golden opportunity to make this stuff yourself.
Everything tastes better when it's made from scratch; it's to do with the effort, the attention to detail, the pure love that goes into it, and this is certainly no exception. All you have to do is find yourself a nice juicy pork belly (available in most butchers/supermarkets) and the kit gives you everything else you need to transform it into your favourite breakfast staple/pancake topping/the best part of a BLT sandwich.
Once you've cured the belly in the curing bag provided, you'll have to pop it in the fridge and leave it for 7 days (arguably the slowest and most agonising 168 hours of your life). It's then into the oven for a couple of hours (nearly there) and after it's cooked and cooled you can slice it – as thick or as thin as your heart desires. What's more, this bacon won’t shrink or release a heartbreaking pan full of water so you’ll wonder why you ever purchased that inferior pre-packaged hogwash from the supermarket in the first place.
Until you’ve tried this kit you have never tasted bacon as nature intended it.
Juicy Pork Belly not included (but available in most butchers/supermarkets)
Once you've tried home-made bacon you may find regular shop-bought bacon intolerable
Due to the nature of this product, we are unable to offer our usual 30-day, no-quibble returns policy, if you later change your mind, or otherwise decide to return the product through no fault of Firebox. Click here for more info.
Transform tasty pork belly into mind-blowing delicious bacon
Slice it as thick as you like
Kit includes: Curing bag, Cure, Maple sugar (to make delectable Maple bacon), Thermometer and an easy-to-follow instruction sheet
Measures approximately 25.5cm(W) x 14cm(H) x 7cm(D)
Curing bag can fit approximately 5lb of pork belly
Turned my TREE HUGGING DAUGHTER into a Salivating Weak Kneed Meat Eater Well done Firebox. Stuart, Norfolk - 27th June 2014
Bought this as a Christmas present, went down a treat! Rachel Williams, Caerphilly - 10th June 2014
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. It was the tasty bacon we have ever tasted. I recommend it to all of my friends .... . Although that is probably why, when I've come to order another kit for his birthday, it is out of stock! Jenny, Bristol, UK - 18th May 2014
Oh that's just filth.... . Trevor, Essex, UK - 30th September 2013