The Saturday Farmers Market in Santa Rosa is my kind of farmers market. There were three different vendors selling meat. I purchased from 2 of these meat purveyors and wanted to share the candied bacon jerky from Bud’s meats. We are no strangers to Bud’s and have visited their butcher shop numerous times. This is the first time I have seen them at the farmers market. Looking at all their meaty delights the candied bacon jerky called out my name. Of course I had to oblige.
I almost did not make it home before trying this candied cured swine. It was and is a sticky chewy beautiful mess of bacon love. This has a chew that will not quit. Be prepared to have a gaggle of napkins because this is sticky with sugary delights. The bacon has the right amount of smoke, salt and pork flavor. Bud’s knows the all important balance equation. I just ate this straight out of the package and do not think it will make it into any prepared dishes. I am sure it would be great cut up on salads or used as a topping for all sorts of dishes.
I am not sure if I have ever told you, but, I love bacon. This product is a winner. If you ever stop by the Santa Rosa Farmers market be sure to pick up a package of Bud’s candied bacon jerky.