While going through the contents of my freezer the other night, I noticed that there were two packages of bacon sitting amongst the frozen vegetables, Hot Pockets and chicken pot pies. The two brands of bacon, which are still in my freezer are Oscar Mayer Bacon and Plumrose Premium Bacon. These bacon varieties are simillar in size, packaging and overall quality, but they differ greatly in price. Seeing these two packages of bacon together provided the impetus for a product comparison review. Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is an article which offers compares and reviews Oscar Mayer Bacon and Plumrose Premium Bacon.

Size
The net weight of the standard – sized package of Oscar Mayer Bacon is 16 ounces. According to the product label, the package holds 10 servings of two slices of bacon.

The standard – sized package of Plumrose Premium Bacon also weighs – in at 16 ounces. The label on the package of this bacon states that the container holds 10 servings of two slices of bacon.

Price
The regular retail price charged for one 16 ounce package of Oscar Mayer Bacon in supermarkets is approximately $5.49. Although this brand of bacon is indeed very tasty and of high quality, I can’t help but feel that this price is quite high.

The regular retail price charged for one 16 ounce package of Plumrose Premium Bacon inĀ  supermarkets is approximately $2.50. At almost one – half the price of the Oscar Mayer Bacon, this product is far more economical. I can’t help but wonder why the retail price of the Oscar Mayer Bacon is so much higher than the price of the Plumrose Premium Bacon, when they are similar in so many ways.

Quality / Appearance
The overall quality of Oscar Mayer Bacon is high. The slices are even in size and the ratio of meat versus fat is commendable. This brand of bacon cooks evenly and does not usually curl – up while being cooked.

As with the Oscar Mayer Bacon, Plumrose Premium Bacon is definitely a high – quality product. All of the slices are even in size, although not quite as tight in texture as the Oscar Mayer Bacon. Plumrose Premium Bacon also cooks evenly and does not normally curl – up while being cooked.

Nutritional Facts
Oscar Mayer Bacon contains 70 calories, with 50 calories from fat, per two – slice serving. This product also contains 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 6 grams total fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 290 mg of sodium, 0 grams total carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein per two – slice serving.

Plumrose Premium Bacon contains 80 calories, with 60 calories from fat, per two – slice serving. This product also contains 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 7 grams total fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 320 mg of sodium, 0 grams total carbohydrates and 5 grams of protein per two – slice serving.

Texture
The texture of cooked Oscar Mayer Bacon is pleasant and enjoyable. The bacon browns nicely and does not normally feature overly – hard masses of product. The texture of this brand of bacon makes it a welcome addition to sandwiches and salads and a great companion to eggs, pancakes, omelettes and waffles.

The texture of cooked Plumrose Premium Bacon is every bit as good as that of the Oscar Mayer Bacon. The agreeable texture of this bacon makes it a pleasure to eat at anytime and is a great accompaniment for a wide range of food items.

Packaging
Oscar Mayer Bacon is packaged in a sealed, heavy – duty, plastic pouch – like wrapper that is easy to open. The front of the package is clear, allowing customers to view the enclosed product. The rear label of the package also lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.

Plumrose Premium Bacon is also packaged in a wrapper that is very similar to the one holding the Oscar Mayer Bacon. The rear label of this product also lists all pertinent nutritional and ingredient information.

Taste / Flavor
When it comes to flavor, these two brands of bacon consistently offer very good tasting bacons. To me, the Oscar Mayer variety seems to offer a slighty more full – bodied, or pronounced flavor, but I really do like the flavor of the Plumrose Premium Bacon just as much as that of the Oscar Mayer variety. At any rate, both of these brands of bacon are quite tasty and neither brand offers an unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall Rating
All things considered, Oscar Mayer Bacon and Plumrose Premium Bacon are both very flavorful brands of bacon that are always satisfying. These two brands of bacon are very similar in many ways, except for price. The regular retail price of the Oscar Mayer Bacon is nearly twice that of the Plumrose Premium Bacon. While both of these products are recommended, the Plumrose Premium Bacon is the brand that I would more strongly recommend.

 

Sources :
Personal experience with the products
The product labels

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