Appleton Farms is one of the in-house brands for the Aldi grocery chain. I’ve written a lot of posts about Aldi products, which I generally find to be of good quality and terrific value. Their fully cooked bacon is no exception, a package of which sells generally for less than two bucks. I’ve become a convert to pre-cooked, you can usually find one brand or another on sale for less than the raw product, plus you know exactly what you are getting, meaning, you don’t open a package and find pieces that are mostly fat, mostly broken and the like. There is some really crappy bacon out there.
This was flavorful and the slices come staggered on wax paper, so they are easy to remove. You can serve nice intact whole slices, or chop/cut as desired.
The contract manufacturer that Aldi uses for this product, is Shelby County Cookers, out of Harlan, IA, about 70 miles west of Des Moines and 10 miles north of I-80.
Shelby because a subsidiary of Monogram Foods a couple years ago. Monogram has its own brands and makes some licensed product, too. They are big in the meat snack business.
Picture of the Shelby plant below. Yes, I’d buy this again.
Appleton Farms Fully Cooked Bacon Review