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These notes are my about miscellaneous (non-computing) topics, often brief informal reviews of products or shops or places ranging from canned food to pubs.
The delightful cooked bacon previously mentioned has been slightly revised, and now appears on Sainbury's website.
After being sold for a while for £3 for two packets it is now back to £5 for 3 packets, of the same or different type, withing similar cured meat products.
A detail that I haven't mentioned in my previous entry is that it microwaves very well, becoming warm and juicy, and even a bit crispy.
In an article about a greek-style yogurt manufacturers in the USA there is description of what distinguishes it from ordinary yogurt:
The Greek variety contains more protein than regular yogurt, which makes it more filling, but has little or no fat.
Greek can cost about twice as much as regular yogurt, in part because it requires three times the amount of milk to make the more dense concoction;
This indicates how to figure out whether some yogurt is indeed greek-style, by looking at protein and fat content.
Indeed typically greek-style yogurt has 9-10% protein content versus 3-5%.
I like the classic tubs of Greek style yogurt from Fage which are available from Sainsbury's.
Mark&Spencer have been selling for a long time crispy pre-fried bacon and Sainsbury's like others offer now a similar product.
I have delighted to occasionally find in larger Sainsbury's supermarkets British smoked bacon (photo front, back) with a price of £1.85 per 100g tray or £3.00 for two 200g trays.
It is cooked supple instead of fried crispy, and it has excellent taste and texture, and goes really well into sandwiches and baps.
It is also seems to be quite good value; it may cost twice as much per weight as uncooked bacon, but it also has lost much water because of the cooking, and thus it is 42% protein and 28% fat by weight compared to 30% protein and 17% fat for uncooked bacon, and it is ready to go.
It is also much better value than crispy fried bacon which costs £3.64 per 100g or £3.00 per 100g if bought as 3×55g trays for £5.00.
An issue is that they are difficult to find, as they don't seem to be in the online catalogue, and they appear occasionally in the larger Sainsbury's, and not in the bacon shelves, but classified as cook's ingredients. You can use the photos above to recognize the product.