There’s only one brand of American bacon available at the commissary here in Germany that we will eat. There are a few cheaper, chemical-filled kinds. Ew.
I do love bacon in all its various forms: sliced thick, proscuitto, pancetta, speck, whatever.
I do miss my Farmland bacon.
Then I discovered this bacon at Globus.
Look how thin this bacon is. It reminds me of prosciutto.
It fries up in perfect little dimpled strips.
We really prefer the flavor and texture of the German bacon, even though it often takes two packages for our breakfast, since it’s so small and thin. I just wish it were nitrate and nitrite free!
And don’t get me started on English bacon. It’s amazing!
I’m very pleased with shopping at the German stores for our staples. We seldom go to the commissary to buy much, except when we run out of something and don’t plan well because all the German stores are closed on Sundays and the commissary is the only grocer open. I usually only buy toilet paper, Annie’s mac and cheese, cat litter, some organic crackers at the commissary. Everything else is superior quality in the German stores. Typically, no chemicals, additives, dyes or crazy sweeteners.
The kids love the German foods and we’re still always amused at the items in people’s carts. So much processed food! We buy all our produce and eggs on Saturdays at our little farmer’s market. We often buy salami and bread at our village bakery/shop. We go to Globus 2-3 times per week to buy meat and a few other things. We have a small German refrigerator in the kitchen and a big “American” side by side fridge and freezer in our dining area. We seldom use our freezer – except for homemade ice cream and frozen homemade stock and soup and berry blends for smoothies.
We love eating fresh and simple.