Bacon. Bacon! BACON! Just saying the word brings me utter happiness. Faced with a platter of perfectly cooked bacon strips is sheer nirvana. Never mind that you might end up in heaven soon enough. Bacon is worth every single calorie. And Swiss Gourmet delivers excellently.
Cooked to a nice even crisp, Swiss Gourmet’s Smoked Bacon is happiness on a plate. Lean and well-seasoned, the light smokiness resonates well. Aside from the Smoked Bacon, they also have Bacon Ham—a happy cross between ham and bacon. It comes in rounds instead of strips, making it perfect for sandwiches. If you’re looking to make your own bacon cheeseburgers, Swiss Gourmet’s Bacon Ham is perfect for it. Tip though, you may want to snip small cuts alongside the outer ring, to minimize the bacon’s curling.
Swiss Gourmet also has sausages. I got to try the Schublig and Hungarian Sausages—two of my favorites. The insides of these sausages are ground fine, with miniscule fat particles. Both are bursting with flavor, quite literally. The casing is also on the thick side, creating a resilient crust that’s wonderful to bite into. For people who live spicy food, the Hungarian sausage is wonderfully spicy, spicier than some Hungarian sausages I’ve tried (e.g. Santis) so be ready to have some bread to munch on.
Aside from the bacon and sausages, Swiss Gourmet also has a good selection of smoked meats and cold cuts that would be great for deli-style sandwiches and cold cut platters. Most of the stuff I’ve tried from them are delicious, plus, they’re reasonably priced so they’re definitely worth trying. They’re not as readily available as commercial brands, but they’re worth looking for as the products are deli-quality. DO IT FOR THE BACON!