How to find the best bacon ad from Fry’s in your local area
Posted On August 6, 2021
I am a bacon aficionado, so I was a bit sceptical about the bacon ad I saw at Fry’s.
As a new-to-Bacon reader, I had no idea what to expect from the commercial, which was directed at people in the “fitness” market.
So when I saw the first advert for the bacon products, I was taken aback.
I was blown away by how much the ad was about bacon.
“Are you looking at a big piece of bacon?
No, it’s a smaller piece of sausage, it was just bacon,” I said.
“What’s this about a bacon steak?
No you’re not looking at the real thing, this is just a fancy bacon sausage.”
I have never met a bacon product I have enjoyed more.
Bacon is my favourite meat, I thought, but there is nothing quite like a bacon sausage.
“I’ve always been intrigued by bacon,” said David Meehan, a consultant marketing professor at the University of Western Australia who specialises in eating disorders.
“But there’s no doubt that if you’re looking for a more balanced meal that has more of a taste and is less meaty, then bacon is going to be your answer.”
The commercial, starring Jason Alexander in a bacon suit, starts with a description of the product, which says: “Protein, fibre, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and other nutrients from the natural fibre of bacon.”
“Bacon is a rich source of antioxidants, and it also provides a rich range of minerals including magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and sodium, all of which can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve blood flow to the brain,” the ad says.
“And bacon has been shown to improve cognitive function in people with dementia.”
I thought the commercial was a good start, and then I was surprised to find out that the product comes in two sizes: one that’s “healthy” and one that is “high in fat”.
“I was very surprised that the fat content of the ‘healthy’ version was higher than the ‘high’ version,” Meegan said.
He said it was important to note that the “high” version was the “sausage version” of the bacon, with a more concentrated, crunchy texture.
“They were really similar, so you could actually get more protein and fat in one product,” he said.
I think bacon is a really great protein source and it has lots of health benefits, but it’s also a lot of calories, he said, and people might think that the bacon sausage product was just a calorie-dense snack.
But he said the “health” version is more healthy, and the product is healthier because it’s free of artificial flavours, preservatives and colours.
“It’s not a healthy product, but that’s OK,” he added.
“You want to avoid products that are overly sweet, as there is an increased risk of heart disease.”
I am definitely not a bacon fan, but the bacon sausages I tried were great and I really liked the way they tasted, Meegans said.
But I did feel that the ads might not be helping me get the right health advice.
“There are products that do have health benefits and they’re not necessarily what we want to hear about,” he explained.
“Some people might have an issue with the colour of the sausage, or the flavour of the meat, or whether the sausage was cooked properly.”
For some people, the Bacon Sausage Bacon Product Review is not going to change their diet, he says.
I’ve heard of people with a bacon allergy, he added, and that’s not surprising.
“A lot of people will go for the more ‘healthier’ version and will go to a supermarket to get it, but I think it’s more about a consumer’s understanding of what the product does and does not have in it.”
The Bacon Sauce Bacon Product Reviews also come with a “buyer beware” disclaimer, which states that if the product contains a product ingredient that has been banned in Australia, it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
“That’s an important part of the process, so the product label does not state anything about that,” Meeshan said.
That’s a bit of a red flag, Meesgan said, because there are lots of other products that contain similar ingredients and have been banned elsewhere in the world.
“The Australian FDA is not on the food safety side of things, and they will not approve products from companies that have been labelled with a product name that has never been approved for use in the country,” he says, adding that he did find it interesting that there were more than two types of bacon products on the Bacon Product review.
But the consumer review process can be very helpful in helping to educate consumers about the products they’re buying, Meezans