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Bentons Smoky Mountain Country Hams

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    Bentons Smoky Mountain Country Hams

    I made the trip to Bentons today fully expecting to just get a couple packs of bacon, but the best plans... I ended up with a ham, a whole ribeye cut into 2" steaks, and the bacon. They sliced the ham for me. The smell in that place is like heaven. For good measure, there is a place called Sweetwater Valley Farm near there that makes cheese. So I had to stop there too.
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    Of course, of course! đź‘Ť


      My Benton’s arrived Thursday. I opened the box and a cloud of smoke smacked me in the nose. I am going to do a bacon tasting tomorrow. Benton’s v. Nueske’s v. Wrights. It will be a blind tasting for BF. But for me, I will know which is which, obviously. Stay tuned!


      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        Sorry bout yer nose der. Ya know if ya call customer service first thing on the mornin they might do some reciprocatin. Sorry also to hear yer BF is blind. Good cookin to ya.

      • gboss
        gboss commented
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        How did the bacon tasting go?

      • SheilaAnn
        SheilaAnn commented
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        gboss it has not yet. Life keeps getting in the way. I’m thinking Sunday it might happen.

      The ham from Benton's is amazing.

      SheilaAnn - I think a lot will depend on how your BF likes smoke and salt.


      • SheilaAnn
        SheilaAnn commented
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        rickgregory you are not wrong. My guess, is he will go for Nueske’s. The aroma from the Benton’s tells me that it will have a very powerful smoke flavor profile. And based on the “tasting notes” included in the delivery, the saltiness will be overkill if over cooked. That said, we like chewy bacon in the first place, so that may work out.


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