Celebrate International Bacon Day! | Smithfield Bacon Prize Pack [CLOSED #GIVEAWAY]

Celebrate International Bacon Day with Smithfield Bacon

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Smithfield is famous for smoking and curing fine meats to perfection, giving our bacon a rich flavor that can only be attained by the natural smoking process. Available in a wide variety of flavors and packages including low sodium and less fat.

For more than two centuries, the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia, founded in 1752, has been shipping the finest hams to satisfied customers around the world. Today, thanks to the vision of a Virginia family and its patriarch, Joseph Luter, that tradition not only continues but has grown into something of a legend.

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Mmmm!  Can you smell it?  Yummy bacon made it’s way to my door this week.  I got the chance to review Smithfield bacon for International Bacon Day (September 4, 2012) & it made my day!  I’m not even kidding.  I love bacon.

My family loves bacon.  The kids fight over who gets the biggest piece, and if there’s only one left…well… I get it!  Ha!  We received some naturally hickory smoked Smithfield bacon Hometown Original in the regular size & the pouch pack.  It came in a really awesome collapsible cooler with ice packs, coupons & a can cozy thing that my kids have been “sharing” (fighting over). 

smithfield bacon

When I cooked the Smithfield bacon, it filled the house with yummy hickory smoked bacon smell. The dog & kids went crazy.  🙂  We couldn’t resist & had to taste it right away & we were not disappointed. 

Smithfield bacon is deliciously flavored & made for some really amazing BLT’s for dinner.  The pieces were just thick enough that they didn’t fall apart – even though we like them super crispy.  Sometimes when I use not-so-awesome bacon, the pieces fall apart & we end up with bacon bits for our sandwiches instead of slices.  These held up very well!

crispy bacon

I highly recommend Smithfield bacon & I’m looking forward to trying some of their other bacon flavors & products as well.

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 18, 2012.

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Comments

  1. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I liked the Peach Glazed Pork Skewers recipe they had on there.

  2. Angela Tyler says:

    I did not know they had a Summer Ham.

  3. Maggie M says:

    I would love to make the blazin hot bacon dip! We love bacon! Thanks!

  4. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I would love to try the Pork Lion filet garlic and herb.

  5. Shelley Drady Enright says:

    I like the recipes.

  6. Beck R says:

    The bacon wrapped artichoke recipe Sounds very good! Thank you! 🙂

  7. Tiffany Greene says:

    I really liked reading about the healthy kids snacks!! I will surely keep these in mind since I have little ones!! 🙂

  8. Lorraine Smith says:

    After reading this, I think I want BLT’s for lunch…Mmmm

  9. I’d love to try one of their Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams!

  10. Becky Moreno says:

    the Brown Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham is a must have at our family gatherings!

  11. LISA ROBERTS says:

    I WANT BACON, BACON AND MORE BACON !!

  12. Kim H says:

    I’d like to try their marinated pork loins.

  13. Julie says:

    We <3 SMITHFIELD BACON soooo much at our house – we have to cook TWO packs at a time! It's great w/some fresh scrambled eggs (our favorite way to indulge in a smell-good, scrumptous-tasting, wonderful-way-to-start-the day!).

  14. Tabitha Pyle says:

    the honey glazed spiral sliced ham.

  15. shannon oelrich says:

    I would like to make the blazin hot dip for my husband he loves hot and bacon

  16. Cynthia R says:

    i leanred they have a recipe section for each product

  17. Erica Best says:

    the Pork Lion filet garlic and herb sound so good

  18. Maureen says:

    I like the Paula deen Crunchy Glazed Ham

  19. Ellie W says:

    I learned they have a variety of products. I’d like to try the Marinated Pork Loins .

  20. Claire says:

    I liked the Peach Glazed Pork Skewers recipe!

  21. Keisha Talley says:

    Smoked pork chops

  22. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams.

  23. Melissa Hartley says:

    I learned that Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), the world’s largest producer of pork products ..
    and that 16.1 million servings have been donated to charity organizations 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway! We definitely love bacon in our house!!

  24. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like Spiral Sliced Ham

  25. Katherine says:

    I loved all the recipes with bacon and pork loins

  26. Debbie Ellis says:

    The site was very informative, all different ways to make a ham. all kinds of recipes.

  27. Margaret Smith says:

    Love the recipes. I really want to try the Bacon Cheese Pie recipe. Sounds delicious.
    Thanks so much.

  28. Sherry Compton says:

    I like their cooking tips especially their information on “tools of the trade” pots and pans. I don’t have a griddle, but it would be nice to have.

  29. Sarah Hall says:

    I learned that the marinated pork is ready in only 20 to 30 minutes.

  30. I like the spiral baked ham…drool.

  31. katherine d says:

    i learned that asparagus is a member of the lily family and is cultivated in most subtropical and temperate parts of the world, particularly in this country and in Mexico, Peru, France, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries.

  32. jeannine s says:

    smoked sausage wth cheese

  33. Kiara says:

    I like the recipes.

  34. Marissa says:

    I want to try their peppercorn bacon. I like that they have recipes and helpful videos on their site.

  35. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that in 1936 Joseph W. Luter & Joseph W. Luter, Jr. founded the Smithfield Packing Company along a tributary of the historic James River.

  36. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to try the Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham! Yum!

  37. tracy p. says:

    I didnt’ know they had a cooking advice section. that is pretty neat and handy.

  38. 16.1 million meals are donated to charity. I didn’t know about the ham either. Looks so yummy!

  39. ELIZABETH says:

    I would love to try the Smoked sausage With cheese.

  40. Jayne G says:

    There are some tempting recipes such as “Orange Laced French Toast Casserole with Caramelized Bacon.”

  41. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think the pouch pack was a brilliant idea! Love it!

  42. Ms. T says:

    Like to add bacon to lot of things or try recipes..

  43. debbie says:

    I would like to try paula dean’s crunchy glazed spiral sliced ham.

  44. crystle tellerday says:

    portabello mushroom pork tenderloin

  45. Paula Lee says:

    In 1936 Joseph W. Luter & Joseph W. Luter, Jr. founded the Smithfield Packing Company along a tributary of the historic James River.

  46. adrienne warren says:

    ok I win this one my guy will be one happy camper. The spiral sliced brows sugar glaze ham would be perfect for the holidays. If it makes it to the holidays.

  47. Becky M says:

    I learned that the company was founded in 1752!

  48. I learned they have center cut bacon with sea salt.. I bet it’s yummy

  49. Kristen m says:

    I want to try their overnight bacon casserole recipe!

  50. Audrey Griffis says:

    i’d love to try the spiral ham yummy but i’m a huge bacon fan and htey all look fablous too

  51. tracee Bass says:

    Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams

  52. Rebecca M. says:

    I would love to have an endless supply of bacon… my husband could eat a pound of it a day by himself!

  53. Megan says:

    The pork gyro recipe looks pretty tasty! 🙂

  54. Carol L says:

    I’d love to try Paula Deen’s Crunchy Crust Spiral Ham.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  55. MAMOTTS says:

    did not know they made more than bacon- wow large selection

  56. Monica Platz says:

    I like the recipes! Cool!

  57. april yedinak says:

    I learned they offered cooking advice and entertaining tips on their site.

  58. Katharine Davis says:

    I want to try the Orange Laced French Toast Casserole with Caramelized Bacon recipe

  59. Donna L says:

    I would to try the Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams.

  60. Monique Rizzo says:

    The recipes are great!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  61. I wasn’t aware that Smithfield donated food to charity. That was a pleasant shocker to see over 16 million servings were donated to feed the hungry. Nice work, Smithfield!

  62. joanne major says:

    i love trying new recipes so i love that they have so many interesting recipes

  63. Tiffany S. says:

    I like the recipes!!!

  64. Michelle S. says:

    I would love to try the Summer Spiral Sliced Ham

  65. Andrea D. says:

    I like how they have a variety of hams and some yummy bacon.

  66. I like to treat my wife once a month to crispy bacon and eggs.

  67. Debra Hall says:

    i never knew you had to cook it to 145 degrees

  68. McKenzie McClanahan says:

    The maple honey turkey breast sounds good!

  69. Rust says:

    I like their recipe section

  70. Brenda I says:

    I’d like to try their pork loin and make a delicious meal for my family.

  71. Elis B. says:

    In 1936 Joseph W. Luter & Joseph W. Luter, Jr. founded the Smithfield Packing Company along a tributary of the historic James River

  72. Beth Swanson says:

    I learned that Smithfield pork is leaner and cooks 15-20% faster than fattier pork.

  73. ryan minton says:

    i love bacon so i want it all!!!!

    rypm25@aol.com

  74. Jim Cabaj says:

    I want to cokk the Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops With Seasoned Butter. I printed it out to cook!

  75. Linda Lansford says:

    I learned they sell a variety of pork items

  76. Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to try the Boneless Smoked Pork Chops!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  77. CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I would like to try the Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham.

  78. Diane Sallans says:

    I’d like the spiral sliced ham

  79. Christine says:

    like the Brown Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham

  80. Kristen says:

    I’d like to try the Ham & Bacon Corn Chowder recipe.

  81. tracy davis says:

    The bacon wrapped artichoke recipe is what I like.

  82. lots of reciepes
    Awesome giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  83. Kimberly B. says:

    I’d love the Honey Glazed Spiral Ham

  84. Jessica O says:

    I like that they have different cooking techniques you can use and help you with recipes!

  85. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would love to try the maple honey turkey breast.

  86. elven johnson says:

    I can’t get enuff of honey glazed ham!

  87. Christina says:

    I love the recipes section (but now I’m hungry and want bacon!). My sister and I have been looking for some ‘overnight casseroles” – I think I might try this one – http://www.smithfield.com/recipes/recipe/overnight-bacon-casserole#

  88. Sarah L says:

    They have info on all the cuts of pork.
    Thanks for the contest.

  89. hahaha wouldn’t my husband just love this!

  90. Fawn H says:

    I would love to try the Ham Steaks

  91. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I. Would like to try the Smoked Turkey Breast
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  92. polly says:

    i liked their haunted tree centerpiece you can make

  93. Kristy Thiel says:

    I think their marinated pork loin looks delicious!

  94. Meghan says:

    Brown Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham sounds DELICIOUS

  95. r hicks says:

    want to try their hickory smoked boneless ham

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  96. Stephanie Grant says:

    I want to try their Bacon-Wrapped Grits Bundles with a Spicy Dipping Sauce

  97. Catie says:

    I love the Cooking Advice section! So many helpful articles!

  98. robyn paris says:

    i would like the summer sliced spiral ham

  99. Brande says:

    I Learned that Smithfield has donated 16.1 Million Servings!

  100. They participate in Feeding the Hungry campaign.

  101. Sheryl says:

    I want to try the Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Ham

  102. Denise says:

    They’ve got a lot of pork chop recipes on their website, which is good considering I bought a pair of them at the store this morning 🙂

  103. Carolyn g says:

    I like the smithfield hams

  104. Carolyn g says:

    i like the smoked hams

  105. Carole Ingram says:

    I have learned that they have a recipe section, that is a good to know since we LOVE bacon !!! It makes everything taste better, even chocolate LOL

  106. clynsg says:

    I would also like to try the Smoked Pork Chops.

  107. Erika P. says:

    I want to try the Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops With Seasoned Butter recipe.

  108. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I’d like to try the thick cut bacon

  109. Kristin Miller says:

    We love the thick cut bacon!

  110. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’ve had Smithfield ham before but I didn’t know they had so many varieties.

  111. I would like honey glazed spiral sliced ham

  112. christy r. says:

    Hi,

    I visited the site and I learned that –

    “Smithfield Lean Generation Pork is the first line of fresh pork to have select cuts certified by the American Heart Association for low cholesterol, sodium and fat content.”

    Thanks for the Giveaway

  113. Dree Getz says:

    I like their Honey Glazed Spiral Ham.

  114. Re Morgan says:

    I’d love to try their spiral ham.

  115. Jennifer W. (Auri Lae) says:

    The bacon-wrapped artichokes in the recipe section look amazing!

  116. Virginia Rowell says:

    They have a lot of recipes, the pork cordon bleu looks awesome!

  117. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Cut Ham sounds tasty

  118. Kate Sheffield says:

    The smell of bacon in the morning… it’s seriously a day enhancer!

  119. Jennifer Idzi says:

    Cool recipes to try

  120. Krystal says:

    I like that they donate food to feed the hungry…And that is is important enough to them that they display it right on their homepage.

  121. LeAnn V says:

    I learned it is now safe to cook pork to 145 degrees.

  122. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, I like their marinated pork loins.

  123. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would like to make their Blazin’ Hot Bacon Dip recipe

  124. Gina says:

    I like that their Marinated Pork makes dinner quick & easy for busy moms.

  125. Jodie A says:

    I’ve never heard of Smithfield before. Would love to try their bacon (who doesn’t love bacon?) and compare it to other brands.

  126. Lauralyn Ward says:

    Something I want…that lovely pork tenderloin!

  127. matthew b says:

    Peach Glazed Pork Skewers

  128. rachel v. says:

    i love bacon…i want bacon!

  129. Renee G says:

    I learned that they’ve donated 16.1 million meals to charity
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  130. Gianna says:

    Butcher’s cut bacon.

  131. K.Pugh says:

    I like the Paula Deen Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham.
    Thanks for the chance.

  132. s riches says:

    The Pork Gyro Sandwich recipe looks tasty

  133. Jaime Nicole says:

    I love the Blazin’ Hot Bacon Dip recipe!

  134. Jamie kelsey says:

    I didn’t realize they had lunchmeat. Will have to try.

  135. Robert Pyszk says:

    Genuine Smithfield Hams have crowned America’s table for generations. They are as distinctive as they are delicious, as elegant as they are hearty. They are the flavor of Southern Hospitality.

  136. Kathy Rambousek says:

    Your blog pictures and reading about Smithfield’s bacon is making me want a BLT for dinner. 🙂 I’d also like to try one of their spiral hams

  137. Heather! says:

    I learned that they have lots of recipes on their website, some of which I would love to try!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  138. krista grandstaff says:

    I never realized they had recipes on their site! I’ve gone on there to look at items for ham but never thought to look at bacon..

  139. beth hoppe says:

    love the recipes would love to try a ham

  140. They have an article on “Reading Recipes with your Kids”!

  141. ANGELA SMITH says:

    ive never tried smithfields bacon bet its delicious.i also enjoyed looking at the recipes on their site

  142. Shannon Emond says:

    Om goodnesssss with 3 boys……can we just say BACON…..:)

  143. Samantha Meyer says:

    I think it is kind of neat…in a morbid way…how they actually have a prep guide showing the different parts of the pig! It is actually neat to learn about.

  144. tracey byram says:

    I’d like to try the Hickory Smoked Boneless Ham.

  145. Kirbi Holoch says:

    I would love to try the recipe for the bacon cheese pie. Yum!

  146. Rebecca Orr says:

    I love the recipe for the bacon wrapped artichokes!! They look so good.

  147. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Their pork recieves no growth hormones

  148. Jill says:

    I love the cooking advice on their site!

  149. Sarah says:

    I’d like to try the center cut bacon with sea salt.

  150. Sonya says:

    I’d love to try the Cracked Peppercorn Bacon!

  151. christine weideman says:

    i would love to try the brown sugar spiral ham!

  152. Jennifer says:

    YUM! They have an incredible selection of bacon recipes!

  153. Kim Reid says:

    I like the recipe for Rosemary Grilled Tenderloin with Blue Cheese, Thanks!

  154. Jennifer Harriman says:

    I love that they have recipes featuring bacon. The Blue Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potatoes Au Gratin sound especially great!!

  155. Julia Oletskaya says:

    the ham looks delish 🙂

  156. Crystal says:

    Totally need to try the bacon dip.

  157. Ciara B. says:

    i love all the recipes. so many ways to use bacon!

  158. Jeni Lutz says:

    I like the Brown Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham

  159. Morgan says:

    I like the idea book for reference

  160. amy deeter says:

    learned that the company was founded in 1752!

  161. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to try one of their Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams

  162. Inez Cegelis says:

    I learned that their pork does not receive growth hormones and are not genetically altered in any way.

  163. Shirley Hicks says:

    i love their Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Hams

  164. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id like The Hickory Smoked Boneless Ham!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  165. Mary Cloud says:

    Natural Hickory Smoked Butcher’s Cut Bacon

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  166. Christina G says:

    I wold love to try the honey glazed spiral sliced ham! It just sound like a delicious dinner!

  167. racquel s says:

    That they have recipes- the bacon wraps look delish!

  168. kendra W says:

    I love the recipes section on their site!

  169. Brittney House says:

    their recipe section is neat

  170. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I learned they have a variety of products

  171. wendy wallach says:

    i like all the recipes

  172. Amanda K. says:

    I really like the Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham!

  173. Kirsten says:

    I liked the Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham

  174. christal c w says:

    I want to try a smithfield smoked ham

  175. S Carter says:

    I want to make the Bacon Cheese Pie recipe!

  176. Aria H. says:

    Paula Deen’s crunch glazed ham is something I would want to try.
    The Smithfield company is based in Virginia has has been around a long time.

  177. Claire McKeon says:

    The honey glaze spiral ham looks amazing!

  178. Claire McKeon says:

    The honey glaze spiral ham looks so good!

  179. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I realllly want to try the bacon and artichoke hummus!

  180. Angela H says:

    I would love the cracked peppercorn coated bacon.

  181. susan smoaks says:

    i want to try the bacon bites recipe!

  182. Deborah Wallin says:

    Cracked peppercorn coated bacon

  183. kelly g says:

    we always love boneless

  184. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I learned that they’ve been around since 1936!

  185. Kathy Pease says:

    I like the Brown Sugar Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham

  186. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I like the recipe section.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  187. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I liked the cooking advice section of the website and the ebook about how to cook fresh pork.

  188. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    I would like to have the Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham.

  189. jessica schueler says:

    I want to try the Paula Deans crunchy glaze spiral ham
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

  190. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Honey Cured Ham.

  191. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like the Bacon recipes as I only know how to make bacon one way which is in a skillet. I can’t wait to try some of them!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  192. I’d like to try the Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  193. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I learned •Don’t partially grill meat to use later. Once you begin cooking meat by any method, cook until it is completely done. The smithfield hams look delicious, too. Thanks for having this contest.

  194. Sarah Yurga says:

    Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Bites with a Basil Mayo looks delicious!

  195. Ed Nemmers says:

    Bacon Cheese Pie is my recipe of choice!

  196. Roberta Horn says:

    I REALLY like the recipe section and would LOVE to win this for my nine year old daughter! She is addicted to Bacon! I have to limit her! lol-I don’t think, until she came @ that I have heard anybody say that bacon is their favorite food!)

  197. Lisa L says:

    I like that they offer a cooking advice section on their website

  198. Lori H says:

    I liked the smoked ham

  199. Cynthia M says:

    Ilove the Smithfield Hams!

  200. julie cutshaw says:

    I’d be curious to try the smithfield smoked sausage with cheese and maybe try that recipe for the smoked sausage loops thanks great review too, enjoyed seeing flow through via the email newsletter
    sewitupjuie@gmail.com

  201. Heather says:

    The recipes are the best part on the website!

  202. Diane says:

    I would love to try their pepercorn coated bacon!

  203. Alisha L. says:

    I want to try the Smithfield Smoked Hams! Yummmmm

  204. heather c says:

    I like that they have all kinds of entertaining ideas! Very cool!

  205. Veronica Garrett says:

    I liked the Blazin Hot Bacon Dip recipe.

  206. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that the Luter family of Smithfield, Virginia, has been curing and selling hams since the turn of the century.

  207. Holly Oehrlein says:

    The cracked peppercorn coated bacon looks good.

  208. meme says:

    I like their garlic and herb pork tenderloin

  209. Gaines Simmons says:

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I like the pork loin and whole Smithfield ham.

  210. Webb W says:

    The brown sugar spiral sliced ham sounds interesting

  211. Trisha McKee says:

    I want to try the bacon dip!

  212. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I want to try the Pork Cordon Bleu recipe.

  213. Melanie Montgomery says:

    i wanna try the pork loin

  214. trixx says:

    The Luter family of Smithfield, Virginia, has been curing and selling hams since the turn of the century.

  215. bryan e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… we want to try Paula Deen’s Crunchy Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham

  216. Bethany M says:

    The honey glazed spiral sliced sounds good to me!

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