The Different Cuts Of Bacon Explained

The truth is that South Africans love bacon. In fact, there’s an increasing demand. Whether you enjoy it with eggs for breakfast, as part of a wholesome meat dish for dinner or on a burger for lunch, it tastes great. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of bacon for sale to retail stores in bulk.


There are three main cuts of bacon:

Streaky bacon

Streaky bacon typically comes from the fattier belly of the animal and consists of approximately one part meat to three parts fat, giving it a streaky appearance due to the long layers of fat that run parallel to the rind.

Due to the high-fat content, streaky bacon crisps quickly when cooked, making it perfect as a topping for burgers, a sandwich, or a portion of delicious pasta.

Back bacon

Back bacon is leaner because it cut from the loin, meaning it has a much higher meat to fat ratio. Therefore, it can be cut into thicker pieces and be enjoyed as a roast. Add some potatoes and vegetables, and you have a hearty family meal.

Shoulder bacon

As the name suggests, it’s a cut from the shoulder and has a mixture of meat and muscle, which gives it great flavour. Visually, It may not be the most appealing, but its taste and texture can’t be beaten!


How to order the best bacon and wholesale pork meat products online

Welcome to the new-look Van Wyngaardt website, which has been facelifted for your convenience. We have the best quality pork products on the market. We’ve also completely redesigned our online product ordering platform. You’ll find descriptions of the meats and the clear product codes on each product page, as well as by the order form.

Simply fill in the web form with your details and list the selection of pork meat products that you require. Your order will be received and processed by our expert sales representatives. The pork meat parcel will be delivered to your business premises (or the address listed on the webform) during the time period stated in our delivery policy below.


Our delivery policy

Our delivery policy requires a minimum order amount depending on the region. You may order from Monday to Thursday. If you order before 12:00, we guarantee delivery the next day; should it be after 12:00, your order will be delivered to you the following working day. This is only valid for Gauteng stores. Outer Gauteng stores delivery period may vary.

At Van Wyngaardt, we pride ourselves on always providing exceedingly good meats. Enjoy! If you require any additional information, please contact us.

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