Oak Smoked Sea Salt
Curious Bacon
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Curious Bacon

Oak Smoked Sea Salt

Batch Code: BAC280

We make an amazing simple bacon using Oak Smoked Sea Salt as part of the cure.

Originally smoked from the offcuts of Welsh kissing gates, Halen Mon now slowly smoke this salt over Welsh oak chippings.

The water from which the salt is made is pulled from the Menai Straits not far from where Sea Horses breed. So there's a lot of purity and love in this bacon.

Apart from a tiny bit of Sodium Nitrite this is the only ingredient in our infamous Oak Smoked Sea Salt bacon. It delicious with everything.

Date Information
Use By: 12-Feb-21
Manufactured: 29-Dec-20
Sell By: 12-Feb-21
Best Before: 12-Feb-21

Supplied / Made By:

The Curiosities Company Ltd [https://thecuriosities.co.uk]

The best bacon producer in the world

This is ourselves. We produce and supply ourselves and many others.

General Product Information

This is simply the best bacon money can buy anywhere in the world. Usually flavoured with seasonally available local herbs, spices and fruits picked from the hedges or our garden. Always packed in our amazing home compostable plasticfree packaging.

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Smoked Bacon

Process Information

Smoked Bacon

Bacon made with smoked salt


Bacon made with smoke flavoured salt

Cure start: 2020-10-29
Dry start: 2020-11-19
Cut and packed: 2020-12-29
First batch of pork from Toddenham Manor. Gloucester Old Spot cross breed.

Used the following 3 ingredients

Ingredient - #1

Oak Smoked Sea Salt [Oak Smoked Sea Salt]

Batch Code: 9256

From Halen Mon - Anglesey. Delivered by courier.

Supplied By:

Halon Môn [https://www.halenmon.com]

Sea Salt Manufacturer

Halon Môn are based in one of the loveliest parts of Wales. They source their salt from the Menai Straits. After graduating from Bangor University, where where the founders had fallen in love with each other and the island of Anglesey, they started looking for ways that would allow them to continue to live and work in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In 1997, they left a saucepan of seawater to boil on the Aga in their family kitchen aga and as the salt crystals started to form, they knew they'd struck culinary gold. In 1999, they started supplying Halen Môn Sea Salt to Swains, their local butchers in Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey, and now we use it too.

We love this story and love their products and any company that has not one, but two dogs on their "Who are we" page definitely deserve to be suppliers!

Date Information
Purchased: 18-Sep-19

Ingredient - #2

Pork Belly [Tamworth Pork Belly]

Batch Code: BELLY330

Supplied directly by Paddock Farm Butchery from Paddock Farm.
Slaughtered at Long Compton Abbattoir.
Breed: Tamworth
Mother: Ariana
Father: Paul
Ear tags: 2121, 2125, 2127
Born: 2020-01-21
Killed: 2020-09-16
Butchered by: Jon Francis

Supplied By:

Paddock Farm [http://www.paddock.fm]

Specialist producer of rare breed Tamworth Pigs

Producing great meat is all about raising the finest animals in the best environment possible.

At the heart of everything Paddock Farm does is the farm and their herd of native-breed Tamworth pigs. As well as supplying delicious pork, sausages, bacon and charcuterie, the farm sets a benchmark for welfare, animal husbandry and quality. Working with other similar minded producers and suppliers they are able to stock beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game of a quality that is second to none.

The farm is proud to supply many of the country’s top chefs with well raised, properly aged, respectfully butchered meat – they can count more than 40 Michelin stars amongst their customers and restaurants.

And best of all they also supply us at the Curiosities Company Ltd.

Date Information
Purchased: 27-Sep-20

Ingredient - #3

Sodium Nitrite Salt [Prague Powder #1]

Batch Code: 2010055

Sodium Nitrite Salt for curing.

Supplied By:

Surfy Curing Supplies [https://www.homecuring.co.uk]

Surfy's Home Curing Supplies

Surfy's design, blend and test all their own seasonings. Their seasonings contain only the best herbs and spices we can find, no carrier oils, artificial colours or flavours. They even dry some herbs and spices their selves in their own desiccators to ensure that they are the best we can get. Just like us! Their ham & bacon cures and nitrite curing salt are all made from Certified Organic Kosher Sea Salt pre-mixed to precise standards so we can safely make our bacon.

Date Information
Purchased: 15-Oct-20