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Finest, locally-sourced English charcuterie and smoked foods

Product Image Black Strap back bacon smoked 150g (5-7 slices per pack)

Black Strap back bacon smoked 150g (5-7 slices per pack)


Loins from West Country free-range pigs are dry-cured with our special blend of spices and black strap molasses.  The salt draws water out of the meat and this process is continued after curing when the ‘green’ bacon is air-dried.  The bacon is then smoked over beech, which imparts a soft smokey taste that does not overpower, but enhances the flavour of this fabulous bacon.  The result is bacon that tastes the way it should, without lots of water and ‘nasty white stuff’ when you put it in the frying pan.  Black Strap molasses adds a robust bittersweet flavour with real depth.  For a different taste try our Maple bacon, which is also smoked, but for those of you who prefer a bacon that has not been smoked we recommend our Bay and Juniper bacon.

See our specially priced Bacon Bundle for our three back bacon products. 


'Gold' Award - Taste of the West 2011

'Best Bacon - Taste of the West 2013 for our Black Strap Streaky Bacon

For contract (B2B) smoking of bacon, hams and cheeses call 01935 83883

Black strap molasses is a by-product of the production of sugar from sugar cane.  It is extremely rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and copper.

Please note: Capreolus currently ships to the UK only.

All our products are packed in polystyrene boxes with ice packs to ensure your order arrives in good condition.  Shipping is carried out either by Parcelforce or Royal Mail and will be delivered to you no later than 48 hours after despatch; this ensures your food will remain below the temperature at which our shelf life testing has been carried out.

We aim to send your order within 48-72 hours of receiving it and we will inform you when your order is received and also when we have shipped it.  To ensure your order arrives in good condition (within the 48-72 hour window) we ONLY ship orders between Monday and Thursday.  Orders placed after 12:00 on Thursday will not be shipped until the following Monday unless you opt to pay for a Guaranteed Next Day delivery.

We have a 'Collect in Person' option which has no shipping costs.  You select this option and arrange with us to collect at one of our shows.  Please always be sure to send an email to sales@capreolusfinefoods.co.uk advising which show you will be coming to and we shall bring your order with us (please see our News and Events section to see where will be over the next few months).

Since we are sending you a perishable product, you need to be available to receive the delivery.  If you cannot be at home you should consider providing a work address or that of neighbour who will be available, otherwise your package may be taken to your nearest Post Office for collection.  We cannot be held responsible for the condition of your goods if they are not refrigerated on receipt.

Delivery on all orders over £50 is free.  For anything under £50, our standard packing and delivery charge is £4.95 (UK Mainland and Northern Ireland only) or £8.50 (for Scottish Highlands, Eire and other UK non-Mainland addresses). If you require a Guaranteed Next Day delivery, an extra charge (depending on size and weight) will be made. Please send an email to sales@capreolusfinefoods.co.uk before placing an order that requires a Guaranteed Next Day delivery.

Please don't hesitate contact us if you require further information about our shipping policies and charges.