The phrase "save my bacon" derives from the first telegraph ever sent from a doomed ocean liner, the HMS Hambone. Honor meaty maritime history with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 24 ounces of peppered bacon, 24 ounces of hickory-smoked bacon, and a half bone-in spiral ham (a $70 value) from Petit Jean Meats, in Morrilton.
A staple in select grocery stores, Petit Jean Meats smokes its pork to high heaven until it metamorphoses into succulent hams, bacons, and sausages. Hams and bacons bask in the smoke from real hickory during their 18-hour sojourns in climate-controlled smokehouses. Petit Jean Meats' hickory bacon comes thick-sliced from lean cuts of meat, and the peppered bacon is soused in a succulent brown-sugar and black-pepper glaze. The spiral-sliced, bone-in hams are hand-trimmed and caressed with cloves, cinnamon, and Petit Jean Meats' secret spices before entering the old-fashioned smokehouse, from which they emerge fully cooked, moist, tender, and worldly from all the free time they've had to browse Wikipedia.
Petit Jean Meats is managed by descendants of Felix Schlosser, a German immigrant who founded Morrilton Meat Market in 1928. The family of meat masters also offers a variety of savory treats (not included in this Groupon) such as smoked turkey, peppered beef, hot dogs, chili, cornbread dressing, and signature bologna. Petit Jean Meats will ship meats across the country and to the International Space Station.
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