Food of the Eighties, SizzleLean
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It was bacon but it was supposed to be less fattening...the commercial went "Move over bacon. Now there's something leaner!"
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Matt - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
That's funny, I remember it as "Move over bacon, now there's something MEATIER." The way I remember it actually yields more results on Google, so they must have used both.
ACJ - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
It was really, really chewy!
NickA - February 24, 2008 - Report this comment
"Don't Sizzle Fat.. SizzleLean"
wnc - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
It was "meatier"; I've never heard the slogan using "leaner".
Adam - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
It was meatier and less fat! I miss it a lot I used to overcook it so it was somewhat crunchy.
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Cannot recall the taste or smell.. but I can see the package and my dad tried it a few times...
Matt - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
On the East Coast, it was definitely "leaner" and not "meatier". This is the first I'm hearing of the "meatier" version.
Ti - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember at slumber parties one friend would say to another move over bacon, here's something leaner. Girls can be so cruel.
bb - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
They started with "meatier" which most remember... but when low-fat caught on w/folks, they switched to "leaner". They used both in commercials.
Evan - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Sizzle Lean as a kid. My mom would make it for me all the time. I think it was a mix of beef and pork. I remember eating the Maple-flavored brand.
Wendy - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I really didnt like it that leather but granny would only make this...thinking it was healthy HA
VegeHead - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the leaner version of the commercials. I never tried, but think it would be a hit now if they brought it back since everyone is looking for low fat foods. I'm a vegetarian now, so I still wouldn't be able to try it if they brought it back though.
Toby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment we my not be capable of reproducing since USDA at the time didn't require ingredient list
Alana Cicchi - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED sizzlean,and In MN,and the Midwest, the commercial said Meatier,not leaner.It was used both ways,in different commercial forms I believe.The maple I liked alot,I think its beef and turkey,only.
Fred G. - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Sizzlelean, I have an aversion to Beef so it was a way for me to eat beef while thinking it was Bacon.
Joey - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My mom pumped me with sizzle lean! I loved it!!!
Patty B - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I used it to make whole water chestnuts wrapped with sizzlelean baked in oven, then smothered with a sweet sugar and ketchup sauce!! Big hit at all our family functions!!
WM - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Finally resolution to this debate! My wife and I have disagreed on the meatier/leaner slogan for years. Guess we were both right.
Kristine - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved sizzle lean when i was a kid. What ever happened to it?
Stephen G - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment commercial for meatier
Stephen G - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment commercial for leaner
Charlie - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Don't just sizzle fat- SizzleLean!
EMC - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Sizzle LEAN! LEAN being the operative word Sizzle Lean Don't you think the high priced ad execs would work the word LEAN into the commercial?
bill - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
A typical day in the 80's, sizzlean for breakfast and steak-ums for dinner
mark - August 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember eating it as a kid. I thought it was good at the time. But I was a greedy kid.
Layah - September 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember eating it as a kid .. I loved it ... But was it real bacon or turkey bacon ? It taste a lot like the Oscar Mayer turkey bacon that I eat now .😏
brian - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved sizzelean it was healthier and taste better than bacon. I wish they would bring it back.
toyota - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
i am 36 yrs old n but i remember it all so well as a little girl it truly was the best bacon ever i have ate and seem like they gets rid of the good stuff.
Aundrea - October 24, 2014 - Report this comment
For some reason I had a craving for this product just the other day and was really checking to see if I could find it anywhere. LOL Oh well. Loved all the comments:))
Joe Snow - January 19, 2018 - Report this comment
It was most likely pushed off the market by the rise of turkey, beef, and veggie bacon alternatives. I don't think it will be making a comeback unless it's as a limited run type of thing. Fans who remember it will buy it for a while, but then sales will die out quickly and it won't be worth making anymore.
Rob Lambert - January 19, 2018 - Report this comment
Swift Meats sold SizzLean from 1978 into the early 2000s (Con Agra discontinued). A 12oz package was $1.50 to $2. Just like with the butcher, the more fat eliminated, higher the price. Found image of a 15c off coupon from 1982. Even today, many food producers penalize nutrition-conscious consumers with higher prices than "comfort" foods.

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