I blame Trading Places
. No, hear me out, I'm serious!
When Billy Ray (Eddie Murphy) was being taught about pork bellies, he was told that they were used to make bacon. Therefore, I was expecting lots of bacon - with fat, sure, but not the jiggly gelatinous kind that I got. (Urp.) The fact that it was called Death By Bacon cemented that belief.
Strange as it may seem to us crispy bacon people, there ARE people who believe that bacon should be flexible when cooked.
Heh, my husband is one of them.
Actually, though, the description said "crispy bacon", and this was not.