CURLEY TAIL
CANDIED BACON 

CURLEY TAIL
CANDIED BACON 

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  2. Managing Director
My name is Gene Pavone III.  I am the Founder and President of Curley Tail, Inc. which is a family run business.  I was born into a large Italian-American family and food has always been at the hub of the “Family Wheel”.  Wherever there is food, that’s where you will find our family.  Food and cooking became very important to me, so I decided to go to culinary school.  There, I was exposed to a whole world of flavors and ingredients that ignited my imagination. Since then, I have sought out food from all over the world and experimented (many successful and some not) with many different ingredients and spices.
I wanted to create something that I could gift to my family and friends that were not only unique but delicious.  Not the usual wall hangings, six packs of beer and desktop trinkets that became the normal currency of Birthdays and Christmas.  I knew it was a scientific law that everybody loves bacon, so I began experimenting with BACON.  I decided to try to create a candied bacon.  At first, it didn’t work out so well, but I had an epiphany one day and it turned out perfect.  I knew at first bite that not only would my family and friends love it, but many other people as would love also.


My name is Betsy Pavone Kinslow, and I am the aunt of Gene Pavone, founder of Curley Tail Candied Bacon. His favorite aunt I might add…affectionately known as “A.B.” to Gene and his family! I am a native New Yorker; born and raised in Canastota, NY and have lived in Matthews, NC since 1989, along with my husband and two children.
Being one of seven siblings, with many nieces, nephews, and a very large extended family, there is always something to celebrate. My parents instilled in all of us, at a very young age, the importance of a close-knit family. My most beloved memories are of the many holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings and many other important occasions spent with family…and not just our immediate family, but with aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well. Even Sunday dinner of pasta, sauce and meatballs were special and a great reason to be with family!
As important as our family gatherings are, the food is always the main event…I guess that comes from our Italian heritage! It’s not unusual to have 50 or so at Thanksgiving dinner, so having plenty of food is a must! Everyone pitches in with their own “specialty” and by dinner time, it is a true feast….that is, as long as no one forgets the broccoli in the broccoli souffle`. (but I’m not mentioning any names!!)
I am thrilled to be on board with my nephew Gene as he carries on the tradition of family and food with his new venture. I know our candied bacon will quickly become your newest obsession!

Curley Tail - The premier source of original smoked candy bacon snacks you're sure to love! 

Established in 2015, Curley Tail is a family owned and operated food company dedicated to the development, sales, and marketing of amazingly delicious smoked candy bacon made from the freshest high-quality ingredients.

The idea for creating a smoked candy bacon recipe came about one day when we were thinking of coming up with new gift ideas for family and friends. Coming from a family that loves food and takes pride in our family recipes, the thought of creating a new type of snack from bacon might be a good idea, so I tested it out. I developed a recipe for smoked bacon candy using thick strips of freshly smoked bacon and brown sugar, and all our guests went crazy for it! From then on, whenever there were parties, everyone was looking for my smoked candy bacon strips! 

​It was this demand and support from family and friends that convinced me that the world needs Curley Tail Smoked Candy Bacon!
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It has been over a year since we started and our growth has been very encouraging. We are recognized by the Department of Agriculture as well as the North Carolina Specialty Food Association, an industry group who help market and support NC specialty food companies.

We ship to clients nationwide, so wherever you may be in the country, we're more than happy to serve your orders for Curley Tail Smoked Candy Bacon products!


To find out more about our mouth-watering Curley Tail Smoked Candy Bacon products on offer, please call us at 704 768 1051 or email us at info@curleytail.com today!