What are they? Well! I assume they are ends and pieces of good old bacon. For some reason, they seem to be expensive. Why? I don't know. They also tend to be very tasty. Why? STOP ASKING QUESTIONS! I think it's just cause it's the outside pieces that get the direct smoke or flavoring from whatever it is to create sweet luscious tasty bacon! What you seem to get are pieces that are almost bacon, and then hunks of fat and meat that are very ham like. Tonight they are burger toppers and snacks.