Don't know Benton's bacon, but I'd buy the cheapest if you're going to grind it. Tri Tip...depends on the cost of the it. I bet you can find a sirloin for cheaper and just grind that and save the tri tip for later.
Texas Petes, I've had. It's OK, but not spectacular. I'd go with the Hooters sauce if they have that.
When I die, my goal is to have a visible smoke ring when the coroner cuts me open for the autopsy.