6 years ago

Taste Test: Bacon

We taste-tested 13 different varieties of bacon in four different categories. Whether you like your bacon thick or thin, made from classic pork or turkey, we’ve got some great suggestions for you to try!

If you’re looking for simple, original-style bacon, try Pederson’s Natural Farms No Sugar Uncured Smoked Bacon, made from pork with no added nitrates or nitrites, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and no MSG. Gluten free and lactose free.

If you’re a fan of thick-cut bacon, try locally-produced L&B Uncured Thick-Cut Hickory Smoked Bacon, made from premium, minimally-processed pork; or Oscar Mayer Butcher Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, which is slow smoked and hand trimmed from the finest cuts of pork.

If you’re looking for bacon with a little extra flavor, try Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Smoked Bacon. It’s locally produced in Wisconsin and smoked for a full 24 hours. Nationally acclaimed by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and leading chefs.

If you’re trying to keep it on the lighter side, try Jennie-O Smoked Turkey Bacon – a great way to satisfy your bacon craving without all the fat!

Look for these bacon varieties and more in our meat department.