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    Question Favorite brand of bacon?

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    I'm wondering about uncured (nitrite free) bacon specifically. What's your favorite brand and, most importantly, WHERE DO YOU GET IT?

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    My hubby makes it in his smoker. Mmmmm!
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    Niman Ranch, uncured, Trader Joe's
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    I'm trying to decide if the bacon I am getting now is (happy piggies who get plenty of fresh air and sunshine...I know the farm) nitrate free but cured (only sea-salt and brown sugar- it only lasts a few days in the fridge). The good thing is everything listed above. And while there is brown sugar, most bacon has sugar and the lable still says 0g in 1 oz of bacon. So even if I say that means 0.5 g its pretty low. But it TASTES so much brown sugary-ier than regular bacon so I am guessing it is much higher than regular bacon. I baked a whole pound and the sugar carmelized around the edges. Darn good bacon. But I wonder if it is driving my sweet tooth up a bit.

    And I get it at New Seasons Market which is a PNW local competitor to Whole foods but takes special effort to get local farmers and they get all their piggies from a farm down the street from me. (at least the branch I get my bacon at does)

    I wonder how much sugar they could decrease it by. They will smoke a custom recipe if you buy the whole belly. My friend who's daughter is allergic to all sugars except honey is getting a honey cured belly.
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    I'm lame. Oscar Mayer Uncured Smoked Bacon... although I did recently find the Applegate variety at my Real Foods store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post
    Niman Ranch, uncured, Trader Joe's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    I'm lame. Oscar Mayer Uncured Smoked Bacon... although I did recently find the Applegate variety at my Real Foods store.
    not lame at all, i eat the same kind. it's natural, tasty, and most importantly, you can find it in almost every major supermarket. perfect for those of us who don't have a whole foods/trader joes...

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    Willshire brand from Whole Foods.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    Kewaskum smoked bacon. It's about the same recipe as most other bacon, but the company that makes it is 15 miles from me, and I like supporting them. And it's a lot better than the more national brands to me. (Sorry you folks outside Wisconsin, you probably can't get it.)

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    Berkshire bacon, online thru Williams-Sonoma, whenever I don't eat local. But I'm not a big bacon eater (probably a dozen times per year on rare occasions).

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