Went back and looked through my Lincoln bacon posts and well it was kinda lame, not much to pick from really. Many of the brands I tried were your normal mass produced water brined bacon (vid of what that is here). Only a few easy for anyone to get bacons were checked out.
1st place Apple wood smoked bacon from Ideal
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So smoky and not water cured. I do not know where it comes from, but I bet it is heaven.
2nd place * all the local producers that sell their goods online, out of their trucks at farmers markets, and sometimes at specialty grocery stores.
* now this is kinda unfair cuz you really can’t get this goodness year round. Also it would be #1, but since it can be hard to get I moved it to second.
Nothing compares to the care, flavor, smokiness, and quality that these local folks produce.
3rd place Burgerâ€™s smokehouse pepper bacon
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4th place bacon from friends and family (free 😉 )
Jake hooked me up, and my brother has kicked down a few times, and my parent in-laws got me hooked on farmers market bacon.
5th place ……. Meh in a pinch bacon is bacon. I tried a bunch of different brands of mass produced bacon and never really found one that shocked me. But it sure was fun tasting all the different brands.