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Love Bacon, but not the smelly kind says ...
I enjoyed reading your post, and thank you for it. I have a random bacon question that I'm hoping you can answer considering your position. Sometimes when I buy bacon from the store (full disclosure: chain groceries) and fry it up, it smells horrible. For lack of a better description, it smells like burnt human skin. It is SO gross. My family thinks I'm crazy, but I literally can't even be in the house when I start frying it up and discover it's one of 'those' packages. I have hypothesized that maybe it's just a different part of the pork belly, or maybe it received too much flavoring? I really don't know, but I would love to know.
09/09/2011 9:57:04 AM CDT
Holly Hsunsicker says ...
My 85 yo mom just developed a taste for bacon. (She said she feels like she is pregnant and having weird cravings.) She actually just broke her femur and is recuperating from the surgery and at home taking lots of physical therapy. I knew I didn't want her to start introducing nitrates into her system, so I hightailed it to my WH to get some of the cleanly cured stuff. She is very happy eating her bacon and has asked me to get her more. She does need to put a few pounds back on as she had lost weight before the fall and lost even more during her hospital stay. Lucky her to be able to afford the calories so often.
09/09/2011 10:52:57 AM CDT
Micah says ...
My favorite part of your article right here, -No synthetic nitrates/nitrites -No artificial ingredients -No antibiotics -No added hormones I wish more pork farmers would follow the example of Denmark and only use antibiotics when animals are sick. Since then, 13 years ago, Denmarks pork industry had grown 43 percent. The "Danish Experiment" is a source of pride for that country's 17,000 farmers.
09/09/2011 11:24:29 AM CDT
Nicolas says ...
Everything is better with bacon!
09/09/2011 12:20:35 PM CDT
jamie says ...
I love your uncured bacon! I have nitrate and preservative allergies and was so excited to be able to find good bacon and other cured meat products that I can eat!
09/09/2011 1:24:09 PM CDT
Julie Eberly says ...
Tofu...the other white meat!
09/09/2011 3:13:00 PM CDT
Rebecca says ...
Just wondering if anybody cooks their bacon in the oven? I've been doing it for years, it comes out cooked evenly and perfectly crisp and is so much easier than having to deal with grease splatters and turning it. In the oven it doesn't need to be turned over either. 350 degrees till it's done,Yummy!
09/09/2011 4:02:00 PM CDT
ed ladzinski says ...
The blog was nicely done!!!! the product flavor is out of this world
09/12/2011 9:18:38 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Dawna Since our product selection differs from store to store, the best way to get the most accurate information is to contact your community store directly. I've included the link (below) that will help you identify your store and their contact information. I encourage you to reach out to the Meat Department Team Members there and they will be more than happy to help you find meats without sodium nitrate. To set your mind at ease, not one of our meat products contain MSG. :) http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/14/2011 9:49:12 AM CDT
Olwen says ...
American bacon is called "streaky bacon" in the UK and is only used to wrap other meat products during cooking (high fat content helps retain moisture in main meat dish). Any possibility of getting a high quality British style bacon? Yes, I know that it would be more expensive but it has much more meat and a relatively low fat content per rasher which makes it an attractive alternative. Nearly all Americans I know that have lived in the UK say it is one of the British foods that they miss most so I think that there would be a market.
09/14/2011 6:50:27 PM CDT
Barb says ...
I always look for nitrate free bacon or cold cuts. Will be sure to look for this brand next time! Sounds sooooo good!
09/14/2011 7:14:33 PM CDT
Alicia says ...
I won't buy any other bacon!
09/14/2011 7:31:36 PM CDT
Karen Harris says ...
As an experiment for my blog I just cured my own bacon and was so proud until I read this article. I've now got to try it the more natural way. I love your bacon and won't rest until I can come up with some just as good. Now, if I can only find someone to massage my bellies for an hour.
09/14/2011 7:49:56 PM CDT
Kathy says ...
Have I tried it?!?!?! It just happens to be my favorite bacon & the only bacon I will buy for home. I was "off" bacon for a while & then tried this brand. It is what bacon SHOULD taste like--not like those "other" brands. And, they have a great 40% less fat variety that is absolutely delicious. Cook up a pound every Sunday & then have the pieces in the fridge all week to enhance salads, sandwiches--or just for snack!!
09/14/2011 8:02:04 PM CDT
Elicia Roy says ...
We tried a bacon from Whole Foods called (something)_____ Rancher. It was fantastic bacon that had a smoked flavor and was leaner than most brands. It was also sliced thicker than a usual bacon. The price for the package was $5.99, but it was worth every penny for the every once-in-a-while that we eat bacon.
09/14/2011 8:20:47 PM CDT
Cindy says ...
Everything's better with bacon!
09/14/2011 8:34:05 PM CDT
Angi Trapp says ...
@Karen- I am paleo too!! Happy to have this in my arsenal, if only once in a while.
09/14/2011 8:46:44 PM CDT
Greta Loeber says ...
I love the idea of having a small company that cares so much.
09/14/2011 8:57:21 PM CDT
Elin says ...
"Hahn’s is one of the small processor’s for our bacon." Please correct your post! The word "processors" does not need an apostrophe! It is simply a plural noun. You are not showing possession in this case, so an apostrophe is not needed.
09/14/2011 9:19:11 PM CDT
Cheryl Price says ...
Can't wait to try this bacon. Sound great.
09/14/2011 9:28:07 PM CDT
Karen Mericle says ...
I really to try this bacon, quit eating the processed bacon, as it just does not taste like our bacon, from our hogs. Now off the farm, not getting the fresh taste, I will be there soon to buy some.
09/14/2011 9:52:25 PM CDT
Carol Thorry says ...
Gross!!! Whole Foods?? Whole slaughter !!! Where does "healthy eating" come into play?
09/14/2011 11:41:22 PM CDT
Dorothy says ...
How is this pork raised? As important as the curing process to me is the conditions under which these pigs were raised and slaughtered. Does whole foods have a rating system for pork? If so I have not seen it in my Marin/Sonoma county stores.
09/15/2011 12:10:14 AM CDT
Amanda says ...
Does uncured need to be cooked any differently?
09/15/2011 12:21:49 AM CDT
Donna says ...
Great! My sons have a never ending love affair with bacon and I just started eating pork again myself after MANY years. I have become more aware, though, of what goes into many of our foods and am trying to make wise choices. This bacon sounds like one of them (a friend's son puts bacon in his chocolate chip cookies). GO SLOW FOOD!
09/15/2011 3:05:40 AM CDT

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