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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
Jen C. says ...
This is great, and all, without hormones, nitrates, etc, but I wonder how we may know if the animals were raised AND slaughtered humanely. I appreciate that WF's has humane ratings on some of their meat, but the prepackaged meat, such as bacon, doesn't come with a rating. The humane treatment of the animals is just as important to me as health and environment benefits.
09/14/2011 10:50:43 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
Mollie says ...
This was fun to read. I have been a fan of Whole Foods Wellshire bacon ever since the Palm Beach Gardens store opened. There is such an enormous difference in the taste, of course, but also how it cooks. Thanks for the insights!
09/15/2011 5:33:41 AM CDT
Shelli Johnston says ...
We LOVE the bacon! My husband could never eat the bacon that is processed in all the others stores now. He loves to use it to season with it when cooking also! IT IS the best! Shelli Johnston
09/15/2011 6:04:43 AM CDT
Dina Maulucci says ...
I'm not a huge bacon eater, but I've had the bacon and it's delicious!!!
09/15/2011 7:50:06 AM CDT
wendy says ...
I love Wellshire bacon! I was at the meat counter and a woman came up, snatched a package of bacon and cheered! She said "This is the BEST bacon you will EVER have! And they hardly ever have it." Of course, I had to try it! And she was right. It was an almost bbq flavor, I can't remember the name of it. I also tried their other varieties that are normally carried at Whole Foods and if I am going to buy bacon, I have to get Wellshire!
09/15/2011 8:26:02 AM CDT
Diane Lewis says ...
We wouldn't eat any other bacon. I buy a few packages at a time because sometimes my wonderful local Whole Foods is "out" OMG of your bacon. Gave us new reasons to eat BLT's which we had resisted. Keep up the good work.
09/15/2011 9:02:43 AM CDT
Valerie says ...
This blog talks a lot about processing, but says nothing about where the pork came from. What kind of farms are your pigs raised on? Are their conditions certified humane? As the global pork buyer, you Mr. Halloran, would be the most qualified to answer these questions. Thank you! (If this question is ignored I will have to assume they are raised in an industrial manner and Whole Foods prefers to keep that under wraps.)
09/15/2011 9:20:14 AM CDT
Carol Fishback says ...
What I'm trying to find on the Wholefoods website is if you carry meat, such as this bacon, that is humanely raised and fed organic food they naturally eat, (not corn,) and finally, humanely slaughtered. Thanks.
09/15/2011 11:31:13 AM CDT
Tracey says ...
I love the taste of this bacon, but have a question. I'm a good Southern girl at heart, so after cooking a bacony breakfast, I've always kept a container of the leftover bacon grease in the refrigerator for later use in certain recipes. Would be the shelf life of bacon grease that comes from "uncured" bacon be greatly reduced from the shelf life of nitrate/nitrite cured bacon? I don't want to go back to the chemicals...but want to make sure that I'm being safe.
09/15/2011 12:08:48 PM CDT
Cliff says ...
I wish all bacon was nitrite free.
09/15/2011 12:25:38 PM CDT

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