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Megan says ...
@Louise, if it was Wellshire Farm Black Forest bacon, here's a link to the nutrition information: http://www.wellshirefarms.com/allergy-free-foods-database/01139-Black-Forest-Bacon . Hope that helps!
08/08/2012 1:58:58 PM CDT
Amy says ...
The WF in Massachusetts carry a brand called VT Smoke & cure , uncured bacon. made with maple syrup and smoked with cob and maple. It is labeled certified humane and is very tasty
09/04/2012 10:32:05 AM CDT
Samantha says ...
Can you make a totally sugar and preservative free bacon. Many people are on the Scd or paleo diets and the current selection at Whole foods is not legal.
09/29/2012 1:13:41 PM CDT
Jared Dame says ...
Are there any varieties of bacon that WFM carries that do not contain sugar?
11/19/2012 11:03:04 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JARED - Since our products vary between store locations, I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see what bacon varieties they carry. You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
11/20/2012 11:39:28 AM CST
Rob says ...
I thought I had eaten great bacon in my life until I tried the Black Forest Bacon at Whole Foods. A new level of experience for my taste buds. The flavor that comes from the caramelization along the edges is nothing but one of the greatest food experiences of a life. I did not know that such a flavor existed. I can't imagine anything that you would eat that would not be enhanced with the addition of the marvelous product to your plate. Thank You!
01/10/2013 5:28:30 AM CST
Leslie says ...
Why is Black Firest bacon black on the outside edges.
03/26/2013 3:36:02 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LESLIE - The dark exterior is typically the skin.
04/01/2013 5:47:15 PM CDT
John Wild says ...
My son was married in Sonoma,Ca last week.. My wife and I traveled from our home in the Valley of the sun (Phoenix area) Az. for the ceremony and three day party. As is the case in my family we love to feed people so the 25 or so attendees were in for some culinary attack. On the second day we decided to cook them some breakfast and the host at our BnB directed us to the Whole Foods store for supplies. Being a small town we assumed it was the only market in town and went there to purchase our needs. We noticed the prices were notably higher than those in the standard chain supermarkets at our home but chalked it up to being in a small town in California with no competition... we later found that there was at least one large chain market just a few blocks away. I had previously heard of Whole Foods but had never gone to one. We purchased a pound and a half of bacon, a dozen eggs and a few other things but limited our purchases because first we had no idea how many party goers would be interested in breakfast and second, the price. We fried up the bacon and were pleasantly surprised that when it was cooked nearly the entire weight remained. It was the most delicious bacon I have ever eaten and I am kinda a bacon nut. With the dozen eggs, the bacon, A dozen Mangoes sliced up. a couple of pounds of grapes, a couple of cantaloupe, and some watermelon we were ready to feed the troops.. surprise again .. they nearly all awakened (thanks to the wonderful aroma of the bacon cooking I am sure) and were hungry.. the lucky few who managed to get a taste of the bacon (before it was all gone) raved about the flavor. Now we are home and disappointed with the bacon we have in the fridge and feel the price of the Bacon at Whole foods was extremely reasonable. The only drawback is that once we find a source for it we will have a shortage of bacon grease for frying and seasoning. Very little grease is produced during frying. GREAT STUFF. We are looking forward to shopping at Whole foods again and will not dwell on the price in the future. Sometimes you get what you pay for. BTW Alton Brown on his show Good Eats did a great overall view of the bacon making process that ties in beautifully with this article.
06/26/2013 9:48:20 AM CDT
Nancy Sandbrook says ...
Do you carry Porkbellies Bacon out of Denver?
08/05/2013 1:05:29 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCY - Our products vary between stores, check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
08/05/2013 3:04:36 PM CDT
Christine Wokowsky says ...
Is the feed they give the pigs free from GMO's?
01/20/2014 1:29:34 PM CST
Darla Arnold says ...
My concern is the living conditions of these pigs prior to being slaughtered. I'm not against eating meat, however I do not support mistreating animals just because they are being raised as a food source. Can anyone shed light specifically on the living conditions of the pigs raised for consumption on the farms that Whole Foods buys from?
01/20/2014 2:20:13 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHRISTINE - It is possible unless the bacon has gone through non-GMO verification or is organic. I would suggest looking for organic options if you're looking to avoid GMOs.
01/20/2014 2:50:45 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DARLA - We have very strict animal welfare standards. You can read more about our 5-Step rating process and gather other info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/animal-welfare.
01/20/2014 2:55:55 PM CST
Susan Parker says ...
Bacon is awesome. Even in chocolate. :-) I have a question about the ingredient declaration. Ingredient declaration: pork, sea salt, raw sugar, spices. Is celery present in the part declared as "spices"?
01/22/2014 4:24:41 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUSAN - Unfortunately I can't say since we do not make the product mentioned above. I would suggest reaching out to the vendor directly if you have questions about particular ingredients. If it's a Whole Foods Market product, we can look in to specific ingredient questions.
01/24/2014 2:36:35 PM CST
Chuck says ...
Can you supply me with any nutritional facts about you bacon sold in your meat departments. Black Forest bacon in particular. I'm most interested in fat and cholesterol facts, among others. We buy from your torrance and el Segundo California stores. Thank you.
04/13/2014 2:20:34 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHUCK - Since our bacon varieties can differ, I would suggest reaching out directly to the store in particular. If they have the info on the bacon in their case they'll be happy to share it, otherwise, they should be able to provide info on any of their packaged varieties! You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
04/15/2014 1:18:29 PM CDT
don says ...
Is it possible to buy sugar free bacon?
05/13/2014 1:38:06 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DON - Sugar free bacon does exist but since our products differ between stores, check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock!
05/15/2014 1:14:09 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
What bacon is sugar free?
06/28/2014 9:24:43 AM CDT
carolyn says ...
This is great! But, I don't like thick bacon. Instead we like it very thin so that it will become crispy. Do you have applewood smoked bacon, too? We are interested. It's that time of year for a good, BLT! Can't let summer get by without it!
08/29/2014 5:43:50 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CAROLYN - Most of our store should offer Applewood Smoked bacon. It should be available in the meat department case or packaged!
08/29/2014 11:38:55 AM CDT

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