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Love Bacon? Win a Year of It!

Is your motto, “Everything’s better with bacon”? Are you on the lookout for an incredible deal on enough bacon to make the mouth-watering sandwiches, salads, burgers and breakfasts you crave? Read on to find out how to enter to win a Year of Bacon! In the current issue of The Whole Deal value guide, we share $49+ in coupons, Sure Deals, 10 budget-friendly recipes and money-saving tips and we also get to the meat of the matter – bacon. It’s sizzling hot these days. So what makes ours better? Made with high-quality pork raised and processed to our strict Quality Standards for Meat, it’s the wonderful, flavorful bacon you want without having to break your piggy bank. Compare to see what you really get for your money.

Let’s start by checking out the ingredients:

365 Everyday Value® Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Sugar

Major national brand uncured bacon ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cultured Celery Juice

Now let’s take a closer look because there’s more to bacon than meets the eye (or the frying pan). Our bacon has standards beyond flavor and sizzlability.

No antibiotics and no added hormones What about how the animals were raised for the bacon you are buying? We believe in great-tasting meat from healthy animals. While federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork, our standards don’t allow them in any meat production and they also say “no antibiotics, ever.”

No animal byproducts When animals are fed animal byproducts in their feed, their health can be put in jeopardy. When an animal is unhealthy, the meat from it can be affected, so our standards prohibit animal byproducts in the animal's feed. There’s no similar claim by that major national brand.

No gestation or farrowing crates Animal welfare scientists have proven that sows in crates and stalls, commonly used on many pig farms, show abnormal repetitive behaviors, can go into a state of learned helplessness and are prone to leg problems due to inactivity. Not surprisingly, pigs are in hog heaven in an environment that promotes natural behaviors like moving around and stretching their legs. There’s no need to rattle any cages around here; we prohibit the use of crates and cages by all of our pork suppliers.

Bedding required in housing Rather than spending their lives on barren, slatted flooring as is customary practice, all our pork suppliers are required to provide their pigs with good quality bedding, which helps keep them warm and comfortable. While our producers’ pigs rest easy, are the pigs behind the other brand’s bacon losing sleep? When you put quality standards at the center of the plate, 365 Everyday Value® Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon smokes the competition. If you’re asking what’s the deal about uncured bacon: Under federal labeling laws, processed meat products such as bacon, hot dogs and lunchmeats that don't utilize synthetic nitrates or nitrites must be marked “Uncured–No Nitrates or Nitrites added.” Instead, uncured bacon often contains naturally occurring nitrates from sea salt and vegetable powders or juices. Our standards prohibit synthetic nitrates and nitrites in all products throughout our stores.

Win A Year of Bacon! To celebrate our sizzling hot bacon, we’re holding an online contest on Facebook to find the next big bacon idea. Bacon chocolates, cocktails and salt have been hits. What’s next? Share your idea and be entered to win a Year of Bacon. (Yes, a Year of Bacon!) Enter and vote for your favorites in the Bacon Smackdown going on between now and July 31 at facebook.com/wholefoodsmeat. The grand prize winner chosen by Whole Foods Market receives a Year of Bacon, and the top 10 ideas as “liked” by the Facebook community receive $50 Whole Foods Market gift cards. Winners will be announced August 10, 2012. We expect the competition to be smokin’ hot, so good luck to all! Make sure you enter the contest on the Whole Foods Market Meat Facebook page, not in the comments below. But if you want to tell us why you’re hot for bacon, we’d love to hear about it.

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Josephine says …

Yes, I Love Bacons!

K. Hilt says …

Looks good. Hopefully there is no sugar or yeast extract in this. My family will love to eat it.

Tanthia Reid says …

Chopped Bacan Southern Potato Salid..... Just make your own homade potato salid liek you liek it ans jsut add freshs fried chopped bacon pieces

Tanthia Reid says …

Chopped Bacan Southern Potato Salid..... Just make your own homade potato salid liek you liek it ans jsut add freshs fried chopped bacon pieces

Shirley Hughey says …

Try bacon in a watermelon feta salad....so good!

Karen jones says …

I love this bacon wrapped around a fresh jalapeno stuffed with goat cheese, green onions, cilantro and a little brown sugar for good measure. We broil, bake or grilling them is the best.

Charyl Guba-Taylor says …

Bacon and eggs!

pam says …

Love it on a California BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado)!! It's yummy!!

Jennifer Beck says …

Yum

Christina Tingley says …

Delicious

Geraldine Hull says …

Delicious

Cathy Gee says …

Breakfast bacon birthday pops made with waffle mixture. You add pieces of bacon into the batter then pour it into a birthday pop mold and serve them at brunch! With Champagne, of course.

A McClure says …

One of the most delightful treats with bacon is with the dish Bacon Popcorn. Cook an entire pack of bacon of your choice. Melt butter (amount of your choice) Pop plain popcorn. After popcorn is done, apply melted butter, bacon salt and crumbled bacon. Warning: This will become your family's favorite snack for movie night!

Carlin says …

Bacon Lover's Tuna Melt: Lightly toast 1 slicewhole grain sprouted bread. Lay 3 slices of sizzling bacon on toasted bread. Top with a thick slice of summer beefsteaf tomato. Mound your favorite tuna salad on tomato. Finish with a slice of cheese. I like cheddar in this application. Heat under the broiler until cheese is nice & melty. Eat & enjoy! Then make another!!

Jeff M says …

I love bacon. It goes with everything. Eggs or baked beans are my favorite accompaniments. I love BLT's also. My wife also uses it in casseroles.

Sandra Levitt says …

I am trying to figure out how to enter the Win a free year of Bacon. I am in a medical tratment pprogram that requirws me to eat bacon. It would be of great help financially if I were entered in this contest. I am very suseptable to infection and only want to eat the hightest quality products to ensure I am not putting poision in my body. Thank God bacon is on the list, as it will make me eat more and put some weight back on, I need to stay strong through this treatment process 0f 48 weeks. Please tell me how to enter. Thank you, Sandy Levitt 954-612-4353

Eunice says …

I pan-fry them for breakfast.

Katrina says …

Bacon wrapped chicken breasts that are stuffed with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Grilled or done in the oven (on cold winter days). Or, I might make some bacon bourbon ice cream. YUM!

Jackie says …

Thin strips of beef with a slice of bacon on top, rolled up together, skewered, then grilled is amazing.

Eric says …

Bacon air freshener!

Valarie says …

Homemade bacon & egg ice cream! Start with a creamy egg based vanilla base, drizzle in organic maple syrup and add bits of sugar coated, baked bacon. Mmmm!

RuthAnn Jones says …

I want to get on the same diet # 253 is on! I've never been fortunate enough to have a diet that contains bacon but I eat it anyway. I cannot think of anything except some desserts that don't taste good with bacon. The prices on food has gotten so high that it is hard to buy it so I've just cut back on how nuch I eat at a seating so I can still have some. Bacon and a crock-pot cooked chuck roast are the ONLY 2 meats I buy in the red meat section...

Skye M. says …

I mix it in small bits in fresh guacamole; in small bits in queso; in small bits in a fresh tomato/avocado/chicken salad; and stack it in a gluten-free "hamburger" with beef, jack cheese, tomato and pico (so I don't even miss the bun!).

hmaldonado says …

Bacon sandwiches with avacado!

Elaine says …

My 19 year old college guy will oink!!!!!

Rebecca Mlano says …

While I've heard of everything from salad to bacon being covered in chocolate, my favorite is baked oatmeal, topped with yogurt of your choice and bacon mixed in. It gives you everything including the sweet/salty taste. People think I'm crazy but its really good. I've also done pancakes with bacon in them. Want to try bacon dipped in pancake mix and deep fried. Thanks

Brenda Thompson says …

Grandkids love bacon

Ashley M says …

Bacon is yum on anything! I love breakfast with bacon and eggs.....green beanwss with bacon, broccoli with bacon, potatos with bacon, salads with bacon, burgers with bacon......I think everything is better with bacon....lol.

Donna says …

Is there a way to enter without Facebook? I do not belong, nor do I want to belong to Facebook. Thanks!

Amy says …

What can't you do with bacon? We love it in the morning for breakfast, tossed in some gravy laddled over homemade biscuits, chopped up in fresh homegrown green beans, on top of mashed potatoes, on top of baked potatoes, tossed with hot french fries and cheese, cut up in cubes for corn chowder and sometimes even dipped in chocolate. Yum yum yummy! I want some bacon!

Irene says …

BLT's!

Mary Mitchell says …

Crabmeat Remick, a New Orleans dish with crabmeat, mayo, tarragon vinegar and other seasonings, broiled quickly and topped with crisply cooked bacon. Yum!

Terry says …

Everything is better with Bacon!!! In salads, in greens, with eggs, in omelets, and just plain ole fried bacon strips! Yummmm. I would certainly enjoy winning this prize!!!

Alice Spaulding says …

Although plain thinly sliced pork belly is traditional for okonomiyaki (Japanese filled pancakes), I have been known to use bacon...just because!

Christina says …

Bacon Wrapped Trout is a fave in my house!

Jennifer says …

Bacon wrapped pineapple! BOOM!!

Lisa H says …

Roasted baby beets, a piece of bacon rolled around it,skewered, then grilled or broiled. Yum! Great appetizer...

Kelly H says …

Sprinkle pieces of bacon on top of blueberry, apple and pumpkin pies....everything! Bacon creates opportunity for every food to become breakfast food.

Joe Lipsky says …

i think bacon is a necessary element to life. bacon is what gets me up in the morning and helps me start my day, from an egg white sandwich with bacon garnishing to bacon itself...the truth and the naked truth is that i love bacon...and everything bacon!!

Matthew M says …

Bits of twice baked potato deep fried and wraped in bacon… Oh yes.

Diana Tipton says …

Bacon, what can I say but that I love it! Chocolate covered bacon,gotta love it!

Nicky O says …

I love this recipe for French Bacon Skillet using leftover rotisserie chicken, onion, potatoes, and bacon. Pan fry 4 slices of bacon, remove from pan and crumble. Then with the bacon grease you fry a half diced onion and 2 diced potatoes until cooked. Add 2 cups of diced left over rotiserrie chicken and heat through. Add the crumbled bacon and serve. It's really good!!!

Cathy v says …

Cut up cooked bacon in pancakes with maple syrup.yum

Tanthia Reid says …

Belgin Waffles and Bacon. Fry your favorite bacon til done. Take cooked bacon ans chop intto small pieaces and stir into your choice of Belgin Waffle mix. Pour mix in to waffle iron and let it rise.... once done serve with yoru favorite topping. Necutre, perserves, maple syrup, butter maple syrup etc

karen spector says …

Chicken wings wrapped in bacon then sprinkled with chile powder and brown sugar then broiled or grilled is really delicious.

Melissa says …

Basket weave bacon patties for BLT's and burgers. I hate it when the bacon breaks and falls out of the sandwich!

Victoria says …

Crispy fried bacon strips and a scrambled egg rolled wrap-style in an apple cinnamon pancake. Yum!

Carol Wagner says …

A Basil leaf laid on a half piece of bacon and a sprinkle of black pepper. Then wrap the bacon with the basil leaf around a whole shrimp. Brush with oilve oil and broil in oven. Turn over a couple of times to cook both sides. Oh soooo good!

Nina says …

Can a man ever have too much bacon? I cook for a man - and he certainly doesn't think so. The challenge is creating healthy meals for him, and hormone- and antibiotic-free meat would be the choice of both of us. If I win, we'll start with bacon and eggs, move on to BLTs with avocado, and finish with spaghetti carbonara using our tasty - and healthy - bacon.

CopyKat says …

I would make some more beer, bacon, and cheddar cup cakes.

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