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Heather says ...
My kids could eat it for every meal!
09/15/2011 1:08:11 PM CDT
SM Herbert says ...
I am on a low oxalte diet and Whole Foods is the only place I have been able to find bacon that satisfies those requirements. Thank you.
09/15/2011 2:50:05 PM CDT
Tom C. says ...
FYI, I read an article recently (I can't remember where) which talked about how, chemically, there's isn't any difference between artificial and "natural" nitrates/nitrites.
09/15/2011 3:28:43 PM CDT
Katie O says ...
I have not tried this bacon yet, but after reading about how it is prepared, I sure want to!
09/15/2011 5:45:24 PM CDT
Reid says ...
Our favorite is Beeler bacon made in Iowa. They also make great hot dogs and ham.
09/15/2011 11:25:52 PM CDT
NoRecipeRequired says ...
Ah...sweet bacon; there's nothing you can't do. Love the article and trying this soon. Love to use bacon as a flavoring ingredient...like in this Gnocchi with Asparagus and Bacon http://tiny.cc/lane3. Thanks for the article!
09/16/2011 1:08:40 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Quinn Thanks for reaching out! No, the Wellshire bacon is not a Step 5. We do not currently have a Step 5 pork producer. However, we have many pork suppliers that are Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 and Step 4—which is a HUGE achievement! The Wellshire bacon is not currently step-rated, but we’re working on it! You may want to check out your local Farmer's Market, too. Happy hunting. :)
09/16/2011 4:05:33 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Amanda Good Question! You do not have to do anything differently when cooking cured versus uncured bacon. Remember to always check the expiration dates of your bacon, though, as uncured bacon tends to have a shorter shelf life. Enjoy!
09/16/2011 4:08:38 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Carol Thanks for reaching out! The Wellshire bacon is not currently step-rated, but we're working on it. We have many pork suppliers that are Step 1 through Step 4, currently... a HUGE accomplishment! To learn which bacon providers are offered at your community store, I encourage you to reach out to that store directly. Below I've copied the link to help you identify their contact information. Happy bacon-ing! http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/16/2011 4:20:51 PM CDT
Montana Autumn says ...
Yes, we tried the Wellshire bacon just this past week and really enjoyed the flavor! I had always wondered why some bacons shrunk up to nothing and others did not. Your blog answered that. :) This bacon is definitely a good product and will be savored by us again in the future. Thanks for bringing it to us, WholeFooods. Oh, and Gavin...we second your love of vanilla ice cream and bacon, but we'd have to add chocolate topping to that, too ;)
09/16/2011 4:33:12 PM CDT
Valerie says ...
A lot of people are asking about how the pigs are raised and not getting an answer. We want to feel good about making the choice to eat bacon from Whole Foods. At least the Applegate and Neiman Ranch pork products promise the animals were humanely raised. It would be nice if we could have an answer from WF about their pigs. Thank you.
09/16/2011 9:53:46 PM CDT
Gini says ...
Thanks for the great posting! I always appreciate learning new fun factoids about our products to share with our customers. Bacon is the best! Gini Beasley Deerfield Meat Dept, IL.
09/17/2011 9:59:51 AM CDT
Peggy says ...
I haven't tried it yet but am so excited to know I can get it free of synthetic nitrite/nitrate. After reading this blog I am going out in the rainstorm today to get some and try it on a wonderful BLT with one last (of the season) perfect heirloom tomato.
09/18/2011 10:07:59 AM CDT
Mary Titus says ...
I will purchase some bacon and other healthy meats this week so be ready for me. I do believe in the nutritional value of meat and other forms of flesh protein.
09/18/2011 2:40:40 PM CDT
bisha says ...
i love your food!!!
09/20/2011 9:20:07 AM CDT
Remy says ...
The black forest bacon at the Milwaukee store is truly amazing
09/21/2011 7:25:44 AM CDT
Johnny Ross says ...
I love bacon but had to give it up because of the bad salt and nitrates my blood pressure sky rockets! I am so excited to find your bacon and as soon as i have had time to try a few pieces and see how it effects me, i will make another comment!!~Thanks!
09/22/2011 1:56:04 PM CDT
Jennifer K. says ...
I'm with Olwen. Just returned from Ireland where we were offered rashers for breakfast, and ended up cooking it for ourselves almost every morning. Practically no fat, and lots of smoky meat. Please try to add this to your collection of porcine offerings.
10/16/2011 7:43:59 AM CDT
April says ...
Regarding the treatment of the animals, this comes directly from the Wellshire Farms website, under frequently asked questions: How are our animals treated? All animals raised for Wellshire Farms are raised on family friendly farms range and stress free. They are fed an all natural grain feed diet. We have an independent third party monitor these farms as well.
10/16/2011 10:23:14 PM CDT
kit says ...
I am interested in how the pigs were raised and slaughtered? Humanely? Organically? What are Whole foods standards? Thanks
01/02/2012 5:06:02 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Kit We have developed the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System for this very purpose. Most of our available meats should be rated as step 1-5. At the minimum, the pork we offer is naturally raised with no additives, ever. I've included a link below with information regarding our Step Rating System. Thanks for reaching out! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/meat/welfare.php
01/04/2012 1:55:14 PM CST
jim says ...
bacon, why bacon? Because bacon is always the answer...
01/17/2012 2:11:13 PM CST
Jeff says ...
The nutrition info. says 0 grams of sugar, but the ingredients list raw sugar and maple syrup in the Wellshire Farms bacon. My local Whole Foods butcher could not explain this phenomena. I'm diabetic and I would like a clearer understanding of how your bacon might impact my blood sugar.
02/25/2012 10:53:26 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Jeff Sorry for the delay. I reached out to our experts and they got with Wellshire Farms. Here's whats going on with the sugar. “Per the USDA, if there is less than one gram of sugar in the product, we do not have to list it on the nutrition facts. This is why the nutrition facts read “0g”, even though there is raw sugar in the product.”- Billie Lopez, Meat Buyer for WFM Thanks so much for reaching out!
03/12/2012 3:23:10 PM CDT
Louise Toole says ...
I purchased Black Forest Center Cut Bacon at the meat counter in Whole Foods in Bellaire, TX. Do you have the nutritional breakdown? Grams of Carbs, Protein, Fat, Sodium? It was very good, but I need to know how to figure it in my diet for health reasons.
08/07/2012 2:24:03 PM CDT

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