Bacon is all the rage these days and it's hard to argue with its popularity. Is there anything in the world more delicious than bacon? There's chocolate covered bacon, bacon cupcakes, bacon candy, bacon-infused vodkas, and so on.
What about good old strips of bacon just fried up in a pan? One of the best ways to try different artisan bacon is to join a Bacon of the Month Club or order yourself a big Bacon Sampler.
01 of 09
This Wisconsin business has been smoking delicious meats since 1933. Nueske's Farm makes some truly exceptional bacon, all smoked over Wisconsin Applewood. Try their sampler package, which contains one pound each of Thick-sliced, Thin-sliced, and Peppered bacon.
02 of 09
Don't let the name fool you; Bacon Freak has some delicious bacon. Very meaty, their bacon has little shrinkage when cooked, and every piece is rubbed by hand with flavors and spices such as Cajun, Apple Cinnamon, Jalapeno, Honey BBQ, Maple, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Bourbon, Sun-Dried Tomato, Pepper, and Hickory Smoked.
Each month you receive two one-pound packages of bacon (different flavors). If you join one of their prepaid bacon clubs, you also receive a free "Bacon is Candy" t-shirts.
03 of 09
D'Artagnan is an excellent source of delicious meats. It's no surprise that they have some fantastic bacon, too. Try their "For the Love of Bacon" Package, which includes three of their signature kinds of bacon: Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon, Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon, and Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon.
The pork bacon is from heritage breed pigs and the duck is Moulard duck breast. All of them are 'uncured' because they contain only natural ingredients and no nitrates or nitrites.
04 of 09
This Bacon Club is amazing and has been recommended by famous chefs such as Bobby Flay and Michael Symon. This club was also featured on the Food Network's "Best Thing I Ever Ate!"
Past varieties included:
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- Applewood Smoked
- Kentucky Dry Cured
- Arkansas Peppered
- Virginia Dry Cured
- Tennessee Dry Cured
- Long Pepper
05 of 09
Burgers' Smokehouse has an endless variety of great things to taste! Their bacon is delicious and a favorite! They have a lot of bacon packages that are equally great.
The Colossal Bacon Sampler includes seven types of their smoked bacon including Country Ham Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Dry Cured Bacon, Country Bacon, Pepper Bacon, City Bacon, and Thick Sliced Peppered Coated Canadian Bacon.
06 of 09
If you love bacon, you will definitely love any of the bacon varieties from Father's. Try their sampler package. Father's New Gourmet Bacon Sampler contains one pound of the New Honey Glazed Bacon, Hickory Bacon, Maple Bacon, Bourbon Bacon, and Apple-Cinnamon Bacon. Delicious!
07 of 09
Broadbent's in Kentucky is certainly another favorite bacon. Their bacon is dry cured and doesn't need refrigeration.
Their bacon trio gift pack includes two packages of Maplewood-smoked, two packages of Hickory-smoked and two packages of Pepper Bacon.
08 of 09
Nodine's Smokehouse in Connecticut in some incredible smoked meats! They have a bacon sampler package that is generous and delicious! This package includes smoked apple bacon, smoked bayou bacon, smoked garlic bacon, smoked pepper bacon, smoked hickory juniper bacon, double smoked bacon, and eight-ounce Canadian bacon.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Dakin Farm is another place to find some fantastic tasting bacon. Try their Cob-Smoked bacon!
Try their Gourmet Bacon Sampler: 1/2 pound of Cob-Smoked Bacon, 1/2 pound of Irish Back Bacon, and a 1/2 pound of Canadian Bacon.