The Best Bacon Known to Man: 11 Tastiest Craft Brands

The Manual


January 15, 2020

Amanda Gabriele

Whether you eat it as a side for breakfast, pile it high on a BLT, mix it into a fat-washed cocktail or, hell, just eat it for eating’s sake (or because you’re at a buffet and there is pretty much an unlimited amount), bacon is one of life’s greatest pleasures (as evident by its prominent role in The Manual podcast and in our lives in general).

That mixture of fat, salt, and crunch is downright addicting, especially if you’re biting into a piece of top-notch, quality meat. If you’re looking to buy the very best bacon, we rounded up 11 succulent brands for you to try. These porcine delights are at the top of their game, so you’re getting the very best when you fry up a strip.

Then, once you’ve picked out your favorite brand of bacon (or done the democratic thing and ordered a little bit of everything), make sure to pick up this bacon cookbook so that you can really make the most of your bacon-filled life.

Peregrino Ibérico de Bellota Bacon
This melt-in-your-mouth bacon is made from acorn-fed Spanish Ibérico pork that’s hand-rubbed with salt and slow-smoked over hickory in Kentucky. Ibérico pigs roam free in the dehesa forests of southwest Spain where they get plenty of exercise and nutrients from an antioxidant-rich acorn diet. Nutty, smoky, savory and sweet, the bacon from Peregrino Ibérico de Bellota Bacon from La Tienda is like an adventure for your palate.

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