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Food News: Applegate® Introduces Its First Sugar-Free Bacon


New Bacon Variety Adds Sizzle to Brand's Expanding Selection of Sugar-Free Products

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, continues to deliver clean, crave-able food options with the launch of Applegate Naturals® No Sugar Bacon. This humanely raised bacon will satisfy sugar conscious consumers seeking a bacon that doesn't list sugar as an ingredient, but maintains a hickory smoke flavor bacon lovers yearn for.

"With a growing demand for sugar-free options, we're excited to deliver a bacon that supports the needs of those looking to reduce their sugar intake, while upholding Applegate values- making products with humanely raised meats and simple ingredients," said Nicole Glenn, Applegate vice president of marketing. "Providing worry-free meats people want to eat is vital to us and this new bacon is a product we're proud to offer."

A recent survey found 65 percent of adults want to cut down or completely avoid sugar in their diet and revealed sugar as the top item consumers are trying to avoid. With half of its products falling under the sugar-free category, Applegate offers a robust selection of meats and cheeses that fulfills the criteria of sugar-free, in addition to the brand's standards of no antibiotics ever, no artificial ingredients, and no chemical nitrites or nitrates.

Applegate Naturals® No Sugar Bacon will be available at select retailers, such as Fresh Market and Hy-Vee, August 2017, with a suggested retail price of $5.49 per package. In addition to being sugar-free, Applegate Naturals® No Sugar Bacon is gluten free, casein free, and humanely raised.

For 30 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients and we source our meat from farms, where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission - Changing The Meat We Eat®. Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate natural means that the meat inside our products are:

  • From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit www.applegate.com or talk with us on www.facebook.com/applegate or twitter.com/Applegate.

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Food Spotlight: Applegate Natural Reduced Sodium Sunday Bacon


Natural Reduced Sodium Sunday Bacon

Good old-fashioned hardwood smoked bacon with 25% less sodium than our Natural Sunday Bacon.

✓Casein Free ✓Dairy Free ✓Gluten Free ✓Reduced Sodium






About Applegate

At Applegate, our mission is to change the meat we eat. By that we mean making good meat - the kind that’s raised humanely without antibiotics and hormones - accessible to as many people as possible. To achieve this evolution, we put our resources toward the people we think have the most potential to change our food system – eaters, farmers and innovators. Our work involves educating people about the important issues that impact their food, addressing the challenges faced by new farmers, and supporting big ideas that can improve the way good meat is raised, produced and distributed. Read More



Company: Applegate
Brand: Applegate
Slogan: Natural & Organic Meats
Origin: USA
Category: Bacon
Packaging: 8oz
Claims: Casein Free. Dairy Free. Gluten Free. Reduced Sodium
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator





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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings




A wholesome version of an iconic American snack food, our pork skins are created using traditional methods inspired by our grandparent’s generation. A blend of organic, non-GMO, pastured, and antibiotic free pork combined with simple seasonings are the foundation for this simple, yet nourishing approach to creating enchanting food that is both time tested and trusted by consumers.


What is a crackling? A crackling is a fried pork skin taken from the shoulder region of a hog. The shoulder skin is a tougher texture and has less subcutaneous fat when compared to the back and belly. As a result, when cooked, this part of the hog has a harder and crispier bite than a pork “rind”. Lastly, cracklings contain small pieces of meat that adhere to the skin. Unlike pork rinds, this adds extra protein to your new favorite snack!


The Whole Animal Project: In efforts to honor the brilliant animals EPIC Provisions sources, our traditional cooking oil allows us to use more of the whole animal. This “nose to tail” commitment creates more nourishing food from spectacular creatures and produces less waste. Eat EPIC.

















About the Company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.



Company: EPIC
Brand: Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2.5 oz.
Claims: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Low Carb
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 4-pack $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/





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Snack Spotlight: Vermont Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks




We’ve combined pork and our own maple and apple cider brined bacons with slow hickory smoking for nourishing real meat protein with that great bacon flavor that makes life worth living.

24, 1-oz pieces in a convenient dispenser box.




Serving Size: 1oz

Servings Per Container: 24




Amount Per Serving:

Calories 90
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Sugar 2g
Protein 8g



  • Without Antibiotics
  • With No Added Hormones
  • Vegetarian Fed



  • Without Sodium Nitrate
  • Without Preservatives



  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free



Featured Ingredients



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Maple Syrup





About Vermont Smoke and Cure

At Vermont Smoke & Cure™, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. We use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and apple cider, combined with the highest quality spices and herbs like tamarind and quarter crack pepper.



Company: Vermont Smoke & Cure
Brand: Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks
Origin: U.S
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 1.0 oz. each, 24-pack
Claims: Vegetarian fed, gluten-free, free of antibiotics or added hormones.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 24-pack $32.95
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.vermontsmokeandcure.com/



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Snack Spotlight: Chef’s Cut Real Bacon Jerky Maple Style



  • Hand-cut premium, uncured bacon
  • Thin and crispy
  • Slow smoked to perfection
  • Chef-inspired, handcrafted flavors
  • High in protein
  • 120 calories per serving
  • Gluten free
  • No nitrites



You say bacon, we say maple! Here at Chef’s Cut we’ve decided that bacon needs its own 15 minutes of fame. With a combination of flavors like maple syrup and brown sugar, we are sure we’ve given bacon at least 16 minutes.

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky® is redefining what bacon can be. We’ve taken uncured bacon*, marinated it in our chef-crafted seasonings and slow smoked it until crispy, crunchy and downright delicious. The result? Bacon like never before.



About the Company

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky was created by Chef Blair Swiler and Dennis Riedel.  Blair has been smoking meats his entire life; a tradition passed along from his father. In 2009, becoming tired of having to buy terrible jerky every time they played a round of 18, golf buddies, Blair and Dennis, teamed up and began smoking and selling Chef’s Cut to golf and country clubs across the US (turns out jerky is the perfect golf bag accessory). Today the vision to change the jerky world has resulted in the best tasting, highest quality jerky on the market.

The secret? We stay true to Chef Blair’s relentless attention to quality and flavor. We use only premium cuts of steak and white breast meat – unlike the tough, chewy pieces of "mystery meat" our competitors use. We always hand-cut each piece, using only the finest real ingredients – just like you would find at your favorite steak house. The result? A healthy, high in protein, low in fat and great-tasting, making Chef's Cut the perfect alternative to the standard high-fat, high-calorie snacking fare.

And while we have grown to reach people beyond the golf course, our goal is still the same - change the way people think about jerky – one healthy snack at a time.

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky is the jerky you've always wanted. It's Jerky Done Right. Dig In.



Company: Chef's Cut
Brand: Real Bacon Jerky Maple Style
Origin: US
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2.0 oz.
Claims: High in protein, no nitrates, gluten-free, slow smoked to perfection.
Variants: View product range here
Price: 4-pack $27.96, 8-pack $55.92
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: https://www.chefscutrealjerky.com/








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Snack Spotlight: Organic Prairie Organic Beef Bacon & Apple Mighty Bar



Organic Prairie Mighty Bars are hearty, delicious, protein-rich meat bar snacks made from 100% grassfed, organic beef. These wholesome, healthy pick-me-ups are conveniently packaged for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. They are shelf stable with no refrigeration required!





About the company

We are an independent cooperative of organic family farms, and true pioneers of organic meat production. We began producing our delicious meats—without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or pesticides—back in 1996.



Company: Organic Prairie
Brand: Organic Beef Bacon & Apple Mighty Bar
Slogan: Farmer-Owned
Origin: US
Category: Bars
Packaging: 10 oz. each
Claims: Organic, protein-rich, made from 100% grass fed beef.
Variants: View product range here
Price: 12-pack $32.00, 24-pack $58.00, 48-pack $111.00
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.organicprairie.com/



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Spirits Spotlight: Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon

Bacon has a rich (and fatty) history dating back before the times of Middle English. Originally, bacon or bacoun was a term which referred to pork of all varieties.

Well, we think that's ridiculous, and we are extremely appreciative that we don't live in the Middle Ages. That would suck.

Bacon, as the lovely Katy Perry says, "is the candy meat of the world," and we think it's time that the American people stop restricting where this beautiful pork finds its way.

Old Major Bacon Bourbon holds nothing back. It is not a drink for the faint of heart.





About the Company

This country was founded by those who dare to be bold. Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon (Formerly Bacon Bourbon USA) takes two of America’s greatest assets and challenges the boundaries of their potential by fusing them in the world’s first and original bottled bacon bourbon.

The mixture has been called both “crazy” and “delicious,” but those with taste buds agree that the bacon and bourbon form a delicate, but rugged balance of flavor and drunk.

The Story of Ol’ Major
The story of Ol’ Major comes from our distant past (at least a few days ago) when we first discovered our uncanny ability to merge Bacon & Bourbon through pressure infusion. We have since refined and perfected our skill to create this product. The world agrees; It is the future.


Company: Ol' Major Bourbon
Brand: Ol' Major Bacon Bourbon
Origin: USA
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750ml
Claims: Coming Soon
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: baconbourbonusa.com









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Company Spotlight: Tender Belly Pork Products



Entrepreneurial fires burned in both Erik and Shannon, along with a broad set of professional skills and most importantly, a love for good, pure, clean food and making the simple things extraordinary.

In 2010 they joined forces and started Tender Belly. An immediate hit, the lure of tasty bacon and other outstanding pork products was too good for chefs to pass up.

Now Erik and Shannon would like to offer a taste of Tender Belly to individuals like you, our fellow pork lovers.



Why buy tender belly?

Because we understand that anything good takes time and commitment. Fine pork can only make its way to your table after the utmost care and devotion to the well-being of the animal. The animals live a stress-free life with plenty of open space to roam and exercise. This freedom promotes exquisite intramuscular marbling you can’t achieve any other way.

We also understand that the choice of diet influences the taste of what ends up on your plate; that is why they’re fed an all-natural 100% vegetarian diet.

Dedication to all these aspects is why tender belly pork products are the finest and most mouthwatering on the market.



Company: Tender Belly
Brand: Tender Belly
Slogan: Great Bacon is Our Business
Origin: USA
Category: Pork Products
Claims: all-natural 100% vegetarian diet porks
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.tenderbelly.com



Brother Shannon, left, and Erik Duffy, with the Berkshire hogs that will become Tender Belly Bacon. (Photo courtesy of Tender Belly Bacon)







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Snack Spotlight: Oberto All Natural Applewood Smoked Bacon Jerky



Oberto jerky is made for anyone with an appetite for life. Just like you, we're driven to be our best. For us, that means bringing you a great tasting snack that is high in protein and made only with real ingredients. So, we are bringing you our best to help you be your best.


Good source of protein
All natural
No preservatives
No artificial ingredients












About the Company
Quality and innovation have been hallmarks of the Oberto Brand since our humble beginnings in Seattle, Washington in 1918. We remain committed to providing you with the highest quality, best tasting meat snacks. Read More



Company: Oberto
Brand: Oberto
Slogan: Eat Excellent, Be Excellent
Origin: USA
Category: Meat Snacks
Packaging: 2.15oz
Claims: All Natural, Gluten Free, No Artificial Ingredients, Minimally Processed
Variants: View All Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: oberto.com









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Chocolate Spotlight: Vosges Mo’s Cinnamon & Sugar Bacon Bar



It was surely only a matter of time! Following the huge popularity of Mo's Bacon Bar in deep milk and in dark chocolate came the newest member of the exotic candy bar family. With the same hickory smoked bacon as its famous relatives, the beautifully rich 62% dark chocolate encases these tantalizing flavors along side the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar.

Sulfite-free hickory smoked bacon is baked in small batches before we hand chop it into fine nibbles. Cinnamon sugar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the chocolate.

Mo's Cinnamon Sugar Bacon Bar parfum includes:
Hickory smoked bacon + Ceylon cinnamon sugar + 62% dark chocolate





About Vosges Haut Chocolate
Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s intriguing chocolate creations are made with the finest ingredients from around the world, sourced by Founder and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Three days following her graduation from Vanderbilt University, Katrina moved to Paris to pursue her dream of studying the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu. Using her palate as her guide, she then embarked on a world tour that began with an apprenticeship in Spain under the direction of Ferran Adrià and continued east through Southeast Asia and Australia. The purple house of Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the concept of Travel the World through Chocolate™ were inspired by her journeys. Katrina’s fusion of indigenous spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs with premium chocolate creates a sensory experience that nurtures awareness of and appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.





Company: Vosges
Brand: Vosges
Slogan: Travel the World Through Chocolate
Category: Chocolate
Origin: USA
Packaging: 3oz (85g)
Claims: Natural, Gluten Free, Vegan
Variants: View all Varieties Here
Price: $7.50 USD
Where to buy: Buy Online
Website: vosgeschocolate.com









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