Jalapeño BaconMADE BY 1732 MEATS IN LANSDOWNE, PENNSYLVANIA
The flavor of jalapeño and cilantro comes through in every bite of this sweet and savory bacon. Sure, it brings some heat, but we were struck by the fresh, green flavor of the pepper, which sets this bacon apart from other spicy bacons.
So where did this standout come from? Ari Miller was once just a guy who liked to cure his own bacon in Pennsylvania. He spent 10 years perfecting his homegrown recipe for friends and family, before seizing an opportunity to grow his business and really bring home the bacon. He started out at his local farmers' market, but quickly expanded to supplying local specialty shops and even chefs.
The most important ingredient? Heritage pork. Ari works only with farmers and farming co-ops that raise heritage breeds of pork (primarily Berkshire) certified by the Humane Farm Animal Care Association.
tip of the tongue
The folks at Philadelphia specialty shop Di Bruno Bros. recommend crumbling this bacon on top of fresh guacamole. Brilliant! Heat seekers: Take it a step further by dipping with Spicy Jalapeño Tomato Chips.