Nitrate-Free Bacon

No nitrates. No nitrites. No celery powder. This delicious hickory smoked bacon has been cured using a Mediterranean blend of fruit and spice extracts and contains absolutely zero nitrates or nitrites.

Your choice of the following amounts.
2 lbs., 3 lbs., or 5 lbs.  BEST VALUE!


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Estimated delivery: Wednesday, February 8th to Saturday, February 11th

Nitrate-Free Bacon (Celery Powder Not Included)

Confirmed by food safety studies done by the University of Wisconsin and the University of Kentucky give us confidence in the most wholesome natural uncured bacon available.

Traditionally, cured meats have been produced using nitrites. nitrites play an integral role in suppressing harmful bacteria. Most notably the toxin that causes botulism. They also enhance color, extend shelf-life and add a notable flavor to meat products.

In the 1990‘s food scientists discovered naturally occurring nitrites in vegetables, most noticeably celery powder. USDA labeling standards require products containing celery powder as a source of nitrites to be labeled “Uncured” and “No Nitrite or Nitrate Added.” The label also has an asterisk with small print stating: “*Except for those naturally occurring nitrates or nitrites in celery powder.”

Common scientific knowledge tells us our bodies cannot differentiate a chemical compound such as nitrites even if they are “naturally occurring”. These “naturally occurring nitrites” are also not subject to the regulatory limits conventionally produced nitrites are.

Consumers have been mis-lead when shopping for healthier meat products. USDA labeling standards that include small print give the impression that a product may be a healthier choice. The human body cannot distinguish “naturally occurring nitrites” from those made synthetically.

Flavor Profile: Nitrate-Free Bacon

Taste: Outstanding!
Medium Cut
Hickory Smoked
Robust Flavor


Packed and Shipped Quickly

We ship only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Ships Frozen

Every order is packed in a re-usable insulated cooler to ensure it stays cold.

Arrives in 2-3 Days

Delivery is made within a couple days once we ship your order!

Read our complete shipping policy for complete details.

Bacon Scouts Quality Promise

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

If a shipment doesn’t arrive in great condition, we will re-ship it or refund your money. It’s that simple!

The Story of Bacon Scouts

The Story of Hewitt's Meats

Hewitt's Meats - Marshfield, WI Store Exterior

Hewitt’s Meat Processing Inc. was founded in 1939 by Marvin and Crystal Hewitt. Upon returning from World War II Marvin and Crystal’s son Jim and his wife Evelyn became involved eventually purchasing the business. Jim and Evelyn owned and operated the business until 1992. Jim and Evelyn’s daughter Barb and her husband Tom purchased the business opening a retail outlet in Marshfield in 2012. Current owners John and Amanda Franseen mark the 4th generation carrying on the Hewitt’s tradition of quality.

Over the last 4 generations the outstanding Quality of Hewitt’s products has never been compromised. Throughout the years tradition, family recipes and continuing education have been major factors in both customer satisfaction and numerous, State, National and International Awards.

Bacon Care and Cooking Instructions

When receiving your order, promptly refrigerate all packages of bacon that will be cooked within the next three (3) days. Any bacon that will not be eaten in the next three days should be stored in the freezer.

Cooking Your Bacon

There are a few ways to cook bacon. We recommend baking bacon for the best results.
  1. Bake bacon in the oven.
  2. Fry bacon in a pan.
  3. Grill bacon.
  4. Microwave bacon (as a last resort).

Customer Testimonials

What are people saying about artisan bacon from Bacon Scouts?

“Best bacon ever. Have ordered from another source in Wisconsin. And this bacon is outstanding. I will order again.”


Barb W. from Florida, Thick Cut Hickory Smoked Bacon

“There’s a certain excitement with having a parcel of gourmet bacon delivered to your doorstep! Tasting some the next morning was pure joy!”


“Thick cut is really thick! Like Ham after oven cooking…so lean just didn’t swivel up…and great flavor to boot…definitely ordering again.”


Ebbie M. from Pennsylvania, Triple Hickory Sampler Pack

“Great product! We had a ‘bacon bar’ of different flavors with goat cheese and artisan crackers…..something to talk about….something different…and who doesn’t like bacon! Great family gathering.”


“I bought this for a Xmas gift for a couple – they had also gifted us with Bacon for Xmas! Great minds think alike! Package came when they said it would – with the nice insulated cooler. Would purchase as a gift again.”


Jean W. from Minnesota, Thick Cut Hickory Smoked Bacon

“My husband and I love this maple bacon! It is thick cut, tastes great, and it is the most freshly made bacon we have ever eaten. We will be customers for life!”


Beth S. from Pennsylvania, Maple Bacon

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