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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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!

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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!

More About 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).