Bacon: If you're human, the mere word summons an immediate Pavlovian response. Simply reading the list of bacons that follows may warrant a bib. For the good of all mankind, we took it upon ourselves to try more than 60 different kinds of bacon-from nationwide to boutique brands-and came up with a ranked list of the best bacons you seriously need to try. And if you're worried about bacon's supposed artery clogging effects, research has shown that there is no evidence that the saturated fat in bacon increases your risk of heart attack or stroke. Not too shabby at only 45 calories per slice. So go on, enjoy.
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1. Beeler's Uncured Garlic Pepper Bacon
Call it the baron of bacons. Unlike some gimmicky