Burgers' Smokehouse Bacon
Credit: Photograph by Dan Saelinger

Meat: So-called "commodity pork" (industrial pork from large-scale hog farms that use both antibiotics and growth promotants) from large-scale producers
Style: Peppered
Cure: Dry
Taste: Cracked peppercorn, just like on a pepper steak
Use: Powerful pepper notes create a spicy-sweet contrast when paired with pancakes and maple syrup.

[$32 for a 2 lb package; smokehouse.com]