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The most in-depth list of Whole30 Bacon Brands on the web! Find out ingredients, tasting notes, and where to buy Whole30 compliant bacon. Sugar-free bacon doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless and there are many delicious Whole30 approved bacon brands you’ll love. Paleo bacon (bacon without sugar) is easier to find in stores than ever before!

A heart made out of bacon on a white board

I love bacon. Like LOVE bacon. I mean, I made a bacon heart for goodness sakes. ^^

So when my husband and I did our first round of Whole30 I looked everywhere for Whole30 bacon. Some brands were meh, but others were so good you couldn’t tell it was sugar-free.

I ate a lot of bacon and did some delicious research to bring you this huge list of Whole30 bacon brands that will help you rock your Whole30 round or paleo eating.

Doing a Whole30 round and need help getting started off on the right foot? Download my totally free Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods.

Can I Eat Bacon on the Whole30?

Yes, you sure can! But as with anything in life, there are stipulations and rules to follow. Ugh, adult stuff.

One, you need to read the labels carefully to make sure it is sugar-free, nitrate-free, and free of the Whole30 banned additives. Two, they strongly suggest that bacon is made from pastured pigs that are humanely raised. Here is what they have to say about that:

Factory farmed pork is one of the unhealthiest and most mistreated animals in our farming system, and these animals tend to store toxins from their environment and feed in their fat. Since bacon is more fat than meat, that grocery store bacon is really not a healthy food choice. (Source).

Pro tip: when shopping, Whole30 bacon might also be labeled as paleo bacon or sugar-free bacon. But as always, double check the ingredients for yourself!

Everyone knows the best way to cook bacon is to bake it in the oven, right? Right? You can make a bunch at once to freeze which makes for amazing meal prep.

Are you ready to get deep into bacon testing territory? Let’s do this!

What is Whole30 Approved Bacon?

As discussed above, it is bacon from pastured animals that is free of sugar and nitrates. But here is where things get super confusing when you’re new to the program.

Oftentimes a package of bacon will list 0% or 0 grams of sugar on the nutritional label, but you’ll see sugar listed in the ingredients. For evaluating if bacon is truly sugar-free, only the ingredient list matters.

One thing to keep in mind is that the sticker shock of sugar-free bacon can be very overwhelming. To produce a product without sugar or nitrates and from pastured meat is not a cheap process.

The price of the compliant bacon is quite high compared with conventional bacon. To help you save some cash, some of the brands listed below (like Butcher Box and Thrive) have discount codes noted.

You can also try enjoying it in smaller doses like in Fried Cabbage With Bacon which is Whole30, paleo, and keto-friendly.

5 brands of whole30 bacon

Whole30 Bacon Brands

This is by no means an exhaustive list of Whole30 compliant brands of bacon, so if you know of one that is not here, please leave details in the comment.

Quick note: in many markets, Costco’s Kirkland Low-Sodium bacon is technically considered Whole30 compliant if you’re looking at only the ingredients. But as the meat is conventionally (factory-farmed) raised and has tons of additives, it is a product that is best avoided if your budget allows for other options.

The list below is alphabetical. If no tasting notes are included it means I was unable to find the product locally to try for myself.

Applegate Organics No-Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Organic Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Less than 2% of: Celery Powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Applegate organics whole30 bacon

Applegate Naturals No-Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Celery Powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

applegate naturals uncured whole30 bacon

Applegate Organics Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Organic Turkey, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Organic Onion Powder. (Source).

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Tasting notes: Decent flavor. Uncooked strips are uneven and tear easily. Has an odd smell when reheated (but still tastes great).

applegate organics whole30 turkey bacon

Applegate Naturals Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Onion Powder, Spices. (Source).

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

applegate naturals whole30 turkey bacon

Butcher Box Brand Applewood Smoked Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Celery Powder

Where to Buy: Available online only – click here for $20 off your first order and free bacon. I mean, it comes to your house! It’s like a singing bacon telegram! Except it doesn’t sing.

Tasting notes: Delicious and has the most normal “bacon” smell of all the brands.

butcher box whole30 bacon

Garrett Valley Sugar-Free Dry Rubbed

Ingredients: Pork, sea salt, spices (black pepper, fenugreek, nutmeg, white pepper, mace, allspice). (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

garrett valley whole30 bacon

Garrett Valley Sugar-Free Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, water, sea salt, celery powder, paprika, white pepper, onion powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Garrett Valley Whole30 turkey bacon

Maverick Ranch Natural Hickory Smoked Uncured No Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Natural Pork, Water, Less than 2% Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

maverick ranch whole30 bacon

Naked Bacon Sugar-Free Chipotle

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check local availability or shop online.

naked bacon whole30 chipotle bacon

Naked Bacon Sugar-Free Jalapeno

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check local availability or shop online.

naked bacon jalapeno whole30 bacon

Naked Bacon Original

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check local availability or shop online.

naked bacon original whole30 bacon

Naked Bacon No-Sugar Added

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check local availability or shop online.

naked bacon whole30 bacon

Nature’s Rancher

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, citrus extracts, pomegranate extract, rosemary extract. (Source)

Where to Buy: Currently only available at Whole Foods

Tasting Notes: Absolutely delicious! Super crispy and wonderful flavor. Con: the most greasy of all bacons sampled.

Pederson’s Uncured No Sugar Hickory Smoked

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, citrus extracts, pomegranate extract, rosemary extract. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Tasting notes: One of my favorite Whole30 compliant bacon on the market. Taste is wonderful and I love how crispy it gets.

Pederson's Farms no sugar added uncured whole30 bacon

Pederson’s No Sugar Added Uncured Smoked Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, citrus extracts, pomegranate extract, rosemary extract. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Pederson's farms Whole30 bacon

Pederson’s Uncured No Sugar Buckin Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, celery powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

pederson's farms buckin bacon

Pederson’s Uncured No Sugar Canuckin’ Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, celery powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Pederson's Farms whole30 bacon, canuckin bacon

Pederson’s Uncured No Sugar Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, celery powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

Pederson's farms whole30 bacon

Pederson’s Fully Cooked Uncured No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, water, less than 2% of: salt, vinegar, citrus extracts, pomegranate extract, rosemary extract. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here.

pederon's farms fully cooked whole30 bacon

Thrive Market Sugar-Free Bacon

Ingredients: Actual ingredients aren’t listed but the website says the following: Hardwood smoked and totally sugar-free, our bacon is not only delicious but also Paleo-friendly and Whole30-compliant. (Source)

Where to Buy: Thrive only offers it online. For an extra $25 off your first purchase, use this link.

Thrive sugar-free whole30 bacon on a black surface

True Fare

Ingredients: Pork, Kosher Salt. (Source)

Where to Buy: Available online only.

True Fare bacon whole30 bacon on a wooden board

US Wellness Meats Sugar-Free Pork Bacon

Ingredients: pork, sea salt, natural flavor (from hickory smoking). (Source)

Where to Buy: Available online directly from US Wellness Meats only.

Tasting notes: Good flavor, crisps well.

us wellness whole30 bacon in a cast iron skillet

US Wellness Beef Sugar-Free Bacon

Ingredients: Hickory Smoked Beef, Celtic Sea Salt. (Source)

Where to Buy: Available online directly from US Wellness Meats only.

US wellness beef whole30 bacon in a cast iron skillet with eggs

US Wellness Canadian Pork Bacon (and Ends)

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt. (Source)

Where to Buy: Available online directly from US Wellness Meats only.

US wellness canadian whole30 bacon on black background

Wellshire Farms Sugar-Free Paleo Dry Rubbed Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Spices (Black Pepper, Fenugreek, Nutmeg, White Pepper, Mace, Allspice). (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here

Tasting Notes: Good taste, but had the least “bacony” color of all the brands. Very little grease and an easy to open package.

wellshire farms whole30 bacon

Wellshire Farms Sugar-Free Paleo Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, Water, Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Paprika, White Pepper, Onion Powder. (Source)

Where to Buy: Check availability here

Tasting Notes: Best turkey bacon I tasted. Amazing flavor!

wellshire farms whole30 turkey bacon

So….What is the Best Whole30 Bacon?

Tie: Nature’s Ranch Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon and Pederson Farm’s Hickory Smoked.

Overall, Nature’s Ranch was my favorite, but because it is only available at once store (that millions of people can’t access), I downgraded it t. a tie. Pederson’s is absolutely delicious and more widely available.

Best Whole30 Turkey Bacon

Winner: Wellshire Sugar-Free Turkey Bacon. The taste, texture, and crispiness made this bacon a delicious and clear winner.

a list of whole30 bacon brands

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8 comments on “Whole30 Bacon Brands {Sugar-Free + Paleo Bacon}”

  1. I struggled with the label reading part of Whole30, we won’t mention a meltdown in the peanut butter aisle, so I downloaded an APP called whole30days. I’m sure it has other features but I use it for the bar code scanner that then pops up an “approved” or “not approved”. It doesn’t work so well at my food co-op due to all the funkier things but at the local grocery store it’s great in a pinch. And since I have a habit of grabbing fun crap instead of healthy…it’s a good deterrent…

    • Label reading is the hardest part. That app sounds amazing! Did you check out the awesome lists Sarah made of Whole30 foods? I took the Costco one with me on my last trip and it made the experience so much better and way less overwhelming.

      • We live in the middle of no where. No Trader Joe’s, no Costco. I do have a copy of the list though for things that are similar. 

    • I have heard that no apps are Whole30 approved (they’re probably trying to make their own to cash in $$$$), but I think if you find something that works as a starting point that is a total win in my book.

  2. You had me at bacon. And that heart is amazing!

    I find that by baking the bacon, I manage to make the entire package without eating it as I cook it 🙂

  3. Is the fried cabbage the mother-in-law’s one I made that is to die for?  Mmmm mm!!