I will admit I have never had Nueske's bacon so I am not sure of the wow factor it posseses. I will say that I have had some good luck with bacons sold at local farmers markets. I am not sure of your flavor profile you are looking for Sam so I can't recommed one over the other. Some good purveyors though would be Oleo Acres and Sloan's Creek. On another note I sampled some of the Olde World Farms bacon from Montgomery, TX at the Bayou City Farmers Market in midtown Houston that was voted best of Houston and I would have to agree with them, very good product and you get a small slab so you can slice your own. Yes I do travel around Texas not all the time but when I visit family in Houston and Austin I make it a point to get as much out of the trip as I can, including visiting the Farmers Markets.
Here is another link from Robb Walsh.
Some stores locally I would hit up for you bacon fix:
VonGeertsem Butcher Shoppe
Old Town Market (Lewisville
Metzlers (Denton - Londonderrry location...they carry Fischer's products from Muenster, TX)
Hope this helps!
You can always make mock smoked bacon by getting a pork belly and drizzling some Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite Olive Oil in the pan or rub it down with smoked sweet hungarian paprika.....just throwin ideas out there
i sympathize with the bacon jonesing...
but if order online from nueske's u get a lot more bacon for your money
the packaged ones we have in our local stores are a lot smaller typically not even half a pound...and usually 8-10 bucks...
but u order online u can get at least 2 pounds for only 20$ and with coupon codes for a free pound of bacon with any order
or any of the other coupons/codes they have...
u can get a better deal...
im on their email list..they send me stuff all the time...
2nd twinwillow. Just bought a package of the Nueske's $8.99 bacon at the CM on Lover's in Dallas. Middle,bottom of the packaged meat products over in the Meat section, not at the deli. I did not see it at the Plano store last time I was there. I looked for it at Whole Foods Coit and Preston/Forest this past holiday season and know for sure they don't carry it. Although, they had some wonderful Neiman Ranch applewood smoked ham slices about a 1/2" thick. Made great quiche! :)