THIS is the best bacon in America. Food & Wine says so. Cook’s Illustrated says so (noting it also has “lots of sex appeal”)… And now the group of very official breakfast nerds at Extra Crispy (think Eater, but for breakfast) says so. Vande Rose Farms’ bacon is hand-rubbed with brown sugar, pepper & salt for hearty slices that everyone’s obsessing over right now. Located in the heart of the Corn Belt, Vande Rose Farms uses Duroc pork for their bacon—a heritage breed unique to the US for over 175 years. It’s regarded as some of the best in the world for its richness and insane levels of marbling.