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This Little Pig wants to get Toronto fat on bacon

Love bacon? You're not alone, and you'll be happy to hear of a new, little company with an emphasis on locally and ethically raised, grain-fed bacon and pork products. This Little Pig strives to create "showpiece" bacon--the pigs are raised on local family farms in Perth County and St. Jacobs, Ontario, and then naturally dry-cured and hardwood smoked in Stratford.

The idea here is that humane conditions lead to "a richer flavour profile," while the artisanal-level preparation yield none of that nauseating oily runoff in the pan, and very little shrinkage. Not convinced? The bacon comes in such mouthwatering flavours as double smoked, apple cinnamon, black pepper, and Montreal smoke--elevating the hangover shame-eating staple to great new heights of both taste and relative environmental responsibility. They're also expanding into other products such as pork chops.

The product aside, check out their website for a lesson in sensitively avoiding any allusion to the animal itself (except for adorable piglets in the video above), with my personal favourite tagline being "happy, clean, and healthy bacon" (emphasis mine, for obvious reasons).

This Little Pig is available in a growing roster of fine groceries, including Hogtown Cure, Fiesta Farms, Stasis, and Hooked.

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