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Every pound contains approximately 10 slices

Our Merlin’s Market British Bacon is special, and not just because we work with a local, award-winning butcher who’s been inducted into the Cured Meats Hall of Fame. Unlike American bacon that’s made from pork belly, British bacon is made from the back of the big—or the pork loin, so it’s not fatty at all. Some of our clients say its flavor is similar to that of a very thin pork chop.

Looking for the perfect lean protein addition to your breakfast? Or for a twist on a BLT? Give this bacon a try—it’s the same wildly popular British bacon that we use in our Excaliburger and mac and cheese at Merlins Rest Pub.

Only the finest ingredients

pork loin, salt, water

Heating, eating & storing your British bacon

Lightly spray your favorite skillet with a bit of oil, and then heat your British bacon for about 4 minutes on each side. That’s it! You can also heat your bacon in a 375-degree oven for approximately 15 minutes, placing the bacon on a sheet pan with a rack.

Eat at least one slice immediately (because it’s delicious and the best British bacon you can get here in America). You might also try it with a bacon sandwich on high-quality, crusty bread with butter and, of course, HP Sauce. It’s also great as an addition to mac and cheese. We recommend eating your bacon immediately once cooked or within 24 hours.

Your British bacon will be shipped raw, and it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days prior to cooking or stored in the freezer for up to 6 months when properly wrapped.

Shipping and local pickup options

Buy British bacon online, and we’ll carefully ship your order right to your doorstep via overnight or 2-day shipping. When your order is on its way, we’ll send a tracking number so you can follow your tasty delivery to your home.

We take exceptional care to ensure your order arrives in perfect condition—shipping our perishable products on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid holds en route and using dry ice and insulated liners handmade right here in the US.

As our perishable products ship at a flat rate, you’ll find it’s most cost-effective to fill your box. For example, 2-4 pasties and 4-6 pies. Don’t forget to include a sauce, dressing, or seasoning!

Want to reduce your environmental footprint? We’re excited to announce that a return-a-box option is coming soon.

Please note: We may encounter an occasional 1-2 day delay due to holidays, severe weather, and limitations on dry ice availability.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Are you in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area? You can also buy British bacon online for local pickup at Merlins Rest Pub.

What do people say about our cured meats?

I am a big fan of English-style bangers, and I must say Merlin's Market does not disappoint! Their sausages are perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of herbs and spices, and the texture is spot on. My guests couldn't stop raving about how delicious they were. I will definitely be purchasing these sausages again in the future.

Russell - Des Moines, IA

I recently purchased some British Bacon from Merlin's Market and it was some of the most delicious bacon I have ever tasted. The texture was perfect—not fatty and not too —and the flavor was rich and savory. I cooked it up for breakfast and my whole family couldn't get enough of it.

Jason D. - Sioux Falls, SD