CLAREMONT, NH. — North Country Smokehouse (NCS), a subsidiary of duBreton, introduced its new offering, Organic Applewood Smoked Bacon Crumbles.

NCS utilized the same prep time in order to have the same flavor and meaty bite that’s in the company’s signature smoked strips.

Our bacon has always been synonymous with premium quality and craftsmanship,” said Chris Mattera, culinary innovator for North Country Smokehouse. “The new crumbles are no exception. The results of the company’s product development survey were clear. End users are tired of dry, flaky bits that sort of resemble bacon – but not really.”

The company uses pork bellies from its own integrated farms and then puts the bellies in a secret New England Maple syrup brine before smoking them low and slow for hours over choice hardwood. After that, the bellies are crumbled into hearty irregular-shaped pieces. 

Available in both uncured Certified Humane and organic recipes, in retail and bulk foodservice sizes, the product promises a savory experience unique to the crumble market.

“Food inflation and fluctuating markets have foodservice operators looking for ways to lessen labor costs and increase menu efficiencies,” Mattera said. “Bacon crumbles are a fantastic way to do that, but a subpar product can diminish a dish. In that case, you must ask yourself what the actual cost is. If you’re using a product at the expense of flavor, then the price is too high.”

NCS plans to have several other bacon crumble offerings in the future.

Retailers and end users are able to request complimentary samples here.