PHOENIX — McCormick Grill Mates in partnership with Sigma US is releasing its latest bacon innovation, McCormick Grill Mates Marinated Bacon.

“Marinating has been bringing more flavor to steak, chicken and pork for years, so it made great sense to do the same with bacon,” said Jeff Gaunt, marketing director at Sigma US. “With the marinating and then smoking process, we are delivering more flavor than consumers ever thought possible.”

The bacon product is marinated and smoked and comes in two flavor options, Ultimate Bacon and Smoky Applewood. McCormick said Ultimate Bacon delivers on the classic flavor with “even more bacon flavor for all the bacon lovers out there.” Smoky Applewood combines the flavors of a sweet, smoky blend of chili pepper, garlic and applewood smoke.

New McCormick Grill Mates Marinated Bacon is now available to grocery distributors and national chains across the United States for shelf inclusion.