The first thing I noticed as I opened the package was the thick cut of the cured pork, which is hard to find in a pre-packaged variety. Still, I was skeptical of the green, herbal coating on each slice—does a food product as rich as bacon really need spices or herbs? But as the slices sizzled, the sweet, tangy scent of rosemary and thyme began to bloom, making my mouth water. I flipped the hearty strips and pulled off a crispy edge. The fresh flavor of the herb crust gave way to the salty smokiness of the bacon. It was utterly delicious.