Applewood Bacon Steak is rubbed with a dry recipe of salt, cane sugar and spice. Slow curing allows the mixture to absorb into the slab. Next, the bacon goes to a smokehouse where natural applewood smoke produces a golden brown finish. The result is a mellow flavor, with a nice balance of spice, smoke, and sweetness that's slightly milder than our Original or Pepper Coated Country Bacon. This thick sliced Bacon STEAK cut is sliced a quarter inch thick.