PHOENIX — Sigma US, a subsidiary of Sigma Alimentos, announced a partnership with McCormick Grill Mates on Sept. 10 to develop four new flavors of marinated bacon.

McCormick said it uses a three-step process to show off the flavor. First, the pork is cooked in flavor, then smoked with natural hardwood smoke, sliced thick and finally seasoned by experts with a blend of McCormick seasonings.

"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 in the US. "Our three-step process delivers more flavor than bacon that is only smoked, making it easy for consumers to enjoy a bacon that tastes better than any bacon they've had before."

The four varieties of flavors include:

  • Ultimate Bacon, which is marinated and seasoned with extra bacon flavors.
  • Montreal Steak uses pepper, garlic and spices.
  • Smoky Applewood puts together sweet, smoky blend of chili pepper, garlic and Applewood smoke flavor.
  • Finally, Brown Sugar Bourbon marinates with brown sugar, bourbon, red bell peppers and spices.

The bacon will be available at retailers nationwide soon.