My fiancé told me about this “bacon” that he once had, and how amazing it was. No, he isn’t vegan and is refusing to give up meat as of right now *eye roll*, but he’s pretty much had every meat substitute/alternative there is out there. Let’s just say he’s a foodie.
Last night we decided to hit up the local grocery stores to see what we could find. The two kinds of “bacon” that we picked up were a tempeh bacon and this Morning Star brand. I’ll do a review on the other one as well, as soon as I try it.
So, looking more at the box, I realized that this “bacon” wasn’t vegan. It was vegetarian. It had egg product in it. That bummed me out a bit, but I’m ok. I’ll know for next time, and it’s still a good transitional item.
When I opened the pack the strips were all laid out just like a package of any other bacon. The strips reminded me of turkey bacon. They had a pork bacon pattern to them, but honestly, I could have gone without that. They smelled like bacon which was nice. As far as cooking them, it was simple. I would cook yours less than mine. I always liked my bacon crispy. This “bacon” crisps up quickly.
I over cooked mine (It clearly tells you NOT to do that on the box…oops). Looking at them, I thought they looked perfect, but the parts that were too brown tasted burnt. The pieces of the bacon that were actually cooked perfectly tasted great. It had a similar taste to bacon. The texture was crunchy. Not chewy at all. It was slightly salty, which also gave it that bacon flavor. Overall I would give this bacon a 7 out of ten.