It’s Neither Smart, Nor Bacon

I’m glad I’d eaten a little while before reading about this attrocity masquerading as bacon. They call it “smart bacon.” There is nothing in it that resembles bacon. It is bacon for vegetarians/vegans. Just read this list of ingredients and tell me you do not want to hurl.

Water, soy protein isolate, wheat gluten, soybean oil, textured soy protein concentrate, textured wheat gluten, less than 2% of: natural smoke flavor, natural flavor (from vegetable sources), grill flavor (from sunflower oil), carrageenan, evaporated cane juice, paprika oleoresin (for flavor and color), potassium chloride, sesame oil, fermented rice flour, tapioca dextrin, citric acid, salt.

Contains: soy, wheat, sesame

Um, yuck! You know, at least in the case of canned bacon, what’s in the can is real bacon.

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  1. I’m ashamed to admit I use the canned “bacon bits” for flavoring in beans and such when I can’t afford the real thing. Not bad but I wouldn’t want to eat strips of the stuff.

    1. I’ve used the fake bits too. They’re not so bad. But yeah…strips. Not so sure about that one.

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