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Old 01-07-2009, 05:05 PM   #11
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Bacon is pork, all pork, always.

There are bacon substitutes made with turkey and tofu. They are not real bacon. Sorry if I was not clear in my original post.
I see thanks, so I was right after all (when you see the word "bacon" it's always pork)..
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:08 PM   #12
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And with that said, you can imagine how crappy the tofu bacon tastes

Although, its ok if you use it not as you would use bacon itself.
To be perfectly honest, I don't even know what tofu is. It seems quite popular, but I never bothered buying it, or even learn what it is.. I'm curious now and will look it up.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:09 PM   #13
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Although, many ' bacon bits' that they sell to put on salads are actually flavored textured vegetable protein. My guess is the real bacon bits taste better too , but ill never know
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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I see thanks, so I was right after all (when you see the word "bacon" it's always pork)..
Unless it has the word Turkey in front of it...then it's Turkey Bacon...A substitute for Traditional Bacon which is pork....
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #15
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there is also a "Beef" bacon. I have had it once. It does not taste like pork bacon it wasn't terrible though... it tasted more close to regular bacon than turkey bacon which I really cannot stand.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #16
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i have never seen or heard of beef bacon, but I have to believe that would be the best tasting faux bacon out of the options listed.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #17
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I love turkey bacon as long as it is cooked very crisp (I microwave mine).
I agree it is no comparison to regular bacon, but I try not to compare the two, I enjoy turkey bacon for what it is in itself.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:36 PM   #18
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i have never seen or heard of beef bacon, but I have to believe that would be the best tasting faux bacon out of the options listed.
I do not find it bad tasting... just oddly beefy for bacon. We bough it when my brothers GF was on a no-pork kick before she "went veggie"

the stuff they carry in my Shoprite is

it is a Smithfield subsidiary I believe... I could not find much out about it via google though
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #19
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I am picturing it kind of like beef jerky, but not.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:44 PM   #20
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maybe I don't eat beef jerky it is one of the few foods that grosses me out I have no idea why.

It cooks up like bacon and has a texture like bacon and is fatty/greasy/smoky like bacon but it smells and tastes of beef.... I want to say it did not get quite as crispy but I don't remember. I have never had reason to buy it again.
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