Six Degrees of Veggie Bacon

@SaintAnne (5454)
United States
September 20, 2008 7:35pm CST
I love bacon. I like it crisp, smoky and yes, greasy. I don't eat bacon all the time because I know it's not that healthy but I often find myself ordering a cheeseburger with bacon at fast food places and I top rice with bacon bits. But I haven't tried veggie bacon. Have you? While at the University, I always got the veggie burger. But right now, I still can't find myself to try veggie bacon. It's almost oxymoronic to me. I know there are vegetarians here or people who don't eat meat for moral, health and religious reasons. Feel free to set me straight.
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6 responses
• United States
24 Sep 08
I eat bacon because I like bacon. If I decided I did not like bacon then I would not eat some vegetarian imitation of bacon, I would just stop eating bacon! But I don't think that's gonna happen. I do not pay any attention to other people who try to tell me what I should or shouldn't eat. I'm a grownup now, I get to make my own choices!!!
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I've sensed that you eat what you want to eat, zig, be it bacon or chili peppers, no matter what other people say. I've said it before in a previous post, I think the best part of bacon is bacon itself... and if you take that away, then it's no longer bacon.
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• United States
25 Sep 08
Yep, you are right, bacon is the best part of bacon! Hehehe, just after I posted my response up there I found in my house a book called 'The Bacon Fancier'! I don't know where the book came from, but I am gonna have to try and read that story, even if I don't like the author's writing style.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Did the book perhaps came with the deck of tarot cards you got from the library?
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
24 Sep 08
It’s indeed an oxymoron! I remember I once ate veg hamburger and veg chicken nuggets. And being an out and out non-vegetarian, I was stupefied! I couldn’t really figure out the difference! I am sure you would be knocked off as well. Try it and let me know.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I haven't tried veggie chicken nuggets but I love veggie burgers. Was at the grocery store last Sunday and checked out a veggie bacon brand but opted not to buy it just yet. I'll let you know when I finally try it.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
26 Sep 08
Don't forget dahling! I am waiting...
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
26 Sep 08
It'll probably take a while, mimpi. Don't wait just yet.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
27 Sep 08
There is a veggie-spicy "chicken" that I like. I put it on a hamburger bun with lettuce and mayo. I don't like the veggie breakfast sausage or the veggie bacon. It has a different texture and I can't seem to get past it. I am a "texture person" I guess.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I haven't even tried the veggie breakfast sausage. I wasn't aware of that but thanks for letting us know. I'll try to check on the veggie-spicy chicken you mentioned. Hmm, I wonder what this texture is... thanks for sharing, moneyandgc.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I have not seen the veggie bacon at all. After reading your topic, I am willing to try the veggie burger tho. If I ever run into veggie bacon in the next couple of days I will let you know. (tho to me turkey bacon was a let down)
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I know there's a Morningstar (brand) veggie bacon. A lot of reviews say that it is the one that comes close to tasting like bacon. I hope you like the veggie burger when you try it. I've tried turkey bacon and I'm with you, it was a letdown but I still enjoyed it because I was trying to eat a little "healthy".
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Sep 08
Hi SaintAnne, To be honest I never heard of veggie bacon or maybe I'm just so oblivious. Mmmm bacon never had one for quite sometime now, and don't know why, lol. I like bacon and egg, especially for breakfast. Happy mylotting.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Now you have, CJay. I do like bacon with eggs and with pancakes and sausages and a big cup of coffee. Thanks for joining us here.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Although not a vegetarian I do love vegetables and think good veggieburgers are awesome (have had a few that were ewwww, too) but yes I've tried the turkey bacon and yes the veggie bacon, too, and I am sorry but that just did not work for me, especially not the veggie kind. Veggie cheese didn't make me happy either. I am putting a bit of Kielbasa in my rice tonight, and finely chopped green cabbage, lots of onion, and celery, too. I make the rice 1/3 brown rice, 1/3 regular, and 1/3 noodles :-) Sometimes we have chicken and/or ham in it, but never bacon. Sometimes I put pineapple chunks in it, too, and/or a little pineapple juice to offset some of the water. Hubby puts bacon bits over his food sometimes, but not me. I like the bacon a little overcooked and very crispy. Healthwise, I think that meat in moderation is good food and that a little animal fat is better than the artificial stuff. Strict vegetarians pretty much do have to supplement their food with nutrients in order to have optimal brain function because egg yolks and red meat do contain important nutrients that are necessary for good mental health. The moral issue is something else. I consider it quite immoral to waste meat because when we allow an animal to be killed for food I think we need to respect that animal in every way, but I would never tell other people what categories of food they should or should not eat as long as they are acting within the law.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I read a review for MorningStar veggie bacon and it was favorable. It said that it tastes just like bacon. The rice you're making sounds really good. I put bacon bits on top of white rice but I mostly add them to my version of Spanish rice. I put chicken, ketchup, onions, garlic, bell peppers and of course, bacon bits. Thanks for another very illuminating response, drannhh.
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