(Closed) True Bacon Lovers ONLY: How good is turkey bacon, REALLY?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Turkey bacon: worth it?
    Turkey bacon wants to be real bacon but IT'S NEVER GONNA BE REAL BACON : (78 votes)
    47 %
    It's actually a good, tasty, and satisfying subsitute! : (54 votes)
    33 %
    It is disgusting, and a waste of time, money, and jaw movement. : (26 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Turkey bacon is the devil’s work.

    Post # 4
    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s not disgusting, but it’s not bacon, either. 

    Post # 5
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I absolutely hate it.  I’d rather just have a couple slices of real bacon.  I don’t see a huge calorie and fat difference.

    Post # 6
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Awful. It’s awful.

    We’re on a low fat diet so I got some tueky bacon thinking that it would be close to real thing. Yea, not so much. One bite in and I was done. 

    Post # 7
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It’s not bad, just different, but you will be disappointed if you expect it to feel or taste like bacon

    Post # 8
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not going to vote because I think real bacon is kind of overpowering sometimes (I know *gasp*) BUT…if you choose to venture into turkey bacon, make sure you get the Oscar Meyer one, not the Jennie-O one. Or even any other brand but Jennie-O. Their turkey bacon is groooooss. We literally threw a package away and I am very opposed to wasting food and money. That being said, turkey bacon is healthier.

    Post # 9
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i eat it but i don’t expect bacon.  it’s more like slightly rigid deli meat.

    Post # 11
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like my bacon super crispy so turkey bacon just doesn’t do it for me, as much as I would like it to. I buy the reduced fat regular bacon, which tastes just about the same.

    Post # 13
    1211 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I LOVE bacon, but I only eat veggie and turkey bacon at home. I think it’s good. But if I’m going out, I best be getting real bacon! 

    Post # 14
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s not bacon, but I think it’s a good substitute if you can spice it right.

    Post # 15
    9687 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We love bacon, my Fiance and I.  Turkey bacon isn’t bacon!!!!!  It’s blech.  Laughing

    We’re seriously considering joining the Bacon of the Month Club.

    Post # 16
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It tastes pretty good, but real bacon frys in it’s own fat. Turkey bacon virtually has no fat so it never gets crispy like actual bacon.

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