MorningStar's Bacon actually tastes like bacon

Posted on Aug 6th, 2007 by Jamie • 

Don't let the looks of MorningStar's alt-bacon fool you - these veggie strips actually taste like bacon. I was pretty skeptical when I looked at the box, but after sticking a few strips in frying pan for 5 or 6 minutes, they tasted just like crispy fried bacon.

The only thing missing is the yummy, greasy sensation of eating actual bacon. These strips are bereft of oil/grease, so it's kind of like eating really, really dry bacon.

MorningStar apparently also went out of their way to replicate the random fat content of a pack of real bacon. The picture on the outside of the box has nice curly alt-bacon strips with about 15% "fat" (i.e. food coloring), but the strips I got in my box were clearly from the fatty part of the fake pig.

So if you're skeptical that alt-bacon can be done well, pick up a box of MorningStar's veggie bacon strips. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: breakfast


andrew3784 days ago
how are those going to clog my heart up?
Jamie3784 days ago
I guess you could fry them up in solid butter. ;)
Person3622 days ago
Do they have any actual meat in them?
James3365 days ago
"Do they have any actual meat in them?" No dumb ass.
c3200 days ago
I tried them & threw the whole box out.
They taste like cardboard.
Even tried putting syrup on them.
Erin3154 days ago
I'm not a vegetarian but I do like to use this instead of real bacon once in a while. I never eat these by themselves, though because I just don't like the texture all that much. Instead I break them up into little pieces and add them to whatever I'm, sandwiches, etc. But yeah these do indeed taste a LOT like real bacon :3
Anonymous3097 days ago
Before going veg I was a bacon ADDICT. Will definitely have to give these a try!
Alexy3039 days ago
I would say this is the best fake bacon, it still has a ways to go to be equal to real bacon, but it does the trick for me. I think they're best of BLT's. Not all that healthy, but probably better for you than real bacon.
JoJo2924 days ago
These tastes decent but the texture is questionable.
Alex2228 days ago
The texture is greatly improved by undercooking them a bit. That way you actually get variations in texture. When I make MS bacon, it looks much more appetizing than the picture in this post.
Barry2089 days ago
I live in London England. Would you please send the address and contact number so I may purchase the said bacon strips. Barry

Velda Hampton1933 days ago
Can I buy this item in UK?

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