Smart Bacon

Smart Bacon makes the first "fake bacon" that I've actually found edible. You'll want to try this product if you're looking for a healthier and more humane option to eating pig.


Review: Smart Bacon

Published 05:50 am

I love crispy bacon. It's one of the hardest things I've given up by going vegan. Smart Bacon is my first attempt to find a bacon substitute. As a soybean and wheat base product, it's definitely healthier and better for the environment (and pigs!) than bacon. It's not a bad alternative if you're craving bacon. The taste is somewhat like bacon. The texture and "feel" isn't really like bacon but not at all bad. Overall, Smart Bacon is worth a try if you're looking for a bacon substitute.

Storage:

Refrigeration

Pros:

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Certified Vegan by vegan.org (guilt free!) Uses non-bioengineered soybeans Made in the U.S.A (Turners Falls, MA) Can find it in most grocery stores Two slices are worth 1 Weight Watchers point (40 cal / 0 fiber / 2g fat) Zero saturated fat and cholesterol No nitrites None of the ingredients seem overly "weird" Easy to cook in a skillet Lightlife donates 5% of its profits to environmental, human rights, and children protection organizations

Cons:

Doesn't exactly replicate the bacon experience (both in taste and in texture) Excessive packaging (in my opinion). The product is wrapped in plastic and then encased in a paper box. No fiber. I know bacon doesn't have fiber either but this is engineered to be better, right? Contains soy and wheat (only bad if you're allergic to these ingredients) You need to be a little careful when separating individual slices. It's easy to accidentally tear the slice apart.

Decision:

I'm going to keep some in the fridge for when I feel like having some "bacon". Smart Bacon by Lightlife is a decent substitute even though it falls short of the whole "bacon experience". I believe that my ultimate goal will be to just get over bacon in general and eventually not need a substitute at all.

Bestselling Smart Bacon Product in 2020


Smart Bacon Meatless Veggie Strips, 5 oz (1 Pack)

Smart Bacon Meatless Veggie Strips, 5 oz (1 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 2 grams of protein in each strip
  • One, 5 oz package
  • Ships in insulated packaging with gel packs

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