Deliciously versatile when cooked correctly.....
I’ve read the reviews from others on the web site and was surprised that opinions are very much love or hate. The hate in many cases seem to be expecting the look, flavour and texture to be exactly the same as bacon. It’s not! It is a very unique product that when properly cooked tastes, looks, smells and crisps up just like bacon does. Crispy bacon does not wrap, neither does This Isn’t Bacon, it cooks best in a little oil and being turned a couple of times. It does burn if you aren’t watching it, but there is always a fine line between crispy and burnt regular bacon. I use This Isn’t Bacon in sandwiches with tomato, in a veggie burger, on pizza, in soups and casseroles and on toast with avocado. It’s versatile, not cheap but worth the price. I’m vegan and have tried most alternatives on the market but mainly eat a whole food diet. This Isn’t Bacon is a nice treat and goes well with whole food meal plans.
Strange meat substitute. Pretty much a piece of over-poweringly fake bacon flavoured rubber. I'm all for meat substitutes but this one just doesn't do it for me. It gets two stars because it is edible and I would happily eat it again but there's so many better options for a lower price.
This unfortunately just isn’t very nice, the smell reminds me of dogs treats.
Brilliant bacon substitute. Taste is great and smells exactly like bacon. All these people that have said it’s rubbery have properly over cooked it. It cooks very fast and literally only needs a minute or 2 on each side at a low temperature. Have had it on its own or works great as a topping on pizza or a burger. It is more like streaky bacon you get in a America than the usual bacon you get in the UK which I used to prefer anyway.
Sorry guys but this really doesn’t work. I’m a lifelong vegetarian and usually enjoy meat substitutes. Funny smell, weird taste and as tough as old leather. I cooked these but then didn’t serve them as they were so revolting. Sorry.
Taste very good though look unappetising.
Really surprised that these tasted good. They certainly looked very unappetising when I opened the packet. Deep pink and cream stripes do not appeal. However I fried them and they smelt very good when cooking then I put them in some rolls for lunch and yes they do taste very good. Regretfully the price will probably prevent me buying them again, but if you want to splash the cash then these are the articles.
Is Not Bacon
For the price you would expect your moneys worth these were not pleasant. Cooked them for 3 minutes but they were rock hard. Do not think I would buy again.
Vievera is so much better. This is disgusting!
We found this disgusting. It had a smokey flavour but thick and rubbery. Although in thin pieces rather than in rashers, we found Vievera brand to be infinitely better. We bought the This Isn’t Bacon rashers and they are true to their word, it is not even a good imitation. Needless to say it will not be in our shopping again. We hate food waste yet none of us could stomach it and we ended up throwing it out as even the dog wouldn’t touch it (says a lot as she is a lab and belly orientated and she loves other vegan meat substitutes)
This Isn't Smoked Mackerel
It's been a while since I've eaten bacon or fish but to me it tastes more like smoked mackerel. Nevertheless, it's very tasty albeit rather expensive.