Coconut Bacon?

When I saw this at Fresh Market, I couldn’t help myself–I had to try it.  I’m not a vegan, but I am always on the look out for healthier alternatives to my decadent food favorites, and I do love coconut, so why not?

It was…interesting. It certainly does have a flavor that is similar to the saltiness and smokiness of bacon, but there is definitely the flavor and texture of coconut that is unmistakable.

It wasn’t awful, but it was not bacon, and would never be mistaken for such.  Still, if you are a vegan or vegetarian and you’re craving bacon bits on your salad, this is a fine alternative to the chemical-laden manufactured variety that has been available for years.

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