August 09, 2016
A few posts ago I mentioned that after reading a review on Vegan Eats and Treats about Cool Foods Vegi Bacon, I had second thoughts about my decision not to receive samples for review, and I wrote to the company offering samples to say, sure, I'll try them. Well, I received all sort of samples — ice cream cones, salt, chips — but no vegi bacon. At last they've arrived, and they are delicious.
I'll be the first to admit that I've been vegan since 1981, and it's been a long time since I've tried actual bacon in any form, but the crunchy little bits sure taste just like what I remember bacon tasted like. They are delicious, savory, smoky, crunchy, salty, bacony bits that you can use to top salads, soups, sandwiches, casseroles or whatever. You can even turn a package of them into a dip by following the directions on the package back — add them to hot water, stir and cool.
Not only are the bacon bits tasty, the ingredient list seems pretty healthy. They contain only air-dried pinto beans, sunflower oil, salt, yeast extract, natural flavors and vitamin E. They are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. (Although the label says they are made with premium pinto beans, they are not organic.)
Here's what they look like. They are extremely crunchy and savory. My husband thought they tasted just like bacon, though he knows as much about that as I do. But seriously, all joking aside, I think they really do taste like bacon.
I haven't gotten around to doing anything truly interesting with them, yet, though I did sprinkle some on a cracker with hummus. Mostly, whenever I get near them, I just eat them straight from the bag! I can see we may have to keep the pantry stocked with these tasty little bits. I think you will like them.
Find out more about Cool Foods Vegi Bacon. Visit their Web site by clicking here.
Disclaimer: I was sent a free sample. I wasn't paid to write a review, darn. All opinions are my own.