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    • Lovetotravel
    • By Lovetotravel 23rd Jan 10, 2:30 PM
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    Vegetarian Bacon??
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:30 PM
    Vegetarian Bacon?? 23rd Jan 10 at 2:30 PM
    I don't eat pork, (after seeing a documentary about pigs being slaughtered, loooong story) but after nearly 5 years I'm REALLY missing bacon.

    I was on a Jet2 flight a few years back and had a veggie muffin that had a bacon substitute that tasted very nearly like the real thing.

    I've looked for veggie bacon and never found any. Does anyone know where to get it, or if it even exists any more????

    I'd kill for a bacon and egg sandwich!!
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    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 23rd Jan 10, 2:31 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:31 PM
    Tesco sell two sorts of veggie bacon, the Quorn version and thier own meatfree brand.
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:33 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:33 PM
    I'd kill for a bacon and egg sandwich!!
    Originally posted by Lovetotravel
    Well if you kill a pig then you`re laughing.


    • Lovetotravel
    • By Lovetotravel 23rd Jan 10, 2:35 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:35 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:35 PM
    Well if you kill a pig then you`re laughing.
    Originally posted by Jastons
    Didn't realise the irony of that when I typed it!
    Very good...
    • Lovetotravel
    • By Lovetotravel 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
    Tesco sell two sorts of veggie bacon, the Quorn version and thier own meatfree brand.
    Originally posted by Norbertsmum
    I've had Quorn burgers and if the bacon's anything like them I'll give them a miss!!

    It was like eating cardboard!
    • johnswife
    • By johnswife 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:37 PM
    my veggy daughter has eaten the quorn bacon and she likes it.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 23rd Jan 10, 2:39 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:39 PM
    I've had Quorn burgers and if the bacon's anything like them I'll give them a miss!!

    It was like eating cardboard!
    Originally posted by Lovetotravel
    WOW well I think the Quorn beef steak burgers are lovely
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 23rd Jan 10, 2:40 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:40 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:40 PM
    LOL

    I said Tesco sell it............ didn't say I buy it!

    Their own meatfree is the better of the two but they both smell far better than they taste. I overcook it so it's really brittle then sprinkle it on salads to pep them up a bit.
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:43 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 2:43 PM
    there used to be something called streaky strips when i was veggie but that was a long time ago
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 23rd Jan 10, 2:45 PM
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    Tesco own brand, Morrions sell Quorn and also Holland and Barret sell it

    Been using it for years. The best stuff was sold by Kellogs under another name but was taken off sale in Uk due to genetic modified soya

    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Morning_Star_Streaky_Strips_Vegetarian_Bacon__5346 072

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    • hartcjhart
    • By hartcjhart 23rd Jan 10, 2:49 PM
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    what I cannot understand is if you want bacon eat bacon,if you want a beefburger eat one,

    what is it with the 'veggie' mob that say they dont eat meat then go and try to buy something that tastes like meat????
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 23rd Jan 10, 2:49 PM
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    Bacon and eggs...A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
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    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 23rd Jan 10, 3:10 PM
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    I dont eat meat never liked taken to it and put of eating it as a child

    I tried it because I wanted more variety

    Some people have different reasons like ethical for example

    what I cannot understand is if you want bacon eat bacon,if you want a beefburger eat one,

    what is it with the 'veggie' mob that say they dont eat meat then go and try to buy something that tastes like meat????
    Originally posted by hartcjhart
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 23rd Jan 10, 3:15 PM
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    The best stuff was sold by Kellogs under another name but was taken off sale in Uk due to genetic modified soya

    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Morning_Star_Streaky_Strips_Vegetarian_Bacon__5346 072
    Originally posted by savemoney
    Ah! So that's why I can't find it anywhere, at last I can stop looking now. It was the best of the bunch.
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    • Lovetotravel
    • By Lovetotravel 23rd Jan 10, 3:17 PM
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    what I cannot understand is if you want bacon eat bacon,if you want a beefburger eat one,

    what is it with the 'veggie' mob that say they dont eat meat then go and try to buy something that tastes like meat????
    Originally posted by hartcjhart
    I'll eat beef occasionally if I'm in the mood, but I've never been interested in trying other meat like duck or lamb for example. I've only ever tasted pork products (but not actual pork as in chops) and beef products, ie steak, beefburgers. But the only thing I really enjoyed the taste of was bacon.

    The thought of eating pork makes me feel physically sick. I guess I'm just a really fussy eater.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 23rd Jan 10, 3:20 PM
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    I rang the distributor for UK about 4-5 ago, they were most annoyed with Kellogs actions although at the time it was still being sold in US but not UK due to soya

    It was really nice stuff the best I have tried. The Holland and Barret stuff cant remember name now but they sold 2 different types but it wasnt cheap
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 23rd Jan 10, 3:22 PM
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    Little off topic...... have you tried the veggie blackpudding?
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  • Fifer
    what I cannot understand is if you want bacon eat bacon,if you want a beefburger eat one,

    what is it with the 'veggie' mob that say they dont eat meat then go and try to buy something that tastes like meat????
    Originally posted by hartcjhart
    Because most vegetarians aren't vegetarian because they don't like the taste.
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  • emmaroids
    what I cannot understand is if you want bacon eat bacon,if you want a beefburger eat one,

    what is it with the 'veggie' mob that say they dont eat meat then go and try to buy something that tastes like meat????
    Originally posted by hartcjhart
    too true, meat is good.
    animals were put on this earth to feed us humans, stop been a pasty veggie and get some meat down ya.
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    • Lovetotravel
    • By Lovetotravel 23rd Jan 10, 3:36 PM
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    Little off topic...... have you tried the veggie blackpudding?
    Originally posted by Norbertsmum
    I've never tasted black pudding, but I don't think I'd like it. The thought of what it is, even the veggie version would stop me from eating it.

    As I said, I'm a very fussy eater. Tried to eat a banana this morning and was gagging on the first bite because of the texture.

    Does veggie bacon have the same texture as normal bacon by the way?
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