I was visiting my mom recently, opened the refrigerator, and saw a pack of turkey bacon. I was hungry, but could I really eat the stuff knowing that according to Bacon Today readers Turkey Bacon is not real bacon?
I pondered for a moment there with the fridge door open and then made my decision. I would eat the meat, but only under the strict understanding that it was not bacon in its true form. If I knew that I wasn’t eating a lesser-quality bacon then maybe I could stomach the stuff.
BT reader Chefbaconbits made a good argument in a previous comment listing 4 key reasons NOT to eat turkey bacon:
#1: Turkeys don’t have the deliciousness that pork does
#2: Turkeys don’t have fat bellies needed to make bacon
#3: Turkey bacon is mostly thigh meat that is smoked, chopped, processed, dyed, formed, pressed and sliced into strips that resemble traditional pork bacon. (note the use of the word resemble)
#4: Turkey bacon has a texture and taste of Beggin’ Strips.
What are your thoughts on turkey bacon? Is it even remotely worthy of having the word “bacon” on its packaging?
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This post was written by Corey James