Mmm . . . I just found Bacon Salt. No meat, no calories. Tastes good. It is basically a mix of seasonings that are supposed to emulate the flavor of bacon. It tastes a little like an improved version of Bac-O's, but it is nearly indestinguishable from bacon in some things. The amount of success depends on what you use it on and what flavor you use. Hickory tastes more like bacon on some things, while Original tastes better on others.
So far, I've tried: - Hickory in spaghetti --- FANTASTIC - Original on Popcorn --- very good - Original on Radishes --- weird - Hickory on Eggs --- pretty good - Original on Hamburgers --- really good - Original mixed low no fat sour cream for carrot dip --- really good
I'll keep tasting, but this stuff is good. Steak next, probably.
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Edited to note that some varieties are Kof-K, not all. Click the nutrition info links on this page.
Edited one last (or not. See below) time with the full list: Kof-K certified: Original, Natural, Applewood, Maple, Jalapeno, Mesquite. Allegedly kosher, but clearly the Kof-K ain't convinced: Hickory, Peppered. Fuggedaboudit: Cheddar.
...and then I noticed this page, which says they're all Kof-K, but some are dairy, and realized I had to edit this again.
quote:Originally posted by rivka: The first ingredient is salt, and they have the chutzpah to call themselves low-sodium?
...well, they do call it "Bacon Salt."
On the other hand, salt is the first of many ingredients. Bacon salt appears to have around one-quarter the amount of sodium of regular salt. (100-150 mg per 1/4 tsp., depending on the flavor, vs. 590mg.)
Very low sodium, no, but compared to the most direct alternative, it does seem to qualify.
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