I saw this meat alternative at my local Walmart neighborhood grocery store. I've had seitan before and I didn't care for it, but I thought I'd give this bacon flavor a try. For those who don't know what seitan is, www.thespruce.com/what-is-seitan-3376819 this is a good reference. It's pretty healthy and I'm since I'm trying to go meatless, well, why not? I paid $3.99 for this 5 ounce package.
Here is the nutrition information and the ingredients. Compared to bacon, this stuff rocks except for the carbs. It touts itself as being low in carbs, but compared to bacon, it really isn't. The fat content is minimal and the protein content is great, twice as much as bacon. The sodium level is high, but then again, so is bacon. This product actually has half the sodium of bacon. If you're not on a low sodium diet, this may be a good choice.
This is what it looks like in the package.
I prepared it according to the directions, in a skillet with a small amount of oil (about a teaspoon). I cooked it for about 10 minutes, expecting it to get crispy, but it didn't. I put a piece in the microwave for 15 seconds, but that didn't get crispy either.
Final product. It stayed pliable and had a slightly chewy texture, not unlike uncrispy bacon. It had a definite smoky taste, which was quite strong, but not unpleasant. I would recommend adding this to a recipe rather than eating it by itself. I made some scrambled eggs and ate the seitan with the eggs after realizing it wouldn't crisp up no matter what I did. I will definitely buy this again, but for a real bacon fix, I'll stick to a small amount of the real thing.