TURKEY BACON WINS SUPPORT AS GOOD MEAT AT BREAKFAST

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22 1991 12:00 a.m. MST

Do you worry about cholesterol and fat when you plan your meals? If you are longing for the good old days before you knew any better and could eat bacon and eggs to your heart's content (while unknowingly plugging vital arteries), Armour's Turkey Bacon is a 90-percent fat-free bacon made from cured dark turkey with natural smoke flavoring added. The 12-ounce package can be purchased for $1.89.

Kay Hadley: "We liked Turkey Bacon though it tastes more like ham than bacon. It really has no fat and sticks to the pan. It barely needs to be warmed. We definitely will purchase it again because bacon has become taboo at our house."Don Russell: "We liked this product. It is similar to turkey ham because it is very meaty; however, it has a baconlike flavor. Armour's product cooks down very little and has 40 calories a strip. We endorse it."

Doris Wilding: "We loved Turkey Bacon and have already purchased more. I don't feel it's a bacon substitute, but it's a good breakfast meat. I feel good about feeding a 90-percent fat-free product to my family. The texture reminds you of Sizzlean. It's a great breakfast meat."

Judy Slack: "We had a split vote on this one. One daughter hated, detested and threw her turkey bacon down the sink. But rest of us thought it was good. It didn't taste a lot like bacon, but it's a lot healthier for you. To heck with sink-dumper, she can go vegetarian! We'll buy this again."

Edyth Jensen: "We really enjoyed the Turkey Bacon. It didn't shrink like bacon and had good flavor. The only problem is it's quite expensive. It would be good for a breakfast meat if you're worried about cholesterol and fat."

Linda C. Tingey: "This was really good. I'm going to use it more often. Not only is this very good for you but it tastes great, too. My kids loved it and we're going to buy it again."

Conclusion: This low-fat product really fits the bill for those who love bacon but are worried about bacon's high fat content. Some of our testers suggested you not think of it as a bacon substitute but appreciate it as a good breakfast meat.

The Deseret News testing panel independently tests products purchased by the Deseret News. Readers with suggestions for products to be tested should contact the Today Section, Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

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