How many times have you heard, “Everything tastes better with bacon?” Well, if you’re like us, you may respond with “Well, Bacon had a Mom.” And it’s true! However, there’s something about the smokey flavor that one connects with bacon that we’re now seeing a number of animal-free products on the market: different kinds of bacon from coconut to seitan to soy.
Now, there’s something completely different! It brings back memories to the meat-eating days not too long ago when Mom, Auntie and/or Grandma would cook with old bacon grease. It would seem to make food taste “better.” No one ever could explain why. So, now as a vegan, how do you replicate the “magic” of that flavor? Well, wouldn’t you know someone has! It’s called “Magic Vegan Bacon Grease” and it’s 100% Animal-Friendly (it even says so on the label)!
We’re going to say it here first: This product is a VEGAN GAME CHANGER!
Having picked up a jar at the March Vegan Shop-Up in Brooklyn, NY, our friend Eric of Vegan Bodega gave me a head’s up that this was the first batch distribution. The folks at MVBG would be “improving the formula.” After getting a tip about mixing up the “grease” before cooking, we couldn’t wait to try it!
The original plan was to use it for cauliflower, but we ended up not doing that. Instead, we used it for the potatoes that would accompany Sunday’s dinner of vegan meatloaf and string beans. Right away, the grease smelled like the real deal! We literally said “WHOA!” and knew this was going to be good. Sure enough, it was. The bacon flavor was spot on, not too subtle and not overwhelming. It complemented the crispy onions and didn’t leave an overly oil film or an obnoxious salty flavor. It was literally nice!
If the next batch is going to be an improvement, we hope the tweaks are minor. I think MVBG has a winner here! With it being GMO-free and hydrogenation-free, it makes it even more awesome!
Click here to visit MVBG’s website to be amazed!