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A bacon alternative? ??? Think I may have found it.....

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I just bought from Torani bacon flavored syrup to try. Any suggestions on what to make first ?

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  1. As one who never had bacon, is it really that good or is it because we are not allowed to eat it that makes us yearn to find a substitute?

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    1. re: MartyB

      It's fatty, it's cured, and it's fried. Of course it's tasty.

      1. re: DeisCane

        Except fro a different taste profile doesn't Beef Fry satisfy that -

        1. re: weinstein5

          i love the flavor my beef fry imparts.

    2. My kid has added it to chocolate milk. The smokey taste was a bit odd, but strangely compelling.

      1. Is it kosher> and by whom?

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        1. re: MaTi

          Yes, it's kosher. I believe that all Torani syrups, except for the grape flavor, are under the OK.

          1. re: rockycat

            Thanks rockycat....you are correct. Only some of their syrups are dairy as well.

          2. re: MaTi

            With a name like "torani" how could it *not* be kosher? :-)

          3. It is kosher under the OK. Just got mine today. Will let you know how is goes.

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            1. re: MaTi

              The product web site suggests adding it to drinks. Can you cook with it? i.e. heat it?

              1. re: AdinaA

                I dont see why not. I used their sugar free cinnamon and brown sugar to bake with. Any suggestions on what to make ?? I think I am so excited/overwhelmed with options that I not making anything...lol

                1. re: ettilou

                  I'm envisioning a hearty, main-course salad, cannellini beans with diced celery and onions, dressed with a vinaigrette to which you add the bacon syrup. Serve it over spinach. Then top the serving platter with liberally scattered, halved, small sweet tomatoes.

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                  2. re: AdinaA

                    I'll have to check it out. Bacon flavored syrup might be a good addition to bean soups that traditionally use ham or bacon as a flavoring!

                    1. re: sharonfl

                      Bear in mind that it is a syrup with bacon flavoring, so it's going to add sweetness in addition to flavor. Bacon salt is a better option for savory.

                2. I could see it being delicious on roasted brussels sprouts.

                  1. I've got Beef bacon in the refrigerator next to a bottle of Torani raspberry syrup.
                    I am now going to put them on separate shelves just to be sure. I don't want anything to happen when I close the refrigerator door and come to revisit later. Bacon syrup just seems a bit strange
                    to be quite honest. Try using some on pancakes first perhaps.

                    1. Experiment 1# Bacon Ketchup is a good thing.

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                      1. re: MaTi

                        So, MaTi would you say the sweetness is a strong negative or positive with the syrup ?? I still haven't even decided what to make but am leaning towards quiche.

                        1. re: ettilou

                          Its not so sweet, the smokey-ness overpowers that, In ketchup it balances the tart / acidic taste.