#1 Posted by Vuud (1953 posts) -

Reader mine, have you ever tried a beggin' strip? I admit I took a bit out of one to see if it indeed tastes like bacon and it tastes EXACTLY like bacon, but with that awful dog food after taste. We have fake onion rings called Funions, we have fake Andy Capp french fries, why has no snack company made fake bacon strips out of corn or whatever using the same flavoring they put in beggin strips?

#2 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3794 posts) -

Actually I think I had some kind of Bacon Jerky once and it was AWFUL. It was so salty.

#3 Posted by SgtSphynx (1350 posts) -
@Vuud said:

why has no snack company made fake bacon strips out of corn or whatever using the same flavoring they put in beggin strips?
 
it tastes EXACTLY like bacon, but with that awful dog food after taste

I could be wrong, but I  think you might have answered your own question.
#4 Posted by Getz (2996 posts) -

It's called bacon, perhaps it hasn't caught on in your part of the country?

In all seriousness, if you want fake bacon just put fist-fulls of baco' bits in your mouth or something; it'll provide you as much joy.

#5 Posted by triviaman09 (800 posts) -

I love these forums.

#6 Posted by buft (3315 posts) -

I googled it and found http://baconbakin.com/baconcamp/ and guess what they are up in san fransico, bacon treats for all!

#7 Posted by Bigbombomb (677 posts) -

It sounds like you want a much bigger Bac-O.

#8 Posted by Undeadpool (4923 posts) -

Slim Jims are pretty much Beggin Strips for humans...and I say that as someone who ate a LOT of them...

#9 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1171 posts) -

This is such a great question. I'm sure they could make some sort of bacon combos or something.

#10 Posted by familyphotoshoot (653 posts) -

You can buy pre-cooked bacon in the deli section of most supermarkets now, which is probably as close as you're going to get.

#11 Posted by bennyboy (328 posts) -

at first i thought you meant creating a long street specially made for beggars where they can beg for shit and was gonna call you a socialist pig

but i'm a vegetarian so i'm down with this idea

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
#13 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@bennyboy said:

at first i thought you meant creating a long street specially made for beggars where they can beg for shit and was gonna call you a socialist pig

but i'm a vegetarian so i'm down with this idea

I think that's what this topic should be about.

Wouldn't gathering the homeless populous and relegating them to a specific location wherein they can be more easily ignored be antithetical to socialism?

#14 Posted by Mezmero (1867 posts) -

Has no one made bacon flavored potato chips?

#15 Posted by bennyboy (328 posts) -

@mandude said:

@bennyboy said:

at first i thought you meant creating a long street specially made for beggars where they can beg for shit and was gonna call you a socialist pig

but i'm a vegetarian so i'm down with this idea

I think that's what this topic should be about.

Wouldn't gathering the homeless populous and relegating them to a specific location wherein they can be more easily ignored be antithetical to socialism?

i was thinking that we'd create a street specifically designed for that purpose which would presumably come out of the taxpayer's pocket, and then there'd be a mandate that joe pedestrian use that street and humor the beggars

#16 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

I have a box of them in the back. Should I try one?

#17 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@bennyboy said:

@mandude said:

I think that's what this topic should be about.

Wouldn't gathering the homeless populous and relegating them to a specific location wherein they can be more easily ignored be antithetical to socialism?

i was thinking that we'd create a street specifically designed for that purpose which would presumably come out of the taxpayer's pocket, and then there'd be a mandate that joe pedestrian use that street and humor the beggars

Hmm, interesting. I had imagined that they'd just be put on a desolate street, and it's up to the average citizen on whether or not they want to check it out. There would, of course, be an electrified fence surrounding the perimeter (but it's okay, because it's only a slight tingling to the homeless, as they have thick calloused skin).

#18 Posted by Iron_Tool (219 posts) -

I'm sure one of your local vegetarian food stores (or Whole Foods) will have fake bacon. They do have fake Jerky and fake sausage so....

#19 Posted by Demoskinos (14755 posts) -

All this fanatical bacon love seemingly drummed up by the internet seems very passe.

#20 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1425 posts) -

Considering there have been so many different types of flavors for a variety of potato-chip brands, I'm sure bacon doesn't come up is because they tried it and results were awful. I don't think "good" or "acceptable" bacon taste is easy to pull off in a chip or other crunchy items.

#21 Edited by Vuud (1953 posts) -

Perhaps I can experiment with trying to compress facon-bits into strips. i'll be in my lab.

BTW if I made a product like that I would call if Facon.

#22 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

All this fanatical bacon love seemingly drummed up by the internet seems very passe.

Well something has to fill the void left by all those Chuck Norris joke abominations or the internet would literally collapse in on itself.

#23 Posted by Demoskinos (14755 posts) -

@Levio: I think grumpy cat has filled that void.

#24 Posted by MC_Hify (333 posts) -

@Mezmero said:

Has no one made bacon flavored potato chips

The Canadians Do Aparrently

#25 Posted by Mezmero (1867 posts) -

@runcrash said:

@Mezmero said:

Has no one made bacon flavored potato chips

The Canadians Do Aparrently

Thanks! Now I know. And knowing's half the battle.

#26 Posted by psylah (2170 posts) -

Slim Jims.

#27 Posted by lazyturtle (1228 posts) -

Beggin Strips...best S&M club you'll ever go to...

#28 Posted by wrecks (2240 posts) -
#29 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Just eat Beggin' Strips, man.

#30 Edited by MB (12255 posts) -

You guys know Best of Craigslist?

We need best of Giant Bomb. The dog food aftertaste comment cements this thread's place on the list should I ever get around to creating it.

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#31 Posted by Casey25 (138 posts) -

I swear this seems like a thread someone would come up with in the middle of the ascent with some kooky weed. Or a weed cookie.