It ain't bacon, it's Schmacon!

They call it Schmacon and claim that it takes bacon “to the next level.” (Schmacon.com)

They call it Schmacon and claim that it takes bacon “to the next level.” (Schmacon.com)

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They call it Schmacon and claim that it takes bacon “to the next level.”

Chicago’s Schmaltz Products says its innovative alternative to pork bacon is made of "smoked and cured glazed beef slices" and has half the fat and calories and 60% less sodium than bacon.

"Schmacon is delicious and unlike anything else on the market," Howard Bender, CEO of Schmaltz Products, who makes Schmacon, said in a statement. "Beef factors heavily into deli menus, and seeing what was going on with bacon, I envisioned a beef product that could capture some of the same magic."

The product was officially launched at the National Restaurant Association industry conference in Chicago over the weekend.

"Food trends right now are all about contrasting flavors and textures like sweet and salty. And crispy is huge as well," says Bender. "Schmacon makes it really easy to get that kind of flavor and texture layering. Of course it's a winner on a plate of eggs as well."


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