If someone ever offers me “vegan bacon”, I’ll try it, but probably dread the taste. But, this is something that intrigued me immediately. There’s no meat here: just carrots and seasoning. Obviously, this is fully vegan.
If you close your eyes and take a bite, you’d swear…well, you’d know you weren’t eating real bacon, but I have to say it’s delicious.
The only thing missing is the mouth feel: this doesn’t have a texture like bacon. I think there’s a sweet spot between under-cooking, which comes across like a baked carrot, and overcooking, which is crunchy like a cracker. The dark patches you see were the latter: while tasty, it doesn’t conjure up bacon. On the other hand, it’s still tasty, and much lower in calories than the real thing.
Recipes I’ve seen have the cook only last 15 minutes or so. This doesn’t yield the look or feel that I want, but maybe it’ll work for you.