PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips
Having turned mushrooms into 100 percent plant-based crispy bacon, courtesy of Beyond Burger creator Dave Anderson, Outstanding Foods has rolled out PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips, a better-for-you snack that can also be used in any recipe where one would normally use pork bacon. With 73 percent less saturated fat and 69 percent less sodium than its taste-alike counterpart, the item is also high in antioxidants, cholesterol-free – in fact, it’s loaded with cholesterol-lowering lovastatin – antibacterial and antimicrobial, and “free of chemicals and cruelty,” as Outstanding Foods proudly notes. Made by a company whose mission is to make it easier for everyone to eat more plant-based foods, the product has attracted a raft of celebrity investors, including “Dog Whisperer” reality TV star Cesar Millan, actors Alan Cumming and Emily Deschanel, and musicians Dierks Bentley, Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and Jared Followill (Kings of Leon). A 3.5-ounce bag of Original, Chipotle, Cheddar or Kansas City BBQ chips retails for a suggested $4.99.