Bacon Bits and use
Bacon bits are a frequently used topping on salad or potatoes, and a common element of salad bars. Bacon bits are made from either small, crumbled pieces of bacon (ends and pieces) or torn or misshapen slices; in commercial plants they are cooked in continuous microwave ovens. Similar products are made from ham or turkey, and analogues are made from textured vegetable protein, artificially flavored to resemble bacon. They are most often salted. Some dried bacon bits are artificially flavored to taste like bacon and are a vegetable protein to resemble bacon. Popular brands include Hormel Bacon Toppings, Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits and Pieces, and the analogue Betty Crocker Bac-Os.
Sprinkle bits over tossed salads, macaroni or potato salads, cooked spinach, sandwiches or omelets.