A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 22, 2016
Facon or Fakon (fake + bacon)

"Facon” or “fakon” (fake + bacon) is vegetarian bacon. The names “facon” and “fakon” have not been trademarked.

“Facon” was cited in a newsgroup in 1996 and on the Urban Dictionary in 2007.

“Fakon” was cited in a newsgroup on 1998 and on the Urban Dictionary in 2009.


Wikipedia: Vegetarian bacon
Vegetarian bacon, also referred to as fakon, veggie bacon, or vacon, is a product marketed as a bacon alternative that is available in supermarkets. It is high in protein and fiber, yet low in fat, and has no cholesterol. Two slices average 75 calories. Popular brands include Morningstar Farms and Smart Bacon; however, Morningstar Streaky Strips have been discontinued in the UK.

Google Groups: alt.music.hardcore
FAKE BACON vs. FAKE SAUSAGE
Joyce
5/21/96
isn;t is “facon?”

Google Groups: alt.support.depression
OT: Gardenburgers
Bev Thornton
11/30/98
On Mon, 30 Nov 1998 00:35:30 GMT, pwomega@mindsspringcom (Aware1) wrote:
>And don’t forget those yummy notdogs - tofu wienies!!!

Yeah, and fakon - fake bacon.

17 September 2002, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “Three parts, but there’s no harmony; A rocky way to combine an anthem, pregnancy and food” by James Lileks, pg. 2E: 
He must be talking about Bac-o-Bits, a k a facon. (Fake bacon.)

Google Groups: soc.culture.jewish
Kashrut and and Vegetarian cheese
David S. Maddison
4/11/00
In article <100420001935...@nethere.com> Mon, 10 Apr 2000
19:35:38 -0700 Albert Reingewirtz wrote:
[..]
>How does a O know what bacon tastes like if he never had bacon in his
>life?
[..]
As it happens I personally know a mashgiach and smallgoods maker (same person) who was involved in making a product called “Facon”. He simply got the non-Jews in his employ to test the product. They said it was
indistinguishable from the real thing. And there is nothing wrong with seeking new taste sensations so long as they are kosher.

Google Groups: comp.sys.sinclair
Bacon, how do you like it? (F’NAR!)
N Tracey
11/1/01
“Adam D. Moss” wrote in message
news:3BDD9DA5.E8F8F99C@uk.uu.net…

{fake bacon (fakon? facon?)}

Urban Dictionary
Facon
Fake bacon. A vegetarian substitute for bacon, usually made from Textured Vegetable Protein (T.V.P).
“Instead of a B.L.T I had an F.L.T for lunch, meaning Facon, lettuce and tomato.”
#fake #bacon #fakon #quorn #tvp
by Robert Del Fonté December 17, 2007

Twitter
Joshua James
‏@joshredux
Fakon (fake bacon) is awesome!
7:45 PM - 30 Jan 2008

Twitter
Vegan Bits
‏@VeganBits
@Lucky_Kristin Yup “facon” is yum. My wife, who was eating real bacon 1 yr ago thinks otherwise, but she knows we and the pig are better off
10:29 PM - 28 Mar 2008

Urban Dictionary
fakon
Fake bacon, as in simulated bacon bits. A combination of the words “fake” and “bacon”.Pronounced “fake-en”
“You can eat fakon during Lent; it’s not real meat!”
“Do you have any fakon-bits for my Caesar salad?”

#bacon #bacon-bits #fake #meat #artificial
by Pogmotoin February 27, 2009

Google Books
Food Blogging For Dummies
By Kelly Senyei
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
2012
Pg. ?:
Although advertisements and sponsorships are two mainstream ways to generate income from your blog, the key to really bringing home the bacon (or facon, for the fake bacon-loving vegetarians) is to generate income from four or five different avenues either directly or indirectly tied to your digital home base.

18 January 2013, Baltimore (MD) Jewish Times, “Fad-Free Eating Trends for 2013” by Ilene Spector, pg. 50:
The recent Kosherfest in late 2012 showcased many new innovative products. Shop carefully this year and you will see natural, organic, artisanal, local, nut-free and gluten-free items everywhere: gefilte fish sushi, kosher foie gras doughnuts, “facon” (better than any real or fake bacon).

September 2015, Climbing, “Special Order,” pg. 37:
Vegetarian option: fake or vegetarian bacon, also known as fakon. One trade-off from losing the meat is that fakon doesn’t have the same nutrients as pork bacon, missing things like niacin and selenium. Because it’s typically made of a combination of soy and eggs, fakon is still a great source of protein.

Twitter
PT
‏@scoresomegoals
@paulmiguel6 it’s called fakon fake bacon (crispy beef strips)
8:40 PM - 2 Jun 2016

The Telegraph (UK)
Say goodbye to the avocado: why aubergines are next big superfood
By Michael Hogan
23 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 6:00AM
(...)
Indeed, aubergines are so in vogue right now, vegans are using them to make (pardon the ghastly portmanteau) “fakon”, or fake bacon.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, September 22, 2016 • Permalink