Bacon dates to the days of the Romans, but you can find it just about everywhere these days, whether or not it’s on the plate. Bacon lip balm? Check. Bacon vodka? Check. Bacon salt, bacon toothpaste, bacon mints? Check, check, check.

But nothing beats the real deal, whether you like it soggy or crispy. Unfortunately, a small group of radical vegans (meaning people who don’t eat or use any animal products—even Jell-O) are attacking this versatile food.