Oh, it's TOTALLY different. It doesn't even look the same. I like it, though.
I adore bacon. Bacon is the reason I could NEVER be a vegetarian (and cheese is the reason I could never be vegan!). But, real bacon has like 6000 grams of fat in one slice, and turkey bacon has 35 calories and 1 gram of fat in one slice. So, there ya go. I'll eat turkey bacon, and save the real stuff for special occasions.
I like to make it in the microwave, on a paper towel that is folded around the bacon (like it's inside a book, if that helps). Microwave for about a minute then check. With turkey bacon, there's a real fine line between done and burnt beyond recognition. Not unlike real bacon!
Good luck with the switch, but yeah, he's going to notice. So just tell him you want to see him live to kiss his grandkids, he's eating turkey bacon or nothing at all, and leave it at that!