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What would be a good, smoky tasting vegetarian substitute for ham hocks in split pea soup?

I never tried the sovex brand, so I don't know how they compare, but yesterday I found a smoked torula yeast called Bakon at my local Walmart. It was in the section with the canned vegetarian meat products. I know that not every Walmart has this section, so I'm not sure how widely available it is. The manufacturers website is

I was intrigued by it, but I am not really sure how to use it as far as amounts, applications and when to add it during cooking. I am fairly new to vegetarian cooking. What were your favorite ways to use the smoked yeast? Any tips would be great.

Jul 21, 2012
sgblucas in Home Cooking