i have never eaten grits, but the picture made it oh so tempting. it was pretty good. i would definetly make it again, personally i think it tasted better the next day. i think i added too much water to the grits, so it wasn't creamy as it looks in the picture (more on the soupy side) we don't eat bacon, so i used the veggie bacon. also, i foolishly added salt to the shrimp when i was cleaning it, something i do out of habit, so the dish was a little bit on the salty side, but otherwise its pretty decent. i don't consider this to be a main meal item, but a great side dish.