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Its sausage - but not as we know it!
Member Name: clara29
Advantages: Low Cal, Low Fat, can be tasty with the right accompaniments
Disadvantages: Nothing like a meat sausage, bit herby and texture can be quite dry
If you have read my other review on Quorn Cottage Pie, you will already have read that I am not a vegetarian but do enjoy the taste of veggie food and really enjoy the health benefits, those being its low cal, low fat and its not red meat!!
Quorn is a mycroprotein made from a member of the funghi family. It is naturally low in fat, high in protein and has no cholesterol making it a popular choice not just for veggies but for those on a bit of a health kick.
I am a fan of many quorn products such as mince, grills and "chicken" but the sausages are disappointing to me.
They are sausage shaped. That's where the similarity ends.
The colour is very pale and doesnt change that much when you cook it. The texture is fairly dry and spongey for want of a better word. And the taste is bland and overly herby for my liking.
I wouldn't eat it on its own like I would a sausage as its not that flavoursome (apart from the herb overload) but if you cook with it, use a sauce or dip it in barbeque sauce for example then its not bad at all.
If you fry it to use in a veggie sausage sandwich for example you will need to use a little oil as there is insufficient fat in the Quorn sausage to prevent it from burning the skin.
I have said before that the trick for me is not to compare it to meat as if a product tastes good on its own merits, then it shouldn't matter if it does or doesn't do a good meat impression. I just think that those trying Quorn for the first time might not be encouraged to persevere if this was their first taste.
Benefits are undoubtable especially compared with non veggie sausages.
Firstly you know whats in it! Lets face it they might taste great but the ingredients of many bangers are dodgy to say the least! Also you dont get a mouthful of gristle which can really turn my stomach.
And secondly a Quorn sausage contains a mere 45 calories and 1.6g fat.
I suppose it depends on your priorities - sometimes if I am on a real health drive I don't mind not eating the tastiest things in the world. Othertimes, only a real fat laden banger will do! But I guess we all have those days....
Summary: You could do worse for a low cal food item