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Great for Vegetarians
Member Name: jojo8948
Advantages: Taste good, range of flavours
Disadvantages: 5 in a pack (weird amount)
I am a vegetarian and I am always on the look out for new things to try, but I'm not a fan of meat substitutes like quorn chicken breasts, it's just weird, so I was reluctant to try the sausages, but they are actually great.
I have since discovered that sausage actually refers to the shape, not what it's made from. (Little piece of useless trivia there!)
There are a few different varieties and flavours you can get but the plain ones are pretty good. They are made from a mycro protein which is something to do with mushrooms and they taste quite nice. They do not taste like a sausage though, which I didn't expect or really want them to, so good for me, but not great if you are looking for a meat sausage alternative. I wouldn't recommend them by themselves as they are a bit plain tasting, if you were going to have them with mash or something like that I would get the flavoured ones, the apple ones are really tasty.
They are healthier than meat sausages, as there is a lot less fat in them, so if you are trying to save a few calories then they are great.
To cook, you just put them in the oven for 20-25 minutes and use them like normal sausages, I tend to add them to pasta but they would be great for hot dogs and stuff like that. You can freeze them, but you can't cook them from frozen, they have to defrost before you use them. The only thing to watch is that you don't overcook them as they tend to go a bit hard and chewy if you do.
The only thing that slightly annoys me about these sausages is that they come in a pack of 5. I have no idea why this is, and it just leaves me perplexed, other sausages come in either packs of 4 or 6, so I have no idea why quorn chose 5. They cost around £2.00 but they are sometimes on offer in Sainsbury's for £1.00 and they very often have recipe ideas and coupons on the underside of the cardboard, which are quite helpful.
Great as an individual entity, but if you are looking for a substitute meat sausage this is not it.
Summary: Great product