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Brand: Quorn / Type: Meat

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      06.04.2010 14:24
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      Great for a meal or a tasty snack

      As I have mentioned in previous reviews, my teenage daughter has decided to stop eating meat. As I don't eat meat either, I feel in all conscience, that I can't try to dissuade her from this lifestyle choice. However, as she is exceptionally fussy and isn't a lover of vegetables, I am concerned, to say the least. I have insisted that she try new foods and even if she doesn't like some, she must still just get on and eat them for the sake of her health. I had three out of the four of my children coming to dinner on Easter Sunday and I decided not to do a roast but instead, a bit of this and a bit of that! I bought salad and dips etc. and lots of, what I call, bits and pieces. I bought some chicken drumsticks and chicken goujons and, for myself and youngest daughter, Quorn Goujons. I found the Quorn Goujons in the chilled vegetarian section of Sainsburys. I think most of the Quorn products are pricey but, luckily, there was a buy two for three pounds offer on and so I stocked up quite a bit. This pack contains eight 'chicken style' goujons and weighs 240g. The use by date was 8 th April but they can also be frozen and eaten within three months. Now just in case you don't already know, Quorn is a mycoprotein, from the fungi family. It is very low in saturated fat AND a source of protein, so it's a healthy option. The goujons are obviously made with Quorn and they are coated in wholemael breadcrumbs. Ingredients: Quorn Goujons (66%) {mycoprotein*, rehydrated free range egg white, onoion, flavouribnfgs, milk,protein tapioca starch, gelling agent: pectin}, breadcrumbs (wheat flour, wholemeal flour, wheatgerm, yeast, salt,), batter (wheat flour, wheat starch, salt, rice flour), vegetable oil.*45% OF PRODUCT. ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains: Egg, Milk & Wheat gluten. When buying this product my husband said, "She'll never eat these- you know how fussy she is!"...Well, I'm very pleased to say they were a success!!! She never was a great meat eater but did like chicken so I am very pleased that these went down so well. She did even ask me twice if I was sure that they weren't 'real' chicken! I too think they taste very much like the 'real thing'. I cooked these in the oven for ten minutes (200o C/400o F/Gas mark 6). They can also be grilled. These turned out nice and crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Perfect! As I've said I served with salad and also new potatoes, quiche, dips, etc. In fact we really had quite a feast. I'm sure that if I'd served these to the meat eaters in the family, they would not have known they weren't chicken. Unless they decide to abstain from meat though, the goujons are for myself and my youngest daughter! Thanks for reading.

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        10.02.2010 12:12
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        A great veggie option for buffet style food.

        Always intrigued in new veggie products and a long time fan of Quorn in general, I spotted these in my local Sainsburys last week priced at £1.99 and decided to give them a whirl at a family party over the weekend. This would mean that my other half would have something to pick at on the predominantly meaty buffet. The packet contains 8 long strips of breaded Quorn, which look, to all intents and purposes, exactly like breaded chicken goujons. The nutritional content is 57 calories and 0.6g of sat fat per goujon which works out at 1 weight watchers point per goujon. This seems quite high to me considering they are not exactly huge and usually quorn is a low points value, but I guess this is because they are breaded. I also noticed that there is 0.2g of sodium per goujon so this is something to watch if you were going to eat a whole packet say. Anyway, these goujons can be either oven cooked for 10 minutes or grilled for 8. I chucked them in the oven and they came out looking more of a golden colour and smelling quite nice and seasoned. I served these simply with a bbq dip and I have to say that I was mighty impressed with the taste and texture. I think if you ate them on their own they might taste a little bland or dry, however, the nature of these is to dip them and to my palette I could have actually been eating real chicken. The breaded coating had gone a lovely crispy texture and was well seasoned with salt and pepper. My husband thought these were great and ate pretty much all of the two packets I had cooked, my nephew ate one thinking it was chicken and was amazed to discover that it wasnt! As a veggie these seem to be a great idea for buffet style food and to my mind they are another example of quorn setting a high barrier in providing veggie options which are of a high quality and taste. These goujons can be frozen and can also be cooked from frozen by increasing the cooking time by 5 minutes. At the moment only Sainsburys seem to stock them in my local area but hopefully they will become a feature in the other supermarkets soon enough.

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