“ Brand: Asda / Type: Vegetarians „
My mate being a Vegetarian and me staying with her at the moment while we contemplate getting a place together has shown me a whole new world when it comes to food! I love my grub and ate rather unhealthily until we started hanging out! Now though I eat more but far healthier foods and I have had these loads of times recently as we love them! The Packaging: Two sides of the box appear the same. I am told that they are Asda Meat free '4' Nut Cutlets 'A delicious blend of vegetables, peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts' and to 'Enjoy them as part of a tasty and satisfying meal'. I am also told that they contain no colours, flavours, preservatives or hydrogenated fat, of course that they are are suitable for Vegetarians and the weight is stated of the cutlets which is 360g (for four of them). Other information listed on the box includes ingredients, allergy advice as well as storage details, there is a full nutritional chart shown on there and of course cooking instructions are listed and contact details for Asda are given. It's all informative enough and the photographs of the cutlets on the front and the back of the box actually appear rather appealing! The Cutlets: Round and reasonably flat they are rather large in size. They are obviously a blend of vegetables as you can see little gratings of carrots within it and pieces of red and green peppers. To cook them is simple of course and you are advised to cook them from frozen and have a choice to oven cook them or grill them. I have cooked them either way and find them to dry out less through oven cooking opposed to grilling them and go less golden and hard if I do them that way which we prefer. They are firm and the outside goes a little hard no matter how I cook them though but the inside of the cutlet is like an orangy colour and fluffy. Taste wise, like I said earlier in this review we love these. Fresh tasting and nicely seasoned they have a real vegetable taste to them which consists of carrots, peppers, onion and parsnips and they all taste very apparent in here along with a gentle hint of garlic. The texture on the whole is smooth apart from the crunchiness of the peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts occasionally hitting your teeth. Nice amount of nuts in here, they taste as well as feel like tiny pieces of nuts and texture wise they are interesting. Verdict: I love these in a bun, love them on a roast dinner with gravy and roasties...really in any way imaginable these are superb. They are filling, fresh and taste healthy. I love the way they are not greasy or dried out and the seasoning is great too! Perfect in every way..... I love these whether I'm a meat eater or not! Nutritional Information Per Cutlet: Energy: 284 Kcal Protein: 7.2g Carbohydrate: 22.9g of which sugars: 4.9g Fat: 18.2g of which saturates: 2.6g Fibre: 3.3g Sodium: 0.23g equivalent as salt: 0.6g Only available in Asda stores and cost about £1.75 a box but at the moment they are on offer at any two Asda meat free frozen products for £3.00.