Product Type: Cauldron Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... beige colour with a photograph of the tofu on the front of it I am told that it is Cauldron Organic Tofu, that it meets Soil Association ... more
Cauldron Organic Tofu
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Cauldron Organic Tofu
Advantages: None at all, me and my mate think to be vile!
My mate being a Vegetarian has opened up a whole new world to me and taste-buds...mostly for the better and not only in the taste stakes but I certainly feel a damn sight healthier lately as I'm fueled by fruit and vegetables lol.
Me, I have gained confidence in cooking of lately. It's something living at home with my parents I don't normally do very much of at all however staying with her I enjoy cooking for the two of us and have so far enjoyed using ingredients I have never seen before yet alone used!
The other night I decided that I'd make us a curry for our tea. I looked in her freezer thinking we had meat free chicken chunks in there and was annoyed when I spotted we didn't! However I did notice that my mate had got this Tofu to try and I decided to use that instead!
The tofu itself comes in a clear plastic sealed packet and on the front of the box which is a sort of pink beige colour with a photograph of the tofu on the front of it I am told that it is Cauldron Organic Tofu, that it meets Soil Association Standards, the best before date is clearly stated on as is the weight of the tofu (which in this case is 250g). Other information listed on the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and a full nutritional chart is stated, cooking instructions are listed (you can stir fry or grill it) and contact details for Cauldron foods are clearly stated. Nice enough box that is informative enough...this is.
Well like I stated earlier this comes in plastic wrapper so you simply remove it from that. The tofu is a sort of beige colour and is in block form which is made purely from soya beans and water. Open it up and it has a spongy feel to the touch and has no real fragrance to it at all really. If using it from frozen you really do need to let this defrost well first and it really does melt water believe me and then your left to use it of course, and easy to cut/chop up this is..
I grilled my lump which was very easy to do. Through cooking it, which took me about 8 minutes in total it went much firmer to the touch and took on a slight golden colour but still stayed smooth in appearance.
I then bunged mine in a curry sauce along with some ingredients I had been busy frying to add to it all! It took on the colour of my curry and basically looked a bit like chicken by the time I had cubed it and I was impressed that it had held well and hadn't gone to mush so easy to use this is and very versatile indeed to be fair to it.
However the taste. To be blunt I'm shocked anyone likes this! lol. It's vile in mine and my mates opinion. This was the first time she or I had ever tried Cauldron tofu and both of us were horrified by it! It was spongy, soggy and tasted like white bread really and had no seasoning to it at all. It certainly had no place in a curry and me, I'll seriously eat almost anything but with this I simply couldn't eat any more after a couple of mouthfuls. It was truly revolting to me.
I don't recommend this product at all. I'm willing to try other brands of tofu in the future but to be honest I couldn't go near this ever again, and saying that on the whole I'm not a fan of Cauldron foods on the whole anyway!
Nutritional information Per 1/2 Box:
Energy: 105 Kcal
of which sugars: 0.6g
of which saturates: 1.3g
Salt equivalent: Trace
Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.67 a box and this is also available in a marinated option.
Summary: Never again, I haven't got over eating some of this yet!
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