I love to cook but unfortunately my metabolism does mean that sometimes I have to reign in what I would like to do to strike a balance between maintaining my weight and enjoying some kitchen experiments.
When I do this I often find that cooking something new, however healthy, can end up with me eating more than I should so I tend to revert quite often to stir fries and basic meals. However, I struggle to not balance my meals between veg and protein, and often do not want to indulge either the luxury or the cost of meat when I'm only going to have a quick, thrown-together meal with the emphasis on low calories rather than fine cooking.
Very often, I turn to Quorn at these times. I am far from vegetarian but these products are low in fat and high in protein, marketed originally as a vegetarian option to replace meat but more recently also with emphasis on the low-fat aspect of the meat substitute substance.
***A BIT ABOUT QUORN***
Quorn is marketed through their website as being a good option if you want food that is cholesterol free but still delivers protein, fibre and essential amino acids.
It is sold to the consumer as something that is low in fat and calorie, but gives you more options than living off soup and thin air, whilst staying true to their original vegetarian market, the beings behind the label claim it offers more variety to people who choose to eat meat-free.
Quorn have a website - www.quorn.co.uk - which includes the information you would expect about their produce and company as well as recipes. Personally I think the website is more style than substance, but it does illustrate the range, which now counts mince, burgers, "chicken style"pieces and nuggets amongst their options.
On the website, you can finally find out precisely what this product is based on in the "company" section. Here we learn that this product was launched in 1995; I recall it from my early-teens foray into vegetarianism and my memories of it were that, frankly, it was rubbish. But it did offer a bit of variety. My vegetarianism was never going to last because I appreciate good food - there is no way on earth that Quorn then, or now, will be fine dining, and I say that with no disrespect for those who maintain a vegetarian lifestyle - quite the opposite in fact in that you achieve something I could not stand to maintain.
Anyway, back to Quorn. It's based on'Mycoprotein'; the producers, probably understandably, do not reveal hugely the process behind the substance that has made them one of the top 50 food brands in the UK, but it is based on fermentation with the solid, as opposed to liquid, being the harvest.
Some of their products have been approved by the Halal Food Authority, although none are yet certified as Kosher, and the products contain an amount of egg white therefore are not vegan.
I recall these being sold in boxes as per the dooyoo image above but these can now be bought in the freezer section of most supermarkets in plastic bags of six.
I buy these as, when I get in ludicrously late or have put myself on another crash diet (don't do as I do!), they are quick and easy.
The burgers are about 5mm thick before cooking, and roughly the size of your average round mug coaster. They have a textured, linear surface which I imagine is designed to emulate the look of a burger that has been cooked on a grill.
They are a fairly unpleasant brown colour and each has 80 calories and 3.7g of fat. Each burger is 7.1g protein, 4.1g carbs (1.4g sugars), 1.3g saturated fat, 1.2g fibre and .2 sodium and .5 salt.
Ingredients are: Mycoprotein (41%), Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Textured Wheat Protein (Wheat Flour, Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch, Gelling Agent: Sodium Alginate, Colour: Caramel), Onion, Vegetable Fat, Natural Flavouring (With Salt, Sugar, Potassium Chloride, Smoked Yeast, Smoke Flavouring, Citric Acid, Garlic), Vegetable Oil, Milk Proteins, Roasted Barley Malt Extract, Potato Protein.
First of all, these are on Quorn's website under the "BBQ" section.
I would never, ever, ever eat these in a BBQ. They are too dry, too tasteless, too unsatisfying. A BBQ is about juicy, well prepared, seasoned and cooked food with a smokey taste and chargrilled aftertaste, not this stuff.
This does not mean I don't recommend these.
I hardly ever cook these in their pre-existing shapes. This is one of the Quorn products that have a brown colour and a texture that is meant to replace beef and other red meat products; yet still it tastes very bland.
On their own, no, I would never recommend that you would waste a meal of your short life on this boring dross. However, their blandness, on the flip side, can work as an advantage. Let me get through some important factual stuff and I'll elaborate.
First off - do not refreeze these if thawed, and you can cook from frozen via BBQ, oven, grill and microwave.
Right, back to my use of these.
Now, precisely because these are so bland, you can season them, and I find this true across most of their "base ingredient" products like mince and white meat imitation pieces.
I like that you can cook these from frozen in ten minutes. It's quick, healthy, low fat, low calorie and easy. And if you're anything like me, you should be able to find some form of seasoning to give it some life. I use them to add protein to my otherwise healthy vegetable meals and I find, in that context and when eaten along with an entire figure-conscious diet, this is one way of adding another texture to your meals, avoiding boredom, keeping your protein up and controlling weight.
But when I say season, my word do I mean it. Don't be stingy, or you'll still taste the bland carrier product for your meal's flavour! I think these work well with pepper and Cajun spices, but then I like hot food. I don't think more subtle seasoning such as herbs would work with these if you are used to herb seasoning on meat.
Which brings me on to the texture; this does not feel like meat. In my mind calling it, and anything like it, a meat substitute, should be outlawed. At this point their have their own market share and it is utter nonsense to say these measure up against the real thing that they originally tried to emulate.
I always oven cook these; the top gets quite dry, almost but not quite crispy, and I always use a spot of olive oil when cooking to help spread the seasoning I choose.
If you overcook these they do get very dry, and are wholeheartedly unpleasant.
The texture of the inner of the burger (have you ever had a real meat burger that's 5mm thick?! How Quorn think you'd like to stick this in a roll and eat it is beyond comprehension) offers little bite or resistance; it is not slimy or soft, it merely flakes away once you bite into it, so you can easily rip it up. This is how I often serve mine, ripped into shreds and mixed in with stir fried vegetables.
For all I see that there is a place in my diet and weight control for this product, I cannot even comprehend that I would ever waste the sensory experience of a meal on cooking one of these and eating it as a burger, therefore I think that the way this product is sold is unimaginative, poor and wholeheartedly depressing unless you intend to give it some life and make it work for you. Last time I checked, a similar product was available as "beef style pieces" which makes seasoning the surface area more effective at hiding the blandness that lies beneath!
However, I can't deny the calorific, fat and filling properties. If you want a really nice meal, don't buy these. If you want something quick, figure-conscious and healthy and don't mind just eating for fuel, these might fill a gap in your lifestyle, be it for the stats on the nutrition panel, your busy lifestyle, or both. But when you get a day off and the sun is shining, shove the diet to one side and indulge in something proper.
Quorn baby Quorn! As you can tell from reading my reviews I'm a huge fan of Quorn products. They really do make being a veggie so much easier and a great healthier alternative to meat.
Quorn Sizzling Burgers:
'Tasty meat free Quorn burgers, for healthier teatime meals'
You have a choice of four options when coming to cook these burgers you can oven, grill, hob and barbeque. I normally oven cook these but in the summer months I do them on the barbeque and they really are delicious.
Oven cook: Pre-heat oven & baking tray to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Brush the Quorn Burgers with oil, place on a baking tray and cook on the middle oven shelf for 10 minutes. Grill: Pre-heat grill to a medium setting, brush Quorn Burgers with oil and grill for 8 minutes, turning frequently.
Barbecue: Brush Quorn Burgers with oil and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently. Hob : Pre-heat 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium heat and cook Quorn Burgers for 8 minutes, turning frequently.
Once out of the oven I normally serve on a wholemeal bap with salsa and salad which really is to die for! The burger is moist and somewhat meaty; it really just melts in your mouth. I have never eaten beef so I can not say personally if it is similar however my meat eating partner also likes these burgers and never complains.
These burgers are a good size so you only really need one person if accompanying with a bap, or what I also think is nice and less calories a pita pocket with some rocket salad and some pepper sauce! They look just like a normal beef patty and about half an inch in thickness. As you can see from the photo they have the same colour as a meat burger too. They don't smell strong when cooking nor do you get a strong scent when smelling them however you can surely taste them.
I have found these both in the chiller section and frozen section in the supermarket, however you can only freeze them one. I find they normally have a good shelf life so they are great stock up when I find them on offer.
Packaging has changed recently and instead of the green and orange Quorn used on their packaging it is now just Orange and a larger photo of the product itself. They still stand out just as well as they did before. You can also get these in larger pack great for family homes.
Contains Barley. Contains Gluten. Contains Wheat. Contains Eggs. Contains Milk. Contains wheat gluten
Calories - 128
Protein - 14.4g
Carbohydrate - 5.6g
Of which sugars - 0.8g
Fat - 4.8g
Of which saturates - 2.4g
Fibre - 2.4g
Sodium - 0.3g
Price and Availability:
I regularly purchase these from my local Asda and they do from time to time have them on offer for £1. Normally price in supermarkets is around the £2 mark.
I think these are great; they cook nicely on the barbeque so we veggies don't have to be left out during the BBQ season. They taste great, filling and lower in fat than normal meat burgers. If you do fancy them I would certainly recommend you give them a try.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Some people that may not know about Quorn may find this interesting -
Mycoprotein (39%) , Water , Onions , Vegetarian Emmental & Cheddar Cheese (10%) , Textured Vegetable Protein (Wheat Gluten, Pea Protein, Potato Starch, Water, Malt Flour, Vegetable Oil, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein) , Dried Free Range Egg White , Flavourings , Vegetable Oil , Milk Proteins , Pea Fibre , Tapioca Starch , Roasted Barley Malt Extract
Quorn change there burgers and the saturated fat goes from 0.5g to 2.6 g per 100 g you could eat a 150 g bag of red sky crisps and eat less saturated fat at 1.6 g per 100 g
I have been vegetarian for over 7 years now and I have tried a lot of different vegetarian alternatives from all over the quality range. Despite the fact that I am trying to keep my shopping bill down Quorn Burgers are one of the few branded products that I buy before the lower quality ones.
Vegetarian alternatives (or just veggie food in general) is known as being bland and most non-vegetarians won't bother with it. However I have found this not to be the case with Quorn burgers. When I lived with my mum most meals she would prepare mine separate (same meal but I would have the veggie alternative) but with these burgers she had them herself as she preferred these to normal burgers.
You get 4 in a box which may not last long depending on how many people you are feeding. This lasts me a while as I don't like to have burgers often. They can be cooked in a variety of ways which is always useful when cooking and that is one reason I love these burgers. They can be fried, grilled, microwaved or on the barbeque. My favourite would be to grill them with a bit of oil as it leaves the burger with a slightly crispier but more succulent inside. I have yet to try them on the BBQ yet.
They are also good for the health concious as they are made from mycoprotien which is naturally low in fat and high in protein and with only 73 calories per burger you can't complain (when frozen beef burgers can reach 290 calories per burger).
The packaging is very distinct with the Quron logo, bright picture of the product and the rest of the box being green. Once I have had two burgers I will fold the box in half to store in the freezer.
Quorn burgers are, in my opinion, far superior to other vegetarian burgers out there. The taste and texture is much better as it is not plastic and rubbery like some lower brands are and doesn't taste or feel like real meat to put you off. They are usually quite soft and have a nice savoury taste.
Serving suggestion: grill the burgers with a little coating of oil. Once cooked place on a roll and add cheese with a drop of tomato ketchup on top. Absolutely delicious - a perfect treat especially in the summer.
They do contain egg, milk, barely & wheat gluten so they aren't suitable for everyone.
My only disappointment with the product is that you only get 4 in a box which may not be enough depending on how many you are cooking for though you can get bags of burgers in some stores. Also it would be good if they could be used in the oven as well as when I am having chips with these I have to fry them or put them in the microwave.
Overall I definitely recommend Quorn burgers and I am prepared to pay the extra to buy them. As they cost extra I tend to use them to treat myself. The taste and texture is superior to other brands for this product and doesn't taste or feel like plastic or rubber.
If you have read my other review of the Quorn products you will know that I have been a vegetarian for five years in May and to be quite honest it has been quite easy for me, but some people may disagree! I know some one who was vegetarian for a day as they were offered a bacon butty and ate it!
I really like the Quorn burgers unlike some of the Quorn products they are not dry! The ready meals and some of the meat free pieces that you can buy, in my opinion they can be really dry, but these are not. They are really filling and the are full of protein which most people get from meat but vegetarians don't get the protein or vitamins so these burgers are great! I love them with plastic/processed cheese too.
The Quorn products are quite cheap as well so they are great for every day treats! They also contain quite a lot of fibre and protein which is essential for a balanced diet which for a vegetarian is some times quite difficult - well especially in my case! A great buy! Yummy in my tummy =)
Also they are only like £2.50 which is quite cheap. But the burgers are quite thin and they don't expand or change colour so you are not really sure if it is cooked if you don't check the time!
*A bit difficult to tell if they are cooked all the way through if you don't keep an eye on the time
*Easy to cook and prepare
*Tastes really quite nice
*Great for all the family
*They are quite thin - I like them this way but other people may not
*High quality ingredients
*They don't have a lot of calories too!
Thank you for reading my review
Staying with my mate in a small caravan (with 4 dogs) was a tricky business for me at first. Not just because of the lack of living space but also because cooking around said space was really, really hard for us. Most of the time (we were away for over a month!) we ate foods that we could prepare with total ease. I'm not Vegetarian but my mate is and no one felt like preparing two seperate meals, things were hard enough so I assumed (at least whilst in the caravan) a Veggie diet!
However my mate didn't want to eat soya products and things like that but I was sick of chick bean curries and mung bean bologneses...there's only so much you can take of eating stacks of vegetables!
I wanted something to pep up meals and make them appear bearable which is why I tuned my attention to Quorn products in the first place! On a recent shopping trip I bought loads of Meat free..... well meaty looking products and I really fancied a cheeseburger for me supper one night so I grabbed a bag of these. On the review photograph at the top of this page we are shown boxes of Quorn products but the burgers I grabbed were £2.00 in Iceland and like I say, in a plastic bag!
Plastic, easy to open bag on the front I'm clearly told that they are Quorn Burgers 'A tasty family favourite, Quorn Burgers are perfect for teatimes & BBQS' and then I'm told that they are low in saturated fat, high in protein, Vegetarian Society approved, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly stamped on and we are shown a photograph of a tasty looking burger in a bun. On the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to cook them, ingredients and a full nutritional information chart is listed and contact details for Quorn (Marlow foods) are also given. Nice enough packet etc and it's all informative enough of course!
Well you can cook them on the hob for about 5 minutes or grill them for about 7, microwave them in 2 minutes or BBQ them I'm around 7 minutes. Fast food this is which ever way you cook them!
When I first opened the burgers (there were 6 in my bag) I was a little dissapointed. Not all that big they were round and rather thin looking! They didn't look fat and meaty and appetising lets put it that way! However I buttered my buns and everything and I gently fried them in about the 5/6 minutes. They went from looking like dry cardboard rounds to slightly darker and slightly golden in places and did give off a nice sort of meaty aroma.
Personally me and my mate have had a few bags of these since purchasing our first bag and I find the very best way of cooking these is with a little oil, otherwise they dry up and shrink and we don't like them that way one bit! They seem to have zero fat in them and we feel they need a little bit of moisture in them!
Taste wise though we really do like these. As a meat eater, sure I can tell they're not a beefy quarter pounder offering but I do like them! They are well seasoned and have a slight onion taste to them and I could moan they could do with being a bit bigger in size and certainly thicker but like I say we do really like them!
Easy to cook, healthy and tasty......I'm loving Vegetarian food and in my opinion you'll go along way indeed to beat the sheer quality that Quorn offers!
Nutritional Information Per 42g Burger:
We pay £2.00 a bag for these in Iceland but they are available in all good supermarkets etc at a little bit more than that usually (around £2.50!).
I have been a vegetarian for many years now, since I gave up meat in my early teenage years. In that time I have really shopped around, trying to find all the best products from Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda, trying own brands, Quorn and Linda McCartney. One of the best food products I have come across in that time are the basic quorn burgers, and since they are a staple item in my freezer.
Quorn do a few different types of burgers, but these are the most basic simple ones that they sell all year round. The burgers come in packs of four. I usually buy a couple at a time as they have a sell by date if you keep them in the freezer. The burgers come lose in a cardboard box, which is great as you can recycle 100% of the packaging.
The burgers are round and between 0.5-1 centimeter thick. They are brown in colour. I cook them in two ways, either in the microwave or in the oven. They cook relatively quickly as they are so thin. The burgers go hard on the edges when they are cooked, and actually appear quite un appetizing. They are always attracting comments from people saying they look like cardboard!
You have to forget about the appearance and just taste them though! The consistency is relatively tough and chewy, but not in the sort of way which gives you jaw ache! They have a nice rich flavour, but not too thick and deep like real meat burgers. They also do not leak blood or give off tons of grease and oil! Another plus point to quorn burgers are that they are much lower in calories than meat burgers, yet fill you up just as easily.
Quorn burgers are my favorite Quorn product and I would definitely recommend them.
I became a vegetarian, mainly for health reasons as I know how bad red meat is to digest, and to be honest, I dont really miss it, but at a recent BBQ, I did feel a little bit left out just eating veggie kebabs, so I decided to try Quorn Burgers.
Well, i actually have to say that they are pretty nice, they look and taste a but like what I can only describe as 'cheap burgers' they dont have that rich meaty texture of a quarter pounder steak burger as you might expect, but instead, they taste a bit like the little ones you get in McDonalds.
You really can't go wrong with them, I would defintely recommend trying them. The main adavantage of them for be is however, that they taste just like regular burgers but are much healthier. The have less than 2% Saturated Fat and are an excellent source of protein for us veggies!
As for price, Quorn is very often on special in places like Iceland so keep your eye out!
A great wee find!
My first experience of Quorn was when a fellow veggie friend of mine sent back a chicken curry, having ordered a quorn curry. Yes, you've guessed it, it was quorn all along. That was enough to convert me. Actually made from a form of mushroom, it is a high-protein, low-fat meat substitute that is now available in burgers, quarter pounders, fake scotch eggs and pork pies, sausages, roasting 'joints' and my personal favourite spicy quorn burgers, to name but a few. They all come in a distinctive orange packaging, but I've yet to find all the products in one place. The big supermarkets all tend to stock the basic burgers and sausages, and then another one or two products from the range, depending on the supermarket. For products like the 'pork' pie, and scotch egg you need to go to a health food shop, though Holland and Barrett is worth a look. I'm told by people that eat meat that the taste and texture is indeed very similar to chicken, and as such I think it would be a good answer for families with a mixture of veggies and meat-eaters when you want to cook just one meal. The spicy quorn burgers are traditional burger size, but the quorn is covered in a breadcrumb and spice coating. The spicing is just about perfect, making your mouth sing after eating it, but without blowing your head off. I personally think they're even better if they're cooked under the grill for 4 or 5 minutes longer than advised, because then the coating goes nice and crunchy as well as spicy. They're not that easy to buy, though - I can usually get them in Asda, but not always. One form of quorn I haven't yet mentioned is the quorn peices which come in the fridge section of the supermarket, rather than the freezers. You can use these in curries, stirfries, stews, and the brilliant thing is that the quorn soaks up the flavour of the ingredients its cooked with really well. So, add plenty of herbs and spices and enjoy the results. My only quibble, though, is that about a year ago they came up with a new improved recipe which to me tasted a bit chemical-like. Before then I ate the roasting 'joints' all the time, but I can't cope with the strange taste. I guess the spicy coating on the quorn burgers masks it.
Quorn has been making substitutes for meat products for a while now, they have extended their original product of quorn sausages to include a variety of different meat substitutes, including burgers and even fake mini scotch eggs. Before Quorn introduced its meat substitutes, vegetarians had to stick with very poor alternatives, but that has changed a lot now, as is shown by these very good tasting burgers, which have had their taste changed over the years.
Over the years, Quorn has been able to improve the taste of their food so that it gives a very similar taste to meat sausages. Many people who actually try these burgers find that they have a similar taste to real meat ones, giving a great alternative. These burgers can be mixed with any sauce, like ketchup, just as normal burgers can be.
Many people wonder how Quorn products can contain protein. The answer is that they contain 30 percent of a product called mycoprotein. Mycoprotein is a substance made from a fungus called fusarium, it allows quorn burgers to contain as much protein as normal ones. They are also much healthier than regular burgers, as they contain a much smaller percentage of fat and more minerals than regular burgers.
The biggest bonus in using Quorn products though is that the supplies for them is practically limitless as it is made from bacteria quickly (don't frown at this, many food products are made from bacteria, a good example being cheese and yoghurt). While meat products may run out eventually when the world population increases and meat demand is increased, it will be much more difficult for the same to happen to quorn.
I recently wrote a review on the Quorn sausages, saying that we might all be eating them in the future when meat products can not feed the entire world population. And in the comments section I was told by someone that they hope not as they are extremely allergic, so watch out when trying these.
In summary, these bangers contain as much protein as regular sausages, and are much healthier. They also taste very similar, as Quorn has been working on their products for many years to perfect the taste. And finally it will be much better for the world to use when the population increases, making it a great meat substitute.
With my husband being veggie I have, over the years, tried most of the available meat substitute products. Of all the 'burger' varieties our personal favourite is the Quorn quarter pounder burger which you can buy either fresh or frozen for around £1.89 for two.
Some people, I am aware from reading many reviews on here, have a real issue with vegetarians eating anything which is or claims to be a meat substitute. They tend to think it is somewhat wrong or hypocritical to not eat meat but to want something which feels like or tries to recreate the flavour of meat. I can see what they are saying but to my mind when you have grown up eating meat and meat products it is only natural to desire the texture/taste of meat even if for whatever reason (health or moral) you do not want to actually eat meat.
These quarter pounder burgers from Quorn are brilliant for two reasons. Firstly if you dress them up as I describe below it is virtually impossible to tell (in my opinion) that you are not eating meat because the texture is virtually identical. Secondly they are phenomenally low in fat and cholesterol so are a great choice if you are health conscious. A third bonus is that you can guarantee you will not have a horrendous mouthful of unidentifiable gristle moment.
When I make these for me and my husband this is how I dress them up to make them really tasty. Firstly lightly grill the insides of the bun you are going to put the burger on to, add onions, ketchup and some grated/sliced mature cheddar and lettuce if you like it.
Once the burger is built I promise you will be surprised at how enjoyable it is and how satisfying a replacement for a real meat burger. We always take some of these with us to BBQs in the summer.
Quorn also make a Mexican Quarter Pounder version of this burger which is really tasty and works well with salsa and sour cream. For some reason I have never seen this version frozen.
Well worth checking out if you are veggie or even if you just fancy a lower fat version of an old classic, try it and you might be pleasently surprised.
I'm not a vegetarian but at times I like to reduce the amount of meat I consume in order to to ensure my diet is as healthy and balanced as possible. In recent years I've taken to eating a lot of quorn products insted of meat as they're all low in fat and also are recommended by Slimming World who I'm a member of.
I love burgers and was thrilled some time ago to hear that Quorn made their own version, I thought they would make a good alternative to beef and lamb burgers and also be better for my waistline.
Quorn burgers are sold in boxes of 4, they can usually be found in the frozen foods section at the supermarket. The box is easy to spot with the standard Quorn orange background and white lettering with a picture of said burgers on the front. I dont think the burgers look very appetising in the picture personally.
Taste and smell -
Unfortunately I dont enjoy the taste of these burgers on their own, they taste dry and rather like cardboard. If you fry them and serve with a bun and cheese etc... then yeah they're passable but otherwise I would leave them. The smell also isnt brilliant when they're cooking and afterwards too, they smell like lamb that's been left out in the sun for too long, not good.
I've seen these on sale in Asda and Tesco for around £1,99 per box though at times you can pick them up on offer at 2 packs for £3 etc.... so not terribly expensive but not something to buy for every night of the week.
I wont be buying these in the future, I would rather make my own burgers from lean beef mince or buy vegetable ones instead. These are worth a go if you're a fan of Quorn but are not for everyone.
Yet again I am waiting for tea to cook so whilst I'm waiting i will review my main ingredient which is Quorn burgers. I am veggie but my partner isn't so I usually cook meat burgers for him and I have these.
I wouldn't say that if you gave these to a non-veggie that they aren't going to notice they aren't eating meat but they do have a chicken style taste and texture to them. They also are lower in fat than chicken and have more protein which has to be a good thing!
The cooking instructions say to grill, shallow fry or microwave but I usually just chuck them on a baking tray with the oven chips and they are fine. I serve them in a burger bun with cheese letuce and tomato and they taste lovely. The fat content per burger is only 2.4 grams, 0.3 grams of this is saturates and has only 73 cals per burger.
Quorn in a mycoprotein which is basically a mushroom style fungus, these burgers also contain egg white to bind them so are not suitable for vegans. When quorn first came onto the market the eggs used were not free range, they are now and Quorn has therefore won approval from the Vegetarian Society ,you can see their logo on the box.
A box of 4 burgers costs approx £1.49 and are widely available in most supermarkets along with the rest of the Quorn range.
Sometimes it's hard to be a veggie. Especially when eating at other people's houses and they trot out the veggieburgers that have been lurking at the back of the freezer compartment for God-knows-how-long as the only "vegetarian alternative".
This is not a problem with these burgers as even the carnivores will be munching them if they get a taste. Even kids who turn their nose up at anything that isn't meat will eat these oblivious to the fact that they're eating vegetarian food. If you miss the taste and texture of meat then put these in a burger with lettuce, tomato and all the trimmings you simply won't know it's not chicken you're chowing down on.
The Southern style have to be the best with a crunchy texture and slightly spicy taste. As a meat replacement these are the business, if you're after a different taste sensation or something a little more "haute cuisine" then look elsewhere.
When you think of veggie foods, you don’t think they taste like real meat. Well, why should they? They aren’t meat, so how can they taste like meat? Well, I don’t know how it’s done, but Quorn have managed to make burgers that taste exactly like real one’s. I prefer Linda McCartney burgers to these, you see. Linda McCartney burgers don’t taste like real burgers, but are divine. I never was a big fan of burgers when I was non-veggie. I eat them, but never really loved them. But, when I did turn veggie, Linda McCartney burgers were great. There was a hint of burger taste in it, but was much nicer. But then, when I shoved it in a bap it wasn’t the same. I cried! Oh, yes, I cried! Well wouldn’t you if you couldn’t enjoy your burger in a bap? So, when Quorn came along I was thrilled. I had the perfect duo. Linda McCartney because I loooved them, but didn’t like Quorn ones. And Quorn because I loved them in a bap but not alone! Woohoo! The Taste? Well, the edges of the burger can be hard when cooked, but the mixture of the “meat” and cut onions is divine if you like real burgers. They’re especially nice if you barbecue them, and this brings out the real taste. The “meat” at times can be very chewy, and although real burgers are, these can be a bit like rubber. A good thing about them is the taste is exactly like real burger. Honest and truly you can’t tell the difference between the two. The packaging? Like most packaging the picture on the box is always different to the real thing. But, a shocker is – this time it looks nicer in your home than on the box, which is strange! On the box it looks a bit under-cooked, so that might be the reason it looks a bit yucky! The packaging is also pretty welcoming – other than the pic! – And has a bright white background with Quorn written in t
he left-hand corner. The Smell? The smell, also like the taste is like real burgers, is ok. It doesn’t make you want to eat loads and loads, but it is nice and is like the taste of the burger that you’re about to eat! The Price? The price is ok, but like all veggie foods they are a bit expensive, but if you’re a veggie and miss your old burgers, then these are absolutely perfect for you whatever the price! But, if you’re one of those people who eat meat, but get veggie food anyway because it tastes better, this isn’t for you. This reason is because it tastes exactly like real burgers, and the real burgers are cheaper, so what’s the point of paying more if the two products are almost identical? Well, the answer – a pig’s life. (Don’t worry I won’t lecture you! If you eat meat, you eat meat. If you don’t, you don’t. Plus you save animals lives!) All in all. This is a good product. But, because I don’t like real meat alone, this isn’t for me! But if you love meat this is a perfect alternative for a veggie! Prices? For Four – around £1.99 Written By: Matt Roberts.