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      20.02.2014 14:48
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      Give them a try, see if you can tell the difference.

      ---Product Information--- I'm having trouble finding these online anywhere, either on the Quorn website or the Asda website, which is where I buy them from. The ingredients list below is from 2010 so I'm not sure how accurate it still is. Ingredients Quorn Dippers (79%)[Mycoprotein*, Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Onion, Flavourings, Textured Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch), Milk Proteins, Vegetable Oil, Tapioca Starch, Gelling Agent: Pectin], Batter (Water, Wheat Flour, Maize Flour, Wheat Starch, Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents: Tetrasodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate; Natural Colour: Curcumin), Vegetable Oil, Rice Flour, *36% of product. This product contains eggs, gluten, milk and wheat. It is suitable for vegetarians and is Vegetarian Society Approved. Quorn is made from mycoprotein, which is a protein rich type of fungus and used as a meat substitute. ---Why I bought these--- As with my review for the Quorn mini Scotch eggs, I want to eat less meat because I don't like the way that intensive factory farmed animals are treated. This is a challenge for me because I've been a meat eater all my life so I'm doing it gradually. I've found Quorn to be a good source for those of us who still like the taste of meat and recipes that usually call for meat as they make an excellent range of meat substitutes. ---Price and Availability--- I buy these from Asda's frozen aisle where they are around £2.00 for a 320g bag. The price can vary depending on whether or not they're on special offer. They are also available from many other supermarkets. I can't remember exactly how many dippers are in one bag but it's in the region of 9-12. When you get them home, store them in the freezer. ---Opinion--- I have these as a replacement for chicken dippers, obviously, and normally eat them with something like potato waffles and baked beans or curly fries and veg. They are the same shape and size as chicken dippers; a long thing oval shape about 3 inches long. They need to be cooked from frozen before eating and this is easily done in about 15 minutes either in the oven or under the grill, in the same way as regular chicken dippers. Given the quality of mechanically separated, reconstituted chicken meat that's normally available in this type of food, I would say I prefer the Quorn version. They have a nice meaty type of texture, similar in colour to chicken and a very convincing taste. Unlike with the meat version, there are no nasty gristly or chewy pieces. The texture and taste is very consistent and pleasing. They are coated in breadcrumbs which turn nice and crunchy upon cooking; not too hard and not too soggy. I usually dip these in mayonnaise but they are probably equally tasty dipped in ketchup, chilli sauce or anything else you would normally use on chicken dippers. ---Animal welfare--- As they contain no meat or anything that an animal had to die for, they are suitable for vegetarians, but the inclusion of eggs means they aren't suitable for vegans. However, the eggs used are free range which is great news. ---Health--- I would actually prefer these to regular chicken dippers as I believe they are healthier. Mass produced boiler chickens are normally pumped full of antibiotics which, obviously, we then inject when we eat the chicken. They are also usually fed steroids to make them grow more quickly. They are also a good source of lean protein and fibre. The non-meat version sounds much more appetising now... ---Conclusion--- Tasty, filling, healthy and animal friendly. There's no reason not to, really.

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        08.06.2010 16:31
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        not bad

        I have always been dubious of Quorn products, is it even real? Apparently a relative of the fungus family. Mmm a nice plate of fungus and chips for tea please. Actually, it does not look or taste like any kind of fungi, which is probably a relief if you're going to try and push it onto your kids. What is the advantage of eating this stuff then? Well, if you're conscious of eating a meat heavy diet, this might be a vegetarian option. The taste is not too far removed from chicken, although to me it tastes a little synthentic, like you are eating something overly processed. In terms of texture, a knife and fork will slide with carefree ease through the dippers. It cuts smoothly and there is very little chewing involved, so you won't be confronted with gristle. The taste is alright, savoury and subtle spices pushing through. I could have done with heavier seasoning. Some freshly ground black pepper would have brought it to life. In a pack you get about eighteen of these dippers, so that should do two or maybe three people for a meal. They can be grilled, which makes this crispier or you can stick them in the oven for about twenty minutes. I found they work well as a light evening snack, served with chips and salad. A food which could be stacked into bowls and served as things to dip at summer barbecues, the little dippers are handy for nibbling on to bridge hunger gaps. In terms of value for money, you are looking at just over two pounds for a pack, which is in line with Birds Eye chicken dippers. Worth considering if you fancy a change from meat.

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        14.03.2010 11:07
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        Kid love them

        Chicken nuggets are one of those foods that kids adore and make a handy standby to keep in the freezer for a quick and simple meal. I personally don't like buying chicken nuggets or dippers because of the ethical considerations because you can be guaranteed that the chicken they are made of will be the remenants scraped from the carcass from chickens reared in horrible conditions. Quorn nuggets, however are made from mycoprotein which is derived from mushrooms so no chickens are involved in making them. The quorn dippers cost £2.19 for a 320g bag containing 18 dippers but they are frequently on offer for half price making them much better value, because they come in freezer packs you know they have a long shelf life once they get home. Each nugget is a nice generous size, around 2 inches long by an inch and a half wide and half an inch thick. They are shaped into a roughly oval shape like their meaty brothers. When you cook them in the oven for 15 minutes then a nice meaty taste comes wafting out towards the end of cooking time that gets your mouth watering. Each nugget is nice and crispy once they are cooked, the batter takes on an alarming yellowy colour which is the only thing I don't like about them. The batter has a nice crunch and the inside is a nice creamy white and looks like chicken breast. The nuggets have a nice chewy and meaty texture, it is slightly different from chicken but close enough that kids will not notice the difference. The quorn itself is nice and moist and does taste alarmingly like chicken although perhaps a bit saltier. Each nugget has only 31 calories so a portion of 6 will have 186 calories which is reasonable for the protein component of your meal, serve them with some beans for some added fibre. I like the fact that quorn is better for you than chicken health wise as it is high in lean protein, the nuggets have only 3% fat too and more fibre than meat. My daughter loves quorn nuggets and it is a food I am happy to serve to her, they are tasty, healthy and don't involve cruelty to chickens!

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          02.03.2010 20:50
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          A good product and well worth a go

          Quorn Chicken Style Dippers! I really like the Quorn and most of their products as I have been a vegetarian for about five years and it has been made a lot easier by the variety and availability of the new Quorn. At first I thought that Quorn would be tasteless and some what like cardboard but I was quite surprised! Quorn does not taste like cardboard like some people said to me before I started eating Quorn. They were really quite wrong! Before I was a vegetarian I had so much choice of what I could eat and people said that I would just be eating vegetables and now with Quorn it is so much easier and quicker to make tasty healthy meals in no time. The chicken style dippers are really quite nice if you don't really feel like making a big time consuming meal, you can just put them in the oven and then serve. They are tasty and full of essential protein! This is a really essential part of any diet - not just for vegetarians! They are a bit dry like some of the other quorn products but you could probably just make a sauce or serve them with ketchup or mayo for children. Quite yummy and even my sister who eats meat says that they are really very nice! There are so many other choices and meal options in the Quorn range! So why not give it a go, even if you're not a vegetarian! The dipper range in price from about £1.99 to £2.99. This is a great price for high quality products. Conclusions *Quite cheap *High quality ingredients *I have found that they are not always available in all supermarkets *Suitable for all the family *Quick and easy to cook *Yummy *Quite a large range of products but not a large range of ready meals *Even non vegetarians like them *They come in a plastic bag but it would be better if they came in a re-sealable bag so they didn't fall out in the freezer. Thank you for reading my review

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            24.02.2010 18:48

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            My kids couldn't tell the difference between these and chicken

            I am not a vegetarian and neither is anyone in our family but I like to try new things and these were a happy surprise. I served these up without actually telling anybody what they were just to see if they would notice. Guess what, they didn't even realise it wasn't chicken. The texture is very meatlike and they have a nice batter like coating. They are easy to cook just pop in the oven for around 18 minutes till they are golden brown and that's it. Another reason I liked these was even though I eat meat I am concerned about animal welfare so make a concerted effort to only buy free range chicken. I can't say I've ever seen chicken nuggets from free range hens so these are a good alternative. I did try the quorn chicken style pieces, thinking they would be as good but sadly they had a very artificial taste to them

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            17.02.2010 18:30
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            Quorn Chicken Style Dippers - Taste just like the real thing.

            When we gave up eating meat, nearly seven years ago, the one thing my daughter said she'd really miss was chicken nuggets. The rest of us were never big fans, but I set out to find an alternative, to keep her happy. Thank goodness for Quorn Chicken Style Dippers. Quorn Dippers are actually a step up from Quorn Nuggets and they taste even better. They are made from a succulent piece of chicken style Quorn, coated in a light, crispy batter. **What is Quorn** Quorn is a mycoprotein and is a member of the fungi family, but it tastes nothing like mushroom. It is high in protein and dietary fibre and contains essential amino acids. Quorn is low in fat, has zero cholesterol and trans fat and is also low in calories. What more could you ask for? Quorn Dippers make a good job of mimicking real chicken dippers. They have the succulent centre that you would expect from a piece of chicken breast and they taste surprisingly similar to real chicken. They are tender but still have a nice bite to them. The coating comes out of the oven, a lovely golden colour and is nice and crispy, but not too dry. You get 16 - 17 dippers in a packet and I usually buy 2 packets to allow us to have 4 dippers each (there's 5 of us),and some left over for next time. We usually have them with mashed potatoes, with a topping of grated cheese and a selection of veggies. I love to have a dollop of salad cream to dip them into. They cost £2.19 in Tesco for a 320g pack. *Ingredients* Quorn Dippers (79%)[Mycoprotein*, Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Onion, Flavourings, Textured Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch), Milk Proteins, Vegetable Oil, Tapioca Starch, Gelling Agent: Pectin], Batter (Water, Wheat Flour, Maize Flour, Wheat Starch, Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents: Tetrasodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate; Natural Colour: Curcumin), Vegetable Oil, Rice Flour, *36%of product. This product contains eggs, gluten, milk and wheat. It is suitable for vegetarians and is Vegetarian Society Approved. *Nutritional Value Per Dipper* Energy - 33 kcal Protein - 2.2g Carbohydrate - 1.4g of which sugars - 0.7g Fat - 2.1g of which saturates - 0.2g Fibre - 0.8g Sodium - 0.1g Salt Equivalent - 0.3g Quorn Chicken Style Dippers make a quick and tasty meal. They should be cooked from frozen by either of the following methods: Oven - place dippers on a preheated baking tray and cook at 220C / 425F / Gas Mark 7 for 13 - 15 minutes, turning once. Grill - Preheat grill to a medium setting and cook dippers for 8 - 10 minutes, turning frequently. I find that kids especially love these! So the next time your kids come in feeling starved, you can rustle up a quick meal using Quorn Chicken Style Dippers!

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              08.09.2009 19:58
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              Very tasty

              I regularly buy these from the freezer section of my local tesco due to them being a quick and easy addition to a meal. I prefer them to the chicken style burgers as if I am not too hungry I can just cook a couple and also they have more outer coating on a few of these than one burger(my favourite part)! These can be bought in 320g bags which contain apporximately 16 dippers. They cost £2.19 in tesco. The packaging shows a large picture of the dippers and a dip and has a large orange quorn logo to the upper left hand corner. You can oven cook these or grill these. Personally I prefer to oven cook them as I find that when they are grilled they tend to burn and I hate burned food! To oven cook you cook for 13-15 minutes at 220 degrees. To grill them, you heat them for 10 minutes on medium setting. When oven cooked, the outer batter goes a lovely golden colour and is crispy rather than soggy. One thing I do find is that the batter sticks to the tin foil if you do not spray the foil with something first. Each dipper is around 2 inches long and is similar in shape to Birds Eye chicken dippers although they appear to be slightly squarer. When biting into them, the batter is very crisp and tastes lovely (almost of chip shop quality!), the 'chicken' is soft and not chewy. It is a pale cream colour and looks far from artificial. The only difference I find between this and normal chicken is that normal chicken is more chewy. I think the batter coating on these is just right and complements the filling well. Quorn have been generous with the amount of batter and the textures of the batter and chicken mixed together taste very good. Each dipper contains 33 calories, 0.7g sugar, 2.1g fat (0.2g saturates) and 0.3g salt. Each dipper is just 0.5 of a weight watchers pointQuorn dippers are made from mycoprotein which is a memeber of the fungi family. Also included in the ingredients is free range egg white, onion, flavourings, wheat protein and milk protein (for a full list of ingredients please see packaging). I love these dippers and will continue to buy them. I especially like the batter covering them as it covers the 'chicken' well and the two work really well together. I would recommend these to either vegetarians or fans of regular chicken dippers. They are also good for those watching their weight as they have less calories and fat than the alternative meat variety.

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