“ Type: Vegetarians „
It's only in the past month or so that I have changed my eating habits and have become a vegetarian. Innitially I was a little put off of trying these "veggie but trying to be meat" products but I finally bit the bullet and am very happy that I did so! These sausages are meaty and filling, they actually taste very much like your average sausage. I can eat these, enjoy the taste and not feel guilty afterwards!
After 3 weeks of eating nothing but veg I really craved some meat, these Quorn sausages filled the gap nicely and I am eagerly looking forward to trying the rest of Quorn's vegetarian products. The texture of the sausage was very realistic compared to a real meat one, the flavour as I have already said was authentic too. The sausages cook in a frying pan in around 12 minutes and I found that I didn't even have to add oil, they browned nicely but did require regular turning.
I would definately recommend this products to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. You won't be disapointed.
When I was a vegetarian I would rarely eat veggie style foods such as Quorn. However, since Christmas I have developed a love for sausages, veggie or not! I have a fear that if I cook regular sausages myself I wont cook them properly and I will be ill therefore I tend to leave normal sausages to other people to cook. This is what made me turn to Quorn sausages.
Quorn sausages are available in a number of varieties including sausages, bangers and cumberland sausages. The majority of them you can find in both the fridge and freezer section. In this review I am reviewing Quorn Cumberland Sausages which I found in the chiller cabinet in Tesco. They come in a pack of 5 (weighing 250g) and are in a plastic tray with a cardboard sleeve. The packaging is very similar to that above, with a picture of the product and a large orange Quorn logo. They cost £1.98 but can often be found on offer in Tesco for £1.29. The frozen alternatives are in a box of 6 and cost £1.89 so are better value.
Quorn describe these as 'delicious herb and black pepper quorn sausages'. They are made from primarily mycoprotein (a member of the fungi family), onions, thyme, sage and black pepper. There are a number of other ingredients which I will list later on. You can cook these in a number of ways, I tend to oven cook mine where you cook them for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. You can also grill them on medium setting for ten minutes, BBQ them for 10 minutes or fry them for 8 minutes. I find that unless I oven cook mine, the outer skin of the sausage goes black, because I dont like burned food I find that oven cooking is best for me.
When cooked, the sausages are a light brown colour with small specks of black and green which I assume to be the herbs and pepper. The outer skin is hard and when you cut into them you can see the difference in texture compared to the inside. I really like these sausages, I do believe they have a rubbery texture which differentiates them from normal sausages. I think Quorn have got the mix of herbs and pepper just right as these taste really good and the taste is not too strong yet not too bland. They do taste different to normal sausages because the texture is different and I find them to have a different flavour, these are more herby than the majority of sausages.
Each 50g sausage contains 60 calories, 0.5g sugar, 2.4g fat (0.3g saturates) and 0.5g of salt. I think they are 1 weight watcher point.
The sausages contain Mycoprotein (34%), Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Water, Onion, Vegetable Oil, Flavourings (with Colours: Iron Oxides), Milk Proteins, Textured Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch), Sage & Onion Stuffing (Breadcrumb, Rusk, Dried Onion, Salt, Herbs, Onion Powder, Chives, Wheat Flour, Pepper Extract,, Sage Extract), Tapioca Starch, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Black Pepper, Thyme, Parsley.
I really like these sausages and will continue to buy them. My partner eats these too and often says that he believes they taste nicer than normal sausages. I find they are much less greasy than regular sausages which is a highlight for me and makes them easier for me to eat. I would recommend anyone to buy these, particularly vegetarians who are looking for different meal ideas. These are probably my favourite Quorn product.
Manufacurer: Quorn / Type: Vegetarian