Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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Quorn Mini Kiev
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Quorn Mini Kiev
Date: 21/02/10, updated on 17/03/10 (78 review reads)
Advantages: Look good, easy to cook, healthy
Disadvantages: Too herby and not enough runny, cheesy sauce inside
I love chicken kievs and haven't had them in ages so when me and my Vegetarian mate who I'm currently staying with and helping to clear her house out with, on the way back from doing a car boot sale (and a sudden snowstorm taking place thus stopping us in our tracks!) we took our earnings of a whopping £10.00 to Sainsbury's on the way home and decided to stock up the freezer a little when we saw these on offer for a pound a box (usually closer to £2.00 a box) and we decided to get them for our tea!
Clear plastic carton and over that there is a slide on/off cardboard sleeve and on that there is a photograph of the cooked kiev on there and I'm told that they are Quorn Kiev Bites ' Delicious mini garlic & herb Quorn kiev bites a great quick snack for any occasion' and that they are high in protein, a source of fibre and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly stated. Other information listed on the sleeve includes being told a bit more about the product, I'm told how to cook them (In the oven for 15 minutes), the size is stated (225g), a full nutritional chart is listed as are the ingredients and allergy advice stated and of course contact details for Quorn are listed. Nice enough, easy to open and uninformative packaging this is.
The Kievs Themselves:
Well I counted 10 rather small breadcrumbed rounds that were firm to the touch. I bunged them in a preheated oven and on a baking tray and cooked them from frozen in the 15 minutes suggestion time. They came out still firm to the touch and a lovely golden colour and didn't want look greasy at all and filled the kitchen up with a garlic aroma that was really nice!
Taste wise well we had a mixed result with these. My Vegetarian mate absolutely loved them..I wasn't so keen. Like I say she is a pure Vegetarian and I'm part time! What they are is breadcrumbed mycroprotein which is a form of fungi (mushroom). Inside there is a stiff but incredibly light tasting cream cheese and in my opinion that cream cheese was too stiff and not one bit runny and although the garlic within it was nice enough the blend of herbs was a bit too much and tasted too rich for me. All in all they are nice bite sized pieces, easy to cook however in my humble opinion the cheese inside was bland and I couldn't taste cheese as such just herbs and a strong aroma of garlic. Not for me, but me mate adored them and after only consuming just half of one she was talking about getting more! Not like chicken kievs so don't expect them to be but really not awful and they are well seasoned and good quality and at least they taste of something!
Nutritional Information Per 22g Bite:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Summary: Nice enough for a change
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