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      10.03.2015 17:43
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      Just as addictive as the meat alternatives!

      I've recently been trying to cut down on the more fattening meats as I'm trying to watch my weight. In doing so, I decided to give Quorn mince a try and haven't bought meat mince since. A vegetarian friend gave me one of these scotch eggs to try, knowing that I am a big fan of the meat version. I happily ate one and instantly bought a pack for myself. I am now addicted!

      These eggs come in packs of 9 or 12 and cost around £2. Whilst more pricey than the meat versions, they look exactly the same and the taste is fairly similar too. The only difference is the texture of the 'meat' inside, which is seasoned very well, with a subtle taste of egg. Plus, they're significantly healthier than the meat ones, particularly where saturated fat is involved - these hardly contain any! Great for meat lovers who are on a diet.

      My only issue with these is that I wish they were just as cheap as the meat alternatives. Particularly when they are very moreish and you have to stop yourself from eating more than the recommended 3, just so you don't eat the whole pack in one go and have to buy more. Other than that they're great. But for the price, I think I'm definitely going to have to make these a treat snack.

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      25.02.2015 21:18
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      Delicious and a nice addition to salads

      Having been vegetarian for most of my life I'm always excited when new products come out. Sometimes a non vegetarians idea of what a vegetarian would like to eat is sadly lacking but Quorn never disappoints.

      What a gem these are. It's great having a snack/picnic item that isn't cheese based. I love these cut in half in a salad as not only are they tasty but they are filling. It's great having an item for a buffet that vegetarians and meat eaters will both like. My meat eating friends have all said how they like these and in fact now buy in preference to meat picnic/scotch eggs.

      Quorn products never disappoint and these are no exception. The only criticism, and it's only slight, is that I'd like the pack they come in to be self sealing like some other products have. This would mean that you wouldn't have to worry about them drying out in the fridge although a bit of cling film does the job.

      Quorn, keep on producing these as they are delicious

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      01.01.2015 18:08
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      Gorgeous vegetarian mini eggs

      While I'm not vegetarian, sometimes I like to seek out alternative versions of some of my favourite meat snacks. I love mini eggs but find that some supermarket 'cheaper' ones can taste not as nice or can occasionally have gristly pieces of meat in the eggs which is very off-putting.

      I had been looking for these for a while after reading a review but they had eluded me recently when I saw some in Sainsbury's. They cost me £2.30 which is more than I normally spend on mini eggs but I really wanted to try them so bought a packet.

      The Eggs

      My packet had 12 eggs inside, each in it's own compartment. You just peel open the packet to get to the eggs. While the pack is easy opened, I would have preferred some way of resealing the pack to keep out air and to stop the eggs going off quickly.

      I did find that when I first bit into the egg, they aren't as soft as their pork counterparts and this was a slightly odd sensation to me as someone more used to meat versions. However, after I had eaten one or two of the eggs, I soon got used to this new, firmer texture.

      I really liked the taste of these eggs. They are very flavourful and there is a strong herby taste that makes these eggs very moreish. I do find that there's not a great deal of flavour from the egg mayonaise middle of these eggs but the herby 'sausage' layer more than makes up for the lack of flavour from the centre of these eggs.

      Price and Availability

      I paid £2.30 for mine from Sainsbury's but according to MySupermarket, these can be bought in various supermarkets including Asda and Waitrose for around £1.50 - £2.00. I do wonder if maybe they aren't as popular in Northern Ireland and not as readily available and would explain the higher cost as well.

      Nutritional Information per egg

      Energy – kj/kcal 215/51
      Protein 3.0g
      Carbohydrate2 4.2g (of which sugars 0.2g)
      Fat11.5g2.3g (of which saturates 0.2g)
      Fibre 0.9g
      Salt 0.3g

      Ingredients

      Mycoprotein (34%), water, onion, sage & onion stuffing (breadcrumb, rusk, dehydrated onion, salt, herbs, onion powder, chives, wheat flour, pepper and sage extracts), textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch), vegetable oil, flavouring (with colour: iron oxides), egg mayonnaise (16%) [chopped free range egg, mayonnaise (vegetable oil, free range egg yolk, spirit vinegar, sugar, mustard flour)], tapioca starch, dried free range egg white, Cumberland spice seasoning (salt, wheat flour, dextrose, rusk, spice & herb extracts, pepper, thyme, parsley), gelling agent: pectin; batter & breadcrumb (wheat flour, salt, yeast, vegetable oil, colour: paprika extract).

      For those with allergies these eggs contains Egg, Mustard & Wheat Gluten. Produced in a factory which handles Milk as well.



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      11.11.2014 18:33
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      Finally a cheese & onion free picnic snack!

      I've been a vegetarian for about 13 years and I'm a big fan of Quorn products. I usually stick to the mince, pieces and fillets because I like the cook from scratch but I do use their convenience foods from time to time.

      When I first saw this product I was initially quite excited but not by the price so I waited for it to be on special offer before I sampled it.

      As a family we like to enjoy picnics in the Summer and we make a habit of packing one when we go out both to save money but also as part of the day. As a vegetarian picnic food can be a bit limiting. I missed the variety of goodies I used to enjoy as a child, the scotch eggs, sausage rolls etc. This is why I was so excited to try this product. I am sick and tired of cheese and onion in every shape or form, most vegetarian picnic and party food lacks imagination.

      Quorn mini savoury eggs come in a pack of 12 and are packed in a tray with a peel back lid. It would have been quite handy if it was packaged with a lid that you could reseal. The product itself was incredibly tasty. It had the usual Quorn flavour about it which is great because you know what to expect from Quorn that way. All members of my family enjoyed eating them and in a way I wish I had bought more! I was incredibly happy that finally there was a product that I could enjoy that wasn't cheese and onion based!

      Excellent idea, well done Quorn!

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      17.02.2014 17:54
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      Give them a try

      ---Product information : Taken from www.quorn.co.uk---

      Pack sizes:120g / 6 pack (chilled)
      240g / 12 pack (chilled)

      Nutritional information

      Typical Values

      Per 100g/ Per egg

      Energy - kJ/kcal 1075/257 215/51
      Protein 15.0g/ 3.0g
      Carbohydrate 21.0g/ 4.2g
      of which sugars 1.0g/ 0.2g
      Fat 11.5g/ 2.3g
      of which saturates 1.0g/ 0.2g
      Fibre 4.6g/ 0.9g
      Sodium 0.7g/ 0.1g
      Salt 1.75g/ 0.3g

      Ingredients
      Mycoprotein (34%), water, onion, sage & onion stuffing (breadcrumb, rusk, dehydrated onion, salt, herbs, onion powder, chives, wheat flour, pepper and sage extracts), textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch), vegetable oil, flavouring (with colour: iron oxides), egg mayonnaise (16%) [chopped free range egg, mayonnaise (vegetable oil, free range egg yolk, spirit vinegar, sugar, mustard flour)], tapioca starch, dried free range egg white, Cumberland spice seasoning (salt, wheat flour, dextrose, rusk, spice & herb extracts, pepper, thyme, parsley), gelling agent: pectin; batter & breadcrumb (wheat flour, salt, yeast, vegetable oil, colour: paprika extract).
      Contains Egg, Mustard & Wheat Gluten. Produced in a factory which handles Milk.

      ---Why I bought these---
      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.

      I've always been a fan of Scotch eggs so I thought I'd give these a try. I would be happier if they could make a full sized Scotch egg with a whole egg inside it, but these mini ones are a good enough substitute.

      ---Opinion---
      These are currently £1.60 for 12 in Asda which isn't a bad price for a convenience food. I normally have six with a salad which is enough for my lunch. They would also be great for a buffet or a picnic. You can eat them straight out of the packaging and they don't require any preparation. They are designed to be eaten cold and are very tasty; I have no idea if they can be warmed up but I imagine this would also taste quite nice.

      The egg mayonnaise is tasty but perhaps a little dry, I would like to see a bit more mayonnaise in there.

      The 'meat' part of them is very pleasing. In a normal Scoth egg, you would get sausage meat surrounding the egg. In these, it's Quorn's mycoprotein instead, which is a sort of fungus; the main ingredient in all of Quorn's products. It's a very satisfying taste and texture and very pleasing for those of us who still like the taste of meat. If you gave me these and told me they were normal Scotch eggs, I wouldn't question it.

      Surrounding the 'meat' is a layer of breadcrumbs, the same with regular Scotch eggs. The breadcrumbs have a good texture; not too moist, not too dry and just the right amount.

      There is a slight taste of spicyness and herbs which adds to the interest and flavour.

      ---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---
      They are a good source of protein for people looking to get theirs from somewhere other than meat and they are healthier than their pork counterparts, with 75% less saturated fat.

      I would definitely recommend these for a tasty meat-free snack.

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        23.08.2013 13:18
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        Love 'em!

        The eggs come in a plastic tray with a plastic seal of a lid. Each egg sits neatly in it's own little hole. One thing which I do not like about the packaging is the fact that once they packet has been opened then it does not seal very well afterwards and so the 'air' can get to the eggs which doesn't keep them so fresh which is annoying.

        These Quorn Savoury Mini Eggs are basically a vegetarian version of scotch eggs. They are very attractive to look at consisting of a round shape which is smothered in golden breadcrumbs. You can only see the centre once you have bit into the egg; you then see a greyish colour which is the mycoprotein which pretends to be the sausage part of the meat and then there is the egg centre.

        I cannot emphasise enough how delicious these eggs are. The breadcrumbs are soft and crumby and as you bite through the thin layer of breadcrumbs, you are greeted with a herby sausage. This has the same texture as a meat sausage - it's weird because one of the reasons why I do not like meat is because I hate the texture, whereas even though this 'sausagey' part of the egg has a 'meaty texture' - I do not mind because I know it's not meat. The egg centre consists of chopped egg which is very soft and fluffy. One thing which I find about these eggs is that they are quite dry whilst at the same time they are quite moist- it's hard to explain. They are so tasty and more-ish whilst at the same time I find them to be really filling.

        I love these mini eggs. They are great when you're hungry and great when you are not. They are a lovely snack and a great nibble when you are feeling peckish. They also go great on salads and are a great treat for picnics. Even though they are vegetarian, even the meat eaters in the house love them which is good....actually it's not good because it means that they eat them all and 12 little eggs do not go very far in our house.

        Each egg will provide you with 51 calories, which doesn't sound too bad....until you decide to eat a few of them and then the calories really add up. There are 0.2g of sugars per egg. One egg will provide you with 2.3g of fat of which 0.2g is saturated. There is also 0.3g of salt per egg. So all in all, one or two eggs are not going to harm you. Just don't go over the top like I do!!

        I have found that these Mini Eggs are not available everywhere which is annoying. Sometimes I find the Quorn range in supermarkets but then they don't sell these which is disappointing. I do find that they are quite expensive (probably because they are so hard to get hold of). They cost around £2.80 which I think is quite expensive - however I did find them on offer for £1.50 the other day which I thought was great. They eggs are of excellent quality however and even if they are expensive, I do think that they are great value for money.

        I would definitely recommend this mini eggs whether you are vegetarian or not!

        Thanks for reading!
        August 2013
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        16.08.2013 19:40
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        An appealing savoury snack for vegetarians and weight watchers - but keep eye on salt intake

        I have been trying to make the most of the summer weather when it has been with us which for me means lots of walks and picnics. Waitrose is my nearest supermarket so they have done quite well out of me when I suddenly decide to have a meal outdoors. Thankfully their selection of vegetarian snack foods is a good one and one of our regular purchases this year has been the Quorn Mini Savoury eggs. These are a sort of vegetarian Scotch egg with the sausage meat replaced by the Quorn mycroprotein - a member of the fungi family like mushrooms. This is naturally high in fibre and protein and low in fat, according to Quorn themselves. For this reason, the family members in my household that aren't vegetarian also eat these to help keep their fat intake lower than it would be if they had ate a traditional Scotch egg.


        The eggs are bite size and so perfect for lunchboxes or snacking on. I wouldn't find one or two very filling, so while there is 12 in a pack, they don't actually go that far if you are sharing them. The whole pack weighs 240g and costs me £1.60 so it isn't the best value snack perhaps but this price is actually lower now than when the eggs first came available. I paid around £1.99- £2.25 then and it does still seem to vary quite a lot. This is definitely something worth shopping around for if you can, as Quorn is often on an multi buy offer somewhere. The eggs are sold chilled so they are also often reduced near the end of the day. You do need to keep an eye on the use by date anyway because in my experience it isn't that long after purchase even when you haven't bought them reduced. Two or there days seems average but that may vary according to where you buy them from.


        The eggs make a good first impression as they have a herby, savoury smell which is very pleasant and not too overpowering. I can detect a bit of onion too. They also look a nice inviting size and won't leave your fingers greasy when you tuck in. I would prefer it if they came in a container that is more easily recycled than the current plastic packet. However, it does keep the eggs in one piece - probably because they are tightly packed in there. A re-sealable tub would have been better still but we do tend to mostly eat all the eggs at once and once opened they do have to be used within 24 hours anyway.


        On the outside is an attractive golden breadcrumb coating which doesn't taste as fatty as the meat ones sometimes did as I dimly recall. It isn't too crumby either which is definite plus if you are eating them on the go. I would like it if the breadcrumbs were a bit crispier as they are really soft. They aren't actually soggy though and I suppose a really crispy coating wouldn't be traditional. But then nor is making a meat free Scotch egg! Underneath this generous layer, is a thick herby sausage style band which really gives you something to sink your teeth into. This is what is made of Quorn. I don't always like the taste of Quorn itself and I think it can override other seasonings. But that isn't the case here. There is only the tiniest Quorn aftertaste and plenty of flavour from the seasoning. You can see a few tiny green herb flecks in this layer which makes it look attractive although as you will demolish an egg in a couple of bites you may miss that bit! In the centre is egg mixed with mayonnaise. Neither give much flavour compared to the sausage style part but their softness makes a nice contrast to the more solid outer layers. The egg still tastes fresh and doesn't have the rubbery texture I feared. It really fills the centre cavity which is just as well as the snack isn't huge. The problem I have when making my own versions of these is keeping everything together around the egg so I appreciate that part. I am also pleased to see that the eggs used are free range, as they should be. Overall these eggs are seriously tasty and definitely recommended for when you want an easy to eat savoury snack. I have a sneaky not very sophisticated way of eating these when no one is looking - dipped in mayonnaise [or vegan Mayola] and snuffed with salad in pitta pocket with some falafel. Lots of flavours mixed together but it works! Otherwise they would go with any salad I think.


        Nutrition wise, the packet states that each egg contains 0.2g o saturated fat which sounds impressive buy the eggs small size means I would have to multiply that by 3 or 4 to get my average serving! Salt levels per egg is a more disappointing 5% of an adults RDA so I do keep an eye on the rest of my salt intake that day. The boasted protein levels are 3.0g per egg which is useful.


        I would recommend these to anyone who likes Scotch eggs or just a generally moreish savoury snack. They aren't the cheapest product for the amount you get but they are good quality and taste very good, even if like me you are not always a Quorn fan. Some people do have an intolerance of the mycroprotein but the same could of course be said of other ingredients such as the onion or wheat flour. You can buy the Savoury Eggs in most supermarkets now although some seem to do them in the warmer months. Find them in the chiller with other refrigerated Quorn products or sometimes with the ready meals.

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        01.07.2013 13:22
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        Tasty snacking from Quorn

        I have said this so many times now; being vegetarian doesn't mean I live like a rabbit. There are so many products on the market nowadays that really makes being veggie easy!

        Quorn - Mini Savoury Eggs:

        'These delicious mini 'scotch' style eggs with all the taste of their famous meat equivalents but with around 75% less saturated fat.'

        - www.quorn.co.uk

        My Findings:

        I do tend to snack throughout the day so I always have nibbles and stuff in the fridge at home or at work. More so at work as being a lone worker I don't get the time to sit and eat a whole meal. I really like these mini savoury eggs and they go great with salads to take on picnics etc.

        They come in a pack of 12, each one is only a couple of mouthfuls. There is nice soft texture to them and the egg is the middle I have found to be nice and fluffy. I have never eaten the real meat version of one of these so I can't really comment on the differences. However my dad is a huge meat eater and really likes these.

        If you have ever eaten Quorn sausages there is a hint of taste in the mini savoury eggs, the breadcrumb coating is soft, not crispy in anyway. You can also taste a slight herby hint which gives it a nice touch with the soft egg filling. For me it is more the herby sausage you can taste the egg takes a massive back seat.

        I think it would be nice to have a bit more egg filling so you could at least get a better taste of it. That being said I still really like them and shall continue to purchase them.

        Allergy Information:

        Contains Egg, mustard and wheat gluten. Produced in a factory which handles Milk.

        Nutritional Information:
        Per mini savory egg
        Calories - 51
        Sugars - 0.2g
        Fat - 2.3g
        Saturates - 0.2g
        Salt - 0.3g

        Price and Availability:

        These are normally around £2/£2.50 per pack which I think is ok value for money. You can often find them on offer as in 3 for £5.00. I normally get mine from my local Asda as they seem to have a bigger selection than Tesco or Morrison's around here.

        Overall:

        I think these are a great idea from Quorn, perfect for snacking on, ideal for lunch boxes and picnics. I really like the taste and surprisingly these little beauties are certainly filling. These seem to be staple in my fridge of late!

        Four out of five stars from me.

        Thank you for reading.


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        Ingredients - (this looks scary!)
        Mycoprotein (34%), water, onion, sage & onion stuffing (breadcrumb, rusk, dehydrated onion, salt, herbs, onion powder, chives, wheat flour, pepper and sage extracts), textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch), vegetable oil, flavouring (with colour: iron oxides), egg mayonnaise (16%) [chopped free range egg, mayonnaise (vegetable oil, free range egg yolk, spirit vinegar, sugar, mustard flour)], tapioca starch, dried free range egg white, Cumberland spice seasoning (salt, wheat flour, dextrose, rusk, spice & herb extracts, pepper, thyme, parsley), gelling agent: pectin; batter & breadcrumb (wheat flour, salt, yeast, vegetable oil, colour: paprika extract).

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          06.01.2012 15:30
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          great party food or snack

          Being a vegetarian all my life, Quorn has always been a staple of my diet. I had never tried scotch eggs before, although people would often offer them to me not realising they have meat in!

          They are nice breadcrumb balls made from Quorn sausage and with egg in the middle, just like a normal scotch egg really but without the meat! The sausage is made from Mycoprotien, a meat substitute made from mushroom and soya. They are low fat, like other Quorn products, at 50 cals per egg and are a nice party snack on a buffet. They are also good if you just want a little snack, or even for children's lunchboxes! Straight out of the fridge and there you go!

          The coating is crispy and crumbles away nicely. The sausage is tasty and the egg has a really nice flavour to it.

          You get 12 in a pack which costs about £2 which is quite expensive for what they are, but I think that this is worth it!

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            31.10.2010 17:52
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            Addictive!

            Well what can I say - I am addicted to these! They are utterly delicious.

            Having been a vegetarian for about 15 years now I honestly can't remember what meat Scotch eggs used to taste like but i do know I used to like them. So when I saw these it was a must and I was not disspointed. I think I devoured the whole pack in one day!

            They are made from Quorn meat, with free range egg in the middle and then covered in bread crumbs. They are lovely and moist and very tasty.

            I often buy these when we are doing a party buffett for a vegetarian option but the meat eaters are soon tucking in, I don't think I have found some one yet who doesn't like them.

            They always come fresh not frozen. You can quite often find them reduced as the sell by date is near and I have quite often ate them a couple of days past the sell by date and they have been fine.

            They are healthy mid morning/afternoon snack being low in saturated fat and a couple is filling and keeps you full until lunch/dinner.

            My only complaint is that they are too expensive, I would buy them every week but at over £2 for a small pack they are abit pricey. I would also like to see them in a larger size as they are so yummy!

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              a good snack

              We just call these scotch eggs in our house as we never have the real ones, so it's easier to call them what they are a copy off.
              I won't go into what quorn is etc as most of you will know and I have done other reviews on quorn products.

              These are sold in packs of twelve and have become more expensive like everything else. The price now is around £2.49 per pack which is quite expensive but I think most vege stuff is more expensive than meat products.

              The scotch eggs come in a plastic packaging with a film lid over it. Once you open the pack and lift one out all you can see and feel is the breadcrumbs. Once you bite into it you will get the (quorn) sausage meat, then in the middle the boiled egg. These are quite tasty, but I find most vege stuff has extra flavours like herbs or garlic (otherwise it would be very bland).

              The good news is these contain less saturated fat than a real scotch egg, and each egg contains around 60 calories which might seem a lot but they are quite filling if you have 3 or 4.

              They are handy to have for lunch boxes or if you feel like picking at something (mainly just for the sake) as they are much better than a biscuit and have protein in.
              I find them tasty enough and my daughters also enjoy them both as a snack or part of their dinner.

              These can be bought from most supermarkets.

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                02.03.2010 16:40
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                Great for little snacks!

                Quorn Mini Savoury Eggs!

                If you have read my other review of the Quorn Mini kievs you will know that I have been a vegetarian for five years in May and it is a lot easier having a brand with lots of products that are suitable for vegetarians! Some times it is difficult to find products that are healthy, suitable for vegetarians and that are not expensive but Quorn solves these problems!

                The savory eggs are really quite nice but they again like the mini kievs they are a little bit dry but I guess you could make a sauce to go with them for just add mayo or ketchup with them! They are really great for packed lunches either for children or you. Perfect for little snacks thought out the day when you get hungry, as again like the other Quorn products, in my opinion they are really very filing!

                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! They Quorn eggs are about £1.99 and you get about 12 eggs in each pack! A great buy! Yummy.

                Conclusions

                *Cheap
                *Great for all the family
                *Even my sister who is not a vegetarian likes these
                *Good for little snacks through out the day
                *Great for lunch boxes
                *High in protein
                *High quality ingredients
                *Not really found in all supermarkets
                *Can be a little bit dry

                Thank you for reading my review

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                  Fantastic edition to the Quorn range...

                  A good edition to the Quorn range...

                  Having been a vegetarian since the age of 7 (when my mother finally gave up trying to feed me meat) one of the only things I have missed being able to eat is not bacon, steak or sausages as other veggies sometimes attest, but the humble Scotch egg and mini egg! I was therefore very pleased to spot these on the shelf of my local supermarket...

                  To be eaten cold from the packet these are the ideal addition to a picnic or just to eat as a snack. As they taste relatively authentic, even better (although I'm biased!) than standard pork-based mini picnic eggs, I'm sure meat eaters would be happy to munch on these as well as veggies (they might not even notice the difference!)

                  However, they do have a disadvantage - if you live alone or are the only person in your household that would eat these, then you only have 24 hours to eat all twelve! Even though I like them, that's quite a lot! Quorn state that the packet, once opened, should be consumed within this time frame...

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                  Great snack food for everyone.

                  I have been a vegetarian (but yes I eat fish!) for about 3 years, and these scotch eggs are a great little snack food.

                  I have never liked meat based scotch eggs, so I thought I wouldn't like these ones, however my husband did like scotch eggs before we turned veggie and so we decided to give these a try. I was pleasantly surprised with them, they are very tasty.

                  They are made from a micro protein and mushrooms, and they have egg in the centre. They are a strange little creation, but once you get over what they look like the taste is really nice.

                  These scotch eggs cost around £2.50 per pack and you get 12 in a packet, which is pretty good. They are usually found with all the other quorn products not with the other snack food.

                  These are great if you just want snacks for vegetarians, and for meat eaters they are probably a bit healthier than regular scotch eggs. So all round a pretty good product. I have given them to a lot of meat eaters and they have all liked them.

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                    31.01.2010 16:02
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                    A good alternative to the traditional scotch egg

                    I'm not a vegetarian (I like meat too much for that!) but I do love quorn products, so much so I actually prefer them to meat sometimes as the flavour is more subtle and texture is more to my taste.

                    One of the quorn products I've recently discovered are their version of scotch eggs, or as Quorn call them - Mini Savoury Eggs. I don't think I need explain what's in but just in case, they are basically little balls of egg mayonnaise wrapped up in minced quorn and breadcrumbs. They're sold in packs of 12 balls and are usually found in the supermarket deli counters or by the cut ham etc...

                    The only reason I bought these initially is that were reduced to 80p. Reduced items always catch my eye as I like to watch the pennies. I fancied an afternoon snack and thinking my OH wouldn't be interested I picked up a pack.

                    On opening the pack I was met the familiar smell of scotch eggs, which was odd considering these don't contain any pork, unperturbed however I dived in for my first taste. These are really good and don't taste much unlike regular scotch eggs, each egg is a good size, two bites and they're gone but are very satisfying at the same time. The quorn mince is seasoned well and doesn't overpower the egg contained within.

                    These were so good that sadly my OH sniffed them out and helped himself to some of them, that is saying something seeing as he normally can't stand Quorn. So my afternoon snack ended up as just a quick bite!

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