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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
        Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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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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        www.quorn.co.uk/about/

        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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              07.10.2010 22:59
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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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                  04.02.2010 17:17
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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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                  04.02.2010 13:55
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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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                      12.01.2010 16:36
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                      Quorn Savoury Mini Eggs - Lovely Treat

                      I absolutely love Quorn's mini savoury eggs. They are great to have in the fridge to just snack on, but beware, they are addictive. A pack does not last a day in our house!

                      Some of you may not know what Quorn is, so I will explain that first.
                      Quorn is a mycoprotein which is a member of the fungi family. It is high in protein, low in fat and has zero cholesterol. It is also high in dietary fibre and essential amino acids.

                      Quorns mini eggs are too small to contain a whole boiled egg. Instead they have quite a small amount of egg mayo. The mayo centre is then wrapped in sausage style Quorn. Some Quorn products do taste far more meaty than others and this is one of them. I did used to eat meat until 6 years ago when I gave it up completely and I would say the sausage style Quorn does taste rather meaty and absolutely gorgeous.

                      Wrapped around the sausage style quorn is a lovely crumbly golden breadcrumb mixture. This holds it all together in a neat little mouthful of a package. Overall there are quite a lot of herbs in these mini savoury eggs, which might not suit everyone, but I for one love them.

                      In tesco you can pick up a pack of 12 for £2.28, which is quite steep for such a tiny snack, Then again, nothing is cheap these days and we all have to have a little treat now and again, don't we.

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                        A tasty and healthy snack

                        I have tried quite a lot of Quorn products, as I am not that keen on meat, and tend to choose Vegetarian options fairly often. One of the Quorn products that I had not tried was the Mini Savoury Eggs, so when I saw them in my local Sainsbury's, I thought I would give them a try. They cost £1.99 for a pack containing twelve eggs. This seems quite expensive, as the pack only contains 240g, but Quorn products can often be found at a reduced price, or on special offer.

                        Quorn is made from Mycoprotein, which is a nutritious member of the fungi family. It is naturally low in fat (less than 3%) and high in protein and fibre. Each mini savoury egg weighs 20g, and has a filling made with chopped free range egg, and then coated with a herb flavoured Quorn sausage mixture, and on the outer layer, a coating of golden breadcrumbs.

                        Each mini savoury egg contains -
                        50 kcals
                        3.0g protein
                        4.2g carbohydrate
                        2.3g fat
                        0.9g fibre
                        0.3g salt

                        I thought that the mini savoury eggs had a really nice taste, and my two year old daughter also enjoyed them. They are a quick and healthy snack, and would be great for putting in lunchboxes, picnics and for parties. I did find that the texture was a little dry, though, so they may be better served with a dip or sauce, as an accompaniment. When compared to a meat Scotch egg, I imagine that these Vegetarian ones will be a little more dry and contain less moisture, but it is not a major problem.

                        Allergy advice - contain egg, mustard and wheat gluten. Produced in a factory that handles milk.

                        Unlike a lot of other Quorn products, Mini Savoury Eggs cannot be frozen, and must be eaten within 24 hours of opening the pack.

                        I really enjoyed this product, and will probably buy it again, but I will wait until I see it reduced or on offer in the supermarket.

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                        Introduction and reason for purchase
                        I first decided to become a vegetarian at around age 15 as I didn't like fish at all and ate little in the way of meat so decided to cut it out completely. When I reached my early twenties I started craving bacon and chicken and so became a bit of a lapsed version of my former self, though mainly I stuck to my vegetarian diet as it was what I preferred and even now age 37 I only tend to eat meat and fish once or twice a week with most of my meals centering around vegetarian alternatives with Quorn playing a major part in my diet.

                        My family are all meat eaters though do like most Quorn products that I buy, and in particular the Quorn 'Mini Savoury Scotch Eggs' which are always a firm favourite, with my review discussing this product.

                        What are they?
                        These are mini vegetarian versions of scotch eggs which are made up using free range eggs for the filling in the centre, which in turn are ensconced in a delicious herb/ sausage tasting filling before finally being covered completely in breadcrumbs on the outside.


                        Price, packaging & availability
                        I first spotted these scotch style eggs a few years ago when I had gone shopping with my mum to Morrisons and spotted them immediately in the chiller section whilst looking for something else. I remember even back then they were well over the £2 mark and having bought some only a few days ago noticed they were priced at £2.40, so they aren't the cheapest of items to buy but then again most food is expensive these days!

                        The quorn eggs are packaged in a plastic transparent tray with individual sections for each egg with a film like plastic covering which keeps them sealed fresh. There is the Quorn logo on the front in white lettering along with the name of the product on an orange background with all the relevant consumer information, such as ingredients and storage instructions etc on the underneath but the packaging itself is quite plain and simple apart from this which I like. I do like the fact that the eggs are clearly visible through the plastic tray as you get to see exactly what you are purchasing.

                        Availability wise I've only seen these available from larger Supermarkets and know that our local Morrisons always has them in stock, though Asda used to sell them regularly but the last time I visited the one closest to my home after a fruitless search I asked the lady stacking the shelves with vegetarian products and she said they'd stopped selling them. I don't shop at Asda very often anyway so can't comment on whether this was a temporary thing as they were out of stock or not.


                        Our experience of eating these

                        The pack is quite easy to get into as there is an overhanging edge on one corner of the tray that makes it easier to grasp the cover to remove. What I'm not so keen on though is how flimsy this cover appears to be as it can be easily pierced, which I've seen trays like this sometimes before in the Supermarket and once pierced or open the eggs can quickly lose their freshness so I do think the cover could be made a little bit more thicker at least.

                        On opening the packaging there is a real 'herby' smell that emits the second the cover is removed and the eggs just smell extremely inviting. Each egg is about 1inch in diameter and are just the right size for lunchboxes, picnics buffets etc. I tend to buy these purely as a treat for us all to enjoy with the most latest purchase being as part of a picnic lunch we were planning on having over the bank holiday weekend.


                        On biting into the product the breadcrumbs are quite soft to the point they become extremely crumbly once the egg has been bitten into,unless you eat them in one whole mouthful like my husband which causes less mess. Personally I prefer to nibble away at these and enjoy every savoury moment as the only problem is they are too moreish and one is never enough.

                        Once you've bitten through the outer breadcrumb coating you are met with the sausage (Mycoprotein) herb filling which offers the tastiest part before finally the egg in the centre. The texture of the sausage filling is quite soft and very easy to chew which literally melts in the mouth creating a mouthwatering sensation.


                        My thoughts
                        I really enjoy eating vegetarian foods and I remember when I first stopped eating meat there was such a limited amount of meat alternatives around compared to the likes of Quorn etc today. I like trying out new products, especially by Quorn, as there isn't anything I've tried from this brand that I don't actually like, with these mini eggs being probably at the top of the list when it comes to my favourite foods.

                        Each egg seems more moreish than the last and whilst I do like the handy picnic sizes they come in a larger version would make a nice welcome change, as Holland & Barrett produce their own large scotch egg which is more filling so would be ideal as a snack or as part of luncheon dish (though I have to say as tasty as H&B's eggs are they aren't a patch on the Quorn mini eggs).

                        I've found these eggs to very palatable and whilst they are made of 'dry' fillings they are actually have a moistness to them which makes them very easy to eat and digest. I do enjoy to eat these on their own but find they are more favourable when dipped in chilli or mustard flavoured mayonnaise as it brings out the herb stuffing taste so much more in my opinion.


                        Recommended?
                        I think the answer is obvious here, as I have nothing negative to say about the actual product at all. My few criticisms regard the packaging which I've already mentioned as I feel the thinness of the covering is *too* thin and this could definitely be improved. Once opened these eggs have to be eaten within 24 hours - not that they get chance to last that long in our house anyway - but if only one person is eating them then it's worth bearing this in mind before buying them. I have read that they can be bought in packs of 6 which would be ideal for someone who only wants to eat the odd one or two, but I personally haven't seen the 6 packs in the Supermarkets I've been to so can't comment on availability.

                        Another thing I've noticed is the very short shelf life these eggs have, which yes I understand they are a fresh product so aren't going to have too long a life, but often when I've managed to track them down the date on the packaging is for the very next day - despite rummaging through all the other trays. I find this to be disappointing as it means I'm limited to buying only one pack at a time and as they don't sell them in the supermarkets where I live it means a trek across town to Morrisons which isn't always convenient to do.

                        Those are my only concerns however as the eggs themselves score full points on taste, the only problem with them being is there never seems to be enough of them. They are a tasty treat on their own or make a perfect accompaniment when eaten with salads and always seem popular with guests if we have had a buffet at a social gathering with friends and family.


                        Miscellaneous~
                        *50 calories per egg
                        *Source of protein
                        *Contains Egg, Mustard and Wheat Gluten and is made in a factory that handles Milk so allergy sufferers take note.
                        *Once opened eat within 24 hours
                        *Not suitable for home freezing
                        *Can be found in the chiller section at most large supermarkets
                        *For more information contact www.quorn.co.uk


                        Top marks from me.
                        5/5

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                          They are really tasty and quite healthy, worth the price to me.

                          I have been a vegetarian for about 13 years now, since the age of about 9 so I have not tried many types of "real meat", scotch/savoury eggs included. However, my partner is a meat eater, although he also eats many vegetarian products with me as I do the cooking.

                          He is a fan of savoury eggs though, and was amazed by the likeness to the "real" ones. I can't compare them to real ones, but they taste delicious nonetheless. The sausage "meat" is really tasty with a slight spiciness to it, although it is a little grey in colour. I'm not keen on egg but it's nothing to do with being vegetarian, I just don't like the taste. These savoury eggs were great for me in that sense as they only contained a small amount of egg encased in a thick layer of sausage. The breadcrumbs are tasty but are a little soft.

                          All in all, they are a tasty snack that I have recently been getting a craving for after originally only trying them once! They are quite expensive compared to the real ones (about £1.48 for 6), but they are better for you (containing about 50 calories) as they don't have all the fat from the sausage.

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