Product Type: Redwood Vegi-deli Ready Meals
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Meat Free and Fabulous!
Redwood Vegi-deli Sage and Onion Slices
Member Name: cyberem78
Redwood Vegi-deli Sage and Onion Slices
Advantages: Taste great, versatile. Ethical and vegan.
I am a vegetarian who is trying to move closer to a vegan lifestyle and the other day I went shopping to my local Holland and Barratt where I found these Vegi Deli Sage and Onion Slices in their chilled section. They were £1.59 for a pack and they looked similar to the Quorn branded slices I eat regularly.
The slices come in a small plastic packet. You have to cut open the top with scissors or a knife and I found it quite difficult. An easy peel back plastic top would be much better. You end up cutting into the hard plastic holder where the slices are. The front of the pack has a lot of information printed on it - a bit too much to be honest. It's so busy that it's disfficult to spot the Vegan and Vegetarian approved stamps. There are also two other stamps saying that this product is acknowledged as being an 'ethical company' and has received an award for being so. A 'Meat Free' flag is clear to see near to brand's 'The Redwood Co.' logo.
There is also a label on the bottom of the packet which tells you the ingredients and nutritional values. The slices are made in a meat, agg and dairy free environment and contain soya protein, wheat gluten and potato starch. They are flavoured with dried onion and sage as well as carrageenan spices. You get 100g of product per pack and nutritional values are provided for this amount so each 100g provides 233 calories and 14.1 grams of fat. The slices are also marked as being free from hydrogenated fats and oil and are cholesterol free and GMO free too.
The slices are about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and each slice varies in thickness. They are a mushroom brown colour and are flecked with little black and green pieces. They smell like stuffing balls - the aroma is very mouth watering. The slices have a drier consistency than Quorn slices do but I really like the texture and find that once you start chewing them they feel fluffy and soft with the odd speck that feels like a soft seed. They are easy to tear up into smaller slices with your fingers if you need too. The slices have a strong onion flavour which is very pleasant and they have a more earthy aftertaste which is also very nice. I find them quite addictive to be honest.
I haven't eaten meat since I was very young and I can't remember what it's like so I don't know if these slices are meant to replicate meat in some way. They look less meat-like than Quorn's slices though which is just fine by me as I am sometimes put off by the appearance of 'fake' meat.
I have been eating these with many different meals but find that they are excellent for spicing up a piece of toast. They are also great with vegetables and mash or even just peeled straight from the pack and eaten alone. I will definitely be buying these again as I find them so tasty and I love that I can eat them and have my conscience my clear. Great product from a brand that I can respect.
Summary: Great product, tasty and ethical.
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