“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Vegetarians „
With my mate being Vegetarian I, of late have become one too for the most part of the time now too!
We eat loads of vegetables and stuff that is reasonably healthy and as we are in a house at the moment (opposed to being on holiday in a caravan as we have been for the most part of this year so far lol) are now able to cook up some more interesting meals! I popped out and purchased a bag of this meat free mince from Sainsbury's and purchased it cos at the the time it was a bit cheaper than Quorn mince to be honest and thought it would be worth a go.
454g orange bag with a photograph of the mince in a bolognese sauce on the front and I'm told that it is Sainsbury's Meatfree Mince ' Simple & delicious meatfree mince made from soya protein for all your favourite recipes!' and that it is free from artificial colours or preservatives, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly displayed. Other information on the back of the bag includes a full nutritional chart being displayed, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm told how to store it and ideas on how to cook it are also given, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Sainsbury's are as usual listed. Nice enough packet that is informative enough and easy to open etc.
The Mince Itself:
Well it looks like mince in the way it's little pieces and is brown in colour. They are small pieces and flow out of the bag with ease even when frozen which makes it easy and straightforward to use (and this is best used from frozen of course).
Your best off using this as you would do mince and that's to gently fry it off first. It only takes around 6-7 minutes to brown it off and of course as it isn't meat it contains no real visible fat or gristle at all and needs to be cooked in a little oil.
I really like this meatfree mince a lot. It does taste like soya on it's own but mixed with sauces or in a Shepherd's pie or whatever to me , as a meat eater, it tastes like meat to be honest with you!
Very versatile, looks like meat and is nicely seasoned I like this healthy option of a soya based product alot though I still think on the quality stakes that Quorn mince wins out slightly as it is slightly larger bits so feels like more to tuck into!
Nutritional Information Per 76g:
Saturated Fat: 0.6g
Total Sugars: 3.7g
£1.89 a bag only in Sainsbury's stores (Currently on offer at 2 bags for £3.00!).