Product Type: Tesco Ready Meals
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Tesco Meat Free Hot Dog - There Is Absolutely No Dog Or Any Other Animal In This Sausage!
Tesco Meat Free Hot Dog Sausages
Member Name: spidystrider
Tesco Meat Free Hot Dog Sausages
Advantages: Tastes like the real thing
Disadvantages: It's a bit small
When I became a vegetarian, I thought my days of fast food were over. I had always enjoyed a burger or a hot dog once in a while, but accepted those days were over. I actually became a vegetarian overnight after reading a particularly harrowing book on animal cruelty. One day, I was a meat eater, the next I couldn't stomach the stuff. I therefore knew nothing about the vast range of vegetarian substitutes that were available. What a nice surprise I got!
Well I say I got a nice surprise, but quite a few meat free products I tried, tasted like rubber bands (not that I've ever had a thing for rubber, you should know!)
Tesco Meat Free Hog Dogs are different though, as they are so similar to meat hot dogs, it's hard to taste the difference. They have a similar texture and that slightly rubbery outside, that doesn't sound appealing, but is a feature of all hotdog/frankfurter sausages. They have a lightly smoked smell and flavour, giving them an authentic hot dog taste.
Tesco Meat Free Hot Dogs are quite small and slender, measuring in at approx. 4 inches long, which is the average size of a tinned hot dog. I find them a bit too small for the average hot dog bun though, as there is always empty bun at each end, which is a bit disappointing.
These hot dogs are made from a blend of soya and wheat proteins, with a list of ingredients shown below.
Rehydrated Wheat Protein (34%), Water, Vegetable Oil, Rehydrated Soya Protein (10%), Dried Egg White, Onion, Soya Protein Concentrate, Dextrose, Salt, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Garlic Powder, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Spices, Natural Colour (Beta-Carotene).
This product contains: Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Soya and Mustard. So is not suitable for anyone with those allergies.
*Nutritional Value per 2 hot dogs*
Calories - 135
Protein - 10.8g
Carbohydrate - 2.2g
of which sugars - 0.6g
Fat - 9.0g
of which saturates - 1.0g
mono-unsaturates - 2.6g
polyunsaturates - 5.4g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium* - 0.2g
*Salt Equivalent - 0.6g
Tesco Meat Free Hot Dogs are very quick and easy to cook and are best cooked from frozen. You just place them in a pan of boiling water, reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, drain well and serve. If wished, they can also be cooked in the microwave, in less than 2 minutes.
If you are looking for a meat free hot dog, which tastes like the real thing, then I'd recommend you give these hot dogs a try. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Summary: Tesco Meat Free Hot Dog - Tastes like a real hot dog
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