By Veggie Tom
I’ve tasted Quorn Peppered Steaks… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave them on the shelf?
The Quorn blurb reads: Deliciously succulent Quorn steaks topped with green and red peppers and cracked black peppercorns.
OK: Quorn has taken on burgers, sausages and mince, but meat-free steak is a tougher sell. The two in this pack are decently sized and cook quickly and easily – so how do they taste?
The tasting note: Think Quorn burgers but flatter. It’s still a case of texture over taste, though a peppery coating lends some welcome heat and spice. Buy them if the price fits – but you’ll want some sauce on hand.
The full ingredient list: Quorn Steak (92%) Mycoprotein, Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Onion, Flavouring, Rapeseed Oil, Milk Protein, Roasted Barley Malt Extract, Potato Protein, Tapioca Starch, Gelling Agent: Pectin , Pepper Coating: Water, Wheat Dextrose, Black Pepper, Salt, Green & Red Peppers, Vegetable Oil, Gelling Agent: Xantham Gum , 48% of product.
Mycoprotein? A nutritious, meat-free form of quality protein, naturally low in fat and high in protein & fibre.
Can you eat it? Fine for veggies, but not if you’re avoiding: wheat, barley, eggs, onions, milk and lactose.
Should you put it in the trolley? If it’s steak night and you need a decent, easy, veggie substitute, go for it – just don’t expect to be blown away.
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