Veggie Tom has tasted Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages

By Veggie Tom 
I’ve tasted Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave them on the shelf?

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages blurb reads:  A blend of soya protein and natural flavours make this superb vegetarian sausage.

OK:  Gone are the days when barbecues and fried breakfasts meant veggies had to miss out. But vegetarian sausages vary hugely in taste and texture – so how to Linda McCartney’s compare?

The tasting note: These really are the gold standard. Even some meat eaters like them, which is saying something. They cook up to a nice crisp outer coating and a satisfyingly toothsome texture on the inside – and the seasoning stops them being bland.

The full ingredient list: Water , Textured Soya Protein (17%) , Soya Concentrate , Vegetable Oil , Flavourings , Rusk , Stabiliser: Methyl Cellulose, Tomato Puree , Textured Soya Protein contains: Soya Concentrate , Flavourings contain: Dextrose, Salt, Onion, Yeast Extract, Colour Red Iron Oxide , Rusk contains: Wheat flour, Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Carbonates.

Methyl Cellulose? Or E461 to you and me – used a thickener and emulsifier, it’s synthetic, indigestible and non-toxic. Also used in some ice-creams and toothpastes, and to make the slime in the movie Ghostbusters. Don’t let that put you off the sausages, though.

Can you eat it? Fine for veggies & vegans, but not if you’re avoiding: wheat, gluten, onions, yeast and sulphites.

Should you put it in the trolley? Linda McCartney veggie sausages are among the best – they’re juicy and well-seasoned and they crisp up nicely too.

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The Can I Eat It? Team are continually updating and adding more vegetarian products to the App’s database. If you have the Can I Eat It? App, you can put the Linda McCartney products tasted on your iPhone by scanning or entering any of the barcodes below.  You don’t have it yet!  Download the app now.

Not forgetting:

Barcode: 5060045384959
Linda McCartney Fish Free Scampi
They won’t be to everyone’s taste, but these firm-textured, slightly lemony and surprisingly fishy bites are nice, crispy nibbles.  Tasted by Veggie Tom.

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