Free from: Nuts, Palm Oil, Soya
My number one food theory is that if you slather anything in enough panko breadcrumbs, it’ll taste good. One thing I’ve always loved about Quorn is they definitely know how to bring the bread to the party and they’re available just about everywhere. At £2.50 for two fillets, they are shockingly good value-for-money.
When I bought these my mind thought chicken kiev and katsu cutlets – crunchy/dry outside and a moist inner. Quorn definitely brought their shit together for this one. The crumbing layer is at that sweet spot where it’s not like a mouthful of the Gobi desert and it doesn’t come away from the fillet surface. It’s dry, it’s crunchy, it’s crumbly – the texture is perfect. The inside? Wet enough to sustain life and chunky enough to provide a good bite. As far as a fillet goes it’s damn near perfect.
Taste, however, is weak. Sure, the breadcrumbs provide the texture but the fillet itself? Tasteless. It tastes of grey, it looks grey. It’s not a mush, obviously a good thing, but it’s just a bland slab. Saying that, it’s held up to it’s omni counterpart well overall. Could you put this in an unsuspecting person’s meal? Sure. They probably wouldn’t know it was meatless but your ability to season would be put on trial.
- My Rating: 3/5
- Omnivore Score: 4/5
- Overall: 3.5/5
Find this product at: Sainsburys, Ocado, Waitrose, Tesco.