Contains: Soya, Gluten
Free from: Nuts, Palm Oil
Everyone’s favourite tofu people. I’d actually been warned heavily against these beforehand which I think is why they pleasantly surprised me (like you know when you have to downplay your bedroom abilities so when it comes to it, anything’s good? No? Just me? Shit.). Well for £2.50 for a sixer, it’s probably not the worst idea to give them a shot if you want a switch up from the everyday Quorn and Free From.
First thing I noticed is they’re chorizo red. That’s not meant to be an arty term, they’re the spicy, blood red of your favourite Spanish sausage. Does this mean it’s spicy? Are we in for a treat? Have we found another holy grail? No. What we have found, however, is a proper vegetable sausage – one where you can see the vegetables that actually make it up. You bite into it and it… well it turns to a mush. It’s not necessarily a bad mush, but it’s not got the substance or thiccccness you’d associate with a good sausage. One thing I noted was it was saucy (ooh-la-la?), not that it was gushing (violent retching noises.) but it holds liquid inside which I think is why it has that soft bite to it.
Taste. The taste isn’t actually all that bad but the only thing I can liken it to is baked beans in sausage form, a beanie banger if you will. I’m sure we’re all fans of the good ol’ sausage and beans but it really limits what it pairs well with. Baked potato (as I had it)? Ace, tip top, number one sausage. Pasta? Eh… Rice? Gag. The sausage juice is somewhat tomatoey as well which really locks in that baked bean taste.
I would say you could definitely feed this to an omnivore but never pass it off for a sausage. A baked bean submarine maybe but not a chorizo. It actually scores fairly low in the omnivore department because it just doesn’t have the texture, doesn’t have the taste but aesthetically? Sure.
- My Rating: 3/5
- Omnivore Score: 1/5
- Overall: 2/5
Find this product at: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s Morrisons, and various health food stores.