I usually find myself craving crispy, breaded anything so these schnitzels are right up my alley. All they took was about 5 minutes per side in a lightly oiled pan set to medium heat. You simply cook them until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. I finished mine with a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper flakes and served them up with a fresh garden salad.
What I loved about them was how crispy and satisfying they were. As I said, I'm a sucker for anything breaded and crispy and these certainly delivered. I also loved the flavour of the schnitzel as a whole although I believe they desperately needed salt to bring out that flavour. Almost anything that's breaded and fried however requires tons of salt, it's a fact so it's not unique to these schnitzels. They're also quite economical because they're inexpensive and paired with an inexpensive salad, you've got a super cheap meal.
BYPASS or BUY - BUY! Love, Love, Love! As I said, they're ridiculously crispy and delicious and had a good flavour that was brought out by the salt they needed. I loved the price and would most definitely buy them again. Eating these also made me excited to try their nuggets because I feel like they'll be similar but bite sized snacks are always more fun aren't they?
What I love about this product is that there's enough in there to get a couple sammies out of. I was able to get 2 hearty sandwiches out of the package and for the price, that's a pretty good value. When paired with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and cheese, this was wholly reminiscent of my childhood sandwiches without any of the grosie josie things I remember about eating lunch meat. It was exactly what I'd hoped it would be and now I have something to add to my sandwich rotation that I know I'm going to enjoy!
BYPASS or BUY - BUY! I suggest giving this product a go. As I said, it's everything you want from a lunch meat sammie without any of the gross attributes actual lunch meat has. It's got protein, it tastes good, and it's easy to throw together for a yummy lunch on the go. Definitely give this one a go!
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They're super easy to cook, just a few minutes on each side until brown and nicely crisped. I set them up with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and spicy cheddar and dove in. They're pretty delicious I must admit, they definitely gave me the veggie burger vibe I've been missing in this country. They crisped up nice on the outside but didn't dry out which was great. They had great flavour and held together throughout the entire burger eating process. I also loved how they looked with their ridges and crispy fried appearance. I was definitely impressed.
BYPASS or BUY - BUY! If you're looking for a burger experience that actually satisfies that veggie burger craving, these are the burgers for you. They were flavourful, crispy, and really held up against all of my toppings. One thing I must remind you all is to be mindful of your bun to burger ratio. The patties are a little bit thin so you must be mindful when choosing buns. If your bun is too big, the patty will definitely get lost creating a dry and less impressive experience. Overall, wonderful product and I can't wait to try the rest of their line!
They're super easy to whip up. Just a little oil in a frying pan and some browning action on both sides is all it takes. As the name suggests, they are very pepper forward in appearance and flavour. I loved the flavour of these steaks and I found they paired super well with my roasted brussel sprouts and sauteed mushrooms and onions. They were exactly what I wanted them to be for the meal I had planned.
I found them to be a little spongy which I often find is the problem with a lot of these meat free meats. Texture is probably one of the hardest things to nail when it comes to mimicking a meat product and unfortunately, these fell short in that department. I also found them to be a little thinner than I anticipated which was kind of a let down. My only other complaint would be that the package suggests eating them both within 24 hours after opening the package which is fine if there's two of you but for one it kind of forces you to eat them both immediately and if you're like me and not in the mood for the same thing the next day, that can be a bit of a hindrance.
BYPASS or BUY? - I'm torn. I really enjoyed the flavour but the texture and size of the steaks were a bit of a let down. I'll leave this one up to you guys to try and come to your own conclusions. Let me know what you guys thought of them when you try them, I want to hear from you!
All it takes is a little oil in a hot pan and some browning on all sides and these babies are ready to go. I often have found sausages by other veggie brands to be spongy and lacking that outer crust I remember so distinctly from meat based sausages but these sausages delivered. Not only did I absolutely love the flavour of them, but they fried nicely on the outside and even popped a little when I cut into them. The texture was much meatier than other brands I've tried and had a great texture, one that felt right when chewing. They're pretty freaking delicious to be honest, worth every euro I paid for them.
No only were these delicious, but they inspired me to check out Cauldron's website to see what other products they offer and they have a pretty good selection of veggie meat products. Other sausage varieties, three different styles of falafel, and tofu products as well. I'm definitely going to look for the rest of their products the next time I hit the market. Check out their website for their information, products, and even a sign up for recipes and such! https://www.cauldronfoods.co.uk/
BYPASS or BUY? BUY BUY BUY! I'm obsessed. These are for sure going to be part of my once a week breakfast unless their other sausages are even better :)
They were the perfect addition to an otherwise light and refreshing salad. They provided a nice warm component, had a really enjoyable flavour and texture, and as I mentioned, added some much needed protein. I found myself looking forward to every bite of salad with a filet on it and the amount of fillets in the package was perfect for a meal sized salad or you could split it into two side salads as well.
Affter baking for 45 minutes, the top of the pie started to look a little dark so I decided to remove it at that point despite the box stating 45 - 50 from frozen. The top of the pie was like a flaky phyllo style pastry while the bottom portion of the pie was more traditional in its texture. As always, I flipped the pie over to eat from the bottom because c'mon guys, that's the only way to eat these types of pies. The filling is always the best part and then you can decide how much crust you want to eat. Unlike the Moroccan pies from this brand, I found the crust / filling ratio to be much better so I was able to eat the entire thing myself.
The filling was super rich and full of veggies which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was creamy and delicious although I found myself searching for that distinctive cheddar flavour I was looking for but that's probably the only thing I didn't like about them and that's a reach because they were pretty delicious. I loved the consistency of the filling as well, it was thick and creamy which I enjoyed.
BYPASS OR BUY? - BUY! I seriously suggest buying them for yourselves! The pie is large enough that it will feed 2 if you enjoy it with a nice salad to cut through the richness. It's only 1.99 which I think is well worth what you get for it. It was super rich and yummy and as I mentioned, there was the perfect crust - filling ratio. It's going to be something I eat again for sure!
These were especially tempting because they had a slew of delicious ingredients inside like kale, chickpeas, and peppers and I imagined that the Moroccan aspect would be the aromatic spices and flavours I was expecting on the inside.
Cooking from froze, they take about 35 - 40 minutes which at the time, felt like an eternity. When they came out of the oven they were golden brown and had puffed up quite nicely. I was eagerly awaiting popping them out of their tins and tearing into them. Interesting, I couldn't really smell anything which I was surprised about but I was not deterred, I was still excited to crack into them
Once cracked, they oozed out with a delicious and fragrant sauce full of veggies and chickpeas. The filling itself was absolutely delicious and so comforting despite not being a traditional "pot pie". They were hearty and wonderful and the crust itself was flaky and light. If I had to make a complaint, I'd say the ratio of crust to filling was a little bit off. I ended up flipping the second pie over and eating from the bottom so I could avoid the excess crust from the top. Considering that's the only complaint, I'd say these hit the spot!
BYPASS OR BUY? - BUY They're super flavourful and filling, the crust is flaky and delicious although rather abundant, you can eat around it. They were only 1.99 euros for two so you could essentially have them for lunch one at a time with a salad or enjoy them for dinner in a pair. I absolutely loved them and I suggest you guys get out there and try a box for yourself!
Can I get a YAAAASSS for the beyond meat burger coming to the U.K.? Beyond Meat confirms that the beyond burger is heading to the U.K. this year after a successful entry into Canadian markets and a hiccup in production that saw a shortage in Canadian markets. For those of you that don't know, the popularity of the beyond burger is astronomical and was so successful in Canada that beyond meat was unable to keep up with production leaving Canadian fans of the burger travelling to the United States to get their fix.
Beyond Meat is now on top of production and heading to the U.K. where excited vegans and vegetarians have been waiting for this moment since the burger came out. Beyond burgers simulate a beefy burger in every way imaginable in that they appear like beef, fry up and smell like beef, and taste just like a juicy, beef burger leaving you questioning whether the burger is actually plant based. It gives an exceptional amount of protein without any of the cruelty to animals or environmental impact that traditional beef burgers come with.
Producing plant based burgers uses a fraction of the water and reduces greenhouse gases significantly when compared to traditional, factory farmed beef burgers. The environmental benefit to eating plant based is widely recognized and I think it's safe to say that more and more people are waking up to these facts and attempting to change their eating habits to reflect this. With Global Warming being a big issue that is regularly discussed, it's obvious that it is getting through to people as they turn to plant based proteins to contribute to greenhouse reductions.
Beyond Burgers are delicious y'all. If you haven't tried one, you need to. I shared one with my meat eating father and a couple of my meat eating friends and they all agreed that the burgers were delicious. As I said, they're ridiculously juicy and give you the same satisfaction of eating a beef burger without contributing to an industry that is cruel to animals and destroys the environment. I am so excited at this expansion into U.K. markets and hope to see Beyond products on shelves across the globe. :)
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Lover of a variety of things including cheese, fresh produce, and baby animals of all varieties.