This being the first 'mock' chicken I had tried I am very impressed. Although the pieces are small they pack quite a taste, I was nervous to eat them at first but will be eating them again.
gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
Pros: delcious, tastes real
As a new vegetarian I'm pretty critical of mock meats. I was scared to try these plain because I've had some bad experiences with fake chicken.
But these blew my mind. I actually went back to check the package to make sure it wasn't real. I was even able to trick my brother into thinking it was real chicken, which was quite an achievement. My dad loves them too, which is equally impressive (:
If you're looking for mock meat that just about perfectly mimics the real thing, look no further...seriously.
Pros: One of the better mock, crispy, tasty
Cons: Expensive, could make homemade
My son and my friends kids love these so much and even meat eaters I know think these are better than real chicken nuggets.
I'm not the biggest mock meat fan - the taste bugs me, but these taste pretty great. Not like real meat much - they just have their own good tasting deal going on. Plus, they're very crispy and have a light flavor, not heavy feel, say like morning star chick nuggets, which seem way too much like fast food nuggets to me.
You can also use these for other meals. I made orange chicken over rice with veggies with this and it was awesome. You can also put it in salads and such.
Pretty expensive, so we don't get them a bunch, but we like them. Plus, my friend's daughter who just went veg, missed chicken, but says not anymore with these. I think it's a great transition to vegetarian food item.
Pros: texture, kids love them, satisfies nugget cravings
Cons: breading is flaky, soy taste
These are really tasty nuggets, and the texture is nearly identical to chicken. The taste is very good, but it tastes more like soy than like chicken. This wouldn't be bad except that it's clearly trying to taste like chicken, but it comes as close as I could expect any soy food to.
The breading is light and flaky, which is nice but I was hoping for more of a traditional chicken nugget breading.
These tenders are a really good approximation of chicken, and they are also good in their own right. A really tasty treat, and will do the trick if you're craving some nuggets. They are very expensive, though, and they cost more than 50c a nugget. I'd like to feed these to my kids all the time because they loved them so much, but at this price they have to be reserved for a special treat.
Pros: Flavor, texture
Flavor and texture is great, but the "breading" stuff can stick easily if you don't watch and flip them on an ongoing basis during baking. Overall, a great product.
One of the best vegan mock meat chicken strips on the market! They definitely deserve the award winning label.
They bake really well in the oven and come out crispy. The inside texture is so similar to chicken, yet it's made of soy and harms no animals :) Win! These are super good with BBQ sauce. I can eat a whole pack of these things, and that's probably not the best thing in the world lol.
These are good. Dangerously good. They are also quick and easy which is great when you're having a lazy day and don't feel like cooking anything. I also like that the ingredients list is fairly natural and doesn't have too many weird additives. Their only flaw is that they are a bit pricey but they were repackaged as President's Choice at my store and sold for cheaper in bigger boxes so I'm able to keep some in the freezer pretty often. These are definitely worth trying, gardein rarely disappoints.
These are the best vegan chik'n strips! They get really crispy and have a perfect texture, I just wish there were more in a bag.