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After trying some filthy Not-Bacon I was a bit turned off the whole fake-meat biz. But after months of beans, lentils and the like I decided I needed something a bit different and BASIC so I grabbed some vege-snags out of the refrigerated section (Australian supermarket BTW).<br><br>
I chucked them in the frypan but they need oil or they look really dry and don't get that bbq'd look i.e. burnt.<br><br><br><br>
I was expecting that yucky, tastes like a mouthful of floury goo experience but lo and behold they were yummy. I checked the pack and it looks like they use everything that is put in regular snags except the meat [obviously] plus some soy, so they even smell like real sausages. My dad couldn't tell the difference, which was funny because as soon as I told him he spat it out (psycho-sematic, anyone?)<br><br><br><br>
The brand is Longa Life and they come plain or curried (pk 6). They are pretty expensive though considering you get 6 for $4.80 (AUD) and meat ones are like $2.00+ for almost a dozen.
 

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I haven't seen that over here in the US, but the Boca brand sausages (smoked & italian) are pretty decent if you like a realistic flavor and texture.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by thefragile77</i><br><br><b>The brand is Longa Life and they come plain or curried (pk 6). They are pretty expensive though considering you get 6 for $4.80 (AUD) and meat ones are like $2.00+ for almost a dozen.</b></div>
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I like that brand. They also have Veggie Hot Dogs (vegan), the same number for the same price.<br><br>
When cooking any 1 of the 3 varieties I usually poke a few holes in the pack and boil them for a couple of minutes in water (when I fry them I always manage to get some stuck to the frying pan). I've also tried them under a grill; they needed constant attention though.
 

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The only fake sausages I've tried are the Boca bratwursts. My family is of German heritage and every summer my dad does a "wurst fest" on the grill...3 or 4 kinds of sausages, saurkraut, spaetzle, the works. I couldn't do wurst fest for 2 years until I found those Boca brats.
 

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I love sausage! I just wish the boca ones were vegan. >:O<br><br><br><br>
Gimmelean is a great brand! I love cubing potatoes and frying them and then adding a slivered onion and some fried up gimmelean sausage (and lots of olive oil!) Mmmmm!
 

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The Longa Life sausages and dogs are yummy. I microwave mine. About a minute each, adjust for your own microwave. It doesn't give them that cooked appearance but at least they get warm in the middle before before they cook to a crisp on the outside.
 

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I LOVE the MorningStar sausages, it is one of the very few fake meats I have tried that i actually like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br>
I don't know if it's vegan or not. I'm not vegan (yet) so i don't check the ingredients.<br><br>
I tried the Yves sausages and almost puked. They taste like burned plastic. (Wondering how i know what burned plastic tastes like? don't ask. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )
 

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Gardenburger brand veg breakfast sausage patties are really good. They're vegan and darn it if they don't taste a little too realistic.<br><br><br><br>
I added them to some gumbo and they held their shape/texture pretty well for an extended period of time in all of that liquid (I did "fry" them first, dry, non-stick skillet).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>I like that brand. They also have Veggie Hot Dogs (vegan), the same number for the same price.<br><br>
When cooking any 1 of the 3 varieties I usually poke a few holes in the pack and boil them for a couple of minutes in water (when I fry them I always manage to get some stuck to the frying pan). I've also tried them under a grill; they needed constant attention though.</b></div>
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I'm going shopping tomorrow I'll grab some of their not-dogs. Have you tried their fake chicken? I'm a bit suss about those but I might give them a go.<br><br><br><br>
And suprise, suprise Sanitarium own the Longa Life brand!<br><br><br><br>
Actually has anyone tried their wheat gluten chunks/pieces in gravy? Eww the ones I had taste horrible. I found some lentils in savoury gravy that Sanitarium make and they make a good 'not-Meat Pie'.
 

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hmmm, i've had the curry ones i think, good 4 babrbies with friends, but haven't ever tried the hot dog ones because i never much liked the meaty ones either...<br><br><br><br>
but hey, only live once, i'll give em a go, maybe even 2morrow...<br><br><br><br>
comfort food for the verging-on-snow here in orange...<br><br><br><br>
mmm... hot dogs.... omni hubby will probbaly like the idea too....<br><br><br><br>
a rarity!
 

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gimme lean sausage style are amazing.... especially if you mix in some fresh black pepper, fennel and anise seed before frying in a bit of olive oil.... great on a roll w/fried peppers or in soymilk gravy over biscuits... yum
 

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I second the nod to Gardenbuger sausage patties. I thought Gimme Lean was unstoppable until I tried these. Unbelievable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 
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