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My kids attend a culinary school for children...it's not a veggie school, but their instructor always tells me what to bring to make the recipes veg. She just called and said we need kielbasa for this weekend. Any suggestions?<br><br><br><br>
That's not something we typically eat at home, so I am at a bit of a loss. I Google'd and turned up tofurkey's version, but the reviews were mixed. Any suggestions?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sallyomally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yves makes a bratwurst that's pretty good.That's the closest thing I can<br><br>
come up with. Good luck.</div>
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but yves is owned by a big meat(or was it dairy or egg) industry, the same one that owns silk<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:">
 

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I grew up with old school Polish kielbasas, tofurkey was nothing remotely like them. They tasted more like chewy dense peppery bread. I ended up throwing them out. The closest thing I've encountered are the <a href="http://www.bocaburger.com/boca_productinfo.aspx?product=5928360010" target="_blank">Boca Smoked sausages</a>. But even they aren't that close and they're not vegan. Do you know what they're going to be doing with these kielbasa? That might affect what you buy.<br><br>
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but yves is owned by a big meat(or was it dairy or egg) industry, the same one that owns silk<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"></div>
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Here is the company that owns yves..... seems ok to me? And they own Soy dream, not silk.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hain-celestial.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hain-celestial.com/</a>
 

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The yves one tastes like burned spicy rubber... (to me anyway).<br><br><br><br>
Boca makes some that I used to LOVE, but they aren't vegan; if you're vegetarian, they're definitely worth a try.<br><br><br><br>
I personally really like the Tofurky ones. So they have a little fat and sodium - it's not REALLY outrageous and if you're eating a balanced diet it's not going to be that big a deal. Supposedly it "cooks" the most like real keilbasa though I have no idea there.<br><br><br><br>
My kids like 'em a lot too. None of us have ever had "real" keilbasa though... so our opinion may not be accurate.
 

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You guys are awesome...thanks so much!<br><br><br><br>
I am unsure of what they're doing with them, but I'll run to the store in just a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Here is the company that owns yves..... seems ok to me? And they own Soy dream, not silk.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hain-celestial.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hain-celestial.com/</a></div>
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blah, thanks for showing me that. someone told me otherwise.
 

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I don't really like Tofurkey Kielbasa, but my husband loves it. I think I may just find it to be "too meaty."
 

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I don't like the Tofurkey brats/sausages if you're just putting them on a bun, but they do cook well in other recipes. The texture is decent too.
 

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I had the Tofurky once. It sure doesn't even resemble anything like the Polish Sausage my mom used to make when I was little. It seemed more like Bratwurst - the German sausage.
 

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The yves one tastes like burned spicy rubber... (to me anyway).<br><br><br><br>
Boca makes some that I used to LOVE, but they aren't vegan; if you're vegetarian, they're definitely worth a try.<br><br><br><br>
I personally really like the Tofurky ones. So they have a little fat and sodium - it's not REALLY outrageous and if you're eating a balanced diet it's not going to be that big a deal. Supposedly it "cooks" the most like real keilbasa though I have no idea there.<br><br><br><br>
My kids like 'em a lot too. None of us have ever had "real" keilbasa though... so our opinion may not be accurate.</div>
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agree the yves one tastes a bit funky to me..Boca makes some good stuff.
 

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Nothing I've found tastes like "real" keilbasa (I grew up in a Ukranian community). But I like the Tofurkey stuff for its own taste.
 
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