Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Home: Quorn Pepper + Herb Sausage Product Test


A friend introduced the Quorn product to me - is vegetarian and vegan friendly whilst being high in protein and fibre and low in saturated fat and sodium. It sounded very good on paper so I thought it was worth giving it a try.

Quorn Pepper + Herb Sausages $6.90
After taking a look at the Quorn products available at the local Coles supermarket, I thought I'd give this pack of Quorn Pepper + Herb Sausages a go. This pack of 5 small sausages was $6.90 for 250g.

Quorn in the Pan
Looking awesome and super sexy in the pan. (I decided to slice the sausages in half after a while)

Stir-frying Capsicum & Onion in the Wok
Whilst I was waiting for my Quorn sausages to cook, I worked on the beef+capsicum+onion stir fry in the wok.

Boiled Spinach w Soy and Sesame Seeds, Quorn Sausage, Beef+Capsicum+Onion Stir Fry
1. Japanese style spinach: boiled spinach w/ Japanese soy sauce topped with sesame seeds (goma) and sesame oil

2. Quorn Pepper + Herb Sausages w/ a side of dijon mustard and tomato sauce

3. King Island Beef stir fry strips w/ capsicum and onion

After tasting the Quorn sausages, the entire time I was only thinking give me meat sausages any day of the week instead. It must boil down to individual tastes but there was something seriously lacking in terms of flavour and texture for me and very dry. It also left an odd feeling in my mouth.  It was neither here nor there in terms of vegetarian food or fake meat product.

Quorn might be healthier, low in sodium, low in saturated fat, high in protein and fibre... but I'll take the lack of nutrients and high in saturated fat meat sausages instead please.

On the other hand, the Japanese style boiled spinach and the beef stir fry were absolutely delicious and I reckon just as healthy and certainly a good balance to any diet.

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