Used to be great, now they're repulsive.
These used to be my favorite meat substitute when I was here from the US studying (until 2019). I came back to the UK recently, excited to try these, and I was repulsed. They are DISGUSTING. I was convinced they were terribly off, but apparently, this is just a new recipe. It's seriously awful, please change it back.
The recipe has changed as is not as nice as it use
The recipe has changed as is not as nice as it used to be. I am really fussy and the previous style was fantastic and not too meaty. This new style is like bits of meat pushed together. My husband eats it but I can't. Bring back the old style please
Love it. Will buy again
Love it. Will buy again
The most disgusting thing I've ever tasted
I'd give it zero stars if I could. Entire pack went straight in the bin.
No meat, flavour or texture: no way it is edible.
I have eaten some lovely meat free chicken pieces...these do not fall ino that category. I fried them off and thought they looked good. The pieces are chunky in size and browned quite well. I tossed them through some curry sauce, vegetables and served with rice. Simultaneously my partner and I took our first mouthful. My face screwed up in horror and they spat their out. The pieces have a texture which I have never encountered before. They are soft and squigy. The lightest pressure and they bounce before disintegrating into rancid strings. The taste is artificial and even after we threw the whole lot out, we could both still taste the foul stuff lingering in our mouths. Avoid.
Personally I liked the product.....
I tried these the other day, I actually read it as Chinese Chicken style pieces...(no glasses on at the time) However when I realized, I read reviews and thought oh dear, these are gonna be naff ! I had never tried the older recipe ones....even though Ive been veggie for over 30 years now I stuck 75g in the microwave to bulk out some leftovers I had to make a main meal, and was pleasantly surprised. I liked the personally, they were ideal for what I needed at the time. I liked the convenience of microwaving it quickly as well Probably will keep a pack in the freezer for the same sort of thing, bulking out a plate and adding some different texture
Unsatisfied, in all senses!
Such high hopes that I could move from the Quorn chicken pieces to these, which contain no egg white. Alas they had a very soft texture, almost crumbly, and not as appealing floury taste. Basically, if you want a better texture and taste, and are on a 'whole food plant based diet', or a Vegan, these won't be for you. It seems from the other reviews that the recipe for these has changed. I suggest that the supplier/maker revisit this recipe PRONTO as Tesco's will lose business in what is an every increasing market for good meat free chicken style products. The mice, I have to say, does taste better.
Recipe change was a mistake
I prefer the old texture FAR more, these newer ones are just nowhere near as good. What a shame, I really liked these.
BRING THE OLD RECIPE BACK
New texture is not great. Bring back the old recipe!!!!
Used to be great but recipe changed
The recipe has changed at some point in the last year and these are now really bad - they've somehow managed to make them gristly. I guess it's realistic... It's a real shame because I used to really like these and buy them all the time - please change them back!