The Vegetarian Butcher What The Cluck 160G

The Vegetarian Butcher What The Cluck 160G
£ 2.75
  • Suitable for vegans
per 80g:
  • Energy518kJ 123kcal
  • Fat3.5g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars0.4g
  • Salt1.5g

of the reference intake*
Typical values per 100g: Energy 647kJ/154kcal

Product Description

  • What the Cluck high protein soy-based chicken-style chunks
  • Discover all our recipes on our website,
  • It's that old riddle that's sparked many quarrels throughout the ages: was it the chicken or the egg that came first? Break through the chicken and egg dilemma, and get a delicious meal without ruffling any feathers. We have been able to recreate the same cluckin' great flavour, without the use of chicken or eggs!
  • Some say that the vegan chicken-style chunks from The Vegetarian Butcher taste more like chicken than chicken itself. Our What the Cluck chunks are 100% plant-based and are our flagship product. The next big thing in plant-based gastronomy. Master chefs have a hard time distinguishing it from the real thing. Tasty in a curry, stir fry, salad, and as a basis for your favourite 'chicken' dish.
  • Just like workhorses were replaced by tractors a hundred years ago, animals will be replaced by sustainable new techniques that produce meat from legumes and grains. All of our ‘meat' lessens the impact on the environment of traditional animal agriculture and meat. Go the extra mile with our products by swapping out animal based meat and be much more efficient in the use of land, soy, and fossil fuels. We've created the best and most delicious way to convince meat lovers that meat no longer has to come from animals. So no need to chicken out - let the taste do the talking!
  • Our founder, Jaap Korteweg, a 9th generation Dutch farmer, became a vegetarian after the outbreak of swine flu in the Netherlands in 1998 when he was asked to store the carcasses of millions of dead pigs in his cold storage. He thought about becoming an organic farmer, but couldn't bring himself to slaughter his own animals after they became part of the family over the years. However, he kept craving the taste and texture of meat. So together with producers of vegetable protein, scientists and innovative chefs, his main goal became to develop and produce plant-based meat that is as good as if not better than the original. Now he is bringing them to the UK, in chilled and frozen options!
  • We've created a wide range of plant based proteins, all of which are vegetarian, and more than 70% are vegan with our ambition being to become 100% vegan! In the meantime, we believe that we can have a greater impact sooner if we use today's technology to make meat-free delicious as we develop the technology of the future to become fully vegan.
  • Enjoy as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.
  • Jaap Korteweg, 9th generation Dutch farmer and founder of The Vegetarian Butcher:
  • "My goal is to produce delicious vegetarian meat that tastes even better than the original. Just like workhorses were replaced by tractors a hundred years ago, animals will be replaced by sustainable new techniques that produce meat from legumes and grains. My ambition is to give meat lovers the experience that they are not missing out when going meat-free!"
  • Jaap Korteweg
  • Packaged in a protective atmosphere.
  • 100% vegan
  • Pack size: 160G



Soy Structure (88%) (Water, Soy Protein), Spice Extract, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavourings

Allergy Information

  • May contain Milk, Egg, Gluten, Peanuts and Nuts, Prepared to a vegan recipe, however not suitable for Milk and/or Egg allergy sufferers


Keep refrigerated. After opening consume within 2 days.Thawed product, suitable for re-freezing on day of purchase only. This product has been previously frozen and defrosted under controlled conditions without affecting the quality and safety of the product. For use by date see front of pack.

Preparation and Usage

  • Cooking Instructions
  • From pan (for wraps, sandwiches, and salads): Put a frying pan on medium heat and add 2-3 tbsp of oil. Pan fry the chunks on one side until golden brown. Then, flip over until warmed through.
  • In sauce or curry: Add chunks straight into sauce & simmer for 2-3 minutes until piping hot throughout.
  • Enjoy while warm.
  • These are guidelines only as appliances may vary.
  • Product must be cooked until piping hot throughout.

Number of uses

** 1 portion = 80g (each pack contains 2 portions)

Name and address

  • Unilever UK,
  • TVB,
  • Freepost ADM3940,
  • London,
  • SW1A 1YR.
  • Unilever Ireland,

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  • Unilever UK,
  • TVB,
  • Freepost ADM3940,
  • London,
  • SW1A 1YR.
  • Unilever Ireland,
  • 20 Riverwalk,
  • Citywest,
  • Dublin 24.
  • UK Freephone 0800 121 4591
  • IE Callsave 1800 800 688
  • Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm

Net Contents



Typical ValuesPer 100gPer portion**%* per portion**
Energy 647kJ/154kcal518kJ/123kcal6%
Fat 4.4g3.5g5%
of which saturates 0.5g0.4g2%
Carbohydrate 5.0g4.0g2%
of which sugars 0.5g0.4g<1%
Fibre 7.6g6.1g
Protein 19.9g15.9g32%
Salt 1.9g1.5g25%
*% of Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)---
** 1 portion = 80g (each pack contains 2 portions)---

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37 Reviews

Average of 3.9 stars

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For me, this was too much like the real thing! I t

3 stars

For me, this was too much like the real thing! I think it would appeal to those trying to reduce their meat consumption or for those who have never eaten meat.

When i bought this veggie chicken was after

4 stars

When i bought this veggie chicken was after seeing the recipe ..chicken pie.from looked lovely with the sweet and white potatoes...leeks and mushrooms..the recipe said to add chicken after adding the flour to vegetables..but my mixture was gooey and the chicken pieces were supposed to be cooked until they were lightly chance..( maybe cooking first or separately would have made a difference) was very tasty ..but i dont know if i like the texture of chicken quorn what i normally use..but i will cook recipe again .and cook chicken before anything else ....

Love it. Even my son thought it was chicken! Make

5 stars

Love it. Even my son thought it was chicken! Make sure you marinate or stir fry seperately to get the best flavour.

Sloppy rubber

1 stars

Luckily I got this for free. I fried it first then added Thai curry. The texture is not good at all. Rubbery and sloppy even after being fried. I’ve been a vegetarian for a number of years and have never understood the need for substitutes to taste exactly like meat anyway, it puts me off eating them before I’ve even tried it. (Like I said it was free so obviously tried it) If you like meaty tasting substitutes then try it (maybe fry for a long while first) but I’ll be going back to quorn, in my opinion the best protein substitute around.

you stopped stocking my favourite veggie meal :(

5 stars

really lovely veggie protein spices. Very disappointed that my local (large) Tesco has stopped supplying it :( Please bring it back...

Love it!

5 stars

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 25 years and this is the best chicken substitute I have ever eaten

Tastes like Rubber

1 stars

I bought this because the tagline is : tastes better than real chicken and you don't have to feel bad about eating it. This was slimy, rubbery and didn't taste like chicken at all. It didn't taste like much at all. There are two options, you can either fry it or cook it in sauce. I fried it but perhaps try it in a very strong tasting sauce - that might be better?

Makes a great thai curry!

5 stars

This is by far the best vegetarian "chicken" I have tried so far. The texture is perfect and the flavour good. Please keep it in stock!

The best substitute for chicken I have found so fa

5 stars

The best substitute for chicken I have found so far , it has a great texture and is tasty too.

Really awful texture!

1 stars

Really awful texture!

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