Great veggie steak
I am so surprised at the bad review. I thought the veggie steaks had a really good taste and texture. I have been vegetarian for over 20 years and have tried many awful products. These steaks will be a regular purchase.
Best I’ve tried, delicious!
Excellent quality. Really tasty and a great texture. The best I’ve tried so far, highly recommended!
I ignored the bad reviews on this product and deci
I ignored the bad reviews on this product and decided to give it a go and decide for myself. Sadly this stuff is not palatable in my opinion, i tried to eat it but couldn’t stomach anymore than 4 small pieces. It really is soo bad. I cant even describe what it tastes like but it doesn’t even taste like its meant to be edible. Even with steak seasoning & gravy, it is still foul tasting. So disappointed as i am desperately trying to find an enjoyable meat substitute to fill the gap on my roast dinner plate since i gave up eating meat last year. My search isn’t over yet, unfortunately :( It’s a bit fat ‘no’ from me this time.
More like real meat than Quorn burger
I cooked this like a handmade double burger but found it too much like real meat.
For me, as a vegetarian of 40 years' standing, one of the worst developments in recent times has been the money-grabbing rush to replace tasty vegetarian options with bland vegan alternatives. This Vivera steak claims to be 'delicious'. It is nothing of the sort. It has no taste whatsoever. As for the texture (and possibly taste), if you've ever wondered what it's like to eat an old boot, give it a try. You won't be disappointed. As for its health benefits, if you want more than a third of your daily salt recommendation and almost a quarter of your saturated fat, again, this is the meal for you. I've never written a review before because I've never felt this strongly about a product. It's appalling. As for being 'suitable for vegans', the manufacturers admit there may be cross-contamination in the factory from egg and milk, so it fails on that front, too. Please, Tesco, take this off the shelves before you lose all your vegetarian customers.
Tastes and smells like cooked grass. 0/10.
Honestly disgusting. Mediocre texture, and horrendous taste and scent. ONly edible if drowned in sauce, and at that point there's no point in buying a 'steak'
Very pleasant suprise
Real suprise! Having had gluten and needing to seriously reduce meat intake I gave this a try and was very pleasantly suprised. No it doesn't taste like beef steak, it has a very light flavour but can feel beef with a good sprinkle of pepper. Texture and appearance is spot on. By the time I'd added a bit of peppercorn sause you'd never have known.
The flavour of vegan foods isn't quite there yet
I admit that i eat meat. However, i have spent over a year (since Mid 2019) frequently trying various vegetarian and vegan foods/ alternatives as i look to reduce the amount of meat that i eat. I have tasted a number of similar vegan steak/ burger products, and i have to say that other variations have more flavour than this one. Another thing that i have observed is that many (not all) vegan meat alternatives lack any mouth watering aroma during cooking or even when plated up. The delicious smell of food is important regardless of whether it is vegan or otherwise. This product fails on two counts; it's very bland flavour, and a lack of a hint of any mouth water aroma. Vegan food manufacturers need to improve this, and use MORE herbs in their recipes, as the fullness of flavours of vegan foods isn't quite there yet.
As a vegetarian who once loved to eat steak, I find this to be a tasty substitute. We have it sliced in a baguette with cooked mushrooms, onions and mustard... delicious. It's good with potatoes and a sauce. They are versatile and although, ok, not exactly like a real steak, a really good substitute to add to a meal if you are a veggie or just trying to cut down on meat.
What’s everyone’s problem...
Don’t understand what some people’s problems are... it’s not going to be identical to a real steak because funnily enough IT’S NOT A REAL STEAK..! the texture is similar to that of any vegetarian burger so slightly spongy I suppose but if you’re a vegetarian used to eating ‘fake meat’ then we’re used to this! It ‘bleeds’ when cooking, and this is the closest us veggies are going to ever get to a steak, tastes similar to actual steak in my opinion, I don’t think it’s a bad imitation of steak whatsoever. Really enjoyed this with chips and salad while my boyfriend had his real meat. I’ll definitely get these again for our ‘steak’ nights!