Flavour ok but texture softer than meat
I used it to make chile con carne, well chile without the carne! It looks quite like meat, flavour is ok, very high protein content, but the texture is soft and mushy, not like meat. Not sure I would be it again, dont really like any of these vegan plant based meat substitues and prefer more traditional vegan cooking based on beans, lentils and chickpeas
I have just cooked a shepherd's pie using this and apart from it being slightly drier than lamb mince, which is no bad thing, I couldn't really tell the difference. I used three packets which I cooked together in the frying pan to start with as per the instructions. It took twenty minutes for most of it to change colour from pink. Next time I'll cook it in smaller batches. Once it had been the oven for fifty minutes with the mash, it looked the same colour and texture as mince.
Made lasagne with it. At first, I was a bit put off because it didn't really brown in the pan and it did absorb a lot of liquid. It was still quite pink when I put it in the oven, but I was actually really surprised with the taste when it was cooked! Definitely needs herbs/seasoning to bring about some authentic flavour, but I'll certainly be using it again for lasagne!
Tasty mince alternative
I love this mince. It’s the best vegan mince out there
Doesn't retain shape or cook properly.
This turned to mush and burnt the bottom of my pan despite it being greased, on a low heat with regular stirring.Not fit for purpose.
Followed the instructions and made a lasagne tasty result. Go to their website to find other recipes.
Must follow cooking instructions!
Really tasty, you must break it into a pan of hot oil to sear it first, I suspect the bad reviewers didn’t do this. Used in shepherd’s pie, delicious!
Disgusting, even if you follow the cooking instructions to the letter. I absorbs every last drop of liquid like a sponge (or a pile of sawdust), so when you try to make a Bolognese-type sauce with tomatoes, it simply absorbs it all and expands in size, so you literally end up with an enormous potful of dog food. You'll never get a sauce out of it, no matter how hard you try. It just absorbs the liquid and gets mushier and mushier. Truly, utterly revolting. It has a bitter aftertaste, and a texture of wet sawdust.
Among the best of the soya mince newbies.
Have enjoyed this on a number of occasions and it's always great with Loyd Grossman Tomato and Chilli sauce and the usual cheap as chips spaghetti from Tesco.Not having eaten anything of meat origin for a number of years it's not a replacement for anything,it's just enjoyed on its own merits.Very good product.
Ok flavour but the texture is horrible.
This was sent as a substitution to my usual mince. I haven't liked meatless farm products in the past so was reluctant to take it but thought I'd give it a go. The flavour was fine, which was a nice surprise as I find their products usually have a distinct smoky flavour which I don't like, and this mince didn't, but the texture was AWFUL. Super mushy, it was like eating baby food. I wouldn't get it again just for the texture.