A New York lawyer's adventures with animal-free eating
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I’ve used these to make everything from nachos to butter curry “chicken” to “chicken” parm, etc. Basically anything that you would use chicken for, you can use this for with great results. I LOVE Gardein’s Chick’n Scallopini. Like most similar fake meat products, these little chicken breasts soak up sauces very well for some truly fabulous flavorful dishes. Even non-veg people agree that the taste and texture is quite similar to actual meat.
Verdict: I use these all the time and will continue to do so. I recommend these to others regularly.
Sometimes you just want to eat something that reminds you of being a kid. Gardein’s Crispy Tenders are perfect for those times.
These little guys are pretty good. Not fabulous, but solidly good. Much like their meat counterparts, you’re like “I wonder what’s in these…” But because Gardein products are vegan, you don’t have to worry much. These are super easy to prepare – just pop them in the oven or toaster oven for a bit, then they’re ready to go. They’re excellent for dipping into prepared sauces, or for covering with buffalo sauce and using in a sandwich… whatever you like.
Verdict: I get these pretty regularly.
Note: I tried this almost immediately after I went vegetarian, so take that for what you will.
I was not a fan of Gardein Santa Fe Good Stuff. The “chicken” itself had good texture, but I thought it tasted like a rubber dog toy. The flavor was not good. I was hoping to mask the flavor of the “chicken” by covering it with the sauce and just eating more of the stuffing, but that wasn’t very good either. I didn’t finish that serving, and I didn’t eat the other pouch (the package comes with 2 pouches).
Verdict: I’d have to be reeeeeeeeally hungry to eat this again.