Looking for the perfect vegetarian turkey substitute for your vegetarian Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Read on for a review of Quorn brand's vegetarian "Turk'y Roast". If you've tried Quorn's other vegetarian meat substitute products, you probably already know that Quorn's soy-free and gluten-free products are absolutely delicious, particularly their chicken substitutes! What are the pros and cons of Quorn turky roast?
Is it vegan? How much does it cost, how many people does it feed, and, of course, most importantly, how does it taste?
If you're looking for a vegetarian turkey substitute this Thanksgiving, here's what you need to know about Quorn's Turky Roast.
Quorn Brand Vegetarian "Turk'y Roast" Information:
Cost: About $6-$8
Servings: Serves 5, according to the box, but plan on it serving 4 and, if you want leftovers, buy two!
- Quorn products are always reliably tasty, and the Turk'y Roast is no exception.
- Probably the best-priced option of all of the vegetarian turkey substitutes.
- Soy-free, for those who want to reduce soy intake or are allergic. Comes with preparation instructions.
- Looks like real turkey (once it's sliced)
- Once thawed, cooks in just 30 minutes.
- It's very tasty!
- Just like a real turkey, Quorn's turkey substitute needs to be spruced up with a vegetarian gravy, and perhaps even a spice rub or basting sauce, which means you can't just toss it in the oven and call it a day. Of course, if you like the ritual cooking aspect of Thanksgiving, this could also be a pro.
- Not vegan, as it contains both eggs and dairy.
- Not visually appealing as it cooks (but it does look like real turkey once it's sliced up)
So, How Does it Taste?
When it comes to meat substitutes, and all cooking really, everyone's preferences are a bit different. The best way to find out what it tastes like is to, well, taste it!
If you've had other Quorn brand products before, you'll know that their texture is always chewy, like real meat products, and the flavor is not too strong. Quorn is a very popular meat substitute in the UK, and it is growing in popularity in the US as well.
Is it healthy?
The Quorn Turky Roast is made from egg whites, milk protein and Quorn's unique mycoprotein blend. With just 100 calories per serving, it is relatively low in fat and high in protein. If you would like to know more, here's a complete nutritional breakdown of Quorn's Turky Roast.
Where Can I Buy a Quorn Turk'y Roast?
Quorn brand products are available at most larger grocery stores in the US, including Whole Foods, Albertsons, Ralphs, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Giant, and Wegmans. Browse the Quorn store locator here. While the turk'y roast is primarily marketed as a Thanksgiving product for Americans, British readers will be happy to note that a wide range of other tasty Quorn products are available in the UK, (and, in fact in 19 different countries, including Canada, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Belgium, Singapore, Italy and Norway), including a new turkey and stuffing style deli meat substitute.