If you ever find yourself in a pinch about what to cook, frozen packaged alternative plant meats can get you out of a jam when you’re feeling famished and looking for something fast. Like I seem to feel ever so often… just downright hangry! Haha!
Tonight, I figured what the hell. I will crack this bag open and give these puppies a try. Ahem…well, they’re not made with real puppies… that would be demented and disgusting. Instead they are made with soy protein and breaded to look like the old standby pulverized chicken patties.
Simple Truth is a brand that is produced by the Kroger Company who certify that these products are organic and natural. For this package, they’re endorsing to include 14 grams of plant based protein per serving. In which one serving equals one patty at 190 calories. It also has the following nutritional information: 18 grams of Carbohydrates, 1 gram of Dietary Fiber, 2 grams total of Sugar,370 milligrams of Sodium, and 8 grams of Total Fat (1 gram being Saturated Fat). Not to mention the following nutrients that are in that same patty, such as: 50 milligrams of Calcium, 2 milligrams of Iron and 300 milligrams of Potassium.
Most importantly, Simple Truth certifies that this product is Vegan; this is where label reading is extremely detrimental. Especially when considering to purchase brands like, Quorn, as some of their meatless products could have additives such as milk and/or egg. So, definitely check the ingredients label.
There are four different methods to cook these up, and I just happened to use a convection oven. Plus, I placed some Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Fries on the baking tray with it. My sandwich isn’t too fancy. It’s on a vegan hamburger bun, with a dollop of Just Mayo, a sliced up Claasen pickle spear with some romaine lettuce. Oh, and a fresh grind of black pepper.
At last, my final thoughts on this product. The taste was okay, it has the texture and mouth feel of that old standby chicken patty. Definitely needs more flavor, but I don’t think I would add any more salt to this. Seasonings could bring some appeal to it. Will I go buy this again? Maybe. The price point was between $4 and $5 dollars. So, $1 to $1.25 per patty…it’s definitely cheaper than buying a similar fast food sandwich and we’re not hurting any animals here. This was only my opinion and I am not being paid to review this product. If this piques your interest, go buy this at Kroger and give it a try.
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