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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:41 pm

Goob wrote:
vegimator wrote:I saw another link where someone was at a vegan food expo and got to try it. They said something like, "if you like boca burgers, you'll love these things." Bocas aren't that great though.


I don't know why anyone would eat a boca burger now that gardein makes burgers. Very tasty and the same price at my local grocery store.


Side-note; anyone know whether this stuff is getting imported to the UK again? I know some veggie burger company had the rights to it and then stopped making it...
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby Goob » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:37 am

Konstantin wrote:In keeping with their ethos, it is made of ground babies and minced grannies, so technically stretches the definition of vegan.


so, babies aren't vegan?? :oops:
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby Cade » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:09 pm

vegimator wrote:Image

According to this, it's only in the US so far. http://www.unleashed.org.au/community/f ... php?t=6444

Has anyone tried it yet? I'm excited to have a convenient, non-soy, protein source.



Yes, I tried it last night. They compensate for the egg whites by using wheat protein and wheat starch. The flavor was okay but nothing earth shattering. I think it was barbecue. I pan fried it and chopped it into small pieces to have with my mixed vegetables. There was enough of the sauce in the burger that I didn't feel the need to add anything to it.

I'm not big on eating processed foods so I probably won't try this again for many months but I do recommend giving it a shot. I'm not a big fan of Quorn for obvious reasons but let's hope they will expand their line to include more vegan products. I think they want to see how well this sells before they do that.
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby beforewisdom » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:28 pm


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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby ratfan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Here's a chance to let quorn know how annoying they are, stealing all the space in supermarkets and pushing out the vegan food: https://veganangst.wordpress.com/
Maybe we could organise a mass tweet to them or something? If we make enough noise they might give us a vegan burger here in the UK too?
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby blinki » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:05 am

Seems vegan quornis on it's way to the UK by September. Sounds likely to end up in Germany too.

I'm not actually sure if I'm happy about it, might push Fry's out even more, but on the other hand probably will lead to more people eating vegan food
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby ratfan » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:04 pm

Yes great news vegan burger and vegan 'pieces' on their way to the UK: http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Busine ... duct-drive

Quorn have seen the demand rise and have realised the money to be made makes it worthwhile - at last!

I've never eaten quorn, so I'm really keen to try it and see if it superior to existing vegan offerings.
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby blinki » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:52 pm

I've been asking folks about the taste, veggies and omnis all seem to love it though none had tried fry's for comparison, but I am looking foward to trying it now
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby baldy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:49 am

Have been keeping and eye out, but not seen these yet. What shops are they in?
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby blinki » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:10 pm

they seem to have got a little delayed but they are doing a twitter count down now- 4 days to go

Quick scan of their twitter and I can't see it say anywhere in particular so everywhere?
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby blinki » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:54 pm

Only Waitrose and selected Asdas apparently :( I'm waiting for people in the local vegan FB page to track it down instead of going searching myself
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby baldy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:01 pm

blinki wrote:Only Waitrose and selected Asdas apparently :( I'm waiting for people in the local vegan FB page to track it down instead of going searching myself

Went to Waitrose, and had to curse loudly like I always do, the bastards, still no Vegan Quorn!!
Did enjoy my free coffee with soya milk.
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby ratfan » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:54 pm

Now in Asda's almost everywhere. There is a list on their site:
http://www.quorn.co.uk/~/media/Quorn/Do ... s_PDF.ashx
They also mention Tesco - but not Waitrose, so they are rolling it out slowly.
I've tried both products, I've never eaten quorn before so wasn't sure what to expect.
It's OK, nothing to shout about. The texture of the 'pieces' is very soft almost as soft (and flavourless) as tofu - I expected a bit more texture and hoped for more taste. The burgers are OK, there isn't much flavour in the quorn itself (so at least it's not offensive, unlike some gluten products) it's all in the coating.
Worth a go and good if it becomes easily available.
I'm most pleased to see them openly responding to an increased demand for vegan food - let's hope it continues.
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Re: vegan quorn burger

Postby blinki » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:18 pm

I was surprised by the texture too. I've only had the burger, went all the way to asda and that's all they had. The flavouring on it is nice but the texture really is almost tofu, I was expecting more seitan.

I had quorn once as a kid (like 12-15 years ago so very IIRC) and was really weirded out by the texture cause I'd never had mock meat before but I had had Linda McCartney stuff so I can't imagine it was this texture. It might have changed over the years but I'm more thinking is the vegan one different from veggie? I really don't get why so many omnis would like this
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