I’ll keep this one short and to the point! I’m not a vegetarian, but Becky likes to eat a lot of vegetarian meals. I don’t think she could ever go all the way Vegan because it would mean giving up her half and half in her morning coffee and cheese! Same here, I could probably give up meat maybe, but not eggs and cheese. I know that Trader Joe’s caters to many people of that persuasion and I’ve always been curious about how some of these meatless products are.
If you’ve read a few of my posts you know that I am a huge breakfast person. I like meat in the morning. The more protein the better. It keeps me balanced all day long. Too much sugary crap in the morning and I crash right before lunch. I love breakfast sausage, but I’m always concerned about what’s actually in it. My choice of protein in the morning is eggs (and one of my kids eats a lot of bacon, so I eat a lot of leftover bacon!). One of the few things I eat at McDonald’s is the sausage McMuffin with Egg. I just love that sausage patty in the sandwich.
So, I picked up these faux sausage patties hoping for a good meatless, high protein thing in the morning to eat. It sure looks like the real deal from the pictures and in person. There were a couple of preparation methods on the back of the box, but I opted for the skillet method. Heat and serve!
I am here to tell you that these patties stuff is nasty. Not quite as bad as that fake cream cheese I reviewed a couple of months ago, but pretty close! When I was frying these up they smelled pretty good and I was hopeful, but as soon as I popped a bite in my mouth I almost spit it out. It’s a combination of the texture and the flavors. I could almost get past the mushy texture, but the combination of flavors that I can’t really describe just put it over the top bad. Maybe it’s just me. I looked around the web to see if there were other people talking about these and generally the consensus is that these are pretty good. I don’t get it. On their own, to my taste buds, they were awful!
I’m going to give these Veggie Sausage Patties 4 bells.
Trader Joe’s Veggie Sausage Patties