This week is a double header, as we’re reviewing two things at once. Gasp! Well, we ate them on the same plate, so it seemed fair. Our victims were the Quorn Jambalaya and Sweet Chilli Sausages, both from a range which is new, at least, to us.
It’s a double whammy – we’ve got not one, but TWO reviews from the Gosh range for you today. We’ve already tried some of their products in the past, but this is our first time trying something actually burger-shaped.
Two things, actually: first up, the Moroccan Spiced Bakes with Red Pepper and Apricot. While these technically make no claim towards being burgers, just look at them: they’re burgers.
This one is a bit of a mouthful, but we’ll give it a go: we’ve tried the Cauldron Aduki Bean Melts, Made with Aduki Beans, Spinach, Mushroom and Aromatic Spices, Filled With Mango Chutney. I’d like to point out that I added my own punctuation there. Some brands just aren’t mindful of their grammar.
Where do we start with this little gem? The Violife Mediterranean Style Block is our new go-to ‘cheese’ when we want something, well, a little bit like halloumi.
Except this isn’t like halloumi at all – it might just be better. At least, it’s not very easy to compare the two, because they do have different properties. This is likely why they don’t use the word halloumi on the packaging. I’ll explain.
I have already sung the praises of the magnificent shroomdog before, but – gasp – there’s another flavour out! The Sainsburys Cumberland shroomdogs are in the style of the infamous Cumberland sausage, although with significantly less dead animal carcass and considerably more mushroom.
When we first heard about these new products coming into Sainsburys, we definitely had a raised eyebrow or two. Shroomdogs? What kind of a name is that? It sounds ridiculous, and that caused a few worries that the product itself was going to be a laughing stock.
We hadn’t seen these before until we popped into Asda, so we definitely had to give them a try. These Quorn aromatic Thai bites looked pretty appealing from the outside, and we definitely liked the sound of them.
They are actually pre-cooked, so you can eat them right out of the packet. Not that you usually can’t with Quorn, since it’s not like meat where you need to kill off all the germs first, but still – these are actually designed this way. We decided to pop them in the oven to warm up as we were cooking some croquettes at the same time anyway.
This week we thought we’d try a special offer that we heard of through Sweatcoin. Snact are a company putting vegan snacks together mostly through the power of fruit, and they prepared a snack pack for Sweatcoin users to purchase at a discounted rate.
Recently we decided we just had to jump on the bandwagon and try the roasted cauliflower steaks from Sainsbury’s that everyone has been talking about. I’m definitely not a fan of cauliflower, but I figured that if it tasted more like something else with all the seasoning, it might just be worth a try.
We promised more Cauldron reviews, and here we are! This time, we’re checking out the Cauldron vegan sausages.
They have a wide range of sausages available, so it’s always a tiny bit disconcerting when something is named “vegan” rather than being given a flavour. Like, what kind of flavour is vegan anyway? Is it a taste I’m supposed to recognise? Anyway, we’re going to look at some of their other sausages later on, so we’ll see why they’re so special they get their own names.