These Goodlife mushroom and spinach kievs are next on our list, and you could have predicted it if you read last week’s post – as we ate them at the same time as the Fishless Fingers that we tried!
The kievs certainly live up to their name as they are very, very garlicky! That’s a plus point for us as we love garlic but they could be a little too strong for others. There’s a base of quorn underneath the breadcrumbs, which is then coated in a very strong sauce. The mushroom flavour isn’t as strong, and in fact I would say that it is almost lost in the garlic.
There’s a softer breaded exterior layer which doesn’t have as much crunch as you might expect, except for where the occasional seeds break through. There are a lot of herbs in this layer as well, so it’s fairly interesting to eat.
I don’t really have a lot more to say about these – they were fair, but not outstanding, and not really very memorable either. I would probably pick them up again if they were on offer, but I wouldn’t seek them out next time we go shopping or plan a meal around them. They’re more something to have in the freezer just in case you need them.
Having said that, putting them on the same plate as the Fishless Fingers makes them taste like a gourmet meal!