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.
I definitely think the name of this product tells you exactly what to expect. They are very chewy and solid, which was a bit of an unexpected texture for me but definitely pleasant. The Quorn itself has quite a chickeny taste. Then there’s the seasoning: it’s very aromatic, filled with fragrant lemongrass, and it is slightly spicy and tingly on your tongue. It’s not too spicy per se, and it’s all full of flavour rather than overwhelming.
It’s not too crispy on the outside, so there’s a cohesive texture throughout the whole bit. It’s actually three or four bites’ worth in each ‘bite’, so they are a considerable size. You can visibly see the herbs and other ingredients through the inside as well as the outside.
All in all, I would definitely eat these again. They’re pretty tasty, and since you can have them cooked or uncooked, they’re quite convenient as well. There are eight in each packet and with four bites equalling 148 calories, they are a fairly good snack – or a great salad topping, as we tried here!