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.
We’re kicking off with the Quorn Jambalaya. This was very spicy, with chunks of Quorn chicken in the tomato sauce with plain rice, sweetcorn, and peppers. It’s actually a pretty simple dish – very plain, and easy to put together yourself if you wanted to. Particularly since they’re just using their own Quorn chunks, when you think about it, this is basically just a fajita-style mix with fresh veg thrown in. And probably not even all that fresh.
In summary, it was just kind of boring. I wouldn’t bother buying it again. Why would I? I can make the same thing myself any night of the week, and it’s not even much harder or more time-consuming to do so.
The sausages were also spicy, with the chilli taste coming through strongly – but I’m not sure I could find the sweet part. Otherwise, this was really just a plain Quorn sausage. It’s so disappointing when a brand focuses on creating spice rather than flavour. There were also some herbs scattered throughout the mix, but these just make it like a normal Quorn sausage once again.
The verdict? I wouldn’t bother having these again either. Actually, more than wouldn’t bother: I didn’t like them. So, that’s a couple of busts for this review.
Ah well – now we know!