This week we decided to give Fry’s a try. Fry’s isn’t available in our local supermarket but we did find a wide range at Holland and Barrett, of which these Fry’s meat free traditional burgers were one.
You cook them by frying, which makes sense given the name. We popped them into a pan with some FryLight and gave them a try, served up with some Quorn bacon and rice for an impromptu weeknight meal that was quick and easy to make.
Generally speaking, there wasn’t much to find exciting or different about either the taste or the texture. They are very thin, and have a bouncy, chewy texture which is about what you would expect from any burger of this type. They taste, well, about the same as all of the other brands that we have tried as well.
There is nothing much to set them apart from the crowd, except from one big downside: the fact that they aren’t stocked in supermarkets. As anyone who has shopped in H&B must have noticed, they tend to put their prices up pretty sharply, especially when they are the only stockists of a particular product. That means that these burgers felt a little more expensive than the similar brands we would normally buy. With that in mind, it doesn’t feel like we have a compelling reason to ever go and pick them up again.