So we’re in the UK…and one of the 1st things I wanted to do was go to a supermarket over here. I know, I know…exciting right? But being a sorta-foodie and a Vegetarian as well, I’m always intrigued by what various grocery chains offer. I’d read about the Quorn products before online and once I spied them in the refrigerated section of the local Tesco I jumped at the chance to finally try it. First off, I ‘assumed’ Quorn was made from CORN. I don’t know why I thought this, perhaps the name implied that to me? Looking on the website I found out it’s made from something called Mycoprotein. What is that you ask? Damned if I know!
The site says the following:
Mycoprotein is the ingredient common to all Quorn products. Mycoprotein is a healthy meat-free form of high quality protein and is also a good source of dietary fibre. It is naturally low in fat and saturated fat.
This doesn’t answer the question of what is Quorn made of. It’s not soy. It’s not gluten. So how did it taste? First impression wasn’t too favourable…we sampled the Sweet and Sour dinner and while it cooked up fast and was convenient, it wasn’t high on taste. The veggies (peppers, water chestnuts and some pineapple) were nicely cooked, not soggy…and the rice reheated well. The actual Quorn had a good consistency and was tender…but man oh man, it had NO TASTE. I couldn’t have been more disappointed to be honest. Even the sweet and sour sauce was flavourless! I think there is super potential for this product, and it’s highly possible this wasn’t the best product to try first. Tonight we’re using the Quorn Steak Strips in a stir fry and I have high hopes for this product!
Stay tuned for more- and for more info about being in the UK- and not just EATING in the UK!