Are you looking for the perfect vegetarian turkey substitute for your vegetarian Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? This review of Quorn brand's vegetarian "Turk'y Roast" will help you decide if this is an option for you. If you've tried Quorn's other vegetarian meat substitute products, you probably already know that Quorn's soy-free and gluten-free products are absolutely delicious, particularly their chicken substitutes! If you're looking for a turkey substitute this Thanksgiving, here's what you need to know about Quorn's Turk'y Roast.
Quorn Brand Vegetarian "Turk'y Roast" Information:
The "Turk'y Roast" costs between $6 to 8. According to the box, it serves 5. Plan on one package serving 4. Buy more if you are serving a lot of people or you want to have leftovers after the big meal.
Pros and Cons of "Turk'y Roast"
Some of the positive pros of this product are:
- Quorn products are always reliably tasty and the Turk'y Roast is no exception.
- It is probably the best-priced option of all of the vegetarian turkey substitutes.
- Soy-free, for those who want to reduce soy intake or are allergic.
- The product comes with preparation instructions.
- Looks like real turkey (once it's sliced)
- Once thawed, cooks in just 30 minutes.
- It's very tasty!
Some cons of this turkey substitute:
- Just like a real turkey, Quorn's turkey substitute will taste best if it is spruced up with a vegetarian gravy, and perhaps even a spice rub or basting sauce, which means you can't just toss it in the oven and call it a day. Of course, if you like the ritual cooking aspect of Thanksgiving, this could also be a pro.
- It's not vegan, as it contains both eggs and dairy.
- Not visually appealing as it cooks (but it does look like real turkey once it's sliced up)
How Does it Taste?
When it comes to meat substitutes, and all cooking really, everyone's preferences are a bit different. The best way to find out what it tastes like is to taste it! If you've had other Quorn brand products before, you'll know that their texture is always chewy, like real meat products, and the flavor is not too strong. Quorn is a very popular meat substitute in the U.K., and it is growing in popularity in the U.S. as well.
Is It Healthy?
The Quorn "Turk'y Roast" is made from egg whites, milk protein, and Quorn's unique mycoprotein blend. With just 100 calories per serving, it is relatively low in fat and high in protein. If you would like to know more, you can review the complete nutritional breakdown of Quorn's "Turky Roast."
Where to Buy a Quorn "Turk'y Roast"
Quorn brand products are available at most larger grocery stores in the U.S., including Whole Foods, Albertsons, Ralphs, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Giant, and Wegmans. If you are looking for a specific store, the Quorn store locator is a helpful tool. While it is primarily marketed as a Thanksgiving product for Americans, a wide range of other tasty Quorn products are available in the U.K., (and, in fact in 19 different countries, including Canada, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Belgium, Singapore, Italy, and Norway), including a new turkey and stuffing style deli meat substitute.