Monday, April 18, 2011

Gardein Meat Free Tuscan Breasts

Well, everything except 'Breasts' is accurate.

I know, it's supposed to be chicken breasts, and it looks like them, but if you're manufacturing the whole thing, why not call it unicorn while you're at it? You'd at least get the extra looks. Shape-wise, it reminds me of an MRE portion. You know how the corners get knocked off everything.

(Note to self: Patent 'Simulated Unicorn/Hydra/mythical creature/endangered species' protein-based products. In a can.)

Hey, someone would buy it.

Ok, kidding's over. These are pretty ok. The texture is darn close to chicken, and the taste is ok, but a little odd. The sauce could really be improved, but they made them in Canada, a country not known for it's food. I've been there and trust me, they need someone from Louisiana or Texas or some state with tasty food technology.

I'd recommend a little cooking on the grill, or pan seared, as outta the bag and into the microwave does not a good faux chicken breast make.

Quick nutritional rundown of the high points: 150g serving size, 160 calories, 50 from fat, 20g protein, 15% iron, 640mg sodium, 9g carbs, 3g fiber. Not too bad.

Linky to the company site: www.­gardein.­com.
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