Quorn: Soy Free Meat Alternative

Do you know that reducing your meat consumption is a greener choice?  That is one of the reasons, I enjoy some meat alternative products.  I also just like the variety and the ease of cooking most meat alternatives.  So when I heard about Quorn, a soy free meat alternative, I was very curious.

What exactly is Quorn?

The main constituent of Quorn™ is Mycoprotein, a naturally occurring, high quality form of protein. Quorn™ is produced using a fermentation process very similar to brewing.  This remarkable ingredient is then used as the base for more than 100 different food products ranging from grounds to cutlets, to entrees and snacks.

Quorn™ is many things to many people.  I found this table from the Quorn website very informative:

To the food-lover it’s a simple way to make all your favorite meals, healthier.
To the weight-watcher it’s a way of dramatically reducing fat and calorie intake without trying to survive on soup and salad.
To the healthy eater it’s a cholesterol-free source of protein, fiber and essential amino acids.
To the vegetarian it’s the nutritional benefits of meat – without hurting a hair of any animal’s head.
To the environmentalist it’s an alternative to turning the world’s rain forests into grazing land and an alternative to depleting the dwindling fish-stocks of the ocean.

Quorn Review:

I was fortunate enough to try out several Quorn products and must say I was truly impressed.   Quorn™ has an ability to replicate the taste and texture of meat exceptionally well- better than any meat alternative that I have tried!   I had the chance to try Quorn Chik’N Nuggets, Quorn Chik’N Patties, and the Quorn Gruyere Cheese Cutlets.

chick'n cutlets from Quorn

I prepared the nuggets as a snack for my kids when they came home from school and they really liked them.  They were so simple to make, I just heated them in the oven and served them. I like that my kids were having a healthy protein snack that they enjoyed.   I used the Quorn Chik’N patties for my lunch and I loved that they were easy to prepare in singe servings and I just put the patty between two slices of good bread with some lettuce and hot pepper jelly and they were a nice warm, healthy lunch for me. The Quorn Gruyere Cheese Cutlets made a nice dinner and everyone loved them (except my daughter picked the gruyere off of her’s because she doesn’t like melted cheese!)  I enjoyed all of the Quorn products that I tried and they are great to have on hand to cook up something healthy quickly.

quorn meat alternative "chicken" dinner

Quorn also makes Quorn grounds which you can substitute for ground beef in recipes like this one- http://www.quorn.co.uk/recipes/sweet-chilli-wrap/

 

quorn products

 

I received Quorn products in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions.  The opinions expressed are my own. 

Comments

  1. melissa says

    The chicken patties. I am a big fan of morning star chicken patties so I would love to see if these are just as good as or even better.

  2. Mary Ann Woods says

    I’m interested in Quorn products because I’m always looking for good sources of non-meat protein. Plus some of my friends have recommended Quorn products.

  3. Wilma P says

    I am interested in Quorn products because I am trying to eat healthier and this would be a cholesterol free way to get protein. It would also help with weight loss

  4. tara b. says

    i would like to try almost all of their products!! i have to eat foods high in protein but the carbs can’t be too high…and i looked at the nutritional values on alot of these and they would work for me….

  5. Angela Cash says

    I discovered Quorn several years ago and LOVE it. My favorite thing about it is the texture: dense but not “spongy” like some meat substitutes I have tried. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. Kortney Picker says

    I would love to try the chik’n patties!! I have never heard of this before and we only rarely eat soy products, because I know too much soy is not really good for you. I would be very interested in this alternative!

  7. Lindsay says

    The Cutlets are my favorite. Easy for replacing chicken in recipes. Unfortunately, I can’t find them locally. So, I would love to try them again.

  8. kelly nicholson says

    which Quorn product you would like to try or with what interests you in Quorn products.

    chicken tender,and i have never tried that i know of

  9. christina says

    I’m interested in the product because my daughter is a vegetarian and I’m always searching for things she would like to eat.

  10. Betty Vincent says

    All I have ever tried is garden burger type meat substitutes…but, I liked them! Bet I would like these products!

  11. Racheal says

    As a vegetarian, I am always looking for meat-free products to try. The Chipotle Lime Chik’n & refried bean burrito sounds awesome.

  12. Becca Z says

    what interests me about the Quorn products is the non-soy protein sources, this product is superior to the average meatless soy products out there. I have purchased the nuggets many times and the flavor is fantastic.

  13. Kayte CookWatts says

    Gruyere Cheese Cutlets! I didn’t know about these. I will look for them in the store. We LOVE the nuggets!

  14. Boyd says

    These seem very interesting, i usually eat gardein products when i want a meat alternative but i would probably get these instead if they stocked them in my grocery store because they are soy free.

  15. Carla says

    I like the Tenders because they’re the only ones without gluten in them. The fake turkey loaf has gluten now, but didn’t before.

  16. says

    My familoy loves quorn products. we have only tried a few, but they have all been delicious. i would love to try the classic burgers, haven’t tried those yet! Thank you for the chance!

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