(I just realised that I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for AGES now. So thought I would finish it up and publish it for you all.)
At the start of the year, it was announced that Sainsbury’s would be expanding their range of vegan products and introducing twenty-one new items in total. These items include new ranges from Linda McCartney, and Vivera, as well as some own-brand ready meals. Among this twenty-one products, and what I will be reviewing, is the Danish company Naturli’s minced. A mince substitute which can be used exactly like mincemeat making burgers, bolognese, meatballs, in fact, anything you could make with mince you could make with this.
Ever since my OH turned vegan and found out about the new products, we have been in our local Sainsbury’s nearly every day waiting to see if they get in the products that were announced. When they finally came in we couldn’t believe when there was only a couple of the mince packs left. Having asked about them, we were told that the patties had sold out within half a day of getting them in. We are hoping that they get them in soon so that we can give them a go.
Having got the mince my OH decided that he would try his hand at making burgers with it. Something that he’s never really done as he’s always hated the feel of proper mince. These burgers were made using the mince. Mixing it with the leftover ingredients from the pepper wraps that my OH made the other day from the Bosh! cookbook. (See post). And I have to say it was one of the best burgers I have had. It tasted just like a proper burger although unlike the no bull burger I previously wrote about, (see post) there was no ‘blood’.
It crumbled like a normal burger, unlike other processed vegan burgers which I liked a lot, and was so moist. And because of the price and the amount of mince you get in the package, I think we will only be getting the patties to try them, as it would be better on the pocket with the mince.
I had my burger with a touch of Tesco’s free from mayo-maize on top, sweet chilli sauce on the bottom and topped off with some sliced green peppers and iceberg lettuce. It was placed in a Hi-Bran Burger Bun and I would be very confident in saying it was THE best burger that I have tasted in a very long time and I would recommend this mince to all my friends and to anyone who would be willing to listen to me talking about it. 🙂