March 26, 2010

Morningstar Sweet and Sour Chik'n

This week, I take on one of Morningstar Farms newest products - Morningstar Sweet & Sour Chik'n. They've crossed over from meal starters to actual meals. I was a little skeptical about the fake meat chicken part, since results vary widely. I checked out the ingredients, and man, are there a lot. Easily half, maybe two-thirds of the ingredients are just for the fake meat nuggets. But then there's some other good stuff - brown rice, red and green bell peppers, pineapple (I do like pineapple in my sweet and sour meals), and carrots. This could be okay.

I popped it in the microwave for 3 minutes, then stirred it up. It smelled good, for sure. I took a bite of just the fake chicken nugget. It had kind of a weird flavor. The sort of thing that, had I not eaten meat any time in the last month or so, I might confuse for meaty flavor. The texture was nice, though. It was very tender and actually pretty moist. Then I had a bite with the rice and veggies and sauce. No more weird flavor - the sauce covered it up.

I also, and this may sound weird, really liked the breading on the fake chicken. Yes, it was soggy, but it had a good flavor. The rice had kind of a weird texture - that's what happens with cooked-then-frozen-then-reheated rice, I suppose. But with all the ingredients mixed together, after a couple bites, this meal was pretty tasty. I'd eat this again.

The experience:
Texture - the fake meat chunks had a nicely tender, moist texture
Flavor - a little weird on its own, but you're not supposed to eat it on its own

Final grade for this attempt: A-


  1. Did not like this at all. Like bitting into a lemon.

  2. The fake meat tasted more like fish than anything else. The rice + sauce was very good, though.

  3. This is the BEST meatless chicken I ever tasted! so real but not!!! 10 NOM NOM's from me! :D

  4. I was not a fan of this meal when I tried it.I just remembered the sauce having a very odd flavor.