October 1, 2010

Lightlife Smart Deli Turkey

This week, it's another lunchmeat! We have a foreign exchange student staying with us this school year, and she's really been digging the fake meat lunchmeats for her school lunches (she finished off the Tofurky Hickory Smoked slices that I still had around) and wanted more. I picked up some Smart Deli Ham and some Smart Deli Turkey recently, and she picked the turkey to dig into first, so I grabbed a slice before she could eat it all so I could review it.

Just like the Tofurky Oven Roasted Deli Slices it had kind of a weird flavor. A very similar flavor to the other slices. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to find out one company owned the other or something like that, they were that similar. After the first bite, I really didn't want to eat the rest of the slice, but I wasn't about to throw it out. So I grabbed a cracker, and folded the deli slice onto it. Even with two layers of fake meat, the flavor of the cracker completely drowned out the flavor of the fake turkey. It tasted like absolutely nothing, just like the Tofurky brand.

So I don't really know what else to say about these. Not a great flavor on its own, invisible when combined with other stuff. When it comes to fake lunch meats, this was not terribly exciting.

The experience:
Texture - Standard lunchmeat experience here. Nothing notable to report.
Flavor - Not great alone, no flavor to speak of when combined with other elements.

Final grade for this attempt: B

1 comment:

  1. I picked up 2 boxes and when I got home I read the ingredients. When I saw carrageenan I threw them out. I’ll stick with my tofurky peppered deli slices. Taste so much better.

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