December 7, 2010

Grading System

Hello, everyone! April here -- I'm the webmaster for Adventures in Fake Meat, working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly and is easy to use.

As our regular readers know, every product reviewed here gets assigned a letter grade ranging from A+ to F. This makes it easy to determine at a glance whether a food is either a perfect meat substitute, a dismal failure, or somewhere in between. And we've put all those grades in a useful chart, ordered by product type (beef, chicken, etc.) and then by product name. If you've not visited it yet, I highly recommend giving it a look.

Since the start of Adventures in Fake Meat back in August of 2009, we have reviewed a total of 61 fake meat products, ranging over about a dozen brands. As you can see, the quality of fake meat products on the market varies quite widely across the board:

Product Grades

The average grade across all fake meat reviews is halfway between a B and a B-, or slightly better than average. Hopefully as manufacturers get more experience producing fake meat products, product quality will start drifting towards the "A" end of the scale.

1 comment:

  1. I like the grading scale for faux meat products. I have yet to find a faux pepperoni product I like.