January 7, 2011

Yves Meatless Deli Turkey

Last up in the Mega Sandwich series is Yves Meatless Deli Turkey Slices. This stuff was a problem before I even got it out of the package. It broke when I was trying to extract a slice. This stuff is so dry that, when you fold it in half, it actually breaks. I'm not trying to say that it snaps or anything - it's not that bad - but it really should be more flexible.

As before, I started with a single slice on the sandwich paired with some Swiss cheese. I couldn't taste anything, so I doubled up. With two slices, I could tell that it had kind of a weird funky taste, so I tasted it alone to see if I could identify it. Unfortunately, the only additional information I have for you at this point is that alone, the funky taste is much stronger. Not good. I must have been feeling very generous, or curious, because I tasted it plain with some Swiss cheese, just to see what it would do. With the cheese, the funky taste was reduced by about 75%, but it was still there. I just don't know what else to say about this. Not a great lunchmeat. Yves is totally striking out with me. First the terrible crumbly pepperoni and now this.

The experience:
Texture - when folded, it broke. Do I need to say more?
Flavor - Some unidentifiable funky taste that was much improved with the application of some Swiss cheese, but not improved enough to make me want to eat it again.

Final grade for this attempt: C-


  1. The fake deli turkey ring on the outside rips. Take the pieces apart using a fork or butter knife. These are thicker than average veggie deli meat, meaning I feel like they are a good value. The Turkey is the only one that's worth trying. I love these. I eat them plain, or on a simple cheese and meat sandwich.

    You should go in depth about 'funky tastes.' Many vegetarians like funky tastes. It adds variety to your palette. These taste really good. No fake smoke flavor.

  2. These are at least a B.