February 11, 2011

Quorn Southwestern Chik'n Wings

As I'm sure many of you know, the Super Bowl happened recently. I used this opportunity to bust out all the fake meat chicken wings (or wing-like items) that were in my freezer. So get ready for the three-part wing-like series!

First up, Quorn's Southwestern Chik'n Wing. These looked like your basic chicken nugget, but with more spice. I baked them in the oven for about 12 minutes, as directed, then noticed the direction to flip them over half way. So I flipped them over and baked them a couple extra minutes. This was a good idea.

As the package warned, these were very hot when they came out of the oven, obviously. After letting them cool a few minutes, we dug in. Just as I expected from their appearance, they were pretty much just spicy chicken nuggets. And the more of them I ate, the spicier they got. Not above my tolerance level, but pretty close. So if you're a big spice baby like me, keep a glass of milk around or whatever else you use to dull the heat. But they did taste pretty good, so the pain was worth it.

I don't really know what else to say about these other than the fact that they're not very wing-y. I'm not expecting bones, of course, but perhaps fake meat companies shouldn't attempt to imitate something that is going to be impossible. Just call them spicy southwestern chik'n nuggets and call it a day.

The experience:
Texture - nice and crispy on the outside, fairly chicken-nugget-y on the inside
Flavor - spicy but tasty

Final grade for this attempt: A-


  1. Agreed, these are tastey nuggets but aren't exactly what we would consider "Wings". To be fair, the company is a UK company and I've noticed they try to "Americanize" some of the few products they've released in the US. The ones we do have though are quite tastey. And I like meat!

  2. i love the naked chickn cutlets but i tried these and there was nothing about them i liked... the texture felt all off and and breading was gross and mine werent really spicy... i wonder if i had a bad batch.. regardless it was like $5 wasted.... and this post is coming from a veg.