February 11, 2011
Quorn Southwestern Chik'n Wings
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.
Texture - nice and crispy on the outside, fairly chicken-nugget-y on the inside
Flavor - spicy but tasty
Final grade for this attempt: A-