May 6, 2011

Yves Veggie Chorizo

This week, it's Yves Veggie Chorizo. I did something kind of weird to this product that I hope you can all forgive me for. I made nachos!

My exchange student was home from school for some reason, and she wanted nachos. I saw this as a great opportunity to bust out the package of veggie chorizo we had in the fridge and test it out. So (and here comes the bad part) I took a chunk of remaining-nameless processed cheese and melted it down with the chorizo. For valid testing purposes I did taste a bit of the chorizo before mixing it with the cheese, and was a little worried.

Usually, with chorizo, there's some degree of spiciness. Not the case with this one. It was actually a little bit sweet, which didn't bode well for our nachos. I thought maybe, mixed with cheese, the sweetness would subside a bit, but it did not. In fact, even with salsa, lettuce, black olives, and sour cream, there was still a pervasive sweetness that was a bit off-putting. Not terrible, but not great. I definitely prefer other chorizos I've eaten over this one.

The experience:
Texture - reasonably chewy and interesting
Flavor - totally not spicy - actually a bit sweet

Final grade for this attempt: D

4 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I just had some this morning, prepared on the BBQ. I noticed that it had to be removed from the skin, which was hard to cut, even with a serrated knife. However, I found it plenty spicy, and I typically eat very hot peppers, etc. The seasonings are pretty intense, the orange colour is persistent, and has to be handled with some care. I mixed mine with Rubio's pinto beans and used as a tortilla chip dip. It was very tasty, but quite a bit of work to prepare.

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  2. This review is accurate as far as flavor goes, but I modify most frozen and prepackaged foods somewhat when I cook with them (who doesn't?). Add some pickled jalapenos, saute with onions in a skillet and then scramble with some eggs and this chorizo makes some killer veg. breakfast burritos.

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  3. As usual, your reviews are worthless because you almost never prepare anything as intended. Meh.

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  4. this one is bland.

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