May 18, 2012

Morningstar Veggie Meatballs

Hey everybody! Sorry for disappearing on you there for a bit! See, in case anyone was wondering, what happened is that I found out I am pregnant! (Yes, I'm a woman, for those of you not keeping track) And for a few weeks there, I wasn't up for experimenting with new foods, and then I just sort of got out of the habit, but I'm back now.

My first review upon my return will be for Morningstar Veggie Meatballs. I ate these a long time ago, and have had the box sitting on my desk to remind me to write up a review, so forgive me if the experience isn't totally fresh in my mind.

For the cooking method, I chose the oven, since that usually results in a better outcome. I heated them up as directed, then tossed them into the pasta sauce, to soak up some tomato-y goodness, before serving them with some spaghetti. Super classic.

How were they? you are undoubtedly asking. Well, they were pretty good. They had a fairly chewy texture, but not tough. The flavor was not perfectly meat-like, but wasn't bad. I may recommend that the veggie balls spend a little more time with the sauce, to improve the flavor a little. Maybe even partially cook them in the oven, and finish in the sauce.

Overall though, if I were not a regular eater of meat, I'd certainly eat these.

The experience:
Texture - chewy without being rubbery
Flavor - savory but not exactly meaty

Final grade for this attempt: B+

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back - and congrats! Was worried I was going to have to forage into the unknown world of meat substitutes based solely on old reviews :) Thanks for returning!