May 18, 2012
Morningstar Veggie Meatballs
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.
Texture - chewy without being rubbery
Flavor - savory but not exactly meaty
Final grade for this attempt: B+