Today (12th March) saw the official launch of Quorn’s new line of vegan sausages. Designed to emulate a Cumberland banger, they join a growing list of vegan-friendly items available from the brand. On sale exclusively at Tesco for the moment, a pack of 6 costs £2.50 and can be picked up from the freezer aisle of the supermarket.
We were interested in giving them a try, especially as we routinely had the meat version in the past. Cumberland Sausages are usually a blend of pork and pepper, and we liked ours with a good glug of onion gravy and creamy mash. Quorn’s are made from a blend of their famous mycoprotein, as well as leek and carrot powder and a mix of herbs.
One thing immediately noticeable on these sausages was their shiny skin, which seemed to replicate its meaty counterpart. We cooked ours on the hob in a little oil, although you can also do so in the oven if you prefer.
I wasn’t keen on its texture and felt the herby taste (predominantly sage and salt) was quite overpowering. It’s a shame we weren’t as enamoured with the sausages as we are with the Fishless Fingers or the Breaded Fillets (which form part of an excellent vegan alternative to Wagamama’s Katsu Curry here). I think we will stick to using Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Sausages in the future, which don’t seem to have the intense seasoning.
Of course, these things are subjective and I’m sure many will like this new line. There was a mixed response to their range of vegan Deli Slices too, proving it is very much down to individual taste. It is great to see another line added, however, and we hope to see more over the upcoming months. Many companies are now jumping on the vegan bandwagon as sales of meat, dairy and egg free products have skyrocketed in the last year alone so I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Thanks for reading,