Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’N Nuggets – average at best

Gardein are perhaps the quickest expanding line of plant-based products out there. It seems like there’s something new every other week. Canned soups, frozen meals, individual faux meat products. With such a huge array of items in their line up, there are some huge stars, and some massive misses.

Cooking: You’ll want to bake these in effect. There are no pan frying or microwaving instructions which makes them fairly limited in scope. I turned to the air fryer for the best results, juicy interior and crisp shell.

Taste and texture: Shell is the key word. The coating on the exterior is thin and unremarkable. It delivers the minimum amount of crisp to the spongy interior. While pea protein is listed, I found the flavor a very dominant one of wheat gluten. These tasted like old school meat free nuggets – the gluten flavor dominates everything and then some. It’s not awful as such, it’s just tremendously dull and uninteresting.

Verdict: Unless you have no other suitable options – skip. These are at best mediocre with no overtly standout plus points.

Gardein Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets with green curry
Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’n Nuggets with green curry
Gardein Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets with green curry interior
Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’n Nuggets with green curry interior

Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’N Nuggets nutrition and ingredients

Gardein Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets ingredients and nutrition
Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’n Nuggets ingredients and nutrition
  • Overall
2.5

Are Gardein Crispy Golden Chick'N Nuggets any good?

These are a distinctly average plant-based nugget. These are the old school chicken nuggets from years gone by, with a very strong wheat gluten forward flavor. Don’t expect any modern science magic here.

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