As far as I can tell this is one of the few MorningStar Farms products that has survived the last few years of recipe-revamping and new releases; some products have materially suffered in the move to “cleaner” labels – the Grillers and Griller Prime burgers are a good example. This product however seems unchanged and still bears the “veggie” moniker.
Four frozen corn dogs come inside the cardboard packet. This doesn’t reseal once opened, and the dogs just jiggle around in there – I transfer them to a different freezer container usually.
Cooking: You’re probably going to microwave these. Sure you can bake or air fry for a crisper exterior finish, but this is a snack, and do you really want to wait 20 minutes for a snack? Thought not.
Taste and texture: They’re mushy out of the air fryer, which may well be your jam. The air fryer certainly creates a crisp exterior, but again comes with a much greater time investment.
Flavorwise these are great. The batter is sweet without ever becoming sickly. The interior sausage has a nice smoky/salty mix; it’s not so strong that it repeats all day long in that, “hey remember me” way. It’s the tried and tested MSF veggie dog of course, which is a very solid meat free hot dog. It doesn’t have any weird plastic or off flavors that quite a few plant-based dogs have. The texture has a little meaty chew as well.
Overall: These go head to head with Field Roast’s mini corn dogs in my book. Theres a fun flavor and texture and they make for a great mid-afternoon snack.
MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs nutrition and cooking
Are MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs any good?
Absolutely. These are one of the best veggie-friendly snacks out there. A little sweet, a little savory, a lot of fun.
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