These plant-based breakfast sausage are from Kroger, and can be found in the freezer section of the store. Kroger have quite a few competing in house brands on their shelves, which I personally find confusing, Emerge and Simple Truth for example. These plant-based patties are soy protein based and come eight to a pack.
Cooking: Microwave, bake of pan fry – the latter is the recommended method. Be careful with the microwave instructions, I found them massively incorrect for my 1200W oven. The patty ended up completely obliterated.
Taste and texture: The flavor of these is quite muted and restrained. They refrain from smashing you over the head with that “breakfast sausage herbal” flavor. That’s a good thing in my book. There some black pepper notes, mild oregano flavor and a slightly sweet caramel note. The texture is the best bit, solidly meaty.
Verdict: The size of these is notable. Unlike competing products, these are quite large in circumference and and ably cover a whole English muffin. I also like the fact eight come to a resealable bag, which makes them a great deal stacked up against the competition. The taste isn’t quite there for me in terms of market leaders, but those first two elements make up for that. The texture is good too.
What else is out there? See our complete roundup of meat free breakfast sausage.
Are Simple Truth Meatless Breakfast Patties any good?
These are very solid plant-based breakfast option. The most notable points are their large size and meaty texture. The flavor is decent but somewhat muted.
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