I find Kroger’s Simple Truth lineup frustratingly erratic in terms of quality. I suspect it’s something to do with the depth and breadth of the product line which features just about everything. These particular slices of faux-ham come from the “plant based” sub-label within the huge swathe of products.
Taste and texture: Surprisingly good. The texture is excellent, probably even better than actual processed ham, think Oscar Meyer style, rather than real sliced ham. There’s a good meaty chew to the slices. The taste is salty and smokey.
Verdict: Standing alone, this plant-based ham won’t fool anyone, but that’s not the point. Stack it up with your favorite fixings and as part of a bigger collection of flavors – it works really well. A slightly smoky taste and meaty chew are the standouts here.
Check it out, including my own sandwich creation, in pictures: