I believe this is my first encounter with the Wicked brand. Always on the hunt for great meat-free meal options, I had to give these a chance. As the name points out, a dozen mini brats come inside the cardboard box. Inside that the sausages are stored in a non resealable plastic wrapped box. You might want to transfer to a freezer bag after opening.
Cooking: You can bake these, grill or fry. With the former option in mind, I air fried them to good results. I should note they make a lot of greasy mess while cooking, keep an eye on that.
Taste and texture: A pleasantly crisp exterior gives way to a kind of emulsified mushy interior. The contrast is enjoyable. Taste wise there’s some mild sweetness that gives way a little back of the throat heat. There’s a general herby sausage seasoning too, which never dominates. While pea protein is the main component, they don’t match the heights of Beyond or Impossible in the flavor stakes. Decent, but not top tier.
Overall: The miniature size means their utility might be a little complicated. The package shows them over greens, which just feels weird to me honestly. Chopped into pasta/sauce would be my goto, maybe as a side breakfast dish.
Wicked 12 Little Brats cooking and nutrition
Are Wicked 12 Little Brats any good?
These are a fun pea-protein based sausage-sub. A very good texture and enjoyable flavor. The messy cooking and smaller size means they might be limited in appeal.
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