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I used used some Quorn 'mince' to make a chilli and it is absolutely disgusting! It's going straight in the bin ๐Ÿคฎ

Please could any vegetarians tell me how they can eat it? Is it an acquired taste?

TheChimp
2 months ago
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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

It is definitely an acquired taste! I can only eat it of in a meal with lots of herbs and spices.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

KirstyWhit29673 I can't believe the texture of it, it is very unpleasant.

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

TheChimp It really is. I don't tend to use it much anymore. I tried it as a substitute when on a diet once and hated it. I think these days there are far more options available to vegetarians

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

Quorn is foul! When I was a vegetarian many years ago, it was practically the only veggie brand option available in the supermarkets, and I tried it once and never again! It doesnโ€™t taste like itโ€™s good for you at all

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Iv tried making a bolognese with it on more than one occasion when it's been on offer. Each time hoping it'll be better. Its rank! ๐Ÿคข

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

Has anyone tried tofu? Is that any good?

I've been told that it's very difficult to get any flavour into it.

There's not a lot of vegetarian food that I like to be honest.

I think that I might have liver, bacon and onion gravy tonight ๐Ÿ˜‹

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smooogy
smooogy2 months ago

Try tossing the quorn first in some melted butter or olive oil with a some herbs/spices, (eg paprika) and then fry or grill the quorn before adding it to your dish towards the end - or even right at the end - of cooking.

This really helps with the texture issue, although I must admit it works better with the quorn chunks/cubes rather than the mince.

Am not a vegetarian myself - just always been very veggie friendly - but am increasingly moving over to a more veggie diet - not so much because I mind eating animals, but more because of the health/environmental aspects. Also (is it just me or has anyone else noticed this) I've really been going off chicken lately as is often seems to have a really strange texture to the flesh these days and doesn't have much taste.

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I don't like Quorn either. I generally don't like vegetarian/vegan food that tries to mimic the taste of meat or fish.

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hayley237
hayley2372 months ago

I have Quorn mince but prefer the Tesco veggie mince,the Quorn sausages ,pasties and gammon are all good and the Quorn nuggets are just as good as real. Tofu is awful though.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

It really has put me off trying other meat substitutes.

If I want something vegetarian, I think I'll stick to a Greggs cheese and onion bake.

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain2 months ago

Very!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

I have tried the Quorb โ€˜chickenโ€™ and would agree it didnโ€™t taste very nice, I would imagine it is was soggy cardboard tastes like!

Are you a vegetarian or was you just trying it?

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

AliceBell64468 I was just trying it for a change. What a big mistake that was.

The wife ate the Quorn chilli with some nachos. She must be off her nut or her taste buds have gone.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

TheChimp ah okay, yeah I much prefer the real thing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Lol perhaps the other tastes in the chilli help cover the fact of not being able to taste the meat! I donโ€™t know I only eat bland stuff haha.

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rls
rls2 months ago

Its awful! My sister is a vegetarian so my Mum used to buy quorn mince and inflict it on the meat eaters.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

rls You should have taken her to court for cruel and unusual punishment ๐Ÿ˜†

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rls
rls2 months ago

TheChimp she doesn't even buy me an advent calendar anymore

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

rls Now that's shameful

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 months ago

I like a lot of quorn stuff even their mince. I think for a typical chilli I would soak the mince in vegetable stock with various flavourings added to ensure a good taste and would be careful not to over power the chilli with the mince. I would use 2 types of beans, mushrooms and onions to create a nice flavour. I bought some organic soya mince and find you can make great chilli's with that too perhaps slightly nicer than Quorn. If I'm using normal meat like beef or turkey mince the chilli is almost impossible to go wrong but with these meat alternatives you have to fart about more to ensure they taste nice.

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

I love it, I preferred it to real mince even before I was vegetarian and my non-vegetarian family prefer it too, it's also a lot healthier. What you don't like some others do. Also, all quorn products are not the same, for example I'm not that keen on their chicken style pieces but love their fillets, quorn roast, nuggets etc.

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rararachel
rararachel2 months ago

From a non vegetarian - I must be a minority as I actually like it, though I also like meat mince too as long as it's the lean less than 5% fat stuff.

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hanwhite
hanwhite2 months ago

Quorn chicken nuggets are amazing!! Iโ€™m a meat eater and Iโ€™d take them over real chicken ones any day. The batter they use tasted exactly the same as chicken McNuggets from McDonaldโ€™s.

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 months ago

I quite like their "chicken" stuff by agree the mince isn't the best. If you're seriously looking for an alternative mince Holland and barret do a soya protein mince which is nice you just flavour it yourself ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ellexpayne
Ellexpayne2 months ago

A friend of mine is allergic and I personally donโ€™t like it ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

McCartney burgers are excellent if you fancy something vegetarian that actually tastes alright.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

The wife tried some of the mozzarella burgers and she wasn't impressed.

What I do like are Mexican spicy bean burgers.

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Caz2
Caz21 month ago

The McCartney sausages are ok too.๐Ÿ™‚

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Nino786
Nino7862 months ago

I just can't do it, my minds telling me its not meat.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Nino786 Ask someone else to cook with it and not tell you when... ๐Ÿง

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie2 months ago

We tried it in Bolognese sauce once, never again. It's too fibrous. It's got a very strange feel in the mouth, I don't remember it tasting funny just odd feeling.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

My dad keeps getting me to try quorn glad I said I'd stick to mince beef now

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

Imnotcheap You have been very sensible.

In all honesty, it is horrible.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

I can not stand Quorn too....once I tried to make bolognese and all the tomato sauce disappeared, it got into the meat and the whole thing was tasteless...same with the nuggets...they just taste so unnatural...like a plastic slice.

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Caz2
Caz21 month ago

Haha- i bought some quorn mince in a bid to 'eat healthily' but each time i suggested it i was met with less enthusiasm than if id offered a worm pie,๐Ÿ˜…- i then offered it to my son to give his friend at uni who is a vegetarian- even he turned it down! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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1 month ago

Caz2 I would rather a worm pie than anything with Quorn in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dublish
Dublish1 month ago

Haha I actually prefer it to "normal" mince myself. Maybe i just got used to it down the years. Im not a Vegetarian either. Well not anymore. Gravy, mince and mash spud,fried onion. Or in a lasagna would be my pref.

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

I know a lot of non-vegetarians who prefer and always use Quorn rather than "regular" meat mince! I personally prefer it ๐Ÿ™‚

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees1 month ago

Tend to agree that it's not great. But try Quorn nuggets - I really can't tell the difference and happily eat those.

Oddly, even though you'd think they'd be the same but just bigger, their larger fillets aren't great.

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

I love their nuggets! Try different fillets etc, I've tried a lot of their different products and about 80% I love! They have a good range

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Dani1
Dani11 month ago

Hi TheChimp the title of your thread made me smile. I agree quorn mince isn't great lol Will have to give the nuggets a try.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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1 month ago

Dani1 A few people have said that. I might give them a go because most of the normal real chicken nuggets are quite grim.

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