Quorn Vegetarian Mince REVIEW

I've been a vegetarian for about five years now and during that time I haven't really tried many meat substitutes. After a little research, I decided that I wanted to try Quorn's Mince as it is now available at Woolworths and Coles in Australia. I found that there weren't many reviews out there regarding the product hence why I am writing this for anyone who may be interested.

The first ingredient in the 'mince' is Mycoprotein which makes up 94% of the product. What is Mycoprotein you ask? Well according to Quorn, Mycoprotein is "...a nutritious member of the fungi/mould family similar to that found in blue cheese." Sounds pretty appetising right? After reading this I was honestly preparing for my meal to turn out being a disaster.

Upon opening I found that the 'mince' looked almost identical to frozen cooked beef mince which is pretty impressive. I would describe the scent as hard shell corn tacos which was in no way a bad thing. I was going to be using the 'mince' as a base for burritos so I fried up some onions, and then added my 'mince' to the frying pan with some tomato paste as directed. I then added my spices and cooked for ten minutes.

I found that the 'mince' itself had no taste, it just absorbed the flavour of whatever it was being cooked with. The texture was similar to how I remember beef mince being maybe just a little softer. Although the softness may have been my fault as I did leave it on the heat for longer than 10 minutes. I think that this product would be perfect in a bolognaise or pasta sauce and I'm excited to try that next. It's unfortunate that the product is not vegan as it does contain eggs. But despite that small factor I was pleasantly surprised and may even purchase it again as it definitely adds more volume to a meal.  If you are a vegetarian or attempting to cut more meat out of your diet I recommend trying it out!

Price: $6.20 for 300g (Woolworths)
Ingredients: Mycoprotein (94%), rehydrated free range egg white, caramelised sugar, barley malt extract, acidity regulator (calcium acetate), firming agent (calcium chloride).


First Lush Kitchen Order - The Comforter Body Lotion Review

A couple of weeks ago the Lush Kitchen released The Comforter Body Lotion and since I'd been waiting for an excuse to buy something I decided that this was the item. For those of you who don't know, the Lush Kitchen is a part of Lush UK that release exclusive products daily. At the end of each working week they release a menu of the items that will be released the following week and on which days those products will be able to be purchased. Now if you live in the UK delivery is fairly cheap.. but if you're like me and live international shipping can get quite expensive, £9.95 to be exact (approx $17 for us Australians). Nevertheless I decided to grab the body lotion since I love the comforter scent alongside a Lava Lamp Bath Bomb which is a part of the regular UK range (and has recently been released in Australia). It took 17 days from when I first made my order for it to arrive at my door which is pretty good considering the distance! Overall I had an excellent experience ordering from the Lush Kitchen and I can't wait to buy more. On to the products!!
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