I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but some of my new readers won’t know that I used to be vegetarian, then vegan for a few years around my Uni days.
So it’s no secret that I love my vegetables. But perhaps you’re still in need of trying to convince someone around you?
Well, as we were meeting up with family for some Easter glamping in Twekesbury, (one of which has been vegetarian for 50 years), I took a whole icebox full of these new Goodlife products for us all to try and review.
WHAT WE TRIED
Here’s a list of the products we picked up for a camping BBQ, all cooked on my father-in-law’s Cadac (barring the Kievs which were baked in a Caravan oven which are also now available in Iceland).
Leek Caerphilly Glamorgan Sausages
Beetroot Feta Sausages
French Bean Spinach Sausages
Cauliflower Cheddar Sausages
Tomato & Mozzarella Sausages
Spicy Veg Beanburger
Parsnip & Sweet Carrot Nut Burgers
Mushroom & Spinach Kiev
Sunblush Tomato Grills with Black Olives
WHAT WE LOVED
What won most of us over were the mint-packed French Bean Spinach sausages, Sunblush Tomato Grills, Leek Caerphilly Glamorgan sausages and the Mushroom & Spinach Kievs (above).
REVISITING OLD CLASSICS
Even the combinations that we’re a bit sick of seeing over the last two decades (a nut burger for example), was a complete surprise. They were sweet, tasty and give a great bite from chunky peanuts and cashews.
However, sadly, I don’t think anyone could win me over with a spicy bean burger these days, whereas our more faithful vegetarian went back for seconds. I’m just a bit fed up of kidney beans.
Let’s put it this way, the burgers were on the bottom of our taste test pile.
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
After a full on sampling weekend, it soon became apparent that we all preferred different things. My least favourite were the Beetroot Feta Sausages, yet my nieces’ views were the polar opposite.
Also, my fiance, who considers all vegetarian food as a side dish only, really liked the cauliflower cheese sausages.
But one main thing we were all in agreement with was that these new and unique vegetable combinations were full of flavour without pretending to be something they’re not.
It’s great to see some more exciting vegetarian products available and look forward to trying some more.