The sheer amount of new vegan products that have already been released in 2018 is truly mind-blowing and trusty Fry’s* have been at it too. They have launched a new chilled range that consists of 13 products, perfect for those days when making dinner from scratch feels like far too much effort. As someone who is a big fan of their nuggets, I had high hopes for this new range.
Check out my thoughts on three of the new products below.
Chargrilled Beef-Style Strips
First of all, I was really impressed with how fast these cook! They take just four minutes when fried and only a few more minutes in the oven. They have a really great smokey taste and a good texture. They definitely have more to them than a lot of other vegan meat replacements I’ve tried, it really felt like I was having a hearty meal! I decided to fry them with veggies and added some spice mix to make fajitas. So simple and quick but dee-licious! I also had loads left over for the next day and it tasted just as good re-heated.
Spicy 3 Bean Pasty
Admittedly, this was definitely large enough to eat on it’s own but I couldn’t resist teaming it with a jacket potato and veg. Along with a generous helping of gravy it was SO tasty and filling. The pastry was also really crispy. My only slight criticism would be that it takes rather a long time to cook (it says 15 mins on the front but was more like 30 in mine, but maybe I own a crappy oven) and I would love to be able to grab something like this that I can quickly heat up in the microwave for lunch.
Veg & Bean Country-Style Pie
Have you noticed a theme yet with this range? That’s right, everything is SO comforting and filling – absolutely ideal for these dark winter months. There are so many delicious flavours in this pie and the crust is lovely. I teamed it with sweet potato chips but it would be ideal with mash too.
Overall I am super impressed with this range! I would definitely pick all these products up again and can’t wait to try the rest. They can currently be found in Holland & Barrett and Ocado but I would love to see them stocked in Sainsbury’s or Tesco one day soon!
*This product was gifted to me by Fry’s. This is in no way a paid post and the opinions expressed are completely genuine. I would never recommend a product or service I didn’t truly enjoy.