Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I'm drinking cider laced with Jameson and watching Buffy right now. I thought I'd share my experiences with the Vegetarian Plus Whole Vegan Turkey. That way, it's here for anybody else looking for reviews.
The entire thing comes with one turkey shaped roast, stuffing, and gravy. It's a huge box and the price is around $40 (but it is 4 times the size of a Tofurky).
|photo from Vegetarian Plus website|
Roast: It's just cooked in foil and no basting necessary. It was pretty moist coming out of the oven. It's also ginormous. 4 lbs. I was incredibly weirded out stuffing it, though. It split on one side and I said to Era, "Hold this so I can stuff the cavity." I never want to say that again. Ever.
Stuffing: I had to add sage, salt, and pepper. It was okay before it went into the oven, but sorta gummy after being baked. Plus, there was way too much to fill the roast.
Gravy: When it thawed, it was weird. The starch completely separated from the broth. When I cooked it, it had the consistency of pudding. Pudding! I don't know what starch they use, but I didn't like how fast and fiercely it thickened. The flavor was pretty okay. Nice and peppery.
moist out of oven
comes unstuffed so you can put what you want in it
texture looks freakily turkey-like
comes unstuffed so you have to stick your hand in a cavity...brr
though the texture looks great, it's not Gardein chick'n scallopini great
Basically, if you are crazy enough to spend 40 bucks on a Thanksgiving main just buy 4 Tofurkys. I think I just want to make my roast from now on.
I'll update with the full meal tomorrow. Hope everybody is enjoying their day.