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Reader review: Quorn Mince

Reader review: Quorn Mince

PRODUCT INFORMATION: Quorn, the world’s favourite meat-free, soy-free protein, has arrived in NZ with a range of eight products that includes Quorn Mince, a deliciously versatile alternative to minced meat.

Healthy Food Guide product reviews are advertising promotions, where our advertisers ask an independent panel of Healthy Food Guide readers to sample and review their product. Read what they had to say about Quorn Mince below.

Quorn Mince is perfect to use in everything from lasagna to nachos, bolognese to casseroles. Plus, it’s quick, easy to use, and can be cooked from frozen.

  • High in protein
  • No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
  • No cholesterol
  • 30% less fat than lean beef mince
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Visit the website for more information on Quorn Mince and other tasty Quorn products.

Available in the freezer aisle of supermarkets nationwide. RRP $8.99

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Reader reviews

RATING 4 stars (average from 15 votes)

Great meat-free meal option

My husband and I like to incorporate at least two meat-free meals a week and sometimes i struggle to come up with new and tasty ways to do this. I used the Quorn Mince in the Meatloaf recipe they have on their website – the result… Yum. The Quorn Mince has the texture of a quality grade beef mince and was quick and easy to prepare. We will definitely try another Quorn product over the coming weeks. (Mtolhurst)

Quorn mince…..YUM!

I’ve been looking for a mince substitute for ages now. This is it! Better than any other I’ve tried. Great taste (not like meat but not soy either, quite mild), great texture, great product! Definitely worth the price. Will always be in my freezer from now on! (Amanda Hunter)

Yummy Quorn Mince!

After receiving my voucher for quorn mince, I redeemed it at Countdown and cooked some that night. I stir-fried it with fresh veges and soy sauce, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it! It was really quick to cook and I liked the flavour, and I also quite enjoyed the texture. After having been vegetarian for some years, I have often found that tofu can be a problem because it is so soft and falls apart. Quorn is quite firm, similar I imagine to beef mince. It isn’t cheap at $9 for a 500g bag, but I will eat it all myself as my kids are meat eaters, so it’s not too bad if you look at it that way. On the whole, I liked it and would buy it again. (Trudi Oakley)

Quorn Mince

This is the first time we have used a meat substitute product & I have to say I was pretty impressed. I made spaghetti bolognese and my family really enjoyed it. The texture & taste were great. It cooked really quickly straight from the freezer, no defrosting required…awesome for nights where I need to get a nutritious meal on the table quickly. (PaulaLS)

Best meat substitute out!

Finally a meat alternative that tastes and looks similar! Gone are the days of dreading vegetarian food. This stuff is very similar to ‘real’ mince, so much so that in many dishes I think people wouldn’t really pick it as being a vegetarian substitute. Of course there is never anything like the real thing but this definitely comes very close to it! Best vegetarian meat substitute I have come across. (alarcombe)

Quorn Mince is seriously tasty!

I was excited to be given the opportunity to trial Quorn mince. I visited the company’s website to find a recipe and decided upon “Quorn con carne”. This was absolutely delicious. A rich and hearty dish that had a lot of flavour. I also really liked that the texture and consistency was exactly like regular Chilli con carne. I will definitely be using Quorn mince on a regular basis as it is a tasty and healthy high protein, meat free dinner option. I rate it as a solid 5 out of 5 stars and am now planning to try the other Quorn products that are available. (kirstyscooby7)

Not far off the real thing!

We made stuffed capsicums tonight with Quorn Mince – they were great! Cooks up just like regular mince. The taste and texture is good – more tender than real mince which I actually prefer! Really like the convenience of cooking straight from frozen; dinner was on the table in an amazingly short time. Only factor stopping me from buying regularly is the price. Overall a great product, perfect for vegetarians or anyone wanting a healthier option. (syww)

It’s really not meat!

I had to ask the grocery person where it is located because i just cannot find it. There were a few packs left on the shelf so i thought it must really taste good. We had Quorn Mince with pasta and my son didn’t even noticed that he is not eating the usual beef mince. It’s nice to eat an alternative to meat and its even healthier. Thank you for the trial! (beng)

Not my cup of tea

I tried the quorn mince Indian style with some mixed vege, I didn’t really like the texture or the taste. My daughter liked it though. Also I think it’s kind of expensive. Thanks for the opportunity to try it. (Namita)

I am very impressed!

I made spaghetti bolognese with the Quorn mince and was really impressed with it! Firstly, it is way easier to work with than mince – you can cook it straight from frozen, so no need to remember to defrost. It cooks really quickly, and I could not believe how similar to beef mince it looks. I bet I could feed this to my family without them even noticing the difference when cooked in a tasty sauce like bolognese! The only difference I noticed was that it has a softer, less chewy texture than beef mince. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to cut back on the meat intake. It is a fantastic substitute and is so much better for you than meat. The only downfall I can come up with is that it costs more than beef mince. (ajkenrick)

Quorn Mince

I am a meat lover but cooked spaghetti bolognese with this quorn mince on the weekend. I am usually quite wary of vegetarian products but this was delicious. Apart from a slightly different texture it was a good healthy alternative to beef mince! Would definitely recommend! (broghanlamb)

Quorn Mince review, yum!

Firstly, thank you for the chance to review Quorn Meat Free Mince as I probably would not have tried this. Secondly, WOW! I served this up to the family as a bolognese and they absolutely loved it. No-one was aware it was meat free until after the meal and no-one could tell the difference. We were so impressed with the Quorn Mince that we are going to use it for our mince meals in future and are now keen to try other Quorn products such as the sausages. We all sat down after the meal and agreed that we need to give three cheers to Quorn for producing such a high quality product that was meat free and were impressed no animals have had to die for us to have a meal everyone enjoyed and it was healthy to boot, yahoo! Thanks to Quorn and HFG, yum! (anitaboyd2010)

Quirky Quorn tacos

Quorn was at first a puzzling product. It is not a meat, nor a legume and perhaps being related to truffles may even be a vegetable? If we don’t know what it is how could it possibly fit into our weekly grocery shop we wondered.

However its unique quality in being a vegetarian FODMAP friendly protein source certainly has some appeal. Although compared to other non meat based protein sources it is not the cheapest option ( $2.25 per 75g serve) it certainly has the promise of adding some variety to the weekly repertoire, which is always welcomed.

So how did go – It was quick to cook and mess-free, even the less-talented cooks in our flat should even be able to manage this one! As a plain product it doesn’t seem to have much flavour at all – which makes it ideal for picking up lots of other flavours that you may add to your dish. The texture was a bit drier than normal mince however will soak up some more liquid if desired. In our experiment the quorn was swimming in a delicious spicy chilli based sauce and served with salad, sour cream and tacos. Under this delicious disguise we sneakily fed our blokey non-vego flat mate a non-meat meal and he was none the wiser, which means no complaints and a empty plate after dinner. Win!

The verdict: This may not be a product that will become a staple item on the grocery list for most vegetarians as there are some other cheaper just as tasty non meat alternatives out there. However for those vegetarians with an intolerance of FODMAPs it is indeed a much-welcomed addition. Especially when trying to cater for a variety of dietary needs and preferences in a household such as a flat where any meal that we can all enjoy is deemed a success.

Cooking tip: Quorn mince should be incorporated into flavoursome, saucy meals for its texture and value as a different and interesting protein source. Thanks for the opportunity to review this product. (jessmeads)

Yummy Quorn Mince

I redeemed the voucher for some Quorn Mince at Countdown , and saw in the fridge cabinet that they also made other products too so was keen to try the Mince out and if that was good I can go back and purchase some of the others to try out.

We went home and put the shopping away and I thought I would make Stirfry mince and serve on a bed of fluffy white rice.I opened the package containing the mince and found it looked like mince only it was free flow granules and not a frozen lump like regular mince would be straight out of the freezer so that was a bonus you can cook it straight from the freezer nothing can be easier.

I added a spoon full of olive oil to my wok and 1 diced onion. and 1 clove of garlic finely crushed. And some frozen mixed vegetables the (carrots. peas. and corn variety ) to the mince & salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon of dark Soy Sauce and corn starch and water to thicken when the mince and vegetables were cooked which only took a few minutes on high and the onions were transparent. It took longer to cook the rice which was 12mins in the microwave which I cooked first before the Quorn Mince.

I served the mince and rice up to the family and they started eating and said it was yum and even asked for seconds so it was a winner in our house , and I would now like to try the rest of their range we loved the taste and texture of the Quorn mince. (Christine Dixon)

Quorn Mince

Firstly I want to thank you for giving me this chance to try this new product. I had never seen it in the sueprmarkets until now, mainly cos i havent looked that hard! Was surprised at the range Of Quorn, mince, pieces, sausages etc. Our family is not vegetarian, however we do like to eat as healthy as possible, and have some “meat free” nights to aim to get as much variety and healthiness in our diets as possible.

I chose to cook the Quorn Mince in a stir fry over rice. The longest part of the cooking was the rice, was really quick, only a few minutes to cook the quorn mince, and veges, and to add the sauce. To start off it looked like mince straight from the packet, and while cooking was very similar visually to meat. The taste to be honest was rather similar i found too.. hubby even said if i didnt tell him it wasnt mince he wouldnt have picked it out. Our toddler even had a mouthfull of our dinner and said YUM.

So there ya go, will definitely be a product i would like to keep buying and trying the rest of their range, as LOVE how healthy it is, and adds variety. (richally)

 

Healthy Food Guide product reviews are advertising promotions, where our advertisers ask an independent panel of Healthy Food Guide readers to sample and review their product. If you would like to join this panel and have the opportunity to review products in future, please sign up here.

First published: Apr 2013

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