Welcome to Day 1 of Vegan MoFo 2016! I’m excited we are back and blogging. I really hope this will give us the motivation we need to keep posting after MoFo is over. This is our second year as a group participating and we have been busy little vegan bees trying products!
In the past year there has been a lot of hype about vegan eggs. There are two products that I am aware of on the market that scramble and one possibly coming soon. I’m loving this because I miss the ease of eggs for breakfast on the weekends. It’s probably been 10+ years since I’ve bought a carton of eggs, but I always loved how easy they were for a weekend breakfast. I just didn’t love the cruelty that came along with the egg. Follow Your Heart has come out with a powdered egg that can be mixed with ice cold water and scrambled in a pan. Pretty cool, huh? I think so too!
Product: Follow Your Heart VeganEgg
Overall Grade: I give this product an A-. It earns our seal of approval. I’ll explain in my cons why I am giving it a minus. The short of it is that it is on the right track, but still needs a little work. I think the other egg product by The Vegg needs work too. I still like both enough to buy them regularly!
- It is available in stores and on Amazon. It still doesn’t have wide availability in the stores near me, but I can find it if I need it.
- There are easy to follow directions.
- The product scrambles up pretty quickly and easily.
- It looks like a plate of eggs.
- It makes an omelette!!! This is the big one! This is why I give this product an A. It can make a fancy omelette, scramble, and quiche. It is so versatile.
- This one needs it’s own bullet point to repeat. It makes a mean quiche! It is so realistic and delicious.
- It has an “eggy” texture.
- There is no cholesterol in the product!!!!
- It doesn’t really have an “eggy” taste. I have to add black salt and other spices to make it taste like something. This is what leads me mostly to the minus.
- It is NOT comparable to an egg nutrition wise. This is a fail for this product. Someone who eats eggs would not switch to this product for the nutrition. This product is not going to convince non-vegans to give a vegan egg a try. There is one gram of protein. Compared to eggs that contain more protein, vitamin D, and B12. There are many other sources to get these vitamins as a vegan, but the company missed an opportunity to have this product be more nutritionally comparable to an egg. I have increased the nutrients by adding plant based milk instead of water.
- It is pricey compared to a carton of eggs and that will turn some people off to it. A carton of eggs is under two dollars and this product is usually more than five dollars a carton.
- Some people might have a problem with the ingredients, specifically the carrageenan.