There is a newish product called Juicy Marbles that is a vegan steak. It is made of soy and wheat proteins and flakes much like meat. They are mum on their process, for obvious reasons. I don’t know what they do, I wonder if it’s not similar to 3D printing. They say on their website it is NOT 3D printing but perhaps they borrowed a few ideas from 3D printing? I guess only Mr. Marbles knows!
Anyway I ordered these whole loins last week, it shipped yesterday and arrived today. They came packed in a cooler box with dry ice and were still very much frozen when I got them. Of course I had to try it right away! I had a good serrated knife that I was able to slice through it while still frozen so I sliced two 4 oz. filets off the loin and put the rest of the loin in the freezer. I decided to stick with a simple preparation, seasoned them Lawry’s seasoning salt and black pepper and seared them in a cast iron skillet with rosemary and garlic. I used Miyoko’s oat butter and a bit of canola oil. Yay for Miyoko offering non-cashew products BTW. I topped them with a just a little more Miyoko’s butter. For a side dish, I just had some potatoes, carrots, onion and mushroom steamed in the Instant Pot with spicy veggie broth, nooch, garlic and rosemary.
So my opinion: first, YUM, two, totally meaty! Did it taste just like steak? No, but it definitely tasted like beef, and I don’t imagine anyone would think it was a vegan product. Someone else said it was like corned beef and I would agree. It was very tender. I will eat it again and again! I love the nutrition of it, I love the meaty taste and the texture is like the most tender steak one could ask for. My husband thought it was delicious too. He said it reminded him of a really good roast. If you like beef, I think you’ll like it.
I also wanted to point out that Kroger-brand Worcestershire sauce is accidentally vegan. (I put a splash on our steaks.) Most have anchovies and the vegan ones are crazy expensive, but the Kroger-brand is cheap and vegan! No vegan tax…woohoo!