My coworker left this alpha plant-based breakfast sandwich, chik’n & maple waffle flavor, in the freezer for me. I don’t know how much it cost, so I can’t comment on the cost effectiveness of this, but what I can say is that it was very, very tasty!
I had an early morning bridge inspection, so I popped into the office around 6:00 AM, and I had not had a chance to make my usual “leftovers breakfast.” I popped this plant-based breakfast sandwich in the microwave while I was picking up some of the equipment. Then, I grabbed the piping hot sandwich while I was rushing from the cubicle area to the vehicle so I could drive to the bridge inspection site.
I was able to eat this while I was driving along, and it was so greasy and tasty! Very yummy! It’s not the typical thing I have for breakfast … as you all know, I typically either have my Chia pudding with oats, protein powders and fruit, or I have a heated up leftovers plate of beans and vegetables and rice, etc. I didn’t have time for any of that, on this particular morning, so the alpha chicken and maple waffle sandwich came in handy. At least I got some food in my tummy!
On the back of the package, it says, “all the taste minus the meat.” Based on how greasy and tasty this was, I would definitely agree with that. Of course, I don’t normally eat “real” meat / cheese / egg things, so perhaps I’m not a very good judge.
Besides taste and cost, another thing that interests me is the nutrition. I would love it if it could boast, “all the nutrition and all the taste, minus the meat.” Is that the case for this particular product, the Alpha chik’n & maple waffle plant-based breakfast sandwich?
I included a picture of the nutrition label here. At some point in the future when I have more time, I can go back and search for the information from the Alpha webpage and include a more readable copy of the nutrition label.
Right now, what I see here is that the Alpha chik’n & maple waffle plant-based breakfast sandwich has:
- 460 calories
- 23 g fat
- 4,5 g saturated fat
- O mg cholesterol (of course)
- 500 mg sodium
- 49 g total carbohydrates
- 3 g fiber
- 12 g sugars
- 11 g added sugars
- 16 g protein
- 0% daily value vitamin D
- 6% dally value calcium
- 15% daily value iron
- 6% daily value potassium
Nutrition wise, at least it does have some protein, but I guess the main features are carbs and calories. If I were to eat a quick meal on the go that was about 500 cal, I would like the protein to be at least 25 g.
That being said, I’ve been surprised when I looked at the nutrition labels for the full-on animal product versions of some items like frozen burritos and such. Sometimes they don’t pack a big protein punch either. Therefore, I can’t comment on whether the nutrition of the Alpha chik’n & maple waffle plant-based breakfast sandwich is better or worse … not until I have the nutrition label for a “real” meat / cheese / egg version of breakfast sandwich for comparison.
With regards to taste and convenience, though, I definitely give the Alpha chik’n & maple waffle plant-based breakfast sandwich a thumbs up. Super easy and tasty as heck.