It is great that Woolworths stocks Linda McCartney vegan meats. Not only do I like this company’s sausages but I also like their vegan sausage rolls. However, I am not fan of the Linda McCartney vegan pies (more detail in a future blog post).
Lately it seems Woolworths is stocking more vegan meat from the Fry’s Family, which is a South African brand.
I recently purchased Fry’s Soy and Flaxseed Schnitzels. They were easy to prepare. All I needed to do was pop them in the oven. The crumbs and flaxseeds on the outside had a crunchy texture and was nicely flavoured. Flaxseeds are also high in omega 3.
The picture on the box (see image on the right above) makes the schnitzel look large. It fills almost half the plate. In reality (see image on the left), the schnitzel pieces seem much smaller, each schnitzel about the size of a human fist.
Although the outside of the schnitzel is crumbled, the inside is firm and uniform. I like to eat this schnitzel with avocado because the moist creaminess of the avocado complements well with the dry crumbled skin of the schnitzel.
The protein in Fry’s vegan schnitzel is mainly made of soy protein and wheat protein. Each schnitzel has 8 grams of protein. The schnitzel also has iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.
All in all, this schnitzel is very tasty and very nutritious. Woolworths also seems to have other Fry’s food available, such as a falafel burger (which I didn’t like) and stir-fry strips (which I like). I will review these other products in greater detail in a future blog post.