Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fake Beer Brats. hmm....


Have you guys had these?

Although I've been on the vegetarian train for more than a decade, I am very much a newbie to the fake meat delights. They are generally not available in inner city (ahem...ghetto) grocery stores, and when they are, they're ridiculously expensive. I've done the fake chicken patties and nuggets a few times and liked them. I think manufactured veggie burgers are pretty vile.

So--these beer brats have been stocked at the grocery store, teasing me for 4 months. They look so yummy. I LOVED brats when I ate meat. I kept waiting for them to go on sale....nope. $4.99 for 4 hot dogs. Can they be that good?

Let's see what Tof*rky says:

"Tof*rky Beer Brats are the first vegetarian meat substitute designed to cook both in the comfort of your kitchen and outside on your grill!

These Big Dogs actually SIZZLE on the grill and really fill out a bun with mustard and sauerkraut.

Made with Real Tofu, not Hexane Extracted Soy Isolates or powders, and Micro Brewed Full Sail Ale. Certified vegan, satisfying and delicious."

Sounds good...

Last pay day, I bought them. I beer-boiled it and heated up some sauerkraut, toasted the bun. Well, it doesn't taste like a brat. I didn't really expect it to. But it was fairly decent. Not my fave, I'll probably not wake up in the night craving these...but they're okay.

Then the stomach cramps hit. Ugh. blech. Maybe I have some sort of digestive issue with these things, but now I will definitely not eat them again. Any of you who've tried these--did they hit you the same way?

-Lini

3 comments:

snowelf said...

I don't think I'll risk it. But I actually love veggie burgers. (I do not like real hamburger at all though, yuck!)
I think beer brats are a staple up here!! (unfortunately, I can't bring myself to eat them.) I'm surprised there's not a law written that would make the soy ones illegal!! :P

--snow

doggybloggy said...

I stay away from fake 'meat' I have made my own soy burgers from the soy left over from making soy milk...they are more like a falafel though...and I have had seitan.....

buffalodickdy said...

I think real turkey brats are fake compared to traditional pork ones!
Avoid anything that's fake if possible.....