Saturday, 29 May 2021

Plant-based Pork Pies

Plant-based pork pies. I'm aware that there have been some around for the past few years, but 2021 has seen the number of options grow. Could this year do for the vegan pork pie what 2019 did for the vegan sausage roll?

Ginsters: No Pork Pies - ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Chilled / 4pk / 

Ginsters have been knocking out some great plant-based foods over the last year or so, and this continues with the introduction of their plant-based pork pies. They have a decent pastry, good firm textured meat inside and there is the slightest hint of that jelly substance that people either love or hate. Making them quite authentic.

Plant Pioneers: No Pork Pies - ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Chilled / 4pk / 

This is a bit of a winner for Sainsbury's own brand range. I've ranked them as equal to the Ginsters offering which I wasn't initially going to do. The filling is almost as good as Ginsters, but for me the place where these ones excel is with the pastry which I think is the best of all the options I've tried so far.

Morrisons: Porkless Pie - ⭐⭐⭐☆☆

Chilled / 2pk / 2x65g / Approx £1.50

The Morrisons pork pie has been around for longer than the first two on this page. These again have a decent pastry and good flavour to the filling. The thing that is noticeably different with these is that the filling is a little too soft when compared to the others.

on my shopping list...

Pork Farms: Vegan Porkless Pies (I just have to get to an Asda to pick these up)
Gro: Vegan Pork Pies (Co-Op's own brand)
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