Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Plant-based Sausages


The sausages on this page are your standard regular-sized british-style sausages. There will be separate pages for Cocktail Sausages and another for Hot Dogs and Frankfurters.

Taste & Glory (formerly Naked Glory): Meat Free Vegan Sausages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilled / 6pk / 240g / Approx £2.75 (£11.46 per kg)

I have only recently tried these and I think they are at least equal to the Richmond sausages. The have a nice meaty texture and a great mix of herbs which give them a great overall flavour. I find the texture better than the Richmond option and the fact these are totally vegan puts them ahead of the Quorn ones too. A new favourite, perhaps.

This: Isn't Pork Sausages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilled / 6pk / 230g / Approx £2.30

Very porky, succulent, great flavour. These are slightly firmer in texture than the Taste and Glory option, and they also have a noticeable flavour of sage. I really like these and I think they can sit alongside the Taste and Glory option as my joint favourites.

Richmond: Meat Free Sausages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilled / 8pk / 336g / Approx £2.25 (£6.70 per kg)
Frozen / 8pk / 320g / Approx £2 (£6.25 per kg)

Richmond have used all of their sausage making expertise to create one of the best vegan sausages I have had the pleasure of eating. If you have ever tried their regular sausages (I did many years ago) you may be familiar with their distinctive Irish recipe flavour, which they have successfully recreated here. If I was being slightly picky I could say that the texture is a tiny bit too soft for my liking (the 'Taste & Glory' and 'This' options are better in this respect), but it's not enough of a problem to take away any stars from their rating.

Quorn: Vegetarian Sausages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ (not vegan)

Frozen / 8pk / 336g / Approx £2
Frozen / 12pk / 504g / Approx £2.60

These are my favourite vegetarian sausages. I find the flavour and texture are both very good. Sadly they are not totally plant-based as they contain egg. Funnily, my wife won't eat these as she hates both the flavour and texture. 

Bird's Eye Green Cuisine: Meat Free Sausages - ⭐⭐⭐☆☆

Frozen / 6pk 300g / Approx £2.50

These were decent enough sausages and I have no real complaints about them. However, it is very clear that these are vegan sausages. The standard has moved on (see the alternatives above).

The Vegetarian Butcher: Little Willies - ⭐⭐☆☆☆ (not vegan)

Chilled / 160g / 6pk / Approx £3

After reading some good reviews of these, I had high expectations. They are a chipolata-style sausage with a Lincolnshire flavour, which was pretty decent. Sadly the texture was too spongy, probably caused by the soy. I wouldn't buy these again. Also these are not vegan as they contain egg.

The Tofoo Co.: Sizzlers Smoked Sausages - ☆☆☆☆☆

Chilled / possibly discontinued

I think these may have been discontinued since I tried them, and to be totally honest I am glad they've saved you the ordeal of eating them. Truly terrible, especially the texture. They went straight in the bin. I can't even bring myself to give them one star.

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