Friday, 29 September 2017

Tofurky Meat Free Sandwiches

Tofurky have been making plant based protein products since 1980 and I love they proudly state on their website:

People, animals and the environment matter more than profit and good food is kind to people, animals, the environment and especially tastebuds.  That's exactly the kind of food we've been making at Tofurky for more than 35 years.

Tofurky are after a chunk of the £11.8 billion 'food to go' market, with the launch of their quartet of vegan sandwiches in Wholefoods London on the 2nd October 2017, with plans to expand into other retailers.   Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott said that with 28% of British consumers reducing or removing meat and dairy products from their diet, it was the perfect opportunity to provide delicious, high protein, meat free on the go lunch options, instead of conventional meat and dairy.

PlantBased2b consultancy are experts in the plant based sector, working with Tofurky to bring the sandwich range to market and they approached me to sample them.  Unfortunately with a severe soya allergy and them being soya based products, I was unable to partake.   However Steven as a meat reducer, who has yet to find meat free products he likes and having never tried Tofurky, is an ideal candidate.

I was sent the Chipotle Chick'n, Ham Style Salad and Chick'n & Sweetcorn, sadly the TLT (tempeh, lettuce & tomato) must have sold out, but all display The Vegan Society trademark

27.1g protein

Chipotle Chick'n on seeded granary bread was packed with flavour, with a good punch of chilli, plenty filling, with the chicken so authentic, it was just like the real thing.
 23.2 g protein

Chick'n and sweetcorn again on seeded granary, was moist, loads of filling, lovely chicken with a good bite and plenty Veganise egg free spread.

 23.0 g protein

Ham Style Salad also on seeded granary bread, had a liberal amount of mustard and Veganise, lettuce and tomato, two slices of ham which was delicious and had a great texture.

Overall the Chipotle Chick'n and Ham Style Salad were Steven's favourite, as he is not keen on sweetcorn and his only critique was the outer crusts were a little dry, but the sandwiches were right at the end of their use by date.   He was impressed with the meat free alternatives, he thought they were far superior to others he has tried, with more bite and flavour and you would be hard pushed to distinguish them from the real thing.   As someone who is becoming more and more concerned about food provenance, animal welfare and with food safety issues regularly in the press, he can make an informed choice, as will other consumers.   The Tofurky range is a game changer and welcome addition to the meat free sandwich market.

Disclaimer:   I received free samples of this product and have not been paid for this review and all opinions are my own.


  1. I haven't tried Torfurky yet but these sandwiches look great. Really good review.

  2. Thanks for commenting, wish I could have tried them, hope to see them more widely available, so others can try them.

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