Firstly, I’ve been looking for months for this product. I’ve been to the major supermarkets, some of the local natural food stores but ventured a bit farther than normal to one about 30 minutes away. I found the Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage at Cape Cod Natural Foods… found a whole bunch of other stuff as well, I’ll be making the trip back most definitely.
Onto the sausages…
Wow! These have to be the tastiest faux sausages I have eaten to date, hands down. Other companies have tried to match the flavor and consistency of sausage, and though a few have been close, nothing compares to these. It has to be in the ingredients, which are filtered water, wheat protein (vital gluten flour), expeller pressed, high oleic safflower oil, Yukon gold potatoes, non-sulfured Washington state dried apples, yeast extract, onion powder, barley malt extract, fresh garlic, torula yeast, natural liquid smoke flavor, black pepper, spices, rubbed sage. Don’t forget the fact each link has 26g of protein, that’s huge!
The potatoes have to be the biggest kicker here as they add a texture to the sausages that is remarkable. The apple and sage are not overpowering, as a matter of fact they are very subtle and don’t take away from the fact they are trying to make this a sausage like product.
I cooked up a link, of course after peeling away the plastic casing, in a pan with a little oil. I browned em up on all sides, tossed it bare on a plate and grabbed a fork and knife. The knife was not necessary, the link was soft enough to be “cut” by the edge of the fork. I popped in a bite and was blown away. These could easily become a staple in my diet, if it weren’t for the fact they are a little bit pricey compared to other vegetarian meat alternative products.
I wanted to see just how similar they were to the real deal so I dunked the next bite in a little mustard and again, blown away. The texture, flavor and consistency was so close, with a little pepper and onion in a roll this could fool the most avid carnivore. Not sure what I’ll do with the 3 links that are left but they won’t be hanging around too long, I know that much. I am really looking forward to trying other Field Roast products!!