Trader Joe's Meatless Meatballs. The ultimate oxymoron. I grabbed this bag on a whim after trying the Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala. I have to be honest, if some had given me the Tikka I would have never have known that meat was not a part of it. So I figured, why not give another Vegan dish a try. I don't feel like I'm eating rabbit food on this one. So here is the breakdown of what you are getting:
The bag of Trader Joe's Meatless Meatballs in the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information:
The rest of the back of the bag:
Out of the bag:
Out of the microwave for 1 minute:
Trader Joe's Meatless Meatballs on my Trader Joe’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina:
These meatballs probably won't fool any carnivores, visually maybe but not in taste. The strongest taste in them was the taste of bread crumbs. The smell is similar to a sausage. Texture was correct for a meatless product. Would I buy these again? Yes, for myself as a way to cut back on red meat. For $3.99 you would be hard pressed to buy a pound of chopped meat for that, let alone everything else you put in meatballs. The calorie count was respectable, the taste was good but not fooling anyone. I did not feel like I was eating bunny food. Should you try it? I think so.
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I’m vegetarian and have tried lots of faux meatballs over the years, these are definitely some of the best. They’re better when rewamed in a tomato sauce than plain. I add them chopped as a layer in lasagna, or use them in soups like a minestrone in the winter.
Definitely a great option for those looking to avoid meat for any number of reasons
Yep! These are some good meatless balls. They're very tender in my experience, and I like that for sandwiches. I prefer chewier Quorn meatballs for spaghetti- though, I'm not entirely sure those are vegan.
Hey Cat! Thanks so much for sharing. I've never seen the Quorn meatballs, but I guess I'll have to keep an eye out the next time I shop somewhere else. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to share!
linda strahlendorf says
would like to order online
Hey Linda! Unfortunately, I only review these items (there is no affiliation on my part). I don't believe you can order this online. Sorry I can't help you more on this.