Thursday, March 31, 2011

Morning Star Farms Chik Patties Original

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I've noticed that fake meat manufacturers try to get cute with mock chicken products. They call it "chick", "chik", "chick'n" to distinguish their fake chicken from the real deal. But no one is getting cute with beef or pork  -- it's not "moo'f" or "oinker." Why is that??

All musings aside, here, we have Morning Star Farms Chik Patties Original. This is the first fake chicken product that I've ever tried. Turns out, it's not half bad. The patties are breaded in the style of chicken nuggets or chicken tenders. Relatively mild, this tastes faintly like chicken. Actually, it tastes like chicken nuggets, which is to say, not real chicken. The outside crust is nice and crunchy. The inside texture is chewy and stringy -- again, like gray and tough chicken nuggets, not real white chicken meat. At least the patties are pretty thin, so you don't notice the texture as much.

So. It is "chicken" like chicken nuggets are "chicken." However, it is relatively inoffensive -- not outright gross or weird. As far as similarities to chicken nuggets go, this is a great imitation of chicken nuggets. Unfortunately, chicken nuggets are poor imitations of real chicken.

Taste: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Texture: 2 out of 5 stars (when compared to real chicken)
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

In A Nutshell: Not bad, not great -- it's inoffensive as far as fake meat goes. But it's also bland and a bit boring. In that respect, it is a bit like real chicken sandwich patties.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great definition, you made me laugh :)