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Has anyone tried the Quorn brand? I want to try it, but I'm concerned about the microprotein. How does this taste in comparison to Morningstar's chicken products? Any suggestions on which item to try? Thanks!

Sorry I have not tried it. I think the last time I looked most of the products had egg whites and I'm lacto vegetarian.

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I have had it.  I don't understand the hoopala over the mycoprotein...  yeah some people can be allergic but if we banned all foods people can be allergic to, there'd be a heck of a lot less food on the market.  No soy, no peanuts, no wheat, no melon, no eggs, etc etc etc.  FWIW I have mold allergies and the quorn didn't bother me.  (I don't know what mold and fungus have to do with each other but it was mentioned in one argument against it I have read...  I think the biggest problem may be people CAN be allergic to mushrooms but might not realize Quorn is mushroom)

ANYHOO tastewise I don't know as I'd say I liked it any better or any less than the Morningstar Farm chicken I have had...  it's got a neutral taste, pretty much the same fake chicken texture, the breading is the standard chicken nugget breading...  (I have only had the nuggets...)

My son didn't seem very crazy about them but I am not sure why. 

I'd buy them again.

(They do have egg whites but I don't make a point of avoiding egg...)

BTW how the heck do you pronounce the name anyway??  Corn is easier to say but QWORN seems more right...  but it akward and weird to say.

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When I didn't have an aversion to eggs, I LOVED Quorn.  It was just the thing at the time.  I am currently just as wild about stuff from Dixie Diner or Healthy-eating.com and I can store it on the shelf, not the freezer.

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Quorn's turkey roast is great. I brought it once to my grandma's for dinner and my meat-loving uncle even liked it. Tastes great alone, in a veggie turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato on toasted wheat bread, or with a veggie brown gravy drizzled over it.

I know it's vegetarian. Not sure if it's vegan, since I've only recently been trying to phase into a vegan diet. 

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i've never eaten it, but an omni friend likes their chick'n stuff and "swears" it tastes like chicken

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we have a lot of quorn (the "qu" is a "k" sound) products over here, and it is pretty good.  protein derived from mushrooms and it contains egg whites.  great to marinate!  last time we had it, i marinated it and did shish-kabobs on the grill.  turned out really nicely. 

the bad news is that it gives both of my kids diarrhea.  don't really know why, but it happens every time, so i don't buy it anymore. 

fiona

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before i became vegan i used to eat quorn occasionally and found it eerily the same as meat, but a bit dry.  however as soon as i found out the following information i stopped eationg  it....

it was only relatively recently, and after a lot of campaining that they started to use free range rather than bettery eggs.

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i personaly love quorn, i've only had the naked cutlets, they're very good to marinate and broil/bake, or make kababs  with(theres a reciepe on their site, i made it last night and loved it), i prefer it to morningstar, i think i got tired of their food after 2 years of it, i'd say try it, experiement, and it'll turn out great (as long as youre good at experimenting, hah)

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Before I went vegan, I used to eat Quorn all the time. I thought it was really good (I ate the chik'n patties, roast, crumbles, cutlets...), but it MIGHT HAVE made me sick one time..so I think I was turned off. Nevertheless, I think everything has egg whites.

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I had tried it before, but after my son was diagnosed with a soy allergy (I'm breastfeeding)  I started using it more.  I like the nuggets, the naked cutlets, even the ground meat-like stuff and the meatballs.  I think the nuggets are my favorite.  :)>>>
I make a buffalo style sauce to put on them.  Yummy.  Be careful because the breaded stuff has both milk and egg products inside, the other stuff has egg.  I have read some of the arguements against it, but again I think the worry is the people with mushroom allergies would try it not knowing it was made from mushroom.   

My older son really likes the nuggets.

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For the breaded quorn it really isn't so different from Morningstar farms. But for the unbreaded quorn--I like it much more than I do the Morningstar Farms chick'n strips. The chick'n has way too many spices for me; the bland-ness of the quorn is a nicer blank slate to which I can add sides/sauces/dressings.

But yeah, it's got egg whites. I've been trying to eat more vegan but the occasional egg white in a prepackaged dish doesn't bother me tremendously.

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Ugh, I stopped eating dairy, I miss quorn though.

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We don't have it in Spain which drives me mad because there for awhile ITV (UK tv) was advertising it a lot. Strangely enough, the ads have totally stopped though.

So how DO you say it?

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I've never even seen it advertised here, unless i'm just not paying attention. I believe its just how it looks Qu-orn; corn with a Q. hah

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You know, I've never really thought about if I'm saying it correctly..but Ive always said "cworn" in my head...

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My British relatives were the ones who first told me about Quorn and they pronounced it Corn-- I assume they had seen advertising, since it's a British product and advertised more widely there, so I just always went with that.

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I pronounce it Korn. I used to LOVE it when I was vegetarian. It was my favorite meat substitute ever. And funnily enough I used to throw the stir chik'n pieces into mac and cheese with corn. So people would get really confused when I would say I was making corn with Quorn.  >:D

I actually miss it. Mainly because it was so easy to make and great to just throw an easy peasy meal together.

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I pronounce it Korn. I used to LOVE it when I was vegetarian. It was my favorite meat substitute ever. And funnily enough I used to throw the stir chik'n pieces into mac and cheese with corn. So people would get really confused when I would say I was making corn with Quorn.  >:D

I actually miss it. Mainly because it was so easy to make and great to just throw an easy peasy meal together.

I miss  the Quorn turkey roast for Thanksgiving dinner which I enjoyed when I was a vegetarian. Last year I had the Tofurkey roast with and there was stuff in the middle of it. I didn't care for it that way.

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I've never even seen it advertised here, unless i'm just not paying attention. I believe its just how it looks Qu-orn; corn with a Q. hah

Interestingly enough, in the ad campaigns I saw they never actually said the name, though it appeared onscreen after the ad itself showed kiddies/hubby/boyfriend cooking some for the tired breadwinner mommy/wife/SO.

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I pronounce it Korn. I used to LOVE it when I was vegetarian. It was my favorite meat substitute ever. And funnily enough I used to throw the stir chik'n pieces into mac and cheese with corn. So people would get really confused when I would say I was making corn with Quorn.  >:D

I actually miss it. Mainly because it was so easy to make and great to just throw an easy peasy meal together.

have you tried the morningstar chikn strips?  they're really good and super easy to heat up and throw into a dish.  (and vegan)

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