This is a review of something that i'm actually not totally in love with, a first here at Shizzle....
My friend Jess at Let's Get Sconed(yeah, i don't know how to do those underlined links so just look to the right for the link) recently got 3 things to sample from the Field Roast folks(www.fieldroast.com). She got the Lentil Sage Quarter Roast, Celebration Roast, and -not sold directly to customers- White Truffle Pate. Jess invited me over to help her eat it. I first ate a slice of the Celebration Roast. I don't think i've ever had this before. I'm quite a fan of the Tofurkey even though i know it's not a huge hit with other vegetarians. The first couple times i had it i didn't really care for it, but i think it's when i realized how much damn protein is in it, i just really started liking it. I find the stuffing quite tasty(which there's only a very small amount of inside the roast).....Anyway, back to the Celebration....I found the roast to be quite delicious. I really liked the texture and they put a lot more stuffing in their roast than Tofurkey does. Then we cut into the Pate. At first bite, this herby "spread"(not really spreadable) was good. However, the aftertaste kinda left me disappointed. Me and Jess ate it on a Wasa-style cracker. Jess thought it would be more suited on a piece of baguette or something. The pate is something i would eat again, but i wouldn't buy it and i'm not sure how easily it is to obtain and i'm guessing the price is kinda high(Jess thinks they probably sell it in the Whole Foods deli section).
The last item we tried was the Lentil Sage Quarter Roast. Jess was quite disturbed when she had to cut off the stretchy netting around the roast. She gets grossed out by anything too real-like. It was pretty weird....So we ate a piece by itself first and i wasn't that impressed, but then we tried it again as the Field Roast people suggust: adding a dollop of dijon mustard. This really made all the difference, it was really tasty! I think a sandwich with these slices and the mustard would be hella good (yes, i said "hella").
I'm not sure i would buy any of these items unless they were on sale. I think i am just a Tofurkey girl (love love love the Smoked Torkey slices) at heart.
For pictures go to Jess's blog....
P.s. i also have tried the Unturkey (i think that's the one with "skin" on it). The price isn't worth it, though i've heard a lot of people praise it and say it's the best. So maybe it's just me. I don't think they sell it anymore.....
Monday, November 12, 2007
Nothing! Which is why this post is to express the love i have for Purely Decadent Coconut Craze. I was going to title this post "Coconut Craze-y!!" but thought that was too much. Right?
So anyways, i took some pictures of it myself to prove that i'm actually eating this stuff......because...y'all probably think i lie that i actually eat what i'm posting about? i don't know....anyways, my sister and i were shopping at New Seasons (also known as cute boy central...for realz) the other day and she had a $1 off coupon and Purely Decadent was 2 for $5, so yes i got a whole pint for $1.50...sa-weet! I usually go for Cookies Avalanche but decided instead to try something new. Sister helped me pick out Coconut Craze, which i was only mildly excited about. That night i popped the pint open and had a bite: Oh-my-stars, so good! Not sure how many of you have gone to Pix Pattiserie here in Portland and had their Coconut Chocolate Chip Sorbet, but that is what this stuff tastes like, except it has the added bonus of roasted almonds. In the probable words of one Britney Spears "It was a party in my mouth, y'all!" With how many calories are per 1/2 cup(240) it has to be good, right?
Posted by Karla at 11:12 AM