Monday, November 26, 2007

Field Roast- just ok....

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.....

5 comments:

veganfabluous said...

I am afraid if I bought one of these I wouldn't be able to stop eating it. !

hell yeah for "Hella"

Johannah said...

Being friends with a distributor has it's perks. Like free Field Roast at all the dinner parties, samples to take home, etc. I LOVE this stuff. I am a fan of the celebration roast, which I had at thanksgiving, so delicious. The thing is, you're eating a log of nuts, and it's something to remember and not go overboard with. I have tried some sausage, but mostly the celebration roast is all I really enjoyed. The sausage works well on pizzas. Uhm, other than that. I don't know how much praise i can give it. It is quite expensive, being around $7 for anything at the near-by safeway, compared to me ordering a box of it for $40. But, yeah, that is all.

Steve said...

Just a quick correction to Johannah's post--Field Roast does NOT contain nuts. I checked the ingredients after reading her post. The loaves are actually quite low in fat and calories (the sausages are higher).

I'm not affiliated with the company, just a happy customer. I can't get enough of it!

Angela said...

I LOVE this stuff! I live 150 miles away from any store that sells it, so I buy it buy the case with a group that buys wholesale. The sausages are all delicious and easily used in various recipes. A great tasting ready source of protein.

Lori said...

I love Tofurky! I'm going to have it for Thanksgiving. I'm also curious to try the Celebration Roast. I'm going to make that for Christmas Eve dinner. :)