If you haven’t heard of Beyond Meat, they first introduced their plant based meat-free product in the prepared food section of Whole Foods. This meant that they often ran out, the quality was uneven, and you could only get certain recipes. I was only ever able to try the sesame recipe from our local Whole foods and lucky for me, the quality was great.
Needless to say, I was really looking forward to their retail packages so that I could add their Chicken-Free Strips to any recipe. A few months ago I decided to try it with bow tie pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and Victoria Vegan Roasted Pepper Alfredo Sauce.
That sauce is awesome! It’s super flavorful and very creamy… Eric even loved it. However, the Beyond Meat left a lot to be desired. First of all, it was in way bigger strips than when it was sold in prepared foods. Even when I ate meat I wasn’t interested in strips that thick. I felt like I had to choke them down and even with a lot of tasty sauce, they seemed dry.
Here’s the final result. It wasn’t a horrible flop of a meal, but I haven’t purchased Beyond Meat since and don’t think I am likely to again. The Victoria Vegan Roasted Pepper Alfredo Sauce, however, will see the inside of my fridge again and again.