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Best vegetarian sausage?

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firesidechat · 08/12/2015 07:45

I need to feed a vegetarian on Christmas Day and he would prefer meat substitutes rather than a nut roast or similar. Can anyone recommend a decent vegetarian sausage, preferably a cocktail sausage, to buy?

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firesidechat · 08/12/2015 07:46

Actually don't worry too much about the size. I would rather have one than tasted nice than get hung about about whether it looks like all the other meals.

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venusinscorpio · 08/12/2015 07:49

Cauldron do the best veggie sausages in my opinion and that of the other vegetarians I know. They are quite large though. You can get them in big supermarkets. Not keen on Quorn personally but they do cocktail sausages.

firesidechat · 08/12/2015 07:55

I does eat Quorn, although I've heard that some are quite nice (if you like that sort of thing) and some not so much.

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CwtchMeQuick · 08/12/2015 07:58

I like the quorn cocktail sausages but I'm not keen on the proper quorn sausages.
For proper sausages I always buy Linda McCartney

firesidechat · 08/12/2015 07:58

By "that sort of thing" I meant Quorn, which has a mixed reputation, rather than vegetarian food in general.

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firesidechat · 08/12/2015 08:01

Linda McCartney burgers are tasty. We went through a stage of buying them even though we aren't vegetarian, so the sausages might be ok too.

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fieldfare · 08/12/2015 08:01

Quorn cocktail sausages are nice as are the sausage type rolls.

According to Dd the best sausages are the Tesco Lincolnshire style sausages made with soya.

FishWithABicycle · 08/12/2015 08:07

I think the Quorn "Best of British" ones are far and away the nicest - the wild garlic ones for preference.

I used to be a big fan of cauldron foods Lincolnshire but they have changed the recipe and they aren't as good now.

firesidechat · 08/12/2015 08:10

Thanks Fish. Those Quorn ones get very good reviews and they sound just right.

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HippyPottyMouth · 08/12/2015 08:11

Tesco ones are my favourite.

redspottydress · 08/12/2015 08:15

Bizarrely linda McCartney ones contain palm oil which most vegetarian would avoid due to the atrocities that happen to orangutans when it is being harvested.

venusinscorpio · 08/12/2015 08:16

It took me a while to get used to the new Cauldron recipe, but I think I actually prefer it. I eat at least a packet of them a week! I find anything made with Quorn too artificial tasting and I don't like the texture but if no other choice the Best of British ones have the best flavour. I realise this a personal preference. The exception for me is the savoury eggs. If I buy them for lunch I can't stop myself finishing the whole box!

whois · 08/12/2015 11:38

I like the cauldron ones, but also the Quorn best of British ones are good too. Either would be a good choice.

firesidechat · 08/12/2015 11:40

Thanks everyone. It's so hard picking food when you don't generally eat it and I appreciate all the help.

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