Tesco Meat Free Fishless Fishcakes Review (Vegan Fishcakes!)

Seen the new fishless fishcakes from Tesco and wondering if they’re worth a try? Check out the review below to find out what we thought of their appearance, taste, and texture. The fishcakes are available in the frozen section, come in a pack of four, and currently cost £1.75.
The fishcakes certainly look the part and we were excited to see if they lived up to their appearance.
The breadcrumb exterior both looks authentic and is pleasantly crunchy and well-seasoned. The innards once again look the part – however, this is where the similarity ends. Our disappointment was that there seems to have been little attempt to replicate the fishy flavour of the real thing. One imagines this might have been achieved with a dash of dried kelp, perhaps?

The potato content was fine, albeit quite ‘heavy’ in texture and we missed the smattering of herbs we would have expected, which, along with the slight scent of the sea, define the taste of real fishcakes. It reminded us of the core of a chip shop potato scallop except with a more glutinous quality and no sense of a flaky fish texture.

Overall, these are an adequate carbohydrate hit, with the crunchy exterior being their best feature. Smothered in salt and vinegar and tomato sauce, they would make an acceptable quick snack but don’t really match what we hoped for from a vegan fishcake. For comparison try Quorn Fishless Fingers – a much better simulation in our opinion.

Have you tried the Tesco fishless fishcakes? Let us know what you thought in the comments or on social media!

 

Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers Review

Another product has been added to the Quorn vegan range – fish fingers! Lots of people are excited about this development, which makes a change from chicken-style products, but are they worth buying? Read on to find out what we thought.

Texture

The fish fingers definitely look like the real deal. They’re a standard size, coated with breadcrumbs, and white and slightly flaky inside. We’d say the texture is pretty close to perfect. They’re not quite as flaky as standard fish fingers might be, but aren’t at all chewy.

Taste

These didn’t taste overly ‘fishy’ to us – but then neither do regular fish fingers. We’d say the taste is pretty close to what we remember from childhood. We’d say these are best eaten with plenty of ketchup, and should satisfy any nostalgia-type cravings. It’s not the most exciting flavour in the world, and we prefer products like the Quorn Hot and Spicy Burgers. However, if you used to be a big fish finger fan then these are definitely worth trying.

What did you think of the Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers? And what would you like to see them release next? We’re keeping our fingers crossed for vegan Quorn mince.

If you’d like to see our thoughts on the rest of the vegan Quorn range (plus recipe suggestions) click here.

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