We've sampled the new Quorn Soups with vegan pieces over the last week. I'd heard about these but hadn't spotted them anywhere but when they cropped up in Heron Foods for 89p I grabbed a tub of each. Thankfully ours were not from the dodgy batch that accidentally had the non-vegan pieces added but if you've bought some recently check that it isn't dated October 14 or 16. It's a long, long time since I've had Quorn. Funnily enough I was probably one of the first people in the world to sample it. Quorn has been available on the retail market since 1993 but when I worked as a cashier and food server in British Home Stores cafes in Chester and Newcastle (1989-90) we had a couple of vegetarian dishes that included this new myco-protein that was yes, you've guessed it - Quorn! BHS, probably one of the last places you'd expect to be ground breaking with regards to veggie food but there you go!
So, onto the soups. I have to admit I love making soups and don't often buy ready made and to be honest my hopes for these weren't that high but I was very pleasantly surprised. There's a Moroccan soup and a Red Thai Soup. Both are nicely flavoured but not over the top heat wise. There are really generous amounts of Quorn pieces and lentils (Moroccan) and rice noodles (Red Thai). Often with tins of soup where it says 2 servings I eat the whole thing but these did give 2 decent sized servings. They do come in plastic containers but they do say they are recyclable and I've actually saved them to put homemade soups in for the freezer. I'm not about to give up making my own soup but I would buy these again. We've also got hold of some of the Quorn fillets so I'll be digging out my old pan fried chicken book for ideas on how to cook those. First the new Linda McCartney range and now Quorn starting a vegan range, change is definitely in the air! I can imagine that all these products will be especially great for people starting to experiment with a vegan diet. Have you tried any of the vegan Quorn range yet?