Where to Buy: Visit The Vegg website for stockists
How Much?: $9.75
When I first heard of The Vegg (vegan egg yolk), I was super skeptical for several reasons and had quite a few questions. Firstly, what the hell does it look like? Do I get some kind of pouch with a yolk inside or does it come in some kind of sachet? Secondly, what does it taste like? Surely it can’t taste like a real egg, or can it? Finally, what do I use this for? Is this a product I really need in my life?
I want to throw some more reviews at you guys this year so I am going to try out a new format. I’m going to give you the run down on the product and my thoughts like I usually do, but I’m going to introduce a pro and con system to break it down so you can decide for yourself if it’s something you want to try. So here goes…
What the hell does it look like?
The Vegg comes in powder form and is packaged in a foil sachet. The packaging could be made more exciting, colourful and eye-catching but that would inevitably increase the cost so for the moment we won’t focus on that. The powder itself is quite coarse and yellow in colour, it looks just like nutritional yeast (which is one of the ingredients). When prepared, The Vegg is a thick yet runny golden substance. When you heat it, it gets thicker too!
What the hell does it taste like?
It’s been a good 4 or 5 years since I’ve actually eaten an egg but from memory this is pretty spot on! As I was preparing it, the smell was even reminiscent of an egg (in a good way). My mum still eats eggs and when she had a taste she was impressed by its likeness to the real thing so that’s got to say something!
What the hell do I do with it?
From the outset, it may be hard to think of what to do with The Vegg however you can use it in practically anything that would usually require an egg yolk. The simplest application of The Vegg is by just adding one teaspoon to 1/4 cup of water, blending it, heating it and dipping toast in. The possibilities are endless when it comes to The Vegg but if you can’t drum up anything from your imagination, take a look at the website for some inspiration. See below for a little “Scrambled Vegg” recipe I came up with!
- Easy to use
- Tastes amazing
- A lot of Vegg from one sachet
- Endless possibilities
- Can now be purchased in Australia from Cruelty Free Shop
- Plain packaging
- You can’t cook it like a normal egg (as far as my testing showed, there may be a way though!)
- Some more ideas of how to use it on the packaging (including directions to make 1 vegg, instead of the whole packet)
Recipe: Scrambled Vegg with Mushrooms, Spring Onion and Cheezly
- 2 teaspoons, The Vegg
- 1/3 cup water
- 1oo grams silken tofu
- 2 teaspoons plain flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 mushroom, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon spring onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Cheezly, roughly chopped
- Blend together the Vegg and water before adding the silken tofu, flour, salt and pepper.
- On a medium-high heat, heat some oil in a small frypan.
- Pour in the Vegg mixture into the frypan and swirl it around to cover the base of the pan.
- Sprinkle the spring onion, Cheezly and mushroom over the mixture.
- Allow to cook for about 5 minutes and the Cheezly is melting.
- Stir gently for a minute or so before serving with toast.