Vegetarische Slager Chicken Pieces (Delhaize)

Vegetarische slager kipstukjesDe Vegetarische Slager is a Dutch company based in Den Haag that makes various vegetarian meat products based on soy and lupine. Unfortunately, many of their products contain egg and/or dairy, but a number of items are totally vegan (and marked as such), including these unbelievably realistic chicken pieces.

Seriously. These things are so realistic that they almost creep me out. When you open the package, the smell of chicken wafts up at you and it’s hard not to double check that you did indeed buy something labeled “vegan”. If you’re someone who’s easily turned off by meat analogues that are too similar to meat, these may not be for you. But if that doesn’t bother you, these are really quite good. And I truly believe that this is one of the few items out there that would fool meat eaters into thinking they were eating the real thing. (Not that you want to fool anyone, just that you might be able to convince them that vegan meats can actually come close to the taste they’re used to.)

These are great browned in the pan, or stir-fried. They freeze quite well, and I’ve even thrown them in the pan without thawing first and they come out perfectly. They’re a bit pricey, so I usually keep them as a treat or use them for a special occasion.

In Belgium, these are primarily available at the Delhaize.

2 thoughts on “Vegetarische Slager Chicken Pieces (Delhaize)

  1. Anthony says:

    I finally got my hands on this, i have heard alot of people talking about De Vegetarische Slager products. I was really excited to try this since chicken was my favorite thing before i went Vegan (i was Pollotarian before) visually it doesn’t really look like chicken, it doesn’t smell like chicken, the texture can slightly pass as chicken but wow the taste has NOTHING to do with chicken. This is probably the grossest thing i have ever eating since i have become Vegan and probably even when i wasn’t. It’s way overpriced i don’t think they should be that pricey, i don’t why they call this product chicken it should definitely not be calling that or even why they sell this or why it’s allowed to sell this i don’t know. But i’m definitely never going to be buying products from De Vegetarische Slager, this product made me hate this company.

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    • sporkbill says:

      Hi Anthony, I’m sorry you didn’t like this product. I know many other people like it a lot, but tastes differ and there can always be something that tastes off to you. I wonder if you got a bad batch, but maybe this just isn’t your thing. I hope you can find other meat alternatives that are more suited to your taste.

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