I know there was a lot of excitement about the vegan Terra booth when it was announced. I know there are plenty of vegans that often find options at the World uninspired, although that appears to be changing. Food & Wine would be a great time for guests to try sample vegan options and the chefs to get feedback.
While I was interested in at least trying an item or two from the kiosk, Matt was by far not enthused. I had used the Gardein Beefless Tips once before in a stir fry, and while the overall dish was fine, the texture of the “beef” wasn’t to pleasing on its own.
Still, I wanted to try the Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips if only to see if there was a dish that made the product taste and feel more like meat.
Upon receiving the dish, I wasn’t too impressed by the way it looked. The chips looked tasty, but the “beef” was a bit dry looking and the cashew cheese seemed very grainy. There were three or four pieces of the tips, and I ate one. The flavor wasn’t too pleasing to me, and added to the texture of the tips themselves, I wasn’t a fan. Matt tried a bite and felt the same way.
I’d still be willing to try the Trick’n Chicken Curry, but it may be one of the last on my list for the festival. If you’ve tried any of the items from Terra, let us know what you thought!