Food is a technology

My son and I tried some plant-based products (both meat and dairy replacements). Primarily doing this for the planet/climate.




  • Trader Joes Meatless Nuggets
  • Gardein nuggets

OK Simple Truth



  • Impossible ($9, seen for $7!). Both of us prefer it to our previous ground turkey, by a large margin
  • Kroger's Simple Truth Emerge Plant-Based Grind ($7). Pea based protein - still prefer how Impossible cooks, but was impressed. Son had seconds.

OK Beyond Meat ($9). Good, but still have slight preference for the ground turkey (range from $2-$7) we usually get

Avoid MorningStar burrito ground I don't remember the exact one, but it was inedible for both of us.


Avoid Tried Impossible Burger at Ruby's, not impressed. In-N-Out across the street sells better burgers for ~$3. Not worth it. Ruby's was $14.


Meh Field Roast Grain Meat Co. Breakfast Suasauge. Apple Maple. Wasn't bad, but not likley to do again. Avoid Beyond Meat Sausage ($9). Cooked like Kielbasa (may not be recommended). We both ate it, but wouldn't do it again. Described as "rotted chicken nuggets".


Just for me Gardein sweet and source porkless bites. Delicious for me, to spicy for my son.

Deli style

Meh Quorn Meatless Turkey-Style Deli Slices. Wouldn't do a again, but wasn't bad.

Crab Cakes

Good Trader Joe's Vegan Jackfruit Cakes


Sour Cream

Good Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream $3.99 (soy based)

OK Simple Truth Organic™ Non-Dairy Sour Cream $2.79 ($1 coupon) - butter bean based, caused some minor digestive issues. Tastes great.

Cream Cheese

Good Daiya Strawberry Cream Cheese Style Spread 4.49 (50c coupon)

OK Simple Truth Organic™ Plant-Based Plain Cream Cheese Alternative butter bean based, caused some minor digestive issues. Tastes great.


Meh Daiya Thin Crust Gluten-Free Pizza. Cheeze Lover's. Would not buy again - best part was the cheese, but it was OK.

Cheese Slices

Good Daiya American Style slices. Meh Simple Truth Plant Based Non-dairy Cheddar slices (tastes more like American..)


Great From the Ground Up Cailiflower Stalks - Cheddar Flavor (Fully Vegan)