Blogmas Day 19 – Coles Vegan Christmas Roast Review!

Hi all!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 19! Today I am going to be reviewing the new vegan Christmas Roast from Coles ,which is the name of our local supermarket. I had heard many mixed reviews, so I was curious to cook it and see for myself. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

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First of all, this roast is $15, which is incredibly expensive for what you get. The box says serves 5 and I suppose that is true, but that means each person will only get one small piece. I made it for Francis and myself and we managed to get three slices each. It comes with a sweet, fruit chutney that just needs to be microwaved. According to the instructions, you place the roast on a baking/oven-safe dish, season it however you like and cook for 45 minutes.

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The image above shows what it looks like fresh out of the box – kind of like a poop hey? We topped it with olive oil and put it in the oven. When it came out, I began to carve and it basically fell apart. Do not let the image on the box fool you, it does not slice easily.

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It is very difficult to cut evenly. The texture is super meaty, but fluffy. I liked how authentic it looked but it wasn’t an overly attractive roast. I served it with mashed potato, chickpeas and steamed broccoli with vegan gravy on top and fruit chutney on the side.

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Now for the taste test: I have to say, it was really delicious. I saw one vegan comment that it was the worst thing she had ever tried. I honestly don’t understand why. It was so yummy. The chutney was tarte (sweet but sour) and worked really well with both the roast and the sides. It tasted like a regular chicken roast. It filled us up nicely. I was a huge fan. If it wasn’t so expensive, I would buy it again. I honestly recommend it. Asides from the cost and the presentation, it was yum.

I hope you enjoyed this review! What is your favourite veggie roast? Have you tried this one? I would love to know your thoughts. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Peace & Love xoxo

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