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!
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.
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.
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.
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