Product Review – Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y

I tend to stock up on freezer items when they are on sale. I get these for three reasons, either to have something on hand for The BF, myself if I haven’t cooked, or to try something new. This met two of those criteria. The BF came down and was hungry and I wanted to try out this new Gardein item. The package had two turk’ys in it along with a gravy packet. Note: you need to cook both or be okay with only eating one of them with gravy and the other without as there is only one gravy packet.

I did the combo cooking instructions where I cooked them for 2 minutes in the microwave and then into the toaster oven for about 15ish minutes.

Smelled good, looked good. Time to try it. I took two bites and had to stop. It tasted too much like actual turkey for me. It totally freaked me out and I spit out the second bite. The BF loved them. I loved the gravy (really good gravy!). I think this item is great for any new vegans, anyone who enjoys their mock meats, or for some omni friends/family. For those of you who don’t want to taste something remotely similiar to dead animal (as I like to say) back away from this item.

A note on the cooking, although the time took a while it came out crispy and cooked well. I think this item is definitely one you plan to make for someone and not something to have for a “quick” meal (read: under 5minutes)…although in the grand sense, it’s pretty quick. Freezer to table in under 20 minutes.

Cost $3.00

Overall rating: 4 piggies (I know I didn’t like it, but overall texture, cooking, presentation all rocked…it was just too similar for me…so flavor was great if you don’t mind that turkey taste…and that gravy really was fab!)


  1. cmhabibi said

    I haven’t tried their stuffed turkey. That sounds good! I’ve been vegetarian for almost 8 years (vegan for almost 2), but I still like the mock meats sometimes, 😛 though the smell of real meat is starting to gross me out (unless it’s covered in a ton of seasonings). I guess 19 years of priming is hard to break. Most mock meat tastes “mock” to me anyway.

  2. My younger daughter, who was the first in my family to become a vegetarian (followed by me and then my older daughter), once said, “If I’m not going to eat meat, why would I eat fake meat?”

    It made too much sense 🙂 but I have stepkids who aren’t vegetarians and the meat analogs come in handy for creating a meal everyone can enjoy together. Thanks for the review.


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