It’s Foodie Friday once again, and this week I am reviewing KFC’s “Original Recipe” Vegan Burger. The original “original recipe” from the 1950s has morphed some over the years, but it is still tasty. It has been years since I had it, but with the new move to plant based menus I thought I would give the vegan KFC offering a try.
First of all the down side. I purchased my meal at a motorway services, so presentation and care are not at the forefront. That said the coating of the vegan fillet (a Quorn product) was similar to what I remembered the chicken fillet’s as having. The combo with Quorn was not as nice as I would have hoped, however. I am actually a fan of the “chicken” offerings which Quorn makes, but this was not one of the best. It may be that the KFC 11 herbs and spices diminished the “chicken” illusion that Quorn usually has, or it may be that I just expected too much.
Any way the sandwich was okay. The bun a little dry, though the spiced fillet compensated for that a little. The iceberg lettuce was – well iceberg lettuce and offered little to the overall sandwich.
Nutritionally, the sandwich has 450 calories and 18.99 grams of fat. Of these 1.9 are saturates. The sandwich has nearly 53 grams of carb (5.69 are sugars), and 19.4 grams of protein.
This is a above average veggie option is on the go, but it does lack a bit if you are looking for a vegan/vegetarian nostalgia fix of the KFC of old.