The vegan steak has arrived, but what does it taste like?

Confirmed carnivores unlikely to be impressed – but it’s probably not aimed at them

Tesco Veggie Steak: “It does not taste bad but nor does it taste good”

Tesco Veggie Steak: “It does not taste bad but nor does it taste good”

If a vegan steak that promises to be “barely distinguishable from the real thing” when it comes to taste, texture and smell sounds too good to be true, it is.

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November is Food Month in The Irish Times, with food-related articles in all our sections, plus reader events, competitions and exclusive content at irishtimes.com/foodmonth

Tesco has staked a claim to be the first retailer to bring a 100 per cent plant-based fillet steak look-alike to the Irish market. But meat lovers who try its new veggie steak will almost certainly be disappointed and find themselves asking “Where’s the beef?”

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