Hickory Smoked Tofurky deli slices

Posted on Jul 26th, 2007 by Jamie • 

You'd think it would be hard to duplicate the taste of deli meats. You can't add chunks of tasty vegetables. You can't hide the lack of taste by wrapping the slices in zesty breading. Deli slices are naked and vulnerable. That makes the Hickory Smoked Tofurky deli slices all the more impressive. They actually taste like smoked turkey. And the hickory smoke taste is pretty good. Some companies load up on the fake smoke taste to hide the fact that their product doesn't taste very good. Not so with the Tofurky.

Of course, I've had better real turkey slices, but I've also had far inferior real turkey slices.

These deli slices even have the fake basted-brown edges. Sweet.

Based on the high cost of real turkey, this alt-turkey is pretty cost-effective. That's a big plus, because alt-burgers can be several times more expensive per pound. Based on that and the level of difficulty of creating such a good "naked" product, I'm giving Hickory Smoked Tofurky five stars.

Tags: deli


Vero3673 days ago
Love this stuff!
Sara3443 days ago
This is my favourite veggie food. I've tried different brands/kinds and they can't compare to this!
RaVeN ChAoS3108 days ago
This is by far my favorite deli slice
Alexy 3039 days ago
I think tofurky makes the best vegetarian lunch meat and this is the best of their flavors. The cranberry deli slices are worth checking out too
Evy2941 days ago
You can just put it in? No cooking? Or is something required?
Yup, you eat them straight out of the box. No heating required. This is the only veg slice I can eat by itself, not on a sammich or with condiments, just like I used to do with meat cold cuts when I was a kid.

Of course, it's wonderful as part of a sandwich too, I've been a veg over 35 years now, and I'm getting pickier as the years pass. This and the Field Roast Celebration Roast are the only sandwich alt|meats I simply have to have on hand, though the latter is an awfully pricey addiction, lol.
autumn2370 days ago
I will have you agree, these are SERIOUSLY good on a sandwich! I love all tofurky's deli slices. Even if I don't like some of the flavors on a sandwich i can usually find something to do with them. Like the philli-cheese steak ones sort of suck on a sandwich but when i fried them up they tastes oddly like gyro meat. So I made gyros with it (so good) lol.
Veggie1660 days ago
good stuff!
Naisha695 days ago
Why would people choose to stop eating meat only to buy a product that resembles meat?
Jamie695 days ago
A lot of vegetarians love the taste of meat, but don't eat it for moral reasons.

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