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Wholly Veggie Reviews
I love the branding but it was just okay. It wasn't super easy to digest either.
These Vegan mozzarella sticks are AMAZING. My whole family loves them. We bake them to keep them from descending into complete decadence and they come out great. Melty on the inside, crunchy on the outside… basically vegan perfection.
I love trying new vegan and vegetarian products so I was excited for these plant-based "mozzarella" sticks but I just didn't like them. The "cheese" was fine but the cauliflower breading had an off-putting texture and the truffle flavor just didn't taste right. I tried them hot from the oven, then again later after they had cooled a bit, and I just couldn't finish them. I'd be willing to try something else from this company but I can't recommend these truffle-flavored "mozzarella" sticks.
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These little truffle mozz-style sticks could be the tastiest things on earth, and still the insane amount of packaging it apparently takes to ship these snackies to me would make me lose my appetite. It was unjustifiable, especially for me, who can take or leave these based on taste alone, and who doesn't have a problem eating actual vegetables. Personally, I'd rather eat my vegetables without the facade, but my husband, who forgets to eat vegetables, thought they were fun and tasty.
Rein in the packaging, only ship bundles, or sell exclusively with retailers.
I struggled with the unboxing experience and all the excess waste :/ They were good, but not something I'd buy off the internet, just easier to buy in store
I eat dairy but my husband doesn't so I've tried quite a few of the vegan cheese products on the market & these are a favorite. The texture of the cheese is closer to a melty cheddar than mozzarella, but still convincingly cheesy. I think the flavor is great, you just have to be sure to hit the sweet spot in cooking time, so that the cheese is fully melted but not yet leaking out. I will definitely be repurchasing from this brand, in fact, I went to their site to try and place an order for a variety of their products but strangely couldn't check out. Seems like they have some work to do on their website. I did, however, find the "plain" mozzarella sticks at my local Wegmans, so it was nice to be able to snag a box locally. I'm looking forward to trying more of their options, like the meal kits.
This is a tough review for me to write but unfortunately this was a miss for me! I shared with my family and no one really liked them either. They smell great but it left a weird aftertaste, and the cheese texture just isn't right- it's kind of goopy and sticks to your mouth. I made this in an air fryer and the cheese was leaking out just after 5 minutes. Also dunno if I missed something, but there were no directions on how to heat up the marinara sauce, so I was kind of confused. I guess if you're vegan if might be fun to try, the packaging is fun and I love the brand's mission but I don't think I'd pick this up again!
Wholly Veggie is a brand I have been seeing quite often at the supermarket. It is truly awesome to see how many plant-based brands can be found at any grocery store! But this brand seems to be one of the most popular based on just how often I saw it and the scope of their products, so I was excited to try it with a Thingdrop that was debuting their Truffle Mozzarella Style Sticks! Unfortunately, several factors would keep me from buying this product again. The first upsetting thing was getting this huge box in the mail packed with dry ice and more packaging to carry this one box of sticks. Surely there has to be a way to ship a single frozen item in a smaller box filled with dry ice? It just felt very wasteful, and it is why I always buy frozen items in person. Then it came to cooking the mozzarella sticks! Everything went okay, and thankfully most of the sticks did not spill out too much when they were done baking. However, I was not really a fan of the texture or taste. They were super soft, which can be okay normally but they broke apart super easily which is not ideal for this type of food. The cheese of a mozzarella stick is supposed to be stretchy, but here it is basically liquefied. This just did not do it for me either as a mozzarella stick substitute or a baked appetizer in general. Also, I will note I ate the entire box by myself in one go, which was very unusual as usually there is enough in any box full of mozzarella sticks to last me for two meals. The truffle taste was fine and not too overwhelming. I would be interested in trying the regular flavor, but that's because I like to try everything once (and they weren't bad enough that I couldn't finish them). I also was not a fan of the tomato sauce, but rarely do I find a tomato sauce given with mozzarella sticks that is actually good, so I wasn't too surprised.
The branding is cool but this is a total miss for me. The products do not taste good at all :(
Disclaimer: I tend to be VERY sensitive to high-fat foods. Taste and texture wise, these were great! The coating was crispy and perfect. I found that the cheese needed some time to cool after being cooked in order to be the right consistency. Being patient is hard but it was worth it. I didn't feel great around 20-30 minutes after eating, which was a real bummer. But my husband LOVED them! So if you aren't super-sensitive, these are an absolute winner.