Would these veggie puffs pass muster with kids?
This week on the Cooking Light Taste Test, Chris and I tried three flavors of Vegan Rob’s Veggie Puffs: Beet, Cauliflower, and Brussel Sprout.
As always, we had no idea what we were trying ahead of time.
All we knew was that they were from the same brand, and they were veggie puffs. So we blindly crunched our way through... and if you watch the video, you can see we had a hard time distinguishing flavor profiles.
The first type of puff we tried had a bright red color, which made us think it was going to be spicy. However the mild, earthy flavor, threw us off. Chris thought it might be mushroom—and we were both surprised to discover it was beet-flavored! The earthiness was very mild, and as I noted in the video, it's much more salty than sweet.
The second puff we tried was by far our favorite of the bunch. It had an onion-y taste, with a slightly salty finish. Chris said he could feed them to his kids without them knowing they had vegetables. We discovered they were cauliflower-flavored—which is a hot ingredient right now. Plus they have probiotics, which is always a win in our book!
The last puff we tried had a broccoli-like taste to me, but was otherwise indistinguishable from the cauliflower puffs. It turned out they were Brussels sprout-flavored. And they contained actual powdered Brussels sprouts, which was surprising considering that they generally have a pretty strong taste! These, however, were very mild.
Chris ended up giving all of them four stars, while I varied between 3.5 and 4.5. However, we both picked the cauliflower as our favorite, partly because of the added nutritional benefit of the probiotics.
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