Last night we tried
Mrs Crimble’s Home Bake Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix with our Sunday roast (we’re so English…). Being Mrs Crimble’s this mix is gluten-free and this particular product is essentially vegan too containing no dairy or animal products.
The dry mix is easy to transform into stuffing simply following the simple instructions, adding only oil and boiled water. The packet gives instructions for making stuffing balls and stuffing a dead thing. Being veggy and awkward I chose neither and instead spread wet mix across a small brownie baking tray.
Twenty minutes in the oven transforms the mix into wonderfully aromatic sage and onion scented goodness. The top was golden brown and looked every bit familiar stuffing.
Taste wise it’s flavoursome and quite yummy however the texture is quite strange. The bits that are well cooked and exposed in the oven are crunchy (to the point of needing a dentist), the bits underneath are fluffy. There is no other way to describe it, it’s soft, airy and almost soufflé-esque. But not unpleasant.
Everyone enjoyed it (even fussy Hubbypants) although I would suggest at £1.99 a packet unless you need your stuffing to be gluten-free (and you don’t want to make your own) that you buy a cheaper dairy-free, veggy stuffing. Tesco do a packet for 15p.
3/5 it does what it’s supposed to do but together with it’s fluffiness it’s a scary price for only 6 ingredients.
Pros: tasty, easy, gluten-free, readily available, vegan.
Cons: odd texture, expensive if not needing to be gluten-free.