Future Farm were first brought to my attention when I noticed their bold advertising scattered across East London. At first I had no idea what brand the advert was really for. There were just these huge billboards advertising ‘Mars Awaits’, as if we’ve messed up this planet so much that we must all move planets.
A few weeks later these billboards had been graffitied over with Future Farm branding and a tagline ‘The future is earth. The future is plant-based’.
So it is no surprise that their branding and packaging also look like something you’d find in a spaceship.
I love it. It is very different to any other vegan brands out there. And their message really gets across, hopefully attracting more people who care about the planet to plant-based foods.
So I thought it was about time to try out their vegan sausages to find out whether their food really is the stuff of the future.
The future of vegan sausages
Review summary of Future Farm sausages
These vegan sausages are some of my favourites due to their texture and taste. They work perfectly inside a sausage sandwich and alongside your Sunday morning fry up.
Product brand: Future Farm
Editor’s rating: 4
It looks like I’ve peaked your interest in these futuristic vegan sausages from Future Farm, so now let’s get on to covering what it is that I really enjoy about eating and cooking with them.
They have a great flavour
These aren’t vegetable sausages, they are proper meaty sausages with the mouthfeel and texture of pork. Without any of the animal slaughter of course.
That being said, they aren’t so pork-like that you’ll freak yourself out whilst eating them.
Because of their flavour I find they work really well as a like-for-like replacement for sausages made from animals. So they suit being crisped up for a fry up, nestled inside a sausage sandwich, stewed in a sausage casserole, or baked inside pastry for a sausage roll.
They are high in protein
These Future Farm sausages are made using a blend of three main ingredients, soy, pea, and chickpea, all of which are really nutritious and high in protein.
This means that there is a about 5.5g of protein per sausage. Not bad for a vegan sausage!
So you can cook these sausages up for your Sunday morning fry up and act all macho about your high protein intake that has caused zero harm to animals.
They are easy to cook
One issue I’ve had a few too many times with vegan sausages is that they don’t cook very well. Some stick to the pan and others lose their cylindrical shape.
Thanks to the vegetable casing, these cook really easily in a frying pan and crisp up on the outside whilst maintaining a lovely texture inside.
Best bit, you don’t need to worry too much about getting them fully cooked because there is no meat here!
There are a variety of ways you can cook them, whether it is in a frying pan, on the BBQ, in the oven, or in the air fryer.
My thoughts on the product
I found Future Farm’s sausages to be some of the most realistic vegan sausages that I have tried to date. And when I say realistic, I mean that they resemble the features of a sausage, not the meat. They have a great bite, thanks to the vegetable casing, which means you actually get that sausage crunch when eating it.
The taste is remarkably similar to pork based sausages, without being so similar that it could fully fool you.
Areas of improvement
I do find quite a few of the Future Farm products to be a little on the salty side. The saltiness is much more obvious when you eat the sausages on their own, but it is more likely that you’ll be eating the sausages with other foods like with a fry up, or inside a sandwich. So just make sure to avoid adding salt elsewhere.
I do believe they add salt to improve the meatiness of their products and I guess that does kind of work in places.
Ultimately, if you are cooking these up with your favourite dish or as a breakfast sarnie, then these Future Farm sausages will do the trick!
They are easy to cook, they taste great, and they are a great source of protein.
Where can you buy Future Farm sausages?
At the moment, Future Farm products aren’t sold as widely as other vegan fake meat producers. But you will find most of their products, including these vegan sausages, on both Ocado and Sainsbury’s.
How do you cook Future Farm sausages?
You can simply cook Future Farm sausages in a frying pan on a medium heat. If the product is defrosted then it should only take about 5 minutes to crisp up and cook the inside. If you are cooking from frozen you should cook them for a few minutes more.
You can also cook these vegan sausages on the BBQ, in the oven, or in an air fryer.
Can you freeze Future Farm sausages?
Most Future Farm sausages come delivered already frozen, like the ones ordered via Ocado, so you’ll either need to put them straight in the freezer or defrost them and use within a few days. You can’t refreeze them after defrosting them.