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Future Farm sausage review – are these the best vegan sausages?

Sausages used to be one of my favourite foods. I have since been on the search for a suitable vegan alternative. Has my search come to an end with these sausages? Find out here on my Future Farm sausage review.

Rating:

4 stars
Future farm vegan sausages on a plate

Future Farm was 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.

Pros

  • They have a great flavour
  • They are high in protein
  • They are easy to cook

Cons

  • They are really salty
future farm vegan sausages with a vegan fry up on the table

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.

close up of future farm sausages on a plate

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 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, or in this vegan breakfast bake, and act all macho about your high protein intake that has caused zero harm to animals.

Future farm vegan sausages on a plate

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.

The 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.

Review conclusion

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.

Future farm vegan sausages on a plate

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.

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4 responses to “Future Farm sausage review – are these the best vegan sausages?”

  1. Brian Foster avatar
    Brian Foster

    just tried future sausage for the first time and it will definitely be the last, one of the worst things i have ever tried

    1. Lucy Johnson avatar

      Oh no, I do believe there are some inconsistencies in the Future Farm products. I’ve had their sausages in Vietnam recently and they were great, and then had them in the UK since and they were very salty. It’s a shame because they can be good. Have you tried THIS Isn’t Pork Sausages instead?

  2. Jean Hugues Nina avatar
    Jean Hugues Nina

    Please let me know if the plastic wrapped around the sausage is edible
    Thanks

    1. Lucy Johnson avatar

      Hi Jean, I suspect that is a vegetarian casing which is completely edible

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