Thursday, February 11, 2010
Field Roast: Review and Giveaway
***WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Congratulations Kelly (with a Y) and Vegan Wheekers you were both chosen by Random.org as the winners of a coupon for free Field Roast Sausages. Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get your coupon in the mail ASAP!!
My first experience with Field Roast was at GreenFestival Chicago a few years back. I had a huge Italian Sausage topped with grilled veggies and mustard, and my love affair had begun. I love their sausages for the convenience. There are plenty of recipes for making your own, but let's face it, even those among us who delight in cooking still appreciate the convenience of packaged vegan food. While convenience is great, what I really love about Field Roast products is their ingredients. Their list of ingredients is short, and it's all real food, nothing that sounds as if it came from a science experiment.
Another great thing about Field Roast is that they've taken back the language. They don't call their products "fake meat" or "faux meat" or "meat analog". They call it meat.....plain and simple, grain meat. Meat literally means, solid food, the edible part of anything. The animal products industry does not own the word meat, and Field Roast proudly stands up to that. Field Roast doesn't make fake or faux anything. It's real food, period. Meat (solid food) made from grain. I love supporting companies that go above and beyond creating healthful conscious food for vegan consumers.
But sausage isn't the only thing that Field Roast makes. I'd be remiss if I didn't say that a Celebration Roast or two has saved us from starvation at family holiday meals. I've recently just learned of Field Roast Deli Slices. I can't believe it took me this long to learn that Field Roast made this incredible product. I always very diligently scan the vegetarian meat section at Whole Foods looking for new products (which is where I discovered Gardein, but that's a different story). In all the times that I've looked in this section I'd never seen these deli slices. So, after hearing about them, I contacted the company and they told me I could purchase them at our local health food store, Rainbow Blossom, and that they'd send me some coupons to try out some free products. I was thrilled, and added Rainbow Blossom to my list of places to shop for groceries next time. To my surprise, the next time I was at Whole Foods, there they were, Field Roast Deli Slices displayed proudly front and center in the vegetarian meat case. Wow, talk about ask and you shall receive!!
Of course, I grabbed a few packages, and couldn't wait to get home and try them. I have had the lentil sage and wild mushroom flavor. Honestly, between the two I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite. They are both outstanding (so much better than soy based deli slices). I love that you can see chunks of real food (carrots, lentils, mushrooms) right there in the slices. And these little slices are flavorful enough to stand up to the strongest of condiments. I had one on a slice of toast with hummus, rather sure that the garlicky hummus would overpower the one tiny deli slice I used, but sure enough Field Roast didn't let me down, and the delicious flavor of the lentil sage slice came shining through.
Because I'm already a dedicated fan, and because Valentine's day is coming up and I want to share my love of Field Roast with you I've decided to giveaway two coupons, each for one FREE package of Field Roast Sausage!!
Here's how to enter:
1. Visit the Field Roast website and leave a comment here telling me something you learned while visiting.
2. For a second chance to win, leave a comment here telling me your favorite way to enjoy Field Roast products.
3. For a third chance to win, Tweet "I want to win Field Roast from @veganyogini" with a link to this post. Be sure to include the tag @veganyogini so I know you tweeted.
This giveaway will be open through mid-night Eastern Time February 14th. Two lucky winners will be drawn at random on Monday February 15. Good luck!!