GARDEIN - CHIPOTLE LIME CRISPY FINGERS

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Review

This hurts me, but I would go as far as to say that I despise this product.

I love chipotle. I love lime. I love chicken fingers. On paper, Gardein’s Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers are everything I’ve ever dreamed of. In reality, I’ve never been more disappointed by a vegetarian imitation meat. Is it my fault I had such high hopes? Yes. Absolutely. While I work on reigning in my expectations, Gardein needs to work on improving these vegetarian chicken fingers.

It’s not going to stop me from trying other Gardein products. They’re still one of the best imitation meat companies out there, but I promise you, this is a product you can skip out on.

THE GOOD

  • Texture is pretty meaty and stringy
  • Super easy to cook
  • Vegan
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THE BAD

  • Super bland, yet also too spicy
  • Taste is atrocious. Very reminiscent of vomit
  • Strong wheat-y aftertaste
  • Coating never crisps up, and slides off very easily

Final Rating: /10 - Pretty Bad

INFO

Gardein’s Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers come in resealable 9.5oz plastic bags containing 6 tenders per bag. They must be kept frozen.

Unlike Gardein’s more popular products, these Chipotle Lime Crispy Finger can be a little more difficult to find. We purchased this product from our local Whole Foods for $4.79/bag.

Click here to find Gardein’s Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers near you.

Conventional Oven

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy, turning once.

Toaster Oven

Preheat to 450 degrees F. Toast for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy, turning once.

Short On Time?

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. On a microwave safe plate, heat tenders in the microwave for 45 seconds on high, then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until crisp.

 

 

Water, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soy Protein Isolate, Vital Wheat Gluten, Canola Oil, Organic Corn Meal, Methylcellulose, Maltodextrin, Organic Ancient Grain Flour (Khorasan Wheat, Amaranth, Millet, Quinoa), Yeast Extract, Organic Yeast Extract, Sea Salt, Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Organic Distilled Vinegar, Wheat Gluten, Organic Cane Sugar, Red Bell Pepper Flakes, Natural Flavors Spices, Onion Powder, Salt, Garlic Powder, Modified Potato Starch, Dried Lemon Peel, Color Added, Citric Acid, Tomato Powder, Sugar, Cane Sugar, Organic Soy Sauce Powder, Yeast, Dried Garlic, Chipotle Chile Powder, Pea Protein, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Modified Corn Starch, Turmeric Extractives.

NO Milk

NO Eggs

NO Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)

NO Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)

NO Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)

NO Peanuts

Contains Wheat

Contains Soybeans

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pieces (90g)

Servings 3


Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat .5g3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 440mg19%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g26%

Calcium 30%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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