VFC Food’s Vegan Fried Chicken Review walks through how these new vegan products stack up to the market and if they are worth the cost.
VFC Foods is a new to the US vegan chicken brand that is aiming to disrupt everything we have had before. But how good is it? Today, we’re seeing if this new vegan chicken product can stack up with others in our VFC Foods Vegan Fried Chicken Review.
While this brand has been in the UK for a little while now, it is just now becoming more readily available in the US (and a slow pace at that). It’s still pretty difficult to find.
We first became aware of the brand when VegNews reported on it during Expo West 2022. Then, VFC reached out and offered to send us the product to taste ourselves.
VFC Foods is founded by the same person that created Veganuary, a company with a mission to encourage people to try going vegan for the month of January, every year.
VFC Foods has a similar goal to disrupt the chicken industry with a product that is just as delicious and flavorful as its animal counterpart, without any of the harm. Or according to them, without costing a wing and a leg.
Today we are dishing all the details on price, ingredients, and our opinion of the taste.
Make sure that you watch our taste test below and all the questions you may have should be answered below as well.
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Watch our VFC Foods Vegan Fried Chicken Review:
What options does VFC Foods have?
Currently VFC Foods produces 3 Vegan Fried Chicken products:
- Popcorn Chicken
- Chicken Fillets
- Chicken Bites (think nuggets but a bit bigger)
Is VFC Foods Chicken Vegan?
Yes, VFC Foods is vegan. None of the ingredients come from animals.
What allergens are in VFC Foods?
Full ingredients are listed below, however, the top allergens into VFC Foods Vegan Fried Chicken products are wheat and soy. These ingredients are in all three of VFC Foods products.
What are the ingredients VFC Foods Vegan Fried Chicken Products?
All of the ingredients have a similar list. Some of the ingredients come before or after but appear to essentially all the same.
Water, wheat protein (9.8%), rapeseed oil, maize, wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), wheat flour, wheat gluten, wheat starch, soya protein isolate (1.6%), salt, spices (contains mustard), flavouring (contains soya), garlic powder, onion powder, thickener (methylcellulose), pea starch, pea fibre, yeast extract, sugar, potato starch, dextrose, barley malt extract, herbs, celery, leek powder.
What is the difference between the 3 vegan chicken products from VFC Foods?
From our analysis and tasting the products, it appears that they are all the same in ingredients. The differences come in size and thickness.
The VFC popcorn chicken is the smallest both in overall size and in thickness of the amount of “meat” under the coating layer.
The VFC chicken bites are the next biggest product. There are roughly the size of two nuggets put together. These could be great by themselves or something like wraps or bowls.
Lastly, the VFC chicken fillets are the largest in both size and thickness. They are the size of a traditional chicken fillet that you would find on a sandwich at a fast food location.
Where do I find VFC Foods products?
When VFC Foods first launched in the US, their goal was the restaurant industry from our understanding; however there is not a list of restaurants where you can find and try their products on the website that we have found.
For retail, you can currently only find VFC online at GTFO It’s Vegan or Vejii.
How much are VFC Foods chicken products?
At both GTFO and Vejii, VFC Foods chicken products range from $7.29 to $7.49 depending on the product.
What vegan recipes could I use VFC Foods in?
There are endless options, but here’s a few! For the recipes that already have a main, like chickpeas or tofu, you can replace with the VFC chicken. Check out our other recipe options for more.
VFC Foods review:
Overall, we were very much impressed with the products. There isn’t a real difference in taste as they are all made with the same ingredients, so the differences come in size and thickness. We preferred the fillets most; however, all three of the products are great.
While Andrew didn’t mind and enjoyed, Larisha did say that the popcorn chicken was a little too crunchy for her and she would fix that by reducing the cook time a minute or two.
The flavor of the chicken is rich and definitely Southern inspired.
The price point it a bit high per ounce; however, this is more of a premium product and when you think of it like that it’s pretty in line with some of the other high end vegan meat products. Also, this is a new brand so the more markets it gets into and the more sold, the price should be able to come down.
To sum it up in one sentence, if you enjoyed fired chicken before and get a chance to try VFC Foods Vegan Fried Chicken, you won’t be disappointed.