We taste tested the new Wicked Foods line and we’re dishing out all the details in our Wicked Kitchen Plant-Based Foods Review and taste test!
We love finding new products, especially when they are new to the market and we haven’t seen other reviews of the products yet! Today we’re sharing our Wicked Foods Plant-Based Review.
If you aren’t familiar with the company, it is a UK based brand from Derek and Chad Sarno, who also have a great Youtube channel.
While they have had products in Tesco (and elsewhere) for awhile now, you have only been able to purchase these products in the US for about 3 or 4 weeks now.
When we recently walked into our local Sprouts Farmers Market store, we saw the display and decided on a whim that we must try it. So, we did. We bought every single item that our local store had and today we’re sharing with you our Wicked Foods taste test.
If you haven’t seen our other taste tests, we hope you’ll check those out as well.
- vegan shredded cheese taste test
- EPIC 30+ Brands vegan yogurt taste test
- vegan cream cheese taste test
- vegan sour cream taste test
- and even more vegan taste tests
We know this isn’t all their products out there either! There were other items that we weren’t able to find or aren’t located near us.
Watch our Wicked Foods Plant-Based taste test:
We know that everyone has different taste buds. What we may think is the best, may completely vary from what you actually like.
You may ultimately think our best is the worst and that’s okay. We created this video as hopefully a starting point for people and we can only go off our opinion.
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What Wicked Foods product categories did we try?
Despite buying everything that our local store had, we definitely didn’t get everything that was on the website. Here’s the categories that we did try:
- On-the-go breakfast
- Meal Kits
- Meal Pots
- Kitchen Essentials
On the Wicked Kitchen website is says they also have these product categories that we haven’t be able to try yet:
- Ready Meals
- Sauces & Marinades
- Plant-Based Meats
One thing we noticed is that they have a Bac-No-Naise Vegan Mayo (bacon mayo) and we were like omg totally want to try that! We also hope that we eventually get the plant-based meats.
When writing this post, we used the store locator and it does list the mayo, some other meal kits, the other breakfast flavors, and some additional meal pots that we didn’t see when purchasing this, so we’ll have to look for those when we go back.
How did we do the Wicked Foods taste test?
It was really quite simple. We cooked everything according to the package instructions. For the Meal Kits, we made plain pasta and tried that with each of the sauces. We did that so it was a neutral tasting food, but also that we were able to not take long in preparing the dish since we had so many to get through.
Where can you buy Wicked Foods Plant-Based products?
Wicked Foods is currently in Kroger and Sprouts stores in the United States. In the UK, you can find at Tesco and other retailers. To use their store locator to see if anything is available near you, you the Wicked Foods store locator.
*Please note that prices may very depending on store you are shopping at.
Wicked Foods On The Go Breakfast
Thoughts: We were able to try the Very Berry Porridge. They also have an apple pie and cinnamon & 3 seeds porridge listed on their website. The overall flavor of this was very good especially with the mix of berries. Larisha did say that for her own personal preference, she’d like to see it thinner in texture and swap the water with warm non-dairy milk to test the flavor that way. We do think it’s a bit on the high side at $4 or more per container.
Wicked Foods Very Berry Porridge Ingredients: Oat Flakes, Sugar, Barley Flakes, Soya Protein, Coconut Extract, Dried Berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant), Maltodextrin, Flavouring.
Top 9 Allergens: Soy, Coconut
Price: $4.49 (on sale for $3.99)
Wicked Foods Meal Pots
We were able to find three of the Meal Pots. They also list a Mac & Peas and Spicy Coconut & Rice Noodles options on their website.
Wicked Foods Late Night Rice Noodles
Thoughts: We really liked the flavor of this one. It said mild spice level, but seemed pretty spicy to Larisha (Andrew said he could taste the spice). We said that a lot of times we feel like flavor on meals like this is muted, but there’s a ton of flavor imparted in this dish. We both liked this one. This was our favorite one out of the meal pots.
Wicked Foods Late Night Rice Noodles Ingredients: Dried Rice Noodles (rice, tapioca starch), Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Sugar, Onion Powder, Dried Spring Onion, Flavourings, Garlic Powder, Dried Red Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Dried Basil, Salt, Smoked Paprika, Caramelised Sugar Powder, Soya Bean, Wheat.
Top 9 Allergens: Soy, Wheat
Price: $4.49 (on sale 2 for $6)
Wicked Foods Punchin Potatoes & Beans Chili Mac
Thoughts: This one said it was a medium spice level, but we thought the noodles above were spicier than this one. There was some graininess to this and we thought that maybe came from the potatoes breaking down. The flavor overall was great, but this was our least favorite out of the meal pots.
Wicked Foods Punchin Potatoes & Beans Chili Mac Ingredients: Dried Pasta (durum wheat semolina), Red Kidney Beans, Dried Potato, Dried Black Eyed Beans, Tomato Powder, Flavouring, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Sweetcorn, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Grilled Red and Yellow Peppers, Ground Spices (smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger, cumin), Sugar, Dried Jalapeño Chilli, Dried Parsley, Salt.
Top 9 Allergens: Wheat
Price: $4.49 (on sale 2 for $6)
Wicked Foods Spicy Smokey Dreamy Mac
Thoughts: Again the flavors are great. We both had little bits of something hard in here that we couldn’t figure out what it was. At first we thought maybe it was uncooked noodles, but we let it sit for a little over the time it called for so we aren’t sure how that would have happened, but either way, it was still a decent option.
Wicked Foods Spicy Smokey Dreamy Mac Ingredients: Dried Pasta (durum wheat semolina), Potato Starch, Maltodextrin, Flavourings, Soya Protein, Coconut Extract, Dried Red Pepper, Sugar, Dried Spring Onion, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ground Spices, Dried Jalapeño Chilli, Dried Chive, Salt, Curcumin, Paprika Extract, Ground Black Pepper.
Top 9 Allergens: Soy, Coconut, Wheat
Price: $4.49 (on sale 2 for $6)
Wicked Foods Meal Kits
Wicked Foods Mexican Style Mushrooms Shreds
Thoughts: This one says mild in flavor but it’s actually pretty spicy. You don’t really get a lot in a package, so keep that in mind if you are needing to feed a family. There was a rubbery texture to the mushrooms even though we cooked it according to the package instructions, which was a bit off putting. Overall, the flavor was great, but don’t think we’d purchase this one again.
Wicked Foods Mexican Style Mushrooms Shreds Ingredients: King Oyster Mushroom, Onion, Water, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime Juice, Maple Syrup, Olive Oil, Salt, Cumin Powder, Oregano, Coriander Powder, Chili Powder.
Top 9 Allergens: None listed.
Note: There is also a Shawarma Style M’shroom Shreds and Korean Style M’shroom Shreds that our store did not have at the time.
Wicked Foods Shiitake Ramen Broth Kit
Thoughts: The flavor of this is so so good. It’s thicker and more umami flavor that any mushroom broth we’ve purchase before.
It does say one serving, but we think that you could use it with enough noodles to feed 2 people, especially if you add in some veggies to your dish. The mushrooms are large inside so they could be avoid if you are someone that likes the flavor of mushroom broth but not so much mushrooms themselves (like Andrew). Overall this one was a hit, would buy again.
Wicked Foods Shiitake Ramen Broth Kit Ingredients: Ramen Broth (water, shiitake mushroom, seaweed, onion, ginger, vegetable juice concentrates [onion, carrot, cauliflower], soy sauce [soya bean, wheat, water, salt], sugar, dark miso paste [soya bean, rice, salt], garlic, sesame oil, yeast extract, garlic powder, salt), Sesame Seed Pouch (sesame seed, spring onion).
Top 9 Allergens: Sesame, Wheat, Soy.
Wicked Foods Punchy Pumpkin Laksa Kit
Thoughts: We again liked the flavor of this one. It was a bit spicy and it was funny because both of us had this experience where this tingly sensation went up our noses and it seemed like our body wanted to clear out of sinuses with the first bite, but it didn’t happen after that.
Wicked Foods Punchy Pumpkin Laksa Kit Ingredients: Laksa Broth (Coconut Milk [Coconut Extract, Water], Pumpkin, Lemongrass, Galangal, Cornstarch), Massaman Curry Paste (Garlic, Chili, Shallot, Salt, Galangal, Lemongrass, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Cumin, Star Anise, Bay Leaf), Sunflower Oil, Garlic, Sugar, Dried Red Pepper, Yeast Extract Powder, Paprika Extract (Color), Caramel Color, Salt, Coriander Powder, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Lemongrass, Red Chili, Cilantro.
Top 9 Allergens: Coconut.
Wicked Foods Crackin’ Coconut Korma Kit
Thoughts: We both agreed that this was the best one of our the meal kits that we tried. The flavor is outstanding with the coconut and curry base alongside ginger and garlic flavors. It’s just really, really great. This would be our first choice in buying again.
Wicked Foods Crackin’ Coconut Korma Kit Ingredients: Korma Sauce (Water, Coconut Cream [Coconut, Water, Polysorbate 60], Coconut Milk [Coconut Extract, Water], Sugar, Tomato, Corn Starch, Desiccated Coconut, Salt), Korma Paste (Water, Onion, Coconut Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Curry Powder [Mustard Powder, Coriander Powder, Fenugreek, Salt, Fennel, Cumin Powder, White Pepper], Salt, Red Chili, Mustard Seed, Turmeric Powder, Curry Leaves).
Top 9 Allergens: Coconut
Wicked Foods Kitchen Essentials Pestos
Wicked Foods Orange Pumpkin Pesto Sauce
Thoughts: This was our favorite out of the three pestos.
Wicked Foods Orange Pumpkin Pesto Sauce Ingredients: Pumpkin Concentrate, Sunflower Oil, Red Pepper, Cashews, Water, Yellow Pepper Puree, Sugar, Lemon Peel Powder, Curry Powder (Salt, Curcuma, Cumin, Fenugreek, Clove, Coriander, Chili Pepper, Onion, Rice Flour, Fennel, Laurel, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Anise), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Pea Fiber, Carrot Fiber, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor.
Top 9 Allergens: Cashews
Wicked Foods Black Olive Pesto Sauce
Thoughts: This pesto was great for a pesto, but since olives aren’t our favorite, this wasn’t at the top of our list. If you love olives, you will love this dish.
Wicked Foods Black Olive Pesto Sauce Ingredients: Black Olive (Black Olive, Salt, Ferrous Gluconate), Sunflower Oil, Basil (Basil, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Lactic Acid), Water, Capers, Cashews, Sugar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Puree, Lactic Acid, Pea Fiber, Carrot Fiber.
Top 9 Allergens: Cashews.
Wicked Foods Pink Beetroot Pesto Sauce
Thoughts: This one had a really nice smokey flavor and tasted great. It was our 2nd favorite out of the pestos.
Wicked FoodsPink Beetroot Pesto Sauce Ingredients: Beetroot, Sunflower Oil, Cashews, Tofu (Soybean, Water, Magnesium Chloride), Water, Sugar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Beetroot Powder, Pea Fiber, Carrot Fiber, Lactic Acid, Concentrated Beetroot Juice (Color), Roasted Garlic (Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Citric Acid), Natural Smoke Flavor.
Top 9 Allergens: Cashews, Soy
Is this vegan brand allergy friendly?
We listed the allergens under each but overall there are some things with no allergens and some things with a mix of soy, wheat, and coconut. Coconut is probably the ingredient in most of the dishes.
Overall thoughts on the Wicked Foods brand:
We are really impressed with the brand overall. There were definitely a few misses for us personally, but overall the line is a success. There is so much flavor in each of the products, that you couldn’t tell the different because a store bought items and getting something from a restaurant.
We actually said that if you want to impress someone, whether a date or an omnivore friend or family member that you would succeed with one of these!
I just tried the cracklin coconut karma, and it was heavenly! Best karma ever. I think, with the addition of veggies, (I added garbonzo beans and roasted butternut squash, and rice, this is easily three meals. The flavors and fragrance are sublime. Oh! Because I can’t do peppers, I removed them from the spice mix.
Glad you enjoyed!