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Earth Grown Vegan Mozzarella Style Sticks (Aldi)

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  Tastewise, they're good, but a snotlike texture knocks them back down to Earth. Oh man, I don't know why I do these things...vegan mozzarella cheese sticks? Oh wait, excuse me...mozzarella “style” sticks, because there is, of course, no actual cheese in them. Why would I grab a package of these when regular cheese sticks exist? Those succulent, breaded beauties stuffed with delicious cheese...it's enough to make my mouth water. And yet, here I find myself staring at a bag of cheese sticks, only with no actual cheese in them, that I myself purchased with the intent to try. The “why's” just keep slapping me in the face at every turn. For $3.49, you get a bag containing roughly ten small mozzarella “style” sticks, which seem to be about half the size of mozzarella “actual” sticks. However, these do appear to be a little bit thicker, so that might even things out a little bit. At any rate, it's a price that's higher than most “normal” cheese sticks, but at about t

Earth Grown Vegan Flame & Grilled Soy Protein Burgers (Aldi)

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Gross. It had been a while since I'd last had a veggie burger, so when I saw Aldi would be carrying a soy patty, I figured I was overdue to have another one. I didn’t know what to expect—the only soy thing I think I’ve ever had was soy milk—but I was intrigued enough to pick some up to take to work for lunch. After all, no matter how it tasted, it would be better than a freakin’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich, of which I have had far too many over my 37 years of existence. The patties can be cooked in the oven or microwave; I just use the microwave. The package says to cook them for two minutes, but I always find that lesser is better—after 90 seconds in the microwave, these were very hot, to the point that I couldn't imagine leaving them in any longer. They have a delicious smoky scent with a hint of spice, a very welcome aroma, and the inclusion of grill marks were pretty cute. So far, so good! The flavor, on the other hand, is where it all starts going downhill. The taste