If you’re thinking about trying Juicy Marbles, one of the latest vegan meat alternatives on the market; but don't want to spend money without knowing anything about it, read our review to find out more.
We’ll explain the ingredients in Juicy Marbles vegan steak and whether or not this is a plant-based product you’ll want to buy and put on your holiday table.
This post is not sponsored; it's just our honest opinions.
What Is Juicy Marbles?
Juicy Marbles is a soy and wheat-based; plant-based steak, created to emulate filet mignon.
It features a unique marbling similar to a conventional steak. This marbling is said to give a mouthfeel of conventional fats like you would find in a steak. And also the inspiration behind the products name.
Plant structure 70 % (water, soy protein concentrate, wheat protein isolate), sunflower oil, natural flavors, beetroot powder, thickener: carrageenan, emulsifier: methylcellulose, yeast extract, ferrous gluconate, vitamin B12. Contains: Soy, Wheat.
Juicy Marbles vs Beef Steak?
5 oz serving
|Beef Filet Mignon
3.5 oz serving via USDA
Dena Champion a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition when asked the question, if plant-based meat is always the healthier option? She advises patients "Getting most of their protein from plants may lower the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases."
One loin is $60.00 plus $15 shipping for a total of $75.00 definitely a financial investment.
Store in freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days after opening.
Where To Buy?
Currently it’s only available to order online at www.juicymarbles.com
Other Steak Substitutes
Traditionally, plant-based substitutes like portabello and lion's mane mushroom's have been use for a hearty steak. Mushroom's are full of Umami flavor and the texture can be silimar to beef. Now with the plethora of meat substitutes on the market brands like Beyond and Meati are offering products like Beyond Steak Tips and Meati steak’s to try when your looking for beefy options
Vegan Beef Serving Suggestions
- Of course as steaks with roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes
- Philly Cheese Steak
- Grilled Steak Skewers
- Beef Wellington
- Vegan Barbacoa
Prepared according to the directions on the Juicy Marbles website.
Appearance: we cut the loins into filets and pan fried. They cooked and formed a great golden brown crust. Looking shockingly steak-like.
Taste/Texture: Tender and flavorful. Delicious, firm texture not at all chewy.
No after taste. Made from primarily soy and wheat; there’s no weird after taste that you can some times get when ingredients like pea protein are added.
It's moist, tender and easily breaks apart with a fork. It has the look and mouth feel similar to pot roast.
As a 20+ year vegan, I'm not necessarily a fan of how convincingly meat like it looks. With that said I think it would be a great introduction to friends and family members curious about a plant based diet, especially around the holiday season.
It’s pricey at $60.00 + shipping but we would definitely buy again; mostly under the category of a holiday splurge. Worth it if it’s in your budget.