Happy Veggie Faux/Mock Meat Supplier in Richmond
If a Vegan “chicken” nugget looks like a chicken nugget and tastes like a chicken nugget, is it a chicken nugget? – Jacob H.
After hearing about Happy Veggie World from friends over the past 3 years, I finally got to visit them in Richmond this October. My god, what was I waiting for? (Actually, I went twice before, but showed up when they were closed… Woops! My bad!) So, I hope this post inspires you so that you don’t make the same mistake I did. For your faux meats and mock jerkys (jerky’s?), hit up Happy Veggie World! If you don’t at first succeed, try again!
Their chicken drumsticks are pretty amazing. They have a nice chewy texture and a sweet savory flavor. Not too strong. Like a lot of Taiwanese food products, they’re really well-balanced.
After stocking up my freezer with my first Happy Veggie World food haul, I heated up some (okay, a lot) of oil and deep-fried these “chicken” drumsticks and their non-sentient nugget cousins.
The nuggets were my fave: they’re crispy with that ever-satisfying crunch sound as you bite into them, and that warm inviting welcome of the chewy yet soft inside that I remembered from McNuggets from McDicks (Hey, by the way, McDonald’s, hurry up with your vegan burgers and McNuggets, already! It’s 2019. Thanks 😛 And yes, I’ll have fries with that :)…)
After posting these vegan goodies on my IG, my friend asked me: “if a Vegan ‘chicken’ nugget looks like a chicken nugget and tastes like a chicken nugget, is it a chicken nugget? No, Jacob, no… it is not a chicken nugget. ^^
Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the making of these delicious nuggets. Some names of individuals may have been changed to protect the identity and privacy of individuals.