I can’t believe it’s not chicken. I can’t believe it’s not beef. I also can’t believe it’s not pork. What Naked Glory have produced is a product range like nothing else on the market. They have faithfully replicated some of the meatiest summer favourites and created a range of foods that rightfully belong on that barbeque or grill; no cheap imitations here.
My diet is shifting more and more towards being meat-free, yet the summer heat always brings about a craving for a barbeque. Ethics aside, there is a real sustainability-led benefit to choosing to include soya protein as an alternative to meat where possible. All of the Naked Glory products are made from this, and it has a lower impact on the environment than meat. To grow 1kg of soy requires approximately 35-40% less water than 1kg of pork, and 70% less water than beef). Of course, as with any food, the real question is how does it taste?
Let’s start with the meat-free “chicken” on offer. The ready-to-eat Readybites are irresistible straight from the fridge and are perfect as a salad or sandwich filler. Succulent and formed like pieces of chicken there is genuinely no difference to the meat-free “real thing”. If you are firing up the barbeque or grill then the Tenderstrips are for you; I served these on a skewer with halloumi and red pepper. 3-4 minutes on each side with a drizzle of olive oil and you have the perfect, guilt-free, kebab.
For more meatier options (excuse the pun) check out the signature Quarter Pounders or Naked Glory Sausages. Both have the exact same taste and texture you would expect from the meat counterparts, and the sausages in particular were unbelievably juicy fresh off the grill. Elsewhere, Naked Glory also produce a very convincing “mince” to have every culinary need covered. If there was ever a time to try and include more meat-free options in your meals then this is it; I promise you really won’t be able to tell the difference!
Check out the Naked Glory range here.