I posted an Instagram story last week of our first time using Just Egg in a scramble. It was such a crazy day that I forgot to follow it up and update everyone. I received so many messages asking what we thought so I figured I would give an update. And to make it interesting, since I always have Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg on hand for baking, we thought it would be fun to do a side by side taste comparison.
We’re big vegenaise and Follow Your Heart fans and we also love what the Just for All company has done… As a mom, their cookie dough is a complete game changer and I loved getting mini packets of their mayo in the hospital while having a baby. Both are amazing companies and we couldn’t wait to compare them side by side. So we give you, the Great Vegan Egg Showdown:
Just Egg: Everyone has been highly anticipating this product for the last few years, us included. Made primarily with mung beans (of which I am a fan, being part filipino) this egg had a sweet undertone, which eventually disappeared after a few bites. The texture and smell were pretty close to what we remember the real thing being like, making it more realistic for someone craving an actual egg. The downside is that there were no baking directions on the bottle, whereas FYH has simple conversions readily available. The biggest bonus is that it is ready to pour for quick and easy egg access.
FYH Vegan Egg: Definitely has that sulfur egg flavor and smell. It has the typical runny egg consistency and texture when eating. We already know that it bakes really well, but the downside is you do have to mix it with ice cold water before you can bake or pour it in a pan. To a seasoned vegan, this isn’t that big of a deal, who likely has experience with mixing flax eggs or any other vegan egg replacer. Another impressive contender.
All in all, we were impressed with both products and are incredibly happy to have these two great options available to us. My personal winner was the Just Egg. I think it’s an easy purchase for vegans and non-vegans alike (possibly looking to lower their cholesterol or cut down on animal products). However, since I haven’t tried baking with it quite yet (that’s a blogpost for another day) I will say that I have been been incredibly happy with the baking results of FYH egg.
And here’s what the husband had to say for his vote: “I see the appeal with Just Egg for someone who is new to veganism/a plant based lifestyle. It’s very simple to pour into a pan or recipe, without having to mix a bunch of things together to create your faux egg. As a veteran vegan I’m used to mixing instant egg replacer for recipes so the FYH Vegan Egg wasn’t that big of a deal, but the Just Egg is really nice for quick egg access and convenience. My vote is for the taste and consistency of the FYH Vegan Egg. The Just Egg, in my opinion, has a little bit of graininess to it. And that would be my only negative takeaway. But the ease of use might surpass all of that.”
So there you have it, it’s a tie. I should mention that one of our kids was napping and the other at school, so we didn’t get their votes. But my guess is, with how similar both products are to the real thing and because both of our children have been vegan since birth, they may not be big fans of the smell and taste. But I know they are happy to partake in any baked goods with them. 🙂
Both options make veganism so simple and readily available and I am so glad that we have options at all. I will happily use both products and continue to show family and friends how simple eating vegan can be.