I first saw Vegg at Orchard Grocer in New York City. I remember picking it up, putting it down, and picking it up again several times, thinking that it seems kind of gimmicky. As you may have guessed, I ended up buying it. The label said that it would make 235 pieces of french toast. Often I make my own from scratch, but that’s definitely more work that this promised to be.
It’s $16.50 on Amazon right now, so that’s only 7 cents per slice. Hardly going to put a dent in any food budget!
When you pop it open, you’ll notice the smell right away. It’s very eggy. I don’t miss eggs, much less their smell. I’d already bought it though, so obviously I was committed at this point. I mixed the teaspoon of powder with 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup water, a dash of salt, and whisked it all together. The smell mellowed out after a while (or maybe I just used to it).
I always use cast iron pans because I like the way they cook. No exception for the french toast. It was golden on both sides. The bread was moist and flavourful. I cooked it a bit longer than expected to keep it from being soggy, but overall, impressed.
Just like the label said it would, I got exactly 4 slices out of the mixture I’d made the first time, and every time since, so I’m still on track for 235 slices of french toast from a single bottle of Vegg! Not bad.
It’s not all good news though. There are 2 versions of Vegg now. The new and improved is slightly cheaper at $13, but only makes 112 slices, so I don’t think I need to tell you which is the better deal. If you can track down the previous label, you’ll get far better value and a product that I really enjoy, though I haven’t tried the new version yet. My guess is that they’re no longer going to be making the previous version, so if you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it. Available on Amazon here.
French toast tip: Use day-old bread for french toast. it’s better if the bread is a bit dry when you start out.