Product: Vegan Pâté from To Eat Well
Flavors: Zesty Apple, Red Pepper Olive, Vegetable, Peppercorn, and Mushroom
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About Vegan Pâté from To Eat Well: Canaan Foods provides certified Organic, Vegetarian and Vegan foods throughout North America. Canaan Foods started as a venture of four families who were brought together to advocate for healthier choices for families and make a difference through fundraising projects. Canaan Foods partners up with only the best food manufacturers to ensure the highest quality and level of nutrition. Canaan Foods strict guidelines for nutrition and certifications allow the company to offer products like their Pâté that is USDA Organic, Kosher-Parv, Vegan and Gluten Free.
The One Green Planet Verdict: We spread and dipped into each pate and enjoyed them all!
The Zesty Apple and Vegetable pates are great for dipping your favorite vegetables in. We especially enjoyed pairing these flavors with baby carrots and celery as a mid-afternoon snack.
The Red Pepper Olive and Peppercorn pates complement a veggie sandwich perfectly. The consistency works well in place of hummus and the flavors add a more complex flavor than your usual condiments.
The Mushroom pate works wonderfully spread on top of a toasted slice of baguette. For a simple snack, all of the flavors go great with your favorite crackers or rice cakes.
To Eat Well’s vegan pates all come in 4.4oz cans that have a convenient re-sealable lid. Although they stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 7 days after opening, once you dig into these pates, they probably won’t stick around that long!
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I received five flavors of the Vegan Pates from Eat Well: Zesty Apple, Red Pepper Olive, Vegetable, Peppercorn, and Mushroom. We served them as hors d'oeuvres, with water crackers, before Christmas dinner and my family thought that they were pretty good! The overall sense was that the apple would be best used as a topping for a dessert, pancakes or even toast for breakfast rather than being served as a traditional pate. All the others could use some additional spicing-up, but surprisingly all but the Vegetable even tasted a bit like liver pate. As well, if they had been a bit more solid rather than hummus-like they would have been more appetizing esthetically (maybe we should have refrigerated them before serving?). Overall favorite was the Peppercorn, followed by the Red Pepper and Olive. Another thought was that these would serve as great sandwich fillings! Would we buy them again? The jury is still out, but as a Veg*n-in-process, it was great to have an alternative to all of the non-veggie items on the hors d'ouevres plates with just a pop of the pull-top! And it was great to be able to refrigerate the leftovers with the included resealable cover.
I really didn't want to leave a review of these products because I knew it wouldn't be stellar, but I've been asked twice now to give my opinion. I would not buy these pates, nor would I serve them to guests. My husband, however, "didn't mind" them, and used them straight outta the container as a dip for pretzels and crackers.