Soy sausages low in fat, offer strong flavor

Rush-Hour Remedies

October 24, 2001|By Joanne E. Morvay

Item: Boca Sausages

What you get: 4 sausages

Cost: About $3.75

Nutritional content: Smoked - 130 calories, 5 grams fat, 0.5 gram saturated fat, 890 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams sugars

Preparation time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds to 2 minutes, 30 seconds in microwave; 12 minutes on stove top; 12 minutes on grill

Review: Friends who try to avoid eating a lot of meat swear by Boca's burgers. With that in mind, I decided to give the company's new sausages a try. These meatless soy protein sausages would never fool a true sausage lover, even with the smoke flavoring added to the ones we tried. Served in a bun with mustard and onions, however, Boca's sausages are a pretty close facsimile of the real thing. The flavor was fairly strong (as it should be). And cooked according to the package's preferred skillet method, the texture was definitely palatable. Best yet, with only five grams of fat, Boca's sausages are nearly fat-free - especially compared to their pork and beef counterparts.

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