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5 new vegan eggs making the chicken egg obsolete

In the case of vegan products, the chicken definitely came before the (vegan) egg. It took the vegetable industry a while to release a product (other than tofu) that cooked and baked like a bird’s egg, but today we not only have a stellar egg alternative, but an ever-growing handful of them. Innovation began with powdered products that could be scrambled and cooked when reconstituted with water. In 2018, JUST entered the space with its mung bean-based pourable egg and continued to dominate the vegan egg market. While JUST may still be the favorite, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other brands to try their hand at a plant-based egg alternative. We just saw all of the products from Expo West, a food industry trade show, and sampled many upcoming vegan egg products that delighted our taste buds. From pourable options with clean ingredient labels to an old-school tofu-based innovation, here are five vegan eggs you’ll get excited about.

Please note: not all of these products are available in stores. This is a preview of new vegan egg products coming soon. We give you the secrets of the industry!

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We couldn’t believe the incredibly fluffy, eggy scramble we sampled came from a reconstituted powder. Sure, it certainly helped that the plant-based eggs were cooked with a generous knob of non-dairy butter, but the pungent flavor and perfect texture really made us swoon. The emerging brand makes two products – Egg Scrambler and Egg Replacer – both of which rely on pea protein for the base. The latter is used to replace chicken eggs in baked goods while the former, the one we tried, is great for omelettes, quiches and scrambling, of course. Follow the company on Instagram to get your hands on the upcoming limited sales launch.
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Although less versatile than powdered or liquid eggs, the new WunderEgg does something we’ve never seen in the mass market before: replicate a hard-boiled egg. No peeling required, this product aims to look, taste and feel like a hard-boiled egg. Unlike many vegan alternatives, the ingredient list is incredibly wholesome. The main components are water, cashew nuts, almonds and coconut milk; additional trace ingredients include black salt, agar, turmeric extract and nutritional yeast. There are no natural flavors, gums or starches. We are as impressed with this label as we are with the eggy product. WunderEgg isn’t available yet, but customers can pre-order online to receive one of the first shipments when they launch.
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Tofu has always been the original vegan egg substitute. Firm tofu can be sautéed into an acceptable porridge, and silken tofu melts into an impressive alternative for baked goods, quiches, and omelettes. However, Hodo doesn’t use it as an escape. The longtime tofu-focused brand launched a new product at Expo West specifically designed to replicate chicken eggs. Soy Tofu Egg Seasoned with Turmeric and Black Salt can be served hot or cold. We tried it in a chilled egg salad and came back for seconds. Keep an eye on the company’s Instagram page for the official launch announcement later this year.
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This vegan soft cheese company is switching from sunflower seeds to pepitas to produce its own version of a versatile, pourable vegan egg. The upcoming product differentiates itself from others in the market with its minimalist and clean ingredient label. Spero’s Pepitaegg alternative contains only seven ingredients: water, pepita seeds, salt, garlic powder, mushroom extract, beta-carotene and nisin (a preservative). The brand claims this egg can turn into proper scrambles, fluffy omelettes, and tender pancakes and waffles. We found the texture to be not quite like a chicken omelet but still satisfying. If you’re looking for a cleaner vegan egg option, sign up on the company’s website to be the first to know when this item hits shelves.
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It might take a while for this pourable vegan egg to wash up on US shores, but we hope retailers pick it up soon. The pea protein product is already available in select stores in the UK, but the team traveled to Anaheim, California to showcase their innovation to US shoppers. We’ve tasted this vegan egg in savory and sweet iterations – a coin-sized omelet, a bite-sized brownie, and a small pancake. We’re excited to see if this plant-based egg can really be swapped one-for-one for chicken eggs in the mouth-watering recipes we come across. The food web. Until then, we’ll stick to our proven vegan recipes.
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To learn more about vegan eggs, read:
How to replace chicken eggs in cooking, baking, etc.
Vegan French pancakes in 3 steps
Chewy Quiche with Vegan Sausage and Asparagus

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