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    I Tried Plant-Based Eggs To See How They Compare To The Real Thing

    I tried plant-based eggs in my own kitchen to see how they stack up.

    My name is Hannah, and while I'm not strictly vegan, I love finding tasty alternatives to meat and dairy products.

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    A while back, I tried JUST's plant-based eggs, and TBH, I was pretty impressed by them. So when I discovered another vegan egg substitute made by Follow Your Heart, I was pumped to try them out.

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    The actual egg substitute looks like protein powder, but it comes packaged in an egg carton, which I found adorable.

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    Each serving contains three grams of protein and just 35 calories.

    TBH, when you first open the packet of powder, the smell is really off-putting. It smells really pungent, like sulfur.

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    To prepare the "eggs" you combine the vegan egg powder in 1/2 cup of ice cold water and whisk it vigorously.

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    You can also toss the mixture in a blender to make it super smooth, but I did the whisking by hand.

    Next, add them to an oiled skillet on medium heat. They make a sizzling sound upon hitting the pan and begin to firm up quickly. I followed the directions and started scrambling them immediately.

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    The vegan eggs take longer than regular eggs to cook. I scrambled them on-and-off every 30 seconds for about 7 minutes, at which point they looked like the consistency of real eggs.

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    I seasoned the vegan eggs with salt and pepper. The package even suggests adding a condiment like hot sauce to give them more flavor.

    At a glance, these looked crazy similar to real eggs, even more convincing than the JUST eggs I had previous tried. When I moved them around with a fork, they were fluffy and delicate.

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    The taste is another story... The vegan eggs were extremely bland, and the only flavor was really from the salt and pepper I seasoned them with. They also had a gummy texture that I didn't like. Whereas real eggs are creamy and light-as-air, these tasted almost like plastic.

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    I couldn't eat more than a few bites before I felt a little nauseous. Maybe with a lot more seasoning and some condiments, these could have been more edible, but between the initial smell of the powder and the strange texture, I didn't want to eat more.

    And now, a side-by-side:

    If you're looking to try vegan eggs, I'd strongly suggest JUST's product, which was much tastier and a convincing alternative to the real thing.

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