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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:43 pm 
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Sorry if there's a thread like this before - I can't find anything in the search. Just mentions of their products here and there?

I'm thinking of finally trying Soy Curls this pay day. The most economical way to do this, by far, appears to be ordering directly through their website. ($19.95 for six bags vs ~$8 for one?) I'm a bit nervous to buy in bulk, though. Almost everyone I have seen use them loves them - is this a unanimous thing? Is there a risk that I will NOT like them?

Also, has anyone used their chik-style seasoning? I think there's vegan poultry seasoning at my local grocer, but I mean. . . If I'm already buying the soy curls, might as well?

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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I would say 95% of people love them. Can you find someone to split the box with? That's what I used to do before I could find them locally.


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Do you ever order other stuff from vegan grocers online? I just ordered three bags of soy curls from veganessentials and ordered some other fun things I can't find locally. Each bag was about $4.20. Personally, I wouldn't bother with the seasoning- I usually rehydrate mine with veggie broth and soy sauce and whatever seasonings match the flavor profile of what I'm using the curls for.

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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dakini wrote:
Do you ever order other stuff from vegan grocers online? I just ordered three bags of soy curls from veganessentials and ordered some other fun things I can't find locally. Each bag was about $4.20. Personally, I wouldn't bother with the seasoning- I usually rehydrate mine with veggie broth and soy sauce and whatever seasonings match the flavor profile of what I'm using the curls for.


I'm kind of scared of what might happen if I decide to order from a vegan grocer.

(Bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is what would happen.)

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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That's a completely legitimate concern. I managed to get out alive with only $35 worth of products in my cart. That's a record for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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I LOVE soy curls and have never met anyone who hasn't liked them. I haven't tried their seasoning, though. I also order them from online vegan stores like dakini did. You can take this as an opportunity to practice self control! Soy curls+1 or 2 treats!

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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My parents gave me a back of Butler soy jerky for Christmas. On December 29th I ordered a case of it directly from them. It's VERY VERY GOOD.

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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Love soy curls! The smokey soy curls in Vegan Diner are my favorite way to prepare them. They are great in a salad and also coated with BBQ sauce in a a sandwich. I have found the best price, if I recall, from Fakemeats.com (I can't say or type that without giggling. I don't know why.)


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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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soy curls are the best and you should order millions of them. ;) we go through 2 to 3 bags a month. bbq with coleslaw, http://www.olivesfordinner.com/2012/12/ ... -stir.html and https://lazysmurf.wordpress.com/2010/10 ... odle-soup/ are some of my favorites.

also, no need for their chickun stuff, you can use veggie broth or bouillon cubes plus a little garlic and onion powder (or poultry seasoning). oh, and we reconstitute them in the broth & spice mixture then drain and press them like mad before sautéing or baking.


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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:10 pm 
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happyfaced wrote:
soy curls are the best and you should order millions of them. ;) we go through 2 to 3 bags a month.


Well then that settles it. It's probably better for my health to buy a bunch of lightly processed protein than to buy one bag of that and like 10 candy bars! (Ahhhhhh). And those recipes OH MY GOSH. I have kind of held a copy of Vegan Diner hostage from the library (with every intention of providing them with a new, clean, copy ASAP), so I also need to do the smoky curls. Is it bacon-like? It sounds bacon-like. Has anyone done her revised version for Vegan Pizza? That one's been staring me down, also. . .

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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Kathy Hester's Vegan Slowcooker for 2 has a wonderful recipe for soycurls in barbecue sauce that is fantastic. Serve over baked potatoes and its just heaven. Mmmmmmmmmm!

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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I adore soy curls and so does my omni spouse. I have never ordered directly from butler. I always order them from fakemeats.com and then also grab a couple other fun things like bacon salt, jerkey, The Vegg, etc. I bought the Butler chik-style seasoning the first time I ordered curls. I did not like it at all. After it had passed it's expiration date and all clumped together I finally threw out the mostly unused jar. So I'd skip that. I like Better than Bullion, and Edward and Sons for chicken style flavoring/seasoning/broth.

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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
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I order a giant box from Butler that lasts months. The seasoning I bought once before but didn't care for it and got clumpy right away. It's also way too salty, and I love salt.


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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:39 am 
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i love soycurls. Where I live there's no local source for them and ordering from veganessentials.com is too expensive (shipping charges). They come in individual packas and last a long time, if you freeze them.
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The seasoning I bought once before but didn't care for it and got clumpy right away. It's also way too salty, and I love salt.

I ordered the seasoning but found it weirdly sweet, and not a flavour profile I enjoyed. It also clumps (it has no anti-clumping agents added).


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 Post subject: Re: Butler Foods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:06 pm 
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I really like them but not in stews and things when I think they get too soft and would rather use seitan. I ordered direct and as I was having them shipped to the UK, got the seasoning too which I use all the time to gussy them up (we don't have a great choice of non-chicken bouillon over here).

I will definitely get them again when we run out.

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