Disclaimer: This post features some gifted items, but this in no way biases my opinion of the brand. I would NEVER recommend something I didn’t love and use myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recently I got to try the amazing products from Jack & Chill including the jackfruit burgers, Biryani & pulled jackfruit pieces. All products are frozen but that doesn’t compromise on taste and quality. I’ve tried a lot of jackfruit products and can be very fussy when it comes to taste but the Jack & Chill range is my favourite that I’ve tried so far and I’ll definitely be buying them regularly.
I like that they have a ready meal included which is a nice alternative to a takeaway at the weekend. It’s an all in one product too so there’s no need to make rice to go with it. I would probably say the Biryani is my favourite for that reason and also taste.
What makes these so special?
There are a lot of Jackfruit products out there so you might be wondering what’s different. Well they’re very reasonably priced, taste amazing, have the best meat texture I’ve ever tasted (from jackfruit) and also help support smaller businesses. Find a stockist here.
New to Jackfruit?
It’s known as a miracle crop for many reasons. Every part of the jackfruit can be used in a variety of ways. The main meaty part of the fruit can be used to make plant based meaty sandwiches, wraps, burritos, curries, stir fry, curries, pizzas etc. The Seeds are used as snacks (by boiling or fire-roasting), powdered to add along with wheat flour to be used in baking or in curries. How amazing is that!
- Is high in fibre
- Is low in fat
- Has zero cholesterol.
The meat tastes and looks so similar to chicken that it could fool most people. The texture along with the rice and spices make this delicious all in one meal something special. It’s great to have in the freezer when you don’t want to cook or because you fancy a takeaway. I will definitely be making sure I have a stocked up freezer including these.
The frozen pulled Jackfruit pieces are so easy to cook with and you only use what you want. Herbs and spices are easily absorbed as the fruit takes on their flavour and its also easy to shred.
I tried to make my own Biryani but it was nowhere near as good as the Jack & Chill one but it was still good. I just love the meatiness of the jackfruit! You don’t get the same texture with the ones in cans because they’ve been sitting in water and absorb all the moisture.
They were nice and had a lovely flavour but weren’t my favourite of the products. They taste really nice in a bun with mango chutney and salad. It’s nice to change up the flavours and have something different to burger sauce or ketchup like a classic ‘american style’ burger.
Go check out the products and see if a store near you sells them because they really are great.
*I received free products but this in no way biases my opinion of the brand. This is an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you check them out.
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