Every once in a while, a new vegan product hits that market that completely changes the way we think about vegan food. Dandies conquered the classic marshmallow, Gardein created mass appeal for meatless meats, and Daiya cheese was practically the second coming of Christ. Though, there is still one thing that has yet to be veganized – the egg.
A new company is certainly out for the challenge, apparently whipping up “the world’s first vegan fried egg,” The Vegg. It’s ingredients are listed as fortified nutritional yeast (dry yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, B12), sodium alginate, black sea salt, beta carotene. Could this be the vegan egg everyone has been waiting for?
The product appears to be a vegan egg yolk mix, which can be applied to a variety of recipes and will require the use of additional ingredients, such as tofu, to make scramled eggs. According to their Facebook, to create a fried egg like the one in the photo, “spherification of yolk requires a calcium chloride solution and certain baking applications may require an additive thickening agent.”
If you want to attempt a try at some vegan “Scrambled Veggs,” or “Vegg Custard,” or “Vegg French Vanilla Iced Cream,” the recipes are available on their website. To get your hands on some Vegg mix, it appears to be available online at Pangea. The product has supposedly already shipped to Vegan Essentials and Food Fight, but has yet to appear on either site.