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vouchercloud examines every supermarket's vegan meat offering to see which products have the most protein — and where they are sold.

We've taken a look at meat replacement products in all the major supermarkets, from Tesco tofu to Sainsbury's seitan, we've got the protein content of every non-meat meat product going.


Highest protein vegan meat replacements — by protein %

Which products have the most protein? Read on to find out...

Rank

Brand

Product

Protein %

Supermarket & Price

1

Tofurky

Slow Roasted Chick 'N - Lightly Seasoned (227g)

29.7

Ocado - £4.59

2

Tofurky

Original Sausage - Italian Style (250g)

29.0

Ocado - £3.99

3

Tofurky

Italian Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil Sausage (250g)

29.0

Sainsburys - £3.50

4

Tofurky

Smoked Ham Style Slices (156g)

28.8

Sainsburys - £3.00 / Ocado - £3.49

5

Lazy Vegan

Mediterranean Herbs Chunky Pulled Peaz (280g)

27.0

Sainsburys - £4.50

6

Tofurky

Hickory Smoke Flavour Turkey Style Slices (156g)

27.0

Sainsburys - £3.00 / Ocado - £3.49

7

VBites

Cheatin' Meat Free Rashers (115g)

25.8

Ocado - £2.49 / Morrisons - £2.30

8

Plant Pioneers

Smoky Vacon Rashers 88g (88g)

24.5

Sainsburys - £2.00

9

Tofurky

Sausage - Beer Brat (250g)

24.0

Sainsburys - £3.50

10

Linda McCartney

Vegetarian Pulled Chicken (300g)

22.6

Ocado / Morrisons - £2.50

It’s an outstanding showing from the Tofurkey brand - with 6 out of the 10 highest protein content products coming from Tofurkey. It’s got different meat bases covered too, with its Chick’n, Sausage and Turkey style slices. With the top 3 products all having 29g or more protein per 100g, it’s a great bet for a high protein diet.

Lazy Vegan’s intriguing Pulled Peaz, VBites’ and Planet Pioneers’ rashers and Linda McCartney’s Pulled Chicken complete the top 10.

Both Sainsbury's and Ocado feature 6 of the top 10 high protein products, making them ideal choices for veggies and vegans looking for those high-protein kicks.


Highest protein vegan meat replacements — by meat type

Whether you want fake bacon, non-chicken chicken or meat-free burgers non-meat burgers, we’ve found the highest protein product in every category, so you can keep enjoying a bolognese, steak or bacon butty even without the meat..

Product Type

High Protein product

Supermarket & Price

Protein g / 100g serving

Bacon

Tofurky Smokey Maple Bacon Tempeh (198g)

Tesco / Sainsbury's / Ocado / Waitrose - £1.75 /

ASDA - £2.15

12.0

Burger

Beyond Meat Free From Meat Burger (227g)

Tesco - £5.00

21.5

Chicken

Tofurky Slow Roasted Chick 'N - Lightly Seasoned (227g)

Ocado - £.4.59

29.7

Ham

Tofurky Smoked Ham Style Slices (156g)

Sainsbury's - £3.00 / Ocado - £3.49

28.8

Mince

ASDA Vegetarian Meat Free Mince (454g)

ASDA - £1.50

22.0

Nugget

ASDA Vegetarian Meat-Free Chicken Nuggets (320g)

ASDA - £1.50

13.0

Sausage

Tofurky Italian Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil Sausage (250g)

Sainsbury's - £3.50

29.0


ASDA’s own vegetarian mince is best value for meat replacement for protein

Save on your meat intake whilst saving your £s and keeping protein levels high with the highest protein / £ products available:

Rank

Product

Price

g protein / £

1

ASDA Vegetarian Meat Free Mince

£1.50

66.59

2

Sainsbury's Vegetarian Mince 500g

£1.75

57.43

3

Tesco Meat Free Meat Style Burger 454G

£1.75

53.44

4

Sainsbury's Meat Free Burgers x8 454g

£1.75

49.55

5

ASDA Vegetarian & Vegan 8 Beef Style Burgers

£1.75

46.70

6

Morrisons Meat Free Mince 400g

£1.50

44.80

7

Morrisons 6 Meat Free Burgers 342g

£1.50

40.81

8

Tesco Meat Free Vegetarian Mince 454G

£1.75

39.17

9

ASDA Vegetarian Meat Free Meatballs

£1.75

36.57

10

Sainsbury's Meat-free Meat Balls 380g

£1.75

33.01


Highest protein vegan meat replacements — by supermarket

We’ve also broken down items by supermarket...

Top Ocado vegan products — by protein %

Rank Brand

Product

Protein / 100 g

1

Tofurky

Tofurky Slow Roasted Chick 'N - Lightly Seasoned (227g)

29.7

2

Tofurky

Tofurky Original Sausage - Italian Style (250g)

29.0

3

Tofurky

Tofurky Smoked Ham Style Slices (156g)

28.8

4

Tofurky

Tofurky Hickory Smoke Flavour Turkey Style Slices (156g)

27.0

5

VBites

VBites Cheatin' Meat Free Rashers (115g)

25.8


Top ASDA vegan products — by protein %

Rank

Brand

Food

Protein / 100 g

1

ASDA

ASDA Vegetarian Meat Free Mince (454g)

22

2

Quorn

Quorn Vegan Ultimate Burgers (227g)

21

3 Vivera Vivera Veggie Bites (200g) 18.6
4 Vivera Vivera Veggie Burgers (200g) 18.5
5 ASDA ASDA Vegetarian & Vegan 8 Beef Style Burgers (454g) 18.0

Top Sainsbury's vegan products — by protein %

Rank

Brand

Product

Protein / 100 g

1

Tofurky

Tofurky Italian Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil Sausage (250g)

29.0

2

Tofurky

Tofurky Smoked Ham Style Slices (156g)

28.8

3

Lazy Vegan

Lazy Vegan Mediterranean Herbs Chunky Pulled Peaz (280g)

27.0

3

Tofurky

Tofurky Hickory Smoke Flavour Turkey Style Slices (156g)

27.0

5

Plant Pioneers

Plant Pioneers Smoky Vacon Rashers (88g)

24.5


Top Tesco vegan products — by protein %

Rank

Brand

Product

Protein / 100g

1

Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck (300g)

22.1

2

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat Free From Meat Burger (227g)

21.5

3

Vivera

Vivera Veggie Mince (220g)

21.0

4

Quorn

Quorn Vegan Ultimate Burgers (227g)

21.0

5

Tesco

Tesco Meat Free Meat Style Burger (454)

20.6


Top Morrisons vegan products — by protein %

Rank

Brand

Product

Protein g / 100g

1

VBites

VBites Cheatin' Meat Free Rashers (115g)

25.8

2

Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Pulled Chicken (300g)

22.6

3

VBites

VBites Cheatin' Ham Style Slices (100g)

22.5

4

Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck (300g)

22.1

5

VBites

VBites Vegideli Sage & Onion Slices (100g)

21.3


Top Waitrose vegan products — by protein %

Rank

Brand

Product

Protein / 100 g

1

Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck (300g)

22.1

2

Quorn

Quorn Vegan Ultimate Burgers (227g)

21.0

3

Vegetarian Butcher

The Vegetarian Butcher What the Cluck NoChicken Chunks (160g)

19.9

4

Taifun

Taifun Organic Smoked Tofu with Almonds & Sesame Seeds (200g)

19.0

5 Linda McCartney Linda McCartney Fresh Vegetarian Sausages 19.0

Comment

Greg Le Tocq, vouchercloud founder, said:

Vegan food has come a long way in the past few years, which makes big events like Veganuary more achievable than ever. Whether it’s your new diet or you’re just experimenting on Mondays, this research shows you won’t be sacrificing protein levels - or taste - if you decide to cut back on the meat.


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More resources

Head to our vegetable protein guide to see the veg, nuts and seeds that are highest in protein.


Methodology

Figures compiled from mysupermarket.co.uk as well as supermarket websites.
1https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/what-are-reference-intakes-on-food-labels/?tabname=recipes-and-tips

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