Hannah of the Bittersweet Blog trialled this SoyBoy Ravioli and shared her thoughts with us…
Ah, comfort food. Meals that satisfy not only the stomach, but also the soul – bringing warm memories from childhood along with delicious food. When I was still an omnivorous, ignorant little cherub, my favorite was unquestionably cheese ravioli.
In the realm of vegan foods, ravioli seemed to be permanently off the menu. After a horrible experience with soy cheese, I was a little turned off from the options I had come across. But one day, in the freezer of a natural food store, SoyBoy appeared…
Upon further investigating, I discovered that SoyBoy is an upstanding company dedicated to the use of quality ingredients, obtained from responsible sources. Even the packaging itself is meant to take a lesser toll on the environment, proudly claiming that it uses 45% less plastic than typical packaging. Printed everywhere you look are seals guaranteeing that what they have to offer is completely vegan / organic / non-GMO ingredients. All very good things, indeed. From the health standpoint on comfort foods, they had tackled this obstacle head on, and seemed to have emerged the victor. Selecting the more interesting option in my opinion, I grabbed a package of their Ravioli Verde. They also offer a Ravioli Rosa in addition to the Original.
Freeing them of their environment-friendly wrapping, I took note of their unusual appearance. While some people may be turned off by its flamboyant green color, I find this as encouraging evidence of what I hoped would be a complex and well rounded earthy flavor.
Cutting one pillow in half, I discovered a slightly off-putting orangey-reddish tinted tofu residing within. I suppose I was expecting a pure white filling, more indicative of the main ingredient in its natural state.
Nonetheless, I popped this piece into my mouth… and was momentarily afraid I had read the package wrong. Really, this was tofu?! It tasted just like I remembered ravioli from my childhood. The filling itself had all the flavors of marinara sauce and was seasoned so well. I had planned to add on sauce after I had taste tested the ravioli itself, but it didn’t end up needing it! The chewy, substantial skin surrounding the creamy yet somewhat coarse filling was pure, unadulterated joy on a plate. The tofu to pasta ratio was also so spot-on! I can’t imagine how this SoyBoy ravioli could be any more perfect.
Initially having scoffed at the serving size of a mere 6 pieces, I was quite humbled to realize how filling this dish was. A serving left me pleasantly content and my hunger completely satiated.
Where to Buy: Seek out SoyBoy in natural food grocers throughout the U.S. No store locator is available on their website as of yet.
The Facts on SoyBoy Ravioli
Certifications: SoyBoy Ravioli is Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, SoyBoy Ravioli is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the SoyBoy website at www.soyboy.com/