Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings Review

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings

When it comes to greasy snack foods, it’s hard to beat the classics. And in this category, very few things are more classic than buffalo wings. Unfortunately, real chicken wings leave vegetarians out of the fun, so it’s good that so many brands are making vegetarian faux wings these days. And that includes Morningstar Farms, with their Veggie Classics Buffalo Wings.

Since there’s no real chicken involved, these aren’t wings at all — they’re really just pear-shaped soy protein nuggets.

These can be cooked in the microwave or oven, but we chose the oven. We like nuggets like these a little crispy around the edges instead of soggy all the way through.

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings

According to the packaging, there should be about 18 or 19 nuggets in a bag. Ours had exactly 17, as you can see in the picture above.

They came out with a nice crisp to them, and the breading tastes great. It’s a little spicy, but not too bad for spice-ophobes, but it doesn’t have a ton of buffalo flavoring. These are likely intended to be enjoyed with a sauce of some sort, but we’ll talk more about that later.

As far as mimicking real chicken, these do a pretty good job. Since even real chicken nuggets are a little ubiquitous, these didn’t really have to work all that hard. If you really dig in there and pull out some of the faux meat, it breaks apart in stringy pieces with a bit of texture to them. Of course, the soy protein is a bit drier than real chicken would be, but that’s not a huge issue here.

So yes, with some dipping sauce, you might actually be able to pass these off as real chicken nuggets.

While you can absolutely enjoy these on their own, there are some more creative uses for the nuggets. The package suggests making buffalo sliders, so we tried that too.

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings

You can also dip these in a nice ranch or a bleu cheese, or you can even whip up your own sauce. We mixed up a homemade southwestern-style sauce, and it was delicious. (Our secret: we just tossed together some mayo, sour cream, and taco seasoning and stirred!)

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings are a great treat for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. With so many ways to enjoy these, there’s no reason not to let your creativity run wild!

If you want to know more about the nutrition info in these vegetarian buffalo wings, check out our package scan below.

Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings