Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages Review

Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages

Whether they eat meat or not, all of Freezer Meal Frenzy’s staffers can appreciate good meat substitutes. It can be helpful to have a meat-free version of a meaty staple in your fridge, especially when you’re cooking for others. Unfortunately, Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages aren’t what we’d call a good meat substitute.

These sausages may not delight your taste buds, but they are easy to cook up. Heating them on the stovetop requires minimal supervision. We allowed ours to cook on medium heat, turning them occasionally, and we wound up with sausages that were perfectly browned.

Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages

The primary issue with these smart sausages is the texture. They have a strange, rubbery texture and a bit of a chalky undertaste. We found the ends of each link to be a little more spongy, while pieces closer to the center seem firmer. Sadly, even the center-most chunks of this sausage aren’t very appealing.

Even though there are issues with both texture and taste, these seasoning in these sausages is absolutely delicious. The spicy chorizo flavor helped to disguise the unpleasant aftertaste. We’d love to see this seasoning blend paired with a better-tasting product.

While we love veggie alternatives to meat products, we can’t recommend Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages. The chorizo seasoning just isn’t enough to make up for the texture issues. If you’re looking for a meat-free sausage product, we strongly recommend Trader Joe’s Italian Sausage-Less Sausage instead.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in these Lightlife smart sausages, check out our package scan below.

Lightlife Chorizo Smart Sausages