Everyone was right! Scary pink tube aside, this stuff is absolutely amazing. Now if you’re a new vegan and still remember what ham taste like I can’t really vouch for whether or not this taste anything like actual swine, because I have no clue. What I do know is that it has a slightly sweet flavor with a wonderful texture that is extremely versatile.
The ham tube, as I affectionately call it, is made by May Wah and can be found at most vegan online retailers. It’s also a great price for the amount of ham tube you get. At Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe it retails for $9.29 and that is for a 2 pound tube! At first I was concerned about how I, as a single person, would be able to work my way through 2 pounds of anything before it went bad. But, as I mentioned before it’s amazingly versatile. So far I’ve used it to make a classic Ham & Cheese Sandwich with vegan American cheese, I country fried it up for a great addition to a breakfast of tofu scramble and banana pancakes, made a Hawaiian pizza (pictured below) with cheezly mozzarella and pineapple, over the weekend I made a breakfast burrito with tofu scramble, vegan pepper jack cheese and pan fried ham tube, and as of this morning made a breakfast sandwich with freshly made biscuits, a vegan egg, vegan American cheese and pan fried ham tube (pictured below).
If you still haven’t tried it and you are a skeptic like I was I highly recommend you order your very own ham tube. Cosmo’s is always having some type of sale so check back with them often and try it for yourself.