What’s up with this new vegan product? In this Wunder Eggs review, I go over the taste, price, ingredients and more!
If you’ve really missed the taste of real chicken eggs on an egg free diet (or if you are vegan like me!), check this out!
Since I’m such a nutrition nerd (Dietitian here!), I’ll also go over the nutrition and compare them to hens eggs as well!
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What Are Wunder Eggs?
Wunder Eggs are vegan products that look like chicken eggs, but are actually made with 100% plant based ingredients – such as nuts and seasonings.
They come with a small packet of black salt to sprinkle on for flavor enhancement.
These were created by a women owned company called Crafty Counter. They sell wonder eggs in two styles:
- Hard Boiled Plant based Eggs
- Egg White Patties
I’ll be reviewing the hard boiled product in this article!
Are Wunder Eggs ‘Real’ Eggs?
No. Wunder Eggs do not come from a chicken (no hens). They are made with plant based ingredients and are vegan.
While they may look and taste like eggs, they are not the same nutritionally.
Here is a quick comparison of a medium egg to the hard boiled Wunder Eggs:
|Wunder Eggs, Hard Boiled – with no salt added (48 grams)||80||1.5 grams||0 milligrams||130 milligrams||3 grams||1 gram|
|1 Large Egg, Hard boiled (50 grams) (1)||78||2 grams||186 milligrams||62 milligrams||6 grams||0 grams|
While WunderEggs are similar in calories to hen eggs, they have zero cholesterol, slightly less saturated fat, and one gram of fiber.
Chicken eggs have more protein. They also have less sodium (although, if you add salt to your eggs – the sodium content might be similar).
Chicken eggs also contain other nutrients, like small amounts of vitamin B12, and iodine. However, these can be easily supplemented on a vegan diet. Work with your primary care provider and dietitian on meeting your unique nutrition needs.
Case in point: Wunder Eggs aren’t nutritionally equivalent to eggs, but that’s ok because there are so many ways to meet your nutrient needs if you are plant based (learn more about vegan diets in my article here, and talk to your doctor and dietitian if you need personalized help!)
Wunder Eggs Review
Taste Score (with the black salt): 9/10
(without the black salt): 4/10
Want to see me try these for the first time? Check out my YouTube video below!
One thing I noticed right away about the texture (as a vegan): it’s almost uncanny to a real egg.
The white even felt rubbery!
These were the most realistic vegan eggs I’ve had so far.
I was blown away! This really tastes like a hard boiled egg with some of the black salt!
Without it, it tasted quite bland, and the ‘yolk’ was a bit sandy and had a fairly strong after-taste (did I note coconut milk?) that wasn’t so great and had a sandy texture.
The ‘white’ was bland.
But I made up for lost time when I added a bit of the black salt. It had a super realistic hard boiled eggs taste!
My husband also liked it and thought it was very realistic.
These were very hard to find in my area, but I finally found them at Whole foods for $7.99 USD, for a 6 count (3 serving) package.
That’s quite expensive at 2.67 per serving.
For comparison, 6 hard-cooked eggs at Whole foods are about $4.19 USD. That’s only about 70 cents per egg!
Of course, the actual eggs come from chickens and are not vegan. In the US, eggs are also more likely to be subsidized.
While not the same vegan ‘egg’ product, 6 servings of Just Egg (folded(*affiliate link)) costs about $5.69 USD at Whole Foods, which is about 1.42 per serving. These even have a more similar protein content to eggs.
However, I think the Wundereggs taste more authentic to eggs (with the black salt).
Here’s some nutrition highlights from the picture above – for a 2 piece (48 gram) serving:
- Calories: 80
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
- Sodium: 130 milligrams (with 1/3 salt sachet – 490 milligrams)
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Protein 3 grams
Since this is a 100% plant based product, there is no cholesterol listed.
Without adding 1/3 of the salt sachet, this product is considered low sodium at 130 milligrams per serving(2).
If you do add 1/3 of the salt sachet, it bumps up the sodium content alot- making it a high sodium item. It’s important to be mindful of sodium intake in part- for heart health.
If more protein is important to you, keep in mind that this item doesn’t have as much protein as egg.
While it’s certainly possible to meet protein needs in other ways on a vegan diet (learn more about high protein vegan foods here), some people might be confused thinking the protein content should be similar.
If you are looking for a vegan egg-like product that has a similar protein content to eggs, you’ll have better luck with Just Egg (*affiliate link).
Alternatively, you could make your own tofu ‘egg’ scramble (I love those as well!)
Here is the list of the ingredients from the back of the package as shown in the picture above.
“Ingredients: Water, almonds, cashews, coconut milk (coconuts, water), Contains 2% or less of: salt, agar, yeast, konjac, natural flavor, rosemary extract, color (turmeric, annatto).”
This product is made from plant based ingredients and is vegan (no animal products).
Several whole food ingredients make up the bulk of this product, such as almonds and cashews.
The creaminess and saturated fat content likely comes mostly from the coconut milk.
I feel like the color could have been more vibrant, but I’m not a chef. Maybe that is harder to achieve with turmeric and annatto!
One serving is 2 pieces. When put together, it visually looks like a whole egg!
This looks visually appealing, although- if you are use to buying large eggs, this one looks more like a medium egg. (see picture above).
Would I Buy Them Again?
Maybe- if they were on a good sale!
If I was really craving the taste of eggs, I would probably buy them again.
- They actually taste like hard boiled eggs (with the black salt)!
- Texture is shockingly similar to a hard boiled egg.
- Those who miss eggs will likely appreciate their realistic flavor!
- Very expensive
- They don’t taste very realistic without the black salt
- High in sodium when you add the black salt.
- If you are expecting as much protein as an egg, this ain’t it!
Are you a fan of these vegan boiled eggs? Or do you prefer plant based foods that don’t taste like animal products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Want to read some more vegan food reviews?
I got you! Check these out:
–Vegan Babybel Review
–Skinny Butcher Crispy Chicken (vegan) Review
–Aldi Vegan Meatballs Review
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