Just Egg Review
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Just Egg Vegan Eggs Scramble Review

Fear not the yellow goo: These impressively simple imitation eggs are easy plant-based swaps for breakfast favorites, dinner recipes and plenty of baked goods.

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Fear not the yellow goo: These impressively simple imitation eggs are easy plant-based swaps for breakfast favorites, dinner recipes and plenty of baked goods.

Taste

Just Egg is strikingly similar to real eggs. As with animal eggs, additions of salt, pepper, cheese and veggies amp up the flavor.

Price

For about $6 per bottle, Just Egg is more expensive than the cheapest eggs at your grocery store, but less than or on par with organic and free-range options.

Texture

They are almost identical in texture to scrambled eggs, but slightly more chewy than fluffy or soft-scrambled eggs.

EV’s Take on Just Egg

Vegans, plant-based eaters, and allergy sufferers, rejoice! Just Egg is the real deal. If you’re thinking of trying it, but cautiously passing up the mysterious opaque bottle at the grocery store, we advise you stop and take a closer look. 

Just Egg tastes like real eggs and has a convincingly familiar mouthfeel. It also has a similar nutritional profile as chicken eggs with none of the cholesterol. Just Egg replaces chicken farms with plants—mung beans, specifically—helping it meet tons of different dietary needs. It’s egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and has no artificial flavoring. Its plant-based ingredients also make it a more eco-friendly and cruelty-free option.

So does Just Egg taste like real egg? Yep. In my opinion, this stuff is truly a scrambled egg doppelgänger. It’s like the Impossible Burger of vegan eggs—practically indistinguishable from the actual animal product. 

Maybe you’re saying, “Ok, but this is some vegan lady’s review. What if I’m not a vegan and I’ve eaten three eggs every morning for the last 42 years of my life?” I get it, you’re hesitant. A gooey yellow substance that comes out of a bottle, not a shell, and is made of beans? Weird. 

But with time, it might not seem much weirder than eating an egg that popped out of a chicken. In reality, Just Egg is just as tasty as the eggs you’re used to—and, dare I say, easier? 

How to Cook Just Egg

Maximum Egginess, Minimal Effort

Because Just Egg may seem strange to vegans and omnivores alike, many assume it’s difficult to cook. Luckily, this is a misconception: Just Egg is extremely easy to make. 

In fact, it’s designed for your morning rush. Some prying into the company’s website led me to humorous promo videos portraying frazzled mothers and hungover 30-somethings relieved, and delighted, by the simplicity of Just Egg.

That’s their whole thing—it’s not complicated. It’s just egg. Just like the ones you’re used to, scrambled up, and living in a bottle in your fridge. 

Being uncomplicated and mission-driven, their packaging is simplistic as well, with so few written directions that you might be, like me, flabbergasted in front of your frying pan. The back of the bottle says: “Separation is natural, shake well. Scramble like an egg. Cook thoroughly.” 

Like what? Really, that’s it? Yes, chef. So get out your nonstick frying pan and a good spatula. Liberally coat the pan with oil or plant-based butter. Shake up your bottle of Just Egg, pour it in, and watch this stuff turn into what looks exactly like scrambled eggs. 

Extra Cooking Tips

While cooking Just Egg is super simple, I recommend following these additional guidelines for best results:

  • Keep your burner at low to medium heat. 

The Just Egg mixture can gelatinize quickly, and the more it cooks, the harder it is to break up into a true scramble. If you want an egg patty, don’t worry about this too much. But if you want a scramble, keep the heat low and stir regularly.

  • For runnier eggs, add plant-based cheese, vegetables, and even a little water. 

Unlike animal eggs, Just Egg can be chewier, especially when well done. If you prefer runny eggs, I suggest cooking for less time, adding cheese, and tossing in vegetables for added moisture. If you add vegan cheese, consider adding a tablespoon of water to the pan to create steam and speed up melting. 

  • Use plenty of oil or plant-based butter to prevent sticking. 

A downside of Just Egg is that it tends to stick to pans. Make sure your scrambling surface is nice and greasy. Or, check out alternative cooking options below.

The Best Way to Cook Just Egg Without It Sticking

The Toaster Method

Want to make your Just Egg experience even easier? Just Egg comes in a folded version that you can put in your toaster. Yes—eggs in a toaster! This gives a whole new meaning to leggo my eggo. 

The frozen and individually wrapped squares work perfectly on breakfast sandwiches, but could also be chopped up for salads or stir-fry.

The Microwave Method

Like animal eggs, you can cook this in the microwave super fast. Just pour it in a microwave-safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir, heat another 30 seconds to a minute, stir to “scramble” and heat again until cooked to your liking.

Can you use Just Egg for baking?

Yes, with some exceptions. 

Their website says “Just Egg works in a wide variety of baking applications, with a few exceptions, such as light, airy cakes and meringues.” It also says their product can be used as a 1:1 substitution for regular egg in a recipe—so about 3 tablespoons of Just Egg is equal to one large egg.

I had never baked with Just Egg until writing this review. The giant chocolate chip cookie I baked last night fared pretty well with Just Egg as an egg replacer. I definitely plan to try it in more baked goods, since it’s a little easier than making a flax egg and more appetizing (in my opinion) than powdered egg replacer.

Is Just Egg healthy?

Is Just Egg good for you? Are real, chicken eggs good for you? This is the tricky part. The benefits of chicken eggs have been debated for decades. The answers to both of those questions depend on your unique dietary goals. 

Just Egg has almost the same amount of protein as a chicken egg and nearly identical calories and fat content. Just Egg’s greatest strengths are that it has no cholesterol and 69% less saturated fat.  

Just Egg Vs. Chicken Egg Nutrition Facts 

Just Egg (3 tbsp)1 Large Chicken Egg
70 calories72 calories
5g fat (0.5g saturated)5g fat (1.6g saturated)
1g carbohydrate0.5g carbohydrate
6g protein6.3g protein
0g sugar0g sugar
170mg sodium65mg sodium
0mg cholesterol186mg cholesterol

I wouldn’t call Just Egg a “diet” food. But if you want to add more plant-based protein into your diet, it’s worth adding to your grocery list.

Where to Buy Just Egg

Just Egg can be found in a variety of grocery stores across the U.S. I got it at my local co-op market. But I’ve seen it in major grocery chains including Wegman’s, Giant, Publix, Whole Foods, Walmart and Target. For a comprehensive list, check out their website.

In the store, you’ll likely see it in the vegan or natural foods sections or right alongside chicken eggs. Just Egg Folded will be in the frozen section.

Just Egg plant-based scramble isn’t just delicious. Just Egg is just easy to make. Just Egg contains just simple ingredients. And Just Egg is more just. As in, righteous, dude. For animals, the planet, and the people eating it. I think we can all get behind that.

I encourage you to try it and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Comments

  • Agree with your review. After 35 years of being vegan I almost feel guilty liking this product as much as I do. We love it scrambled with lightly fried onions and green peppers on the side.

  • As a Vegan for over 30 years, one of the things I missed most was scrambled eggs. Having discovered JUST EGG completely satisfys my craving. It is a wonderful product and I wish to thank the inventors of this wonderful product.

    • Totally agree! I didn’t realize how much I missed scrambled eggs. Just Egg satisfies on many levels. I pour about a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil into a microwave-safe bowl, then kind of roll oil around to coat bottom and partway up the sides. Then pour 3/4” of Just Egg and microwave on High for 1 minute. This needs to be monitored (I also use a microwave cover over Pyrex) because it does puff up. Then 15-20 secs more on High. Once cooked, I chop it up a bit. So yummy!!

  • I noticed the sodium content is almost 3xs chicken eggs but it doesn’t taste salty.
    I mix mine Florentine style, with cooked spinach or kale whipped in blender first.
    Also makes madly delicious French toast out of normally dry gluten free bread.

    • Good call-out, Carolyn, and thanks for sharing these recipe ideas! I tried Just Egg with french toast this past weekend and can’t wait to make more!

  • Just Egg is listed as plant-based, not vegan. Does that mean the sugar or another ingredient is not vegan?

    • There is no sugar in Just Egg. On their website’s FAQ page, they describe their product as “cholesterol-free, allergy-friendly and a great choice for vegan eggs.” From the research I’ve done, I do believe the product is suitable for a vegan diet and lifestyle!

    • “Vegan” is trademark term. It costs to be certified as vegan. Plant based is usually the same just not certified by the vegan society.

      • This is not in any way true, it’s misinformation.

        There is no organization that holds rights to the word vegan. There is no certification for being deemed vegan. No product manufacturer has to pay anyone for the right to label their products vegan.

        My informed guess is plant-based was used for its wider appeal than the word vegan which manufacturers have previously struggled with marketing.

        Plant-based makes consumers think of healthy foods. Vegan makes consumers think of animal rights activists.

        Companies who prefer not to be associated with animal activism and/or companies who are simply making products to address a healthy-eating trend are choosing plant-based over vegan to describe their products.

        That said, if you are vegan, you are right to read labels and ask questions about plant-based products. Jimmy Dean the sausage company has a “plant-based” breakfast sandwich that is nothing close to vegan, but they put some plants in there! Lol.

        (This is why actual vegans resisted and pushed back against vegan companies’ adoption of and preference for plant-based instead of vegan, which can be readily and universally understood.)

  • It costs to be certified vegan and get the logo, but there is no restriction on labeling a product as vegan if it is, correct?

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