The MorningStar Veggie Breakfast Patty Copycat You Can Find At Aldi

Due to the success of brands like Beyond Meat, Impossible Meat, and MorningStar Farms, the vegan food market is expected to grow from a whopping $16.05 billion to a cool $18.27 billion in 2023 alone, per Report Linker. The best part about an expanding vegan market? There are plenty of products to choose from.

MorningStar products include plant-based chicken nuggets, chorizo crumbles, burger patties, and even breakfast sausage patties. What sets MorningStar's breakfast patties apart from many of its competitors is that it is lower in calories and fat. If MorningStar sausages aren't available in your local grocery store or don't fit into your breakfast budget, plant-based meat connoisseurs on Reddit have discovered a more affordable copycat brand at Aldi that might satisfy your cravings.

One Aldi shopper took to Reddit to share a picture of the copycat MorningStar sausages with the caption, "My toddler refuses to eat 99.9% of the food I give him but he randomly ate two of these this morning." When another Reddit user asked if they were a good dupe for MorningStar, another person replied, "My family and I actually like these ones way more than MorningStar." The Aldi plant-based breakfast patties from Earth Grown share a similar nutritional makeup to MorningStar patties for a lower price. Even the green and brown packaging looks like MorningStar patties!

How Aldi's plant-based breakfast patties compare to MorningStar

Although some Redditors said they prefer MorningStar patties over Aldi's copycat brand, there are plenty of benefits to buying the dupe. One of Aldi's plant-based breakfast patties boasts only 90 calories, ½ gram of saturated fat, and 8 grams of protein. Plus, you'll save a couple of dollars by buying the Aldi patties instead of the name-brand variety.

On the downside, the Aldi breakfast sausages only come with six patties in a box, compared to MorningStar's eight. And, although Aldi's version is a good option with impressive macronutrients, MorningStar breakfast patties are still higher in protein and lower in calories and fat.

When it comes to cooking the dupes, one Redditor said, "The Aldi ones keep a firmer texture." However, both plant-based sausages can be cooked in an air fryer, on a stovetop, or in a microwave. Whichever meatless sausage patty you prefer, as long as you're finding ways to eat a healthy breakfast, there's no wrong choice!