A few months ago, my mom brought back a bottle of Mycryo powder from a chocolate fair. I had seen this product at the Montreal Vegan Fest, as well as the Salon des Métiers d’Arts, but always thought it was some fancy product that only fancy chefs used. Well, it’s not.
At first, I was a little bit concerned because on the bottle it says that it’s perfect for meat and fish. Hum. Oh well! It’s also great for pan frying mushrooms: it gives them a nice golden color. It works really well for stir-fries: it keeps everything from sticking, while not being overly greasy. It’s also perfect to work with ingredients that have a subtle flavour: it has no noticeable flavour and will really let the freshness and original flavours of your produce shine.
I also love that only a small quantity of this will help cooking: this means that this bottle will last forever! I usually shake this a few times on a heated pan and then cook my vegetables as usual. This is a great alternative to olive or coconut oil. Made with powdered cocoa butter, it’s supposed to have less fat and calories. Well, no mater if this is true, I love that you can easily use it both for savoury and sweet recipes. The taste is so mellow that it really takes no place in the flavour palette of your recipes. It will work equally well for cooked apples or potatoes.
Will I buy this for myself? Well at 19$ for 550g, it is comparable to olive oil. It is not organic, nor fair trade. Even though I think it is a fun product to try out, it really is not a staple for me. I’ll probably finish this bottle and go back to using other oils. Anyways, let me know if you have tried this and what you think of it!