I know the downsides of soy protein have been discussed on this site, but I also remember the interview with Dos where he said he eats plenty of it with no problems. I found a pork/tofu brat product with 64 grams of protein in a package for 99 cents. They're delicious, full of protein and cheap. Plus they're also made with pork so I don't feel like a hippy eating them.
Does anyone else think I can get away with eating these several times a week with no problems? Does anyone here eat a substantial amount of tofu/soy?
Any chance you know the exact brand name? I'd want to double-check the ingredient label and see exactly what's in it.
Straight tofu or soy that hasn't been processed into a pseudo-meat is fine in moderation (once a day, a few days a week), but if the brats contain TVP (textured vegetable protein - a processed form of soybeans/soy flour), I'd either steer clear or only have them occasionally, like one meal a week.
Bottom-line is that I'm a bit suspicious about this funky pork-tofu hybrid sausage. Talk about an odd couple. I'm thinking it sounds too good to be true (or truly healthful). But for a buck, what the hell. You're not going to sprout a perky set of moobs from the occasional BBQ'd brat.