These unbelievably realistic vegan treasures are from a company called "Sophie's Kitchen" out of Taiwan. They are made with Konjac Powder. It is a root of a native Japanese plant. They also grow in Korea, Indonesia, and China. It is also known as "elephant yams". Much of the time it is used in place of gelatin, an animal based product unsuitable for vegans, vegetarians and health conscious people. It also has zero calories and is very high in fiber.
Now if you eat seafood regularly, you are not going to eat this and saw "wow, this tastes just like shrimp" but if you are allergic to seafood or against factory farm raised shrimping, you will be thrilled at the possibilities this product has to offer.
I love mexican tortillas so I was very happy to find out Ezekial makes sprouted corn tortillas in the freezed section of most local health food stores. Being frozen, I can have them on hand whenever I am craving mexican food. Braise cabbage, portabellos and onions with some Earth Balance, Maldon Sea Salt and whole cumin seeds for authentic mexican flavors.