I used to nuke these and have them as snacks, they aren’t bad. While not all Boca products are vegan (some contain dairy and eggs), the company makes several burgers that are completely plant-based, as well as vegan chicken patties and veggie grounds that can be used in a variety of recipes. I should definitely get some more…although I have a pack of veggie dogs that I bought and never opened. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest recipes and tips! Couldn’t take the statins (cholesterol medicine), so I am trying to stay on a non-cholesterol diet as a healthy alternative. I know I haven't eaten a real burger in a long time but these take me right back to the fast-food experience of my youth. Hilary’s World’s Best Veggie Burger The World's Best Veggie Burger from Hilary's contains no wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, or nuts. That being said, I usually don’t snack on two grilled burgers at a time, so I’m willing (for now) to grant Boca a temporary reprieve and test their product in a more of snack-friendly environment. Boca All-American Classic and Garden Burger Flame Grilled Vegan: In contrast to brands' original varieties, these are appalling. An Imposter. Considering the microwaved burger retained an element of moisture that my grilled version did not have, I have to say this ‘burger’ actually becomes a decent vehicle for various condiment flavors, albeit none of them of actual meat. wiki…that show was awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1QXo4lDHQ. Amy’s Sonoma veggie burger, Beyond Meat Beast Burger, Boca non-GMO vegan burger, Dr. Praeger’s kale veggie burger, Engine 2 poblano black bean burger, Gardein ultimate beefless burger, Gardenburger original veggie burger, Hilary’s Eat Well "World’s Best" veggie burger, Morningstar garden veggie patty, Qrunch original qrunch burger and Sol Cuisine spicy black bean burger. But here are my decidedly opinionated results. The Boca brand offers instructive examples: We put the classic Boca Burger in the meat-analogue-burgers category, as it appears to be, in appearance, texture, and flavor, a meatless approximation of a burger. An iconic brand when it comes to veggie burgers, Boca Burger offers some of the most widely available meat alternatives in the U.S. If you see something not so nice, please, report an inappropriate comment. Only "original" or "flame-broiled" flavors (or the simplest flavor available). @ Adam … Just got home and checked the package…the veggie dogs are actually Morningstar Farms brand. Lose the chemistry lab and add some pimenton de la vera (smoked paprika), and you'd have a good product. I didn’t pile it high with a bunch of other things and it still was so awesome!! UPDATE: Please take a look at the results of our new frozen veggie burger taste test! Just sit there on the bun, tasting bland but providing a toothsome counterpoint to the condiments and we can get along. All of this at perhaps the most inopportune time, as our country proudly celebrates “National Hamburger Month” with copious amounts of good old American ground chuck. Strangely, putting them out on six separate plates and using a mini legal pad to take notes didn't confer quite the air of cool scientific detachment I was aiming for (should have gone for the lab coat). I wonder what I was thinking with that? That’s right I said it was not so bad. Each burger would be prepared according to the package instructions. Holy crap. I thought it was high time to do a head-to-head taste test, so you could know what brand to buy when you have me over for a barbecue. Post whatever you want, just keep it seriously about eats, seriously. Not exactly. The texture is more of mushrooms and grain than soy. How about a whole cake's worth. But go all soggy on me and gum up every bite, and you are banished. Burger King should make the switch to Boca! I guess it gives new meaning to “build a better burger.”. Not only am I reviewing a product that is not a true “hamburger” (aka, it was assembled from some form of BEEF), but I’m training my critical eye on something which isn’t even meat. I don’t see the walls of Jericho falling all around us, and contrary to the popular belief it is not 476 and the Huns are not knocking at the door. Then it would just be hot in addition to mostly tasteless. cook it in olive oil on a covered skillet. What an interesting concept. That’s how I eat most of my foods anyways…load ’em with hot sauce! At least they’re made of meat. BOCA Non-GMO Soy Original Vegan Veggie Burgers are a delicious and easy to make alternative that delivers the hearty taste of turkey burger meat. Texture really is the critical element that makes a successful veggie burger. Packed with protein, meatless burgers can be made from black beans, quinoa, and nutty grains for a flavorful vegetarian option. Here we taste test the Boca Original Veggie Burger! much better, trust me, Your email address will not be published. Especially for the Vegan. An apple a day? Unfortunately whatever they use for the smoke is acrid, bitter and chemical-tasting. Boca Burgers Original Vegan: Though a little dryer than Gardenburger, it has a mild and pleasant taste. I can eat anything slathered with BBQ sauce and old bay and still find some pleasure in it, especially when it has a whopping 18 grams of protein. Posted May 13th, 2009 | 4:00am by Adam. They've definitely graduated from the lackluster vegetarian burgers I used to buy back in Berkeley, circa 1985. Gâteau Invisible Is French for Apple Cake That Disappears Quickly, Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey, Taste Test: The Best Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches, Does Organic Food Taste Better? Review: Boca Original Vegan Burger. The package includes four soy protein burgers, so you can enjoy them together with friends and family or keep some extras in the freezer for the next time a craving strikes. Veggie burger Ratings Get your hands on a great-tasting veggie burger. Best Veggie Burger in Boca Raton, Florida: Find 2,032 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of THE BEST Veggie Burger and search by price, location, and more. We don’t have a lot of variety in veggie foods in the East Texas stores, but I have tried the Morning Star and Boca Vegan patties and, to my taste buds, the Boca Vegan patties win hands down. Each burger would be tasted twice: once naked, and once with a bit of Heinz ketchup. In case you missed it, I already reviewed the Boca Original Vegan ‘Burger’ in this past weekend’s throwdown, and frankly I came out unimpressed with the meatless alternative when comparing it head-to-head to the genuine article. That’s why I went with the mustard, bbq sauce, and red onion look, with some of those fine roma tomatos on the bottom. I guess it all depends on how well you can dress it up so that it’s appetizing. Boca All-American Classic and Garden Burger Flame Grilled Vegan: In contrast to brands' original varieties, these are appalling. I dont know how much hot sauce would help you here. Some HTML is OK: link, strong, em. Still, Boca’s burgers – if cooked properly – are not completely without merit, which leads me to think I may enjoy one of their other ‘flavored’ varieties a whole lot more. Gardenburger Originals: Many folks associate this with the iconic "veggie burger." I must say my favorite thing in the whole review is the link to Kablams! I’m sure the fine folks at A Hamburger Today are in utter shock right about now. What did that poor burger in the ‘real deal’ photo ever do to you?? The idea behind having a "smoke style" is to emulate a charcoal-grilled burger, right down to the grill marks. But we put the Boca Grilled Vegetable Veggie Burger in the vegetable-based-burger … But I digress. Going to pick some up on the way home today. Giveaway: Thank You For Reading, McDonald’s Arch Cards Up for Grabs, Want to Try Little Caesars Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Check out the Frozen Food Master’s review of a new Morningstar product…Hickory BBQ Riblets…4.5/5 stars over at FreezerBurns. http://www.freezerburns.com/wordpress/2009/05/18/episode-99-morningstar-farms-hickory-bbq-riblets/, I never had the original vegan burger because it didn’t look very good… but the flame grilled is actually pretty good (if microwaved like you said.. it’s too crusty when grilled). You can’t go wrong. While not all Boca products are vegan (some contain dairy and eggs), the company makes several burgers that are completely plant-based, as well as vegan chicken patties and veggie grounds that can be used in a variety of recipes.