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#1 Old 08-05-2008, 09:56 AM
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Figures doesn't it ? I haven't been able to buy the Boca ground crumbles from the stores lately and I called Boca and the rep said that they had to discontinue the Boca ground crumbles , because they weren't selling well enough. They tasted pretty good and fit in with alot of pasta dishes and other meals.



Can anyone suggest a good mock ground beef substitute that you buy ? I don't like the Morning star brand of mock ground beef, it's pretty bland. I wish there were more of us to keep these products from being discontinued .







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You could just buy boca burgers and crumble them. That's basically what the crumbles were.

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I kinda stopped using it since I prefer my spaggeti with just mushrooms and onions. I've never tried it but I hear TVP is a good ground beef sub (I imagine you'd have to season it up yourself.) Lentils are good in stuff like sloppy joes and tacos. For "meatballs", I like to use mashed beans.
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I liked it for chili, tacos, and BBQ.
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Anybody consider Lightlife Gimme Lean as a replacement? ALL of the Lightlife products are vegan.



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ALL of the Lightlife products are vegan.



http://www.lightlife.com/product_det...=gimmeleanbeef



There are quite a few that aren't vegan actually. Which sucks too, because they look so good!



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The only Gimme Lean products we have around here are the tubes of sausage.



I didn't really eat the Boca crumbles but that's a real bummer. I think Morningstar Farms makes something similar.

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That's weird...I just noticed our grocery store finally STARTED stocking it. I'll have to grab some next time I'm there. I hadn't gotten a chance to try them before. Might as well get a taste before they are gone.

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Boca crumbles=Yummy tacos.



Oh well.
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FYI: Morningstar sausage crumbles are AMAZING and make the best spaghetti EVER!! Peace & Love!!
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I like the Morningstar Farms crumbles, but you're right that they're a little bland. I just add my own seasoning and voila!
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The only Gimme Lean products we have around here are the tubes of sausage.



I didn't really eat the Boca crumbles but that's a real bummer. I think Morningstar Farms makes something similar.





Morningstar Farms does make them, I've never tried the Boca brand so I don't know how they compare but the Morningstar Farms crumbles are really quite good.
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The only Gimme Lean products we have around here are the tubes of sausage.



I didn't really eat the Boca crumbles but that's a real bummer. I think Morningstar Farms makes something similar.



Well, that's what I was thinking of when I went to the Lightlife website, but for some reason they don't include those in their products list.

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SERIOUSLY? That's insane. My fav fast food, Baker's Drive Thru, uses them in their veggie burritos and tacos. What are they going to do now? I'll suggest Morningstar Farms! Boca is STUPID.
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There's a brand called Yves that is really good. It's in the refridgerated aisle where the vegan/vegetarian foods are...well, that's where I find them at Whole Foods.
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I like the Morningstar Farms crumbles, but you're right that they're a little bland. I just add my own seasoning and voila!



Agreed. That's what I do too. Used them just last night for tacos and they were delicious!
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I LOVE Morningstar Farms, it's all I buy in terms of crumbles. Nicole gave me the idea in her taco salad recipe to mix in taco seasonings with them. I always thought they were perfect as they were (ground beef isn't full of flavor really) as the other ingredients should take over in taste, but I REALLY like it with taco seasonings
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Oh no! That's my favorite mock meat.



I'll have to see if Giant Eagle carries the Morningstar crumbles. If not, then I shall never enjoy spaghetti again. (j/k)
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There's a brand called Yves that is really good. It's in the refridgerated aisle where the vegan/vegetarian foods are...well, that's where I find them at Whole Foods.



Yeah, I use Yves normally, or just plain TVP.
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I think part of the problem is the grocery stores around here charge $3.99-4.19 for the Boca / Morningstar Farms products.



I'm not sure whose fault that is but $4 is just too expensive for what you get. It's no wonder they don't sell very well.



Wal Mart charges $2.89 which I think is very reasonable. The Morningstar Farms chick strips are the one thing I'll set foot inside a Wal Mart for.

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I just realized I use morning star farm crumbles, not boca..

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Shoot, really?!? I just bought some about a month ago and they're currently still sitting in my freezer. I guess I'll save them for something special!!
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What a shame... I like the Boca crumbles quite a bit better than the Morningstar equivalent. Oh well, it happens I guess.
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I think part of the problem is the grocery stores around here charge $3.99-4.19 for the Boca / Morningstar Farms products.



I'm not sure whose fault that is but $4 is just too expensive for what you get. It's no wonder they don't sell very well.



Wal Mart charges $2.89 which I think is very reasonable. The Morningstar Farms chick strips are the one thing I'll set foot inside a Wal Mart for.



I 100% agree. They are WAY to expensive for what you get. The stores here sell MF and Boca products for $4.99 now. It's ridiculous.
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I like Boca. One of my fav things beside veggies and tofu. I have been having problems finding the vegan burgers, and the vegan chicken nuggets and patties. I used to find them anywhere. So when I do see them, I stock up. I buy a boat load of them (I have a big chest freezer ). I have a boat load in my freezer, but when I see them now, I still stock up. It's a bummer that I have to do this, but s**t happens, I guess.
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I agree. They were good, but WAY too expensive so I rarely ever bought them.
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I think Green Giant has some sort of meatless crumbles, but I haven't checked the ingredients or anything.
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I've only ever seen Yves in the store here and we use them in chilli all the time, hubby actually prefers it to the real stuff.
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DAMN IT!!!! I love Boca's soy crumbles. Seriously. I would eat it straight from the package, frozen. We should organize a letter writing campaign begging them to continue it.
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