Listen, lately I have come to praise boca burgers (Vegan version) for being there for me. I, however, never really even thought about their taste. Today, however, I fixed one for my lunch, and here I am eating it... And it tastes like... Well, for lack of better terms: Crap. It tastes like the brim of a toilet would, I suppose.
See, Bocas have always been my easy way out of cooking, really. I never paid attention to the taste, because I simply didn't care. I didn't have to fix anything, so I was good to go! Throw it in the microwave and BAM! Done.... But wow, I am throwing these nastey things out.
I suppose it is because they are highly processed and produced in a factory. *Shrug* I guess I will start making burgers from scratch. I guess I always have " Natures Burger " too. Sorry, Boca, but... Well... Your a sick burger!
I just wanted to see what everyone thought. Like? Hate? Feel exactly like I do? Fixing my own will be healthier, anyway.
But I agree that Boca burgers (and any other vegan burgers that try to imitate the taste and consistency of a beef burger) taste awful. I only eat Boca's chik'n patties, and some non-vegan stuff from Morningstar Farms.
And the funny thing is that I hate mushrooms.
(Choked on one when I was 3 and haven't like them since. I'll eat them on pizza, but
that's about it.)
Flame grilled taste just like real hamburgers to me, but that might just be a matter of opinion.
I don't know if anyone's looking for a burger that tastes like a "real" hamburger,
but I tried Light Life's one and it almost made me sick it tasted so much like the real thing. I was totally freaked out by it, but I ate it after reassuring myself it was safe to eat.
I haven't tried the original boca burger in a while, so maybe next time I'll try a different kind. The first time I tried it I didn't like it, but that was back when I was omni and only curious about going veggie.
I microwave mine and I love them like that. Quick and easy!
If I'm lazy or don't want to wash a pan, I'll nuke them. You have to watch them closely or the edges get chewyish hard. Then I top w/ketchup, mustard, lettuce & tomato.
I love them either way.
Yep, I do the same. Still not big on Boca in general, but for a quick, lazy meal, it works.
When I was an omnivore kid, the whole point of eating a burger was to get all the trimmings that came with it: tons of mustard, fresh chopped onion, dill pickle, fresh sliced tomato, shredded lettuce (today I have taken to using raw baby spinach,) and a fresh bun. It's the same with Boca: the patty is just an excuse for getting all the other stuff. That's where the real flavors are. Frying is definitely the way to go: crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. You get out of it what you put into it.
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