Let me just start by saying that they are absolutely delicious! I literally fell in love with them after the first bite. They're loaded with spinach and melty cheese and once pan fried, the breaded outside gets deliciously crispy which is exactly what I love in a product like this, Crispy on the outside and melty and spinachy on the inside. They're perfection! What I also loved was how easy they were to cook, just a couple minutes per side in a lightly oiled pan until golden brown and delicious and these babies were done.
I don't know that I'd use them as a burger persay because I thought they were better suited to being a meaty main paired with some tomato pasta or a fresh garden salad but that's not to say that I wouldn't try them on a bun, I just feel like they make a better pairing to a side dish as I said. They offer fiber and protein and a good amount of vitamins thanks to the abundance of spinach in every bite. I honestly loved them.
BYPASS OR BUY? - Buy! Buy! Buy! Honestly, one of the bets veggie products I've tasted to date. They were so crispy and wonderful, full of spinach and cheese as advertised, and economical to boot. I am looking forward to trying the rest of their line. Get out there and get you a package and try for yourselves <3
They were however only 1.99 euros for a 4 pack which is totally a great value. I also loved that they were neutral in flavour so you could really top them with whatever you wanted successfully and enjoy them. Unfortunately, I wouldn't call them burgers necessarily because as I said, they were more like mashed potatoes formed into patties and dipped in bread crumbs.
With that being said, I'd probably eat them again but might eat them more as a snack as opposed to a protein rich meat substitute. The What's Cooking line also featured some Spicy Bean burgers and a Cauliflower burger that I'm looking forwards to trying so I'm not ruling this company out yet.
BYPASS OR BUY? BUY - Look, they're not burgers, but they're tasty enough, cheap, and they've intrigued me enough to want to try the rest of the line. If you get past the fact that they lack texture, they taste good and that accounts for something doesn't it?
But about the bacon. I don't know if you guys have ever tried Yves brand of deli meat but if you have, you'd recognize the appearance of this bacon. It looked a lot like vegan lunch meat cut into strips versus bacon and I guessed how it would taste before I enjoyed it. I must admit, it didn't really taste like bacon or fry up like I remember bacon frying up like, so there was that.
With that being said however, it was tasty enough. It worked on my BELT sandwich adding the perfect amount of salty goodness to the sammie. It also added a meatiness that I was looking for and felt was much needed. You can almost trick yourself if you use it properly because it offers a lot fo what bacon offered without really nailing the flavour.
Ultimately, I enjoyed it although the flavour didn't remind me of bacon. I loved that they were a wholly plant based group and I loved that this line is not overly expensive. After checking out their website, I am definitely excited to try the rest of their products. I'm especially excited to try the bowls because there were some seriously good looking dishes.
Check out their website for their history, where to buy, and a complete list of the products they offer!
Aside from being a little high in saturated fats per serving, they provide a reasonable amount of dietary fiber and no cholesterol.
To eat them on their own isn't very exciting, but I suggest heading to their website for inspiration because they post recipes with their products that look quite tasty. As I said, on their own they're pretty good but with a little inspiration, I can see them being extra delicious!
They cook as easily as any other burger and get a nice crust on the outside from frying while retaining their unique green colour. They definitely had me feeling hungry because I could really pick up on the garlic while they sizzled away. But how do they taste you ask?
Delicious! I tried one with cheese and one without so I could get a better taste of the patty. I found them to be so delicious and flavourful. There was such a reassuring feeling of knowing exactly what I was eating and having it taste great to boot! In my opinion, they're worth every penny I spent on them.
They're soy free, vegetarian (they contain egg whites), dairy-free, and non-gmo. They're full of veggies and ingredients that are familiar which is absolutely wonderful for our nutrition. What else can I say? Get out there and grab a pack in the fresh section of your grocer.
While you're at it, check out their website www.whollyveggie.com/ and learn about their products and their story!
Hemp hearts are truly a superfood! Loaded with protein, omegas, and several vitamins and minerals, they play a crucial role in keeping our bodies in tip top shape. It's super easy to get hemp hearts into your diet when you consider their many uses and the variety of hemp products available. Before I get into that, let's chat about Manitoba Harvest, the world's largest manufacturer, grower, and distributor of hemp products!
Founder Mike Fata's transformation is what inspired the creation of Manitoba Harvest Hemp products. Being overweight and constantly fatigued, he decided to do a complete 360 with his diet. Starting with what he ate, products like hemp hearts were perfect for his new routine because they are nutritionally dense and full of everything needed to keep our bodies fuelled. After getting in shape and turning his life around, he founded Manitoba Harvest in an effort to get the word out about hemp hearts and their many body benefits..
Manitoba Harvest has created an entire line of hemp heart products that are not only exceptionally good for you, but extremely delicious as well. Their range includes the hearts themselves, toasted heart snacks, hemp bites, oils, and proteins. Literally creating a line that has something for everyone ensures that people will not only find a product that suits them, but that they enjoy the products as well. With several ways to get hemp hearts into your diet, there's a lot of goodness to go around!
Essentially, the more you eat the better off you'll be. With such a fabulous variety of products to choose from, there's hundreds of ways to get as much hemp power as possible! Want to know more?
Head to Manitoba Harvest's website for details on their entire product line, information and nutritional stats on hemp hearts, and where to find them locally or online. Don't wait, get your hands on their products today and start pumping your body full of nutrients, omegas, and protein. :D
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Lover of a variety of things including cheese, fresh produce, and baby animals of all varieties.