April 23, 2010
Morningstar Garden Veggie Patties
For now, you get to read about Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties. This seemed like it would be the standard veggie burger experience. I did my usual oil-in-the-skillet routine, flipping it a couple times until it was hot and crispy, tossed it on a bun with some ketchup and a slice of tomato and gave it a bite.
Unfortunately, this was not the standard veggie burger experience. I'm not sure exactly what I was tasting, but there was an unpleasant off-flavor. Then I bit into a water chestnut. Those things are so gross. Why would anyone use them? The texture makes my teeth shiver, and they contribute no flavor. What a stupid ingredient. Ultimately, I decided not to eat the rest of my burger and gave it to my wife. She found it tasted much better with mustard, if you're into that sort of thing.
Texture - the standard veggie-burger texture lightly fried in a skillet - pretty nice
Flavor - something unpleasant and unidentifiable
Final grade for this attempt: C- on its own, A if you like mustard, apparently