April 23, 2010

Morningstar Garden Veggie Patties

I feel like I've been reviewing a lot of veggie burgers lately. I really need to get to the co-op and pick up some non-veggie-burger fake meat soon. Any requests? I can't promise my co-op will carry it, but I'll look.

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.

The experience:
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


  1. My favorite. Good on an everything bagel... but so is everything, I guess.

  2. Got to say I disagree. These are good. But hey, I eat a lot of Asian food and absolutely love water chestnuts. Then again, I eat a lot of raw shellfish too.

  3. These are also my favorite because of the water chestnuts.