November 5, 2010

Boca Cheeseburger

I'm testing out another Boca veggie burger this week - it's Boca Cheeseburger. Obviously not vegan, this burger has cheddar cheese mixed right into the patty. I admit, I'm not sure exactly why this is something especially nifty about it, since it takes about ten seconds to put a slice of cheese onto a burger, but hey - whatever people want to do with their veggie burgers is none of my business.

So, usual routine with the veggie burger - couple minutes per side in a lightly oiled skillet. I am such a veggie burger pro by now. Served up this time on a couple slices of toasted ciabatta as I had no hamburger buns in the house. I highly recommend this, if you can get your hands on some tasty ciabatta. I often get to bring some home from the bakery where I work - we make some awesome ciabatta. Anyway, back to the veggie burger. Toasted ciabatta, some ketchup, a crispy-looking veggie burger that apparently has the cheese built right in - let's do this thing.

First bite - awesome. This tastes, to me, just like a real-meat cheeseburger. I don't say that a lot, but these are fantastic. I eagerly chowed down on the rest of it, and am looking forward to eating the remaining three burgers in the box. I kind of wish the cheese was also an imitation cheese so I could be even more impressed, but I'm okay with real cheese being used here.

The experience:
Texture - no problems here - similar texture to a fast-food hamburger
Flavor - super tasty - tasted like a real-meat cheeseburger

Final grade for this attempt: A+


  1. Tracy - I don't know how to email you, but I just had the BEST soy chorizo - Soyrizo. Have you tried it? Jeff in California

  2. Haven't tried that one yet, but I'll keep an eye out for it next time I'm stocking up on fake meat. Thanks!

  3. I was an electrician at the Boca Kraft plant and gotta tell you that if you really understood what the ingredients were you would go back to eating real meat. ADM makes many of the ingredients such as methylcellulose (sort of a reverse antifreeze agent, textured soy protien (nothing natual about it), and the oil drippings from real beef grilling( for the grilled flavor) and lots of listeria bacteria to give you diarrea so make sure you cook them well.

    1. HAHAHAHAHA you win the internet for the day sir.