Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger. Sounds exciting!
As usual, I cooked it up in a skillet with a touch of oil. Not much to say about this part. I flipped it a couple times, to evenly brown it. I don't remember it having those attractive grill marks they show on the package, though. Hmm.
Let's get to why you're here: the tasting! We eat first with our eyes - this looks like a very burger-y burger. I wouldn't feel terribly self-conscious if I were one of those people who bring veggie burgers to a barbecue with meat-eaters. Once on a bun, I gave it a thorough tasting. First bite was a little weird - sort of meat-like but with an off-flavor that I couldn't immediately identify. Then I placed it. When I was in Europe way back when, this is what fast-food burgers tasted like. Something about the beef they use (probably higher quality than we get here in the states) had a different flavor to it, and this veggie burger tasted like that. After I figured that out, I gave it another taste and decided that, if I were not a meat-eater, I could get behind this burger. It's pretty darn good.
Texture - nicely chewy, like one would expect a burger to be
Flavor - like European fast food burgers
Final grade for this attempt: A