Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Amy's California Veggie Burgers

Believe it or not, after all these years of being a vegetarian, I had never tried Amy’s burgers… I pretty much stick to my standard favorites for frozen burgers (you’ll hear about those soon! – don’t forget to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already). But then I started this website, so I started casting my gaze towards other burgers to try, and then my local grocery store had Amy’s frozen burgers on sale, so…

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The California Veggie Burgers are the ones I picked first. I’m not sure why, since I’ve never even been to California (except for once when I was an infant and therefore have no memory of it). But they seemed like a good place to start exploring Amy’s burger repertoire.

I tried them cooked on the grill and then later in the frying pan. The grill dried the burger patty out more, which is a common problem for veggie burgers since they aren’t loaded with grease.

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on the grill

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in the frying pan

The taste is much more nutty and grain-y than any other frozen patty I’ve tried before. The vegetables are barely noticeable. The box says it contains walnuts, which you will definitely taste… and it’s vegan!

I really enjoyed this burger, and thought the nutty flavor made it very savory. It definitely tasted “healthy”, although it didn’t quite quench that craving for a really juicy burger that falls apart in your mouth. This one might be better crumbled up atop a salad than on a bun with lettuce and tomato (and sprouts and horseradish… mmm).

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Yes, definitely not a bad one to keep in the back of the freezer for lazy evenings.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Amy’s California Veggie Burgers
purchased at Key Food in Astoria
price: $4.99 on sale ($6.89 regular) for a box of 4 burger patties

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5 comments:

  1. try the texas ones, so good!

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  2. I'll pick up a box of those next time my grocery store has Amy's products on sale :)

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  3. Love Amy's burgers! But the Texas ones are the best!!!

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  4. I don't know if I've ever had Amy's burgers. I used to live on Gardenburgers...recently I got some Dr. Praeger's tex-mex which are really good!

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  5. I'll have to check these out, Ali! I'd be curious to know what you think of MorningStar garden burgers -- just had one for dinner tonight and really enjoyed it!

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