getting this box in the mail was pretty exciting, I have to say!
I fried one up on the stove (they cook very quickly, probably faster than the average frozen burger) and loaded it up with roasted red peppers on one of my favorite multigrain rolls.
Delicious! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, full of potatoes, carrots, peppers, green beans… And… remarkably similar to the vegetable masala burgers I frequently purchase at Trader Joe’s. In fact, I would swear they are identical. So I grabbed a Trader Joe’s box from my freezer to compare: same ingredients! And also vegan.
Tandoor Chef's burger on the left, Trader Joe's on the right
(Trader Joe's was a bit more frozen since I just took it out of the freezer seconds before the photo)
According to Wikipedia, “Trader Joe's sells many items under its own private labels, requiring their sometimes brand-name suppliers not to publicize this business relationship, and offers these products at a significant discount to brand-name equivalents.”
Hmmm… same burgers? Seems likely to me! Which is good news for people who live in places (like my hometown) that do not have a Trader Joe’s yet, as Tandoor Chef may distribute this product to your local grocery store (check the list of locations on their website).
And like I said when I posted my review of Trader Joe’s burgers, they are truly tasty, and a very versatile patty well worth a place in your freezer.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tandoor Chef’s Vegetable Masala Burger
price: unknown (if anyone sees or buys these at their local grocery, let me know!)
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