Monday, August 3, 2015

Johanna's Veggie Burger Bites

It's been awhile since my last blog post! I've still been eating lots of veggie burgers (I have quite a few to share reviews of soon!) but this whole "life" thing has had me rather preoccupied... my day job, volunteer work, and oh yeah... I'm getting married!

But in the midst of all that, I'm continuing my quest to keep reviewing veggie burgers! And today's review is a “veggie burger” unlike any I’ve reviewed thus far!

johannas_photo_01

I saw Johanna’s Veggie Burger Bites on the shelf at my local health food store (I think my eyes are trained to immediately spot the phrase “veggie burger” anywhere I go). I was mystified, and a bit skeptical, of these strange dried-out looking bits of veggie burger… but I knew I had to try them. For science! And the blog!

johannas_photo_02

The texture was unusual. Looking at them, I thought they would be kind of crunchy like granola, but instead they were hard, (literally) like a dried out veggie burger, but not so hard that it was painful to bite into them or anything. Consisting of mostly nuts, seeds, and vegetables, the ingredient list certainly sounds like that of a veggie burger.

The taste was unexpected – they reminded me of those vegan-cheese flavored kale chips that are sold in stores (the “nacho” flavor, I guess?). I like those kale chips, so I enjoyed the flavor of these veggie burger bites. They were a little spicy, with a nice kick to them.

johannas_photo_03

The idea of just eating bits of dried out veggie burgers had not appealed to me (that sounds like stale food you would throw away, right?), and I had expected to just sample one or two of these bites and then probably throw the rest away…
But I surprised myself by continuing to pop one after anther into my mouth! Soon I had finished the whole package.

I wouldn’t say these remind me very much of veggie burgers, in appearance, texture, or taste… So it feels difficult to review them and rank them as such. Compared to other veggie burgers, they would be obviously be a disappointment. But on their own, they were an unexpectedly pleasant snack. They’ve raw, vegan, and gluten free, so most of your dietary restrictions are covered, as long as you can eat nuts! I would certainly consider buying these again as a lightweight but protein-packed snack to bring along when hiking or camping. But don't try them expecting them to taste like the veggie burgers you are used to enjoying!

Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Johanna's Veggie Burger Bites
purchased at: Greenbay Marketplace in Astoria, NY
price: $6.99 for a 2.5oz container

YumVeggieBurger review #158

11 comments:

  1. Congrats, Ali!!

    Are you going to have veggie burgers as an option at your wedding? ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations!!
    Good to see you post again- those raw veggie burger bites are not something i ever would have bought but now i'm curious!
    You MUST go to Superiority burger in the e village-its fairly new and makes a signature veggie burger (vegan patty, vegan bun option) for just $6! And freaking delicious.
    Ttrockwood

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've been reading through the archives... Fun blog! I'm going to second the above comment and say that Superiority in the east village is a must review for your blog. I'd love to know your take, considering all the accolades it's been receiving... Not a New Yorker myself, so I'd like to live vicariously... and you seem a defacto expert in this field, so I'm awaiting your judgment. I'm going to go ahead and trust it more than the hyperbole...

    ReplyDelete

  4. Amazing things here. I'm very glad to look your post. Thanks so much and I am taking a look ahead to contact you. Will you please drop me a mail? yahoo email login

    ReplyDelete
  5. What is a blogging site where people give a lot of quick feedback?

    My site : 강남오피
    (jk)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.오피사이트

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for your thoughts. Travelers can apply online for their Turkish visa. e Visa of Turkey can get online via Turkish visa.By the time your application is complete, this new system has made visa processing easy and cost-effective for tourism and business travel in Turkey.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is a wonderful inspiring article. I am practically satisfied with your great work. You have really put together extremely helpful data. Keep it up.. Are you planning to visit Kenya?For this, you need to fill the Kenya Visa Application Form and pay the kenya visa costs online.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for sharing the post. It is really good which provides enough information to find out about the given topic. Good luck. Azerbaijan Visa for Mexico citizens, Mexico citizens are eligible to obtain a Visa to travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan. Apply for the Azerbaijan visa online.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really love your blog. Thank you...cost of Indian visas depend on your visa type and nationality. India e-Visa processing fee is the amount that the applicant needs to pay in advance for the visa at the time of filling the Indian visa application online.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and informative. So, I would like to thank you for the effort you put into writing this article. The Indian e visa eta or Electronic Visa (eTV) is an online travel authorization. You can fill your Indian e tourist visa application form online via the India e visa website.

    ReplyDelete