When I first went vegetarian, I was a busy college student. I didn’t have time for cooking so bought these on a regular basis.
These look familiar? They are vegan so they must be healthy right? That was my thinking before I knew better. Let’s look at the ingredients.
There are a couple of scary ingredients here. The first is “natural” favor. Who knows what that is? Why do they have to use that blanket statement? When I eat food, I want to know what every ingredient is. It’s not like there is a bottle of “natural flavoring” you can buy at the store. This is also a slippery slope for vegans, because natural flavors can come from animal or plant sources. Here it is labeled non meat, but other labels may not specify. Yeast extract contains MSG. Moving down to another very scary ingredient, caramel color. Caramel color is a known carcinogen. These burgers are looking not so healthy. If you would like a veggie burger, you are better off making your own. You can make a big batch and freeze the extras so they will be just as easy to reheat as these processed ones. You can try my Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers or my Mushroom and Lentil Veggie Burgers. Please boycott this brand.