Review: Organic Sunshine Burgers (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Any burger promising to be gluten free and vegan is enough for me have itchy palms and hot pockets especially when I can stay within my budget because a coupon was provided for $1 off 2 boxes. So, when I eyed the package of Sunshine Burgers newly stocked in the freezer of my local co-op I had to have them. I didn’t bother to read the description on the back of the box. So, when I heated the patties and tasted nut butter combined with beans, rice and seasoning I was terribly disappointed.

I don’t believe it’s very accurate to describe these patties as burgers. Perhaps, Veg or Vegan patties are more appropriate. Unlike other commercial burgers (like Morningstar and Boca), Sunshine Burgers in no way mimic the taste or texture of a meat patty/burger. What looked like a burger is exactly what it’s called, a sunshine burger and much like raw/living sun burgers without the overwhelming taste of the uncooked ingredients.  

Despite this lack of similarity to meat patties, I must say they are very tasty. Just as important as taste is the nutritional value which is the reason they were created by Carol, the founder of the Sunshine Burger Company. In my excitement, I failed to read the accurate description of on the back of the package which states, “Carol’s farm fresh vegetarian burgers are not meant to be a beef imitation but an excellent flavor sensation of their own.”

They truly are tasty, and I would have stilled purchased these burgers regardless of the lack of beef-like taste. These patties are not moist or oily so they do need quite a bit of ketchup and mustard.  I found myself dipping my burger in condiments, not to mask unwanted taste but simply add moisture/sauce.
 Other suggested ways to incorporate these patties are adding them to wraps the same as you would hummus to pita bread, but by simply crumbling the patties. It is even suggested that adding them to taco shells with salsa is quite delicious. I plan on find new ways to enjoy this natural and whole food patty to my diet.


Oh and my daughter? She LOVES them! She was humming and singing throughout the entire dinner. So what a great way to add taste and nutrition into her daily meals as well

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