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Gardenburger – A Veggie “Burger” That Actually Tastes Good!

I have tried making my own veggie burgers – the particular recipe…um, not so good.

Most veggie burgers I had found for purchase are primarily soy based. Me no likey.

Well a veggie burger actually exists that tastes good, yes good, and isn’t primarily made from soy!

Where did I find this tasty, vegan, veggie pattie?

Crazy enough – Costco. While strolling through the isles I noticed a big old box of Gardenburger California Burger veggie patties.

Hmm, let’s take a look at the ingredients.

Primarily brown rice based! Sweet! There is still some soy but low on the list. Sodium level is higher than I would like but still had to give these a try. The only danger of trying something new like this from Costco is you have a whole pile of them left if they taste like poo. I decided to live on the culinary edge.

The next day, I cooked one up for lunch. After 20 minutes of cook time, I cut the veggie pattie in half and could see all the brown rice grains which I thought was kind of cool (doesn’t take much to entertain me. ;). The first bite tasted like real food. There was texture, there was taste. As far as veggie patties go – these rocked!

If you are interested in a veggie pattie that has a rock-star taste, I would definitely give the Gardenburger California Burgers a try. Costco had the best price by-far versus other grocery stores.

Anyone else tried these veggie burgers, know of others you like, or have a killer recipe?

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Gardenburger – A Veggie “Burger” That Actually Tastes Good!”

  1. on 13 Sep 2012 at 6:08 pm Debbie

    Hi David, do you know where I can buy these burgers? Costco does not sale them anymore.


  2. on 19 Sep 2012 at 10:20 am David Hanenburg

    Hey Debbie,

    What I have noticed is that they are seasonal in Costco. I am sure Whole Foods or other more natural grocery stores may have them. Of course not at Costco’s pricepoint. Traditional grocery stores are also carrying more vegetarian items so they may be worth a look as well.

    Good luck!