Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Are you sure that's not meat?


I have been searching for some great meat alternatives, and have found one I love!! Everyone raves about Boca Burgers...but they got nothing on Morning Star Farms! So far there is no comparison, Morning Star wins hands down.

The only problem is the commissary is the only place that carries it, locally (even if the base is a 24 mile drive). I love all of their burgers, and Eric and I were both completely amazed at how much the mini corn dogs & sausage links tasted like the real thing. In fact, we finally got Eric some turkey burgers b/c he was eating all of my vege burgers! I wasn't too thrilled with the spinach artichoke bites b/c they were really bland, but everything else is great!

So, no matter if you are a vege or meat-lover, I would definitely recommend giving these a try. Hide the package from your family, and I swear they will never be able to tell the difference!

13 comments:

Jessica said...

I have to ask. What do they use to make it taste like the real thing if it doesn't contain meat products? Does that mean it's loaded full of chemicals? I have just never understood non-meat meat-flavored products. Why not just eat meat? (Not trying to offend, just asking!)

Jillene said...

I am glad that you found something that you like!! Maybe I will have to give it a shot....maybe!! (0:

the letter Bee said...

Those really do look convincing! I'd much rather have those than what I saw advertised in our ward newsletter. It was for a class on how to make "WheatMeat". *gags*

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad you found something!!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love the Morning Star products. The hamburgers are awesome!

So said...

Cool that you found something that you like so well!

I love that Leavin' from Jesse McCartney was on your player when I clicked over. I had to play it!!

Jen said...

Aww, I'm sorry you didn't know about Morningstar Farms! I would have tipped you off sooner! Their buffalo wings are one of my most favorite things EVER.

Mary said...

Jessica, the package says it is flavored using "natural flavors from nonmeat sources." I'm not technically sure what that means, but soy (major source of protein for most vegetarians) doesn't taste that great...so by making it taste good, whether it was meat-flavored or not, I continue to get my needed protein from something that doesn't taste like regular soy.

blueviolet said...

I actually like those too! :) Could you order them through Amazon or anything? They sell soooo much stuff there.

Vic and Al said...

Oh I should have told you about them! We LOVE the chicken nuggets and spicy black bean burgers. I discovered them when we moved to WA a million years ago and they can always be found in my freezer ever since! The ckn nuggets taste so much better than the real thing- better for you too!

Because the crazy is all part of my charm .. said...

I love the spicy chicken patty.I can't remember the brand, though I believe it's Morning Star. Delicious!

Wendyburd1 said...

I didn't know you wanted reccomendations. My sister Kate eats morningstar all the time. She raves about the chicken fingers but I love my CHICKEN! We have the brand at our Stop and Shop, but the chain may not be where you are. Do you have Whole Foods or Trader Joe's? They may carry them. My sister tries all sorts of things. Millet bread, cashew butter, buffalo burgers (yes really). She likes healthy alternatives.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I have been buying these for over two years! THEY TASTE GREAT!!!! They are also used in my cookbook alot! I'm glad you are enjoying them!

I can get them at my Walmart and commissary.