Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chez Marie - Veggie Patty

Chez Marie's new veggie patties are honestly some of the best I've ever had. Launched at Expo West, I predict the popularity of these burgers will grow quickly as their distribution grows. The ingredient list on each bag reads like a recipe with wholesome, whole foods packed into each patty. Three of five of their flavors are vegan while all of them are gluten-free, high in protein, and corn-free.

What makes these burgers different than others is that they truly taste homemade. They aren't oily like a lot of burgers on the market and they actually get soft when you cook them like housemade burgers at restaurants do.

Take my favorite, the Spicy Bean. At first glance, you notice that you can see all of the ingredients in the patty. It is loaded with organic black rice, carrots, anasazi beans, onions, red peppers, flax seed, brown rice flour, jalapeno peppers, pea protein, and spices. And you can really taste all of these ingredients when you bite into it too. Marvelous!

I served this burger with Follow Your Heart Chipotle Vegenaise Gourmet sauce, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado on a whole wheat bun. I have to plug the Chipotle Veganaise as it was my first time using it and it is fantastic! It is the perfect consistency with a great chipotle flavor that goes well with this burger.

I also got to try the Hearty Hemp Seed. Again, super delicious. Made with long grain brown rice, onions, mushrooms, whole grain gluten-free oats, hulled hemp seed, flax seed, balsamic vinegar, coconut sugar, and spices, this burger is loaded with flavor. I served this one with Miso Mayo in red pepper flavor along with lettuce, tomato, and pickle.

I am also happy to see that these burgers are Non-GMO Project Verified and that their bags are fully recyclable.  Chez Marie's burgers are available in more than 150 natural grocery stores on the west coast. They retail for $4.99 per bag for four burgers. For more information, visit their website here. For now, I guess I will just dream of more Chez Marie burgers until they arrive in the Mid-Atlantic market.

Full Disclosure: Although the products were provided to me for free to review, that in no way influences my veracious opinion.

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