Even though I’ve been trying to eat less meat, I haven’t been able to figure out how to make a decent veggie burger from scratch. I’ve been on a mission to sample some of the premade burgers that are available, so I was anxious to try Wildwood’s organic veggie burger.
This meatless burger is a blend of tofu and vegetables, including organic yellow onion, organic carrots, and organic kale. It’s gluten free, heart healthy, and has 170 calories per serving. That’s slightly more calories than many other veggie burgers on the market, but you have to keep in mind that the Wildwood burger is also bigger than its competitors. The Wildwood burger is 3 ounces, but most other burgers are only 2.5 ounces.
The Wildwood veggie burger tastes nothing like a hamburger, which I don’t necessarily think is a bad thing. Of all the veggie burgers I’ve tried in the past, the ones that tried to imitate the taste of a hamburger were my least favorites. I’ve come to the conclusion that vegetables just aren’t supposed to taste like meat.
The Wildwood veggie burgers are ready to eat, so they are good for when you want a quick meal option. I tried frying mine in a pan with a small amount of oil, but I think I might have overcooked it because it seemed a bit dry when I was done. The other veggie burgers I’ve tried cooked up fairly well this way, but I think the Wildwood burger would have been better if I’d just microwaved it.
Visit the Wildwood website for more information about their meatless product offerings, including the veggie burgers, meatless meatballs, and tofu crumbles.
Disclaimer: Sample Wildwood products were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.