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makiman Jul 6, 2009 11:07 AM

Are boca burgers kosher? I can't find a mark of kashrut on the package.



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    cheesecake17 RE: makiman Jul 6, 2009 11:19 AM

    Boca products aren't kosher. But.. lots of other veggie burger brands are kosher.

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      Arthur RE: cheesecake17 Jul 6, 2009 06:12 PM

      Boca Burgers do not display kosher certification, but many (if not most) of the company's products are 100% vegan. I know and have seen that they pass muster with a substantial number of strictly kosher consumers.

      FWIW, I'm not endorsing any particular standard of kashrut here. I'm just saying ...

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      ferret RE: makiman Jul 6, 2009 12:09 PM

      Morningstar Farms has many O-K certified products (if that works for you).

      Dr. Praeger's has O-U certification (as does the brand Costco carries - name escapes me).

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        hanistor RE: ferret Jul 6, 2009 01:58 PM

        Which veggie burgers are Parve?

        And, do they taste good?

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          ferret RE: hanistor Jul 6, 2009 02:09 PM

          Praeger's are parve. Morningstar are milchig. In my opinion, Morningstar's Black Bean Chipotle burgers are the Rolls-Royce of veggie burgers. Praeger's are a bit bland, but adding a flavorful cheese and condiments improves them.

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            cheesecake17 RE: ferret Jul 7, 2009 07:03 AM

            The Morningstar burgers are typically more 'meaty' while the Praeger's are more 'veggie.' I eat them both, and ferret- I love the black bean burgers. The only Morningstar burgers I can't tolerate are the Tomato Basil Pizza Burgers- to me they taste really strange.

            Kind of off topic, but the Morningstar Chk'n nuggets pass in my friend's house as real chicken. Granted she has little kids, but they love them. I eat the Chik Patties for lunch with pickles, lettuce, and tomato on an Arnold 100 calorie roll.

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              DeisCane RE: cheesecake17 Jul 8, 2009 12:20 PM

              Morningstar makes burgers across the whole spectrum from veggie to meaty. My wife prefers veggie, so we get a box for her while I prefer meaty so we get a box for me.

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                cheesecake17 RE: DeisCane Jul 8, 2009 01:22 PM

                Their new rice based burger was pretty good. I had the Asian inspired flavor on top of a spinach salad for lunch. Very different than anything I've had from their line.

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          Doctormhl1 RE: ferret Jul 6, 2009 04:58 PM

          The brand Costco carries in Toronto, Canada is called "Yves". It is certified kosher parve by O-U. I Believe it is manufactured in Vancouver B.C.
          They don't taste bad at all. Suitable for use in the up-coming "nine days".

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          websterhall1994 RE: makiman Jul 6, 2009 04:31 PM

          I haven't found any great tasting veggie burgers yet- especially ones that have low points for Weight Watchers, so I started making my own. Puree a can of beans or lentils, throw in a shredded carrot, a tablespoon of lemon juice, some chopped onion, an egg white and 1/2 cup of whatever grain I have leftover from Shabbos (tried couscous, quinoa, brown rice). I form it into patties and refrigerate them for 20 minutes, then pan-fry in Pam. Delicious on a light English muffin!

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            cheesecake17 RE: websterhall1994 Jul 7, 2009 07:04 AM

            I make veggie burgers like that too. I've added parsely and some strong olives along with a sauteed onion and breadcrumbs. They were delicious fresh and reheated from the freezer.

          2. Arthur RE: makiman Jul 6, 2009 05:28 PM

            Reading through this thread so far, I see that some people seem to be incorrectly conflating vegetarian Boca Burgers with traditional veggie burgers. Just as a turkey burger is not a hamburger, a veggie burger is not a Boca Burger. Almost the entire line of Boca Burgers consists of soy, imitation beef burgers, and those should not be confused with a traditional veggie burger, which is a different kind of animal entirely (or vegetable, as the case may be).

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