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Jul 6, 2009 11:07 AM

boca burgers?

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



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

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      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 ...

    2. 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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      1. re: ferret

        Which veggie burgers are Parve?

        And, do they taste good?

        1. re: hanistor

          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.

          1. re: ferret

            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.

            1. re: cheesecake17

              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.

              1. re: DeisCane

                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.

        2. re: ferret

          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".

        3. 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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          1. re: websterhall1994

            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. 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).

            1. Write to the company that makes Boca Burgers and ask them to get kosher supervision. If more people do, they will get it.

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              1. re: Elliotu

                i have contacted Boca Burgers and if more people do so they may go for supervision if their products are all vegetarian and easily make the transition to kosher status. Boca is part of the Kraft parent company and many of their products are kosher so they must be aware of the process and potential for increased market share.

                For example, the Flatout Wraps were never certified kosher yet after numerous requests they did for for Kof K and are now in all the kosher supermarkets with a big pink sticker on the front indicating their new status...

                1. re: ERBSR

                  I sent them an e-mail but the two of us are only two people. There is another group of Vege products which did not have hashgacha and last year got it. Its called Gardein products. (they have a website ). They are now under the Vaad of "Western Canada" and some local rabbis told me that this is a very respected hashgacha. Now that they have hashgacha, their products are moving off of the shelves like hotcakes.

                  1. re: Elliotu

                    The best veggies burgers are tival. Hands down.

                    1. re: marissaj

                      Where can you buy them and are they kosher?

                      1. re: Elliotu

                        They are Israeli and kosher. Some of the local markets carry them.

                        1. re: Elliotu

                          Gardein is very good, but not for veggie burgers. I am a big fan of their beefless tips, chicken tenders and chicken strips. When the Israeli Tivall hotdogs come back- make sure you buy a bag of those too!

                        2. re: marissaj

                          I wrote to them. they are a UK based company

                          1. re: Elliotu

                            Tivall? No it is definitely Israeli. They are imported by Bagel Bites from Brooklyn. Look int he freezer section of a kosher market, near the Zoglos.

                            1. re: marissaj

                              I have to find where they sell zoglos as well. I can't find it anymore in my area