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Yeah, that BK Veggie Burger.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mmm, doesn't that look delicious?

At the request of MOTIV8U, here is the EXCITING TALE of the BK Veggie Burger™.

Let me tell you about my co-worker, Rajeev. Great guy. But he's a derailer. A phone conversation with him might go like this:

Me: Hey, Rajeev, I'm not eating meat again. I'm going to get a veggie sub up at the Scrub-way. Wanna go?

Him: Sure, Al. Today is my meat-free day, too. I'll meet you in the parking lot.

And so we get in my car and head out.

Him; How about Burger King?

Me, confused: What? I told you I was getting Subway.

Him: BK has a veggie burger. Have you tried it? That's what I'm getting.

Me: Well, that doesn't sound terrible. And I am a little bored of going to get Scrubs every day...

So we head off to BK and order it up. I'm all about veggie patties. They're usually edible no matter where you go. Friday's has a decent veggie burger. They're on most menus. Some are better than others. They never taste like beef, but I'm just looking for something tasty, not a beef substitute, anyway.

I ordered one veggie burger at $2.69. And let's see... Not much else vegeterian on the menu... How about some (!) onion rings, I guess. And an unsweetened tea.

McDonald's raised the bar by offering fresh-brewed, unsweetened tea. Burger King, however, had tea out of the soda dispenser, made with some sort of mix or syrup. Awful.

Finally, my burger is ready.

This is a pic from the web. Mine looked way more smashed than this one. This one looks good compared to what I got. It was dry, and the saucy goop on it didn't help much. Other toppings included a tomato slice, and a slab of iceberg lettuce. And maybe some ketchup or something. I don't know, it didn't really matter. I ate it and silently cursed Rajeev for sidetracking me from a delicious veggie patty at Subway. It would have been cheaper, more filling, more delicious, and healthier, I'm sure.

I'm glad I don't go to Burger King anymore.

Happy Thursday, peeps!

P.S. Here's the stats:

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 420
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 46g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 23g

Egg: Allergen Present
Milk: Allergen Present
Soy: Allergen Present
Wheat: Allergen Present

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    that certainly doesn't sound like a veggie burger I would want either! thanks for the review!
    3307 days ago
    Haha what Gungho said.

    And those Subway veggie patties are the best!

    Except I've gone low carb... those sandwiches could derail me!

    For meat free I like Morningstar products, only wish there were a good tasting low carb alternative similar to the Subway veggie pattie!

    3308 days ago
    Dude... exhale and smell the onions at home... emoticon ...
    Morningstar Farms Grillers are totally workable into a weeknight diner dinner on the home front. I can get (and got) some Satisfaction. Protein done right with some olive oil and fried fast and hot. Toast that wheat bun and have the condiments of your choice ready spot on. I love grilled/sautéed onions splayed in the mix, added to the bun. Protein vessel is all about the condiments when done right, with lesser fat.
    Just saying & salivating... emoticon emoticon emoticon .
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    3309 days ago
    What I think is crazy....... the few times I have ordered a veggie burger from BK I ask for no mayo so the person who preps it overcompensates for loss of mayo with extra ketchup, so the burger is sliding off the bun and ketchup is dripping as I eat.

    Loved the pictures, reminds of he said/she said. Burger King believes they are selling you the sandwich pictured in number one and the customer sees the sandwich as seen in picture number two. I guess that is what happens when the menu is created by artists and not the person who actually makes the food.
    3310 days ago
    The only good derailers are...

    ...on bicycles!

    3311 days ago
    what a waste of 420 calories and 16 grams of fat!!
    3311 days ago
    LOL Rajeev is going to have an angry mob after him!! Count me in! Maxfungurl is a woman after my own heart...I too love the Morningstar Farms veggie burgers (i love all of them!) on the oroweat sandwich thins, sometimes with a slice of veggie cheese...I think we should all meet at her house and have a veggie burger par-tay!!! No more BK...evah! Ya heard meh?

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    3311 days ago
    thanks for the heads up i dont do bk or mac wendy's if anywhere and hardly ever. learn to say no to derailers. if he asked you to jump off a bridge would you. emoticon next time its subway or no way. i love subway and veggie burgers. emoticon
    3311 days ago
  • SCORPION1352
    Oh I love veggie burgers--------Other than the sub the other fast foods are terrible.

    I make my own spend a sat. morning cook up about 50 or 60 and put them in the freezer. If I run out I usually get the morningstar brand I the mushrooms lovers veggie burgers.

    Rajeev needs a lesson on fast food.
    3311 days ago
    Stay away from the derailers!...hahaha.
    3311 days ago
    i don't frequent fast food joints but i'd have equivalated veggie burger with healthy. not in this case. what'd they do?? boil it in oil and sprinkle it w/sugar?? wow and a big thumbs down! stick to the scrubs!
    3311 days ago
    What did you expect from BK??? haha! I love veggie burgers and have several different kinds in my freezer. Some of the brands and flavors I think are really good are Morning Star Farms Chick'n Grillers (use orowheat sandwich thins for the bun, dijon, red onion, tomato slice and lettuce and you have a great lunch for about 250 - 300 calories, depending on condiments), also like spicy black bean burgers, msf prime grillers, asian patties (use these in a whole wheat tortilla with some stirfried cabbage, carrots and onions, snow peas (whatever you like), a little hoisin and you have a really healthy moo shoo pork-like dish). Thanks for the review though! Oh yeah Zo is right about salt....Cheers
    3311 days ago
    So Gross! I keep trying them hoping they get better but sadly, no. In fact i think they are getting worse. Rajeev needs to be slapped.
    3311 days ago
    Yeah...I'd have to beat my friend, LOL! Sorry dude!
    3311 days ago
    I have been wondering about those! How are they on calories? I bet they are something they make and sits out for awhile or you would have to wait a bit for it to become unfrozen. Oh well now you know not to return to burger king! I will have to check out Friday's veggie burger!
    3311 days ago
    sorry, but any fast food other than subway is guarenteed enormous salt levels..check out menus on the web of all fast food, i thought one day, let's go to Boston Market. I've never felt so sick..i checked out the nutrition on the menu and was shocked at the levels of salt and calories for a little home cooked meal.. don't get me started. stay the hel$ away from all fast food joints, they will derail you.. make a burger at home and you will be happy with the salt levels and calories... home cooked food is REAL.

    subway is the only place i would ever go after that Boston Market visit... ok then
    3311 days ago
    I don't think you could pay me to eat a veggie burger anywhere! Do you have Chipotle near you? You could get a veggie fajita bowl with rice, black or pinto beans, grilled fajita veggies (peppers and onions), salsa, cheese, guacamole, etc. And it's really yummy. Just another option if you get talked out of Subway again.
    3311 days ago
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