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Sunshine Burgers Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Sep 29, 2008
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Sunshine BurgersJust when I thought I'd tried every veggie burger on the market, I discovered Sunshine Burgers at my local health food store. The box containing 3 patties of about 2.5 ounces each, boasted all natural, vegan and gluten free burgers of a "bold and delicious" nature.

Good news - There is truth in marketing. I tried the Original variety and these things ROCK! According to the directions, Sunshine burgers can be prepared in a toaster over, on the grill or via the microwave. Being an instant gratification kind of girl, I popped a burger in the microwave for about 1:15 min, slapped it into a whole wheat wrap, and was treated to a moist on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside, vegetarian delight. Even better news ... these handy dandy little burgers only contain FIVE ingredients, all of which are recognizable and easy to pronounce! Ground raw sunflower seeds, brown rice, carrots, herbs and sea salt all come together to make a nutty, well seasoned, and deliciously unique veggie burger.

Each Sunshine Burger contains 190 calories and 13 fat grams (19% of the RDA), which seems a little high until you remember that they are made up of heart healthy seeds, of which a mere 1.5 grams (6% of the RDA) is saturated. They also have 320 mg of sodium (13% of the RDA), 8 grams of protein, and 14 grams of total carbohydrates which includes 3 grams of sugar and 11% of the RDA for fiber (3 grams). There is also a whopping 90% of your day's Vitamin A (beta carotene from the carrots) and 10% of the RDA for both Vitamin C and Iron.

One box of Sunshine Burgers cost me $3.86, which isn't bad for 3 good sized burgers, especially when I've noticed the prices of Amy's burgers which come in boxes of 4 have skyrocketed in my area to nearly $6 a box. In short, these were yummy, nutritious and a good value. If you're looking for an alternative to the standard texturized vegetable protein (TVP) burger, give these a try.

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 4
Price: 4
Overall: 4.5
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