When I saw Boca Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan Veggie Patties in the grocery store, I knew I had to buy them. True, a 4-serving box cost me $5.49 (at the overpriced store near me), but I was willing to pony up the cash to try what could be a wonderful meal staple.
I popped one of these babies into the microwave as soon as I got home (literally). I nuked it for about 90 seconds although I knew cooking it in a pan would make it crispier and more delicious. But I was just so eager to try it that I didn't want to wait even that long. I took my steaming Boca burger out, put it on a plate, and prepared for pure deliciousness.
And I was not disappointed. The texture was chewy and delicious, and the taste was superb as well. The basil flavor came through, though not overwhelmingly so, and the tomato flavor was spot-on. The parmesan was a nice touch too, and I even got a gooey piece of cheese in one of my bites!
Meat & Veggie lovers unite! I have found a product you will both agree is fantastic and it's name is Boca Bratwurst Sausage. This veggie sausage is AMAZING! Vegetarians will enjoy the full bodied flavor and meat eaters will enjoy the 'real meat' taste.
Okay - so the very definition of "Bratwurst" is a small sausage made from ... MEAT (pork specifically) - and these are made from soy. But semantics aside ... I can not rave enough about these brats. I eat them plain, on a bun, added to chili, dips, etc. They are great when cooked on the stove as well as the microwave. The spicy flavor is perfect. My mom, a health conscience omnivore prefers these to the real deal. My brother, who is a sausage fanatic, now asks for these instead. Yes - they are really that good .
The first thing I noticed when I opened the box of Boca in a Bun Chick'n & Swiss Sandwich was that the sandwich looks exactly like the picture on the box. What you see is what you get, and what you will see is a whole wheat bun, a breaded patty (made from meatless soy) and a slice of swiss cheese - doesn't this actually make it a burger ... since it's on a burger bun?
Well, not sure why Boca wants to call this a sandwich, but we'll roll with it. The directions are are for microwaving and after nuking it for the desired time, I was surprised that the bun was moist but not soggy and the meatless chick'n was delicious - tastes like real chicken to me, and certainly non-vegetarians will enjoy this. It's very similar to the Boca Meatless Spicy Chikn Patty, but without the spicy kick.
However, this should more accurately be described as a starter sandwich. It definitely needs some additions like lettuce, tomato and ketchup (because I put ketchup on everything) to make it a worthwhile and substantial meal. The directions say to microwave it, but I found a hard time getting the timing just right to prevent the cheese from bubbling. It is much better if it's prepared in a toaster oven.
Although I have my tried and true cereal and oatmeal favorites, I decided to try the Boca Breakfast Wraps to add more diversity to my breakfast routine. They are available in a Southwest and Original version which is what I tried, and I must say that these wraps make waking up a whole lot easier! Just pop a wrap in the microwave and a few minutes later you have a warm delicious whole wheat wrap loaded with meatless Boca sausage, egg whites, and cheese. If you don't like eggs, then you might want to stay away from these, because the wraps are packed full of eggs and meatless sausage, which you would not know was meatless from the taste. I'm not even a big sausage fan but I think these are absolutely wonderful. The only downside is that the tortilla can get kind of stiff and hard to bite if left out for too long.