Fantastic World Foods Vegetarian Nature’s Burger (DISCONTINUED)

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The Vegetarian Nature’s Burger from Fantastic World Foods has been discontinued. In fact, a lot of their mixes were discontinued. But you can still buy their Falafel Mix and Taco Filling Mix. For some other veggie burger options, see our Vegan Veggie Burger Guide.

I purchased this product on deep discount, as my local grocer was discontinuing it. Unfortunately, I can see why.  This “just add water” dry mix is supposed to magically transform into veggie burgers. Alas, the dough was quite sticky and hard to work with.  Once I finally coerced them into patties, they did cook up easily, browning in just a few minutes per side.

While the texture was fine, the flavor was bland and slightly bitter.  The ingredients listed dehydrated vegetables among the second ingredient, yet I couldn’t detect a single veggie … just flours and grains.  While this product was a disappointment, it worked fine as veggie burger crumbles atop our salads, masked by the other more flavorful components.

Nature's Burger

Yes, some Vegenaise, Lemony Dill Seasoning from the ladies at Vegetarian Express, and a dash of almond milk made for a smashing salad dressing (in seconds might I add!) that covered up the rather sad flavor of this product, for a wonderful lunchtime salad.

Fantastic World Food - Easy vegetarian food mixes for a quick meal!

The Facts on Fantastic World Foods

CertificationsFantastic World Foods is Certified Kosher. Currently enrolled in the Non-GMO Project and waiting to be verified.

Dietary NotesBy ingredients, Fantastic World Foods is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Fantastic Foods website at fantasticfoods.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

10 Comments

  1. I have been searching for this and searching for a recipe dupe as well! I LOVED this mix. If you are looking for a substitute for burger – nope, not even close but I loved the texture and taste. It went perfectly with lettuce and sliced tomato and although the bun is redundant since there’s so much wheat in the pattie itself, it added greatly to the experience. I assumed they discontinued due to the gluten-free trend so sales went down??? I miss it. It’s what helped me go veg!

    • I’m frequently sad to see brands go, and this does look like a hard one to duplicate! Here are the ingredients: Brown Rice, Pearled Barley Flakes, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Organic Bulgar Wheat, Rolled Oats, Soy Sauce Powder (Soy Sauce [Wheat, Soybeans, Salt], Maltodextrin, Salt), Textured Soy Flour, Yellow Pea Flour, Vital Wheat Gluten, Dehydrated Onion, Whole White Wheat, Green Pea Flour, Potato Flakes, Nutritional Yeast (Dried Yeast, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Hydrociloride, Thiamine Hydrociloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12), Less Than 2% Of Dehydrated Garlic, Non-Gmo Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Tomato Powder, Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Sunflower Oil, Celery Powder, Sea Salt, Spices, Dehydrated Carrots, Red Bell Pepper Powder, Paprika..

  2. I have been eating fantastic world foods nature burger for almost 4 decades and loved it so much.i would put it on a hearty bread with a splash of a good tamari or soy sauce,a pile of cilantro,a pile of alfalfa sprouts topped with a thick tomato slice.this was so delicious,it was one of my most favorite foods to eat.i was so sad and disappointed that they discontinued this product.i am just praying they will come back to their senses and bring it back.this a great product,you just need to know how to improvise.most people that eat meat usually dress up their burgers.please,please,let us bring back the nature burger fantastic world foods.

  3. Nature burger has been around a long time and was one of the first vegetarian burger convenience foods. While many new analogs have come (and gone), it is good, and it is GREAT for camping!

  4. I like the taste but the texture could be a little tougher. Will let sit in fridge overnight with the addition of chopped onion, celery and grated carrot as well as try cutting in a little quinoa. I’ve found that with the addition of a cup or so of quinoa my meatloaf turns into a rock. Not that bad though I was surprised that it did that. I’ve added rice and bulgur cooked that is, and they do as I thought which is stretch the product. The more I think of it, the quinoa might work. Squeeze excess juice out of the onions and celery before the addition. Good luck…..also let stand the pattis overnight, as I noticed that the chopped beans in the mix did not soften very well……b G Luck!

  5. i spice it up by adding onions, powdered chilli, black pepper, cayenne pepper etc when i’ve added the water. if its too dry to form into patties i add a tad more water and i have no difficulty in forming patties that keep their shape. and the taste is wonderful

  6. Rusty Hostetler on

    I have had no problems and the wife loves the flavor and even I like this product (hard core carnivore that I am) …. veggies-dehydrated do not appear until 8th or 9th ingredient. I pour the boiling water in and let sit for the 15 min or more as instructed . … wet my hands and form patties.
    Partial:
    NATURE`S BURGER ORIGINAL – 10 OZ.
    A savory mix of veggies and hearty whole grain that delivers a ‘sink-your-teeth-into-it’ satisfaction.

    INGREDIENTS
    Brown rice, pearled barley flakes, toasted sesame seeds, organic bulgar wheat, rolled oats, soy sauce powder (soy sauce [wheat, soybeans, salt], maltodextrin, salt), textured soy flour, yellow pea flour, vital wheat gluten, dehydrated onion, whole white wheat, green pea flour, potato flakes,

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