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.
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.
The Facts on Fantastic World Foods
Certifications: Fantastic World Foods is Certified Kosher. Currently enrolled in the Non-GMO Project and waiting to be verified.
Dietary Notes: By 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