Recently I noticed that Target have gotten in a lot of new vegan foods. They have a range of their own plus they sell some brands I haven’t seen before so in the interests of trying new vegan foods for review here are the Pacific Grove Sweet Earth Santa Fe burgers. These are vegan flame grilled burgers made with black beans, green chilies, flax seed, sweet potato, quinoa, barley and brown rice. The package contains two quarter pound patties for under $4 which honestly is a a little on the pricey side for a burger but they were bigger than your average burger so that is part of the cost I guess.
These burgers are high in protein with 17 g per burger, high in sodium at 380 mg and medium fat content at 5g. The whole quarter pound burger comes in at a whopping 230 calories which is going to put a few people off for sure. For me though I’d rather offset that with a lettuce wrap rather than bun. Everything in life is a trade off. I had a choice that day of having a burger bun or sweet potato fries. For me sweet potato fries will ALWAYS win. I’m not a huge bread fan so potatoes will come out on top every time.
Honestly this Santa Fe burger was a weird combination of sweet and burnt. Bob actually thought *I* had burned it due to the flame grilled char marks on the burger. Nope that’s how it came baby. I liked that these were fairly natural, with lots of veggies and whole grains, but the flavor was lacking. Next time I’d try one of the other versions. The santa fe was too sweet for my tastes. In a comparrison between these and Dr Praeger’s, the Dr Praeger’s wins on taste, and price. My advice skip the santa fe and buy one of the other versions, review it and let me know how it tastes 😉