Meatless Monday! Today I’m reviewing Boca Chik’n patties. After my review of Whole Foods Chickenless patties so why not try the original right? Boca has been around years and along with Gardenburger and morning star farms were one of the originals offering veggie food when we came to the USA in 2001.
From the packet nutrition facts a serving size is 1 patty (duh) and is 140 calories. I love that they state on the front of the packet the calories, and protein along with the facts: 55% less fat than chicken patties. You can see below that the fat in this has been reduced from 11g to 4.5g per patty.
I’m kinda shocked that the sodium is still high. I swear the more I actually LOOK at these foods the more I realize that these are not foods I want to be eating. I also want to point out to new vegans that if you cannot be bothered to look through the ingredients list which may contain hidden animal products, then just look at the cholesterol on the nutrition panel. Zero cholesterol = vegan! If it has cholesterol it contains animal products somewhere.
Again the ingredients aren’t the cleanest of foods but this is a processed product and not something I’d eat daily, so that along with the sodium content means I let it fly. I also love this panel below. Who knew that the BOCA vegan patty had more protein than the chicken patty? Hahaha guess that answers the question: “but where do you get your protein?”
Fresh out the package they look anemic but soon get golden in the pan, and don’t take too long to cook through.
I had mine with butternut squash fries and tons of veggies, it was delicious meal!
The chik’n is pretty good. No rubbery taste like some plant meats. The breading was ok too.
I can’t comment on how it compares to chicken as it’s been over 20 years 😉 but I enjoyed the Boca chik’n patties!
Are you meatfree on Mondays?