It’s a double whammy – we’ve got not one, but TWO reviews from the Gosh range for you today. We’ve already tried some of their products in the past, but this is our first time trying something actually burger-shaped.
Two things, actually: first up, the Moroccan Spiced Bakes with Red Pepper and Apricot. While these technically make no claim towards being burgers, just look at them: they’re burgers.
They were the ones I liked the sound of the most from the packet, and they were quite tasty. They had a soft exterior and interior, which left them feeling a little bit mushy in the middle. The apricot pieces were chewy lumps scattered throughout the mixture, and the burgers were quite spicy too – almost like a curry taste.
There were also chunks of pepper and carrot throughout the burgers, which was somewhat of an odd choice. I can kind of see how these ingredients would go together in an actual curry with sauce, but in a burger, there’s not the same kind of texture or even flavour. It didn’t really work for me – it just seemed like an odd combination which didn’t go together.
It was kind of a shame, but after burying them inside bread buns, it was easier to ignore the flavour and just enjoy a bit of spice.
Now, onto the beetroot burgers! I was a bit leery of these as they do say on the packet that they contain “a hint of mint”. Now, I can’t stand mint – even the hint of it, usually – so I was worried that I was going to hate them.
On the other hand, I do love beetroot – but weirdly, the beetroot was very subtle, and there was also hardly any mint that I could detect – except for the fact that I could smell it. You might question whether my tastebuds had been dulled by the spicy bakes, but actually, I tried the beetroot burgers first.
The texture was much the same except for less mushy, and it was a reasonably solid burger with the ridges across the top doing little more than set dressing, as far as I could tell. This burger was probably the one I preferred off the two, but only because it wasn’t totally odd – there was actually hardly any impression at all left behind after I had eaten it. If I hadn’t made notes, I wouldn’t be able to tell you a thing about it.