It’s hard to believe we’ve never covered the Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burger before. After all, we’ve been eating it for years. Somehow, however, this one slipped through the net. We’re changing that today, with a look at this freezer option and what you can expect from it.
So, this is a soya 1/4lb burger with mozzarella and onions in it. It’s one of the more “authentic” experiences for veggies, designed to actually work like a real meat burger. It’s a little greasy and is probably best either on the barbecue or served for watching sports – you know, real burger stuff.
It is quite chewy and bouncy, and has a pretty dark flavour to it. The texture is pretty good, and the mozzarella adds a little something so it isn’t just a plain burger. It’s not like you can taste pure mozzarella, but it does add flavour and alter the texture in an interesting way. Although they are greasy, they go very well in a burger bun, and match well with sauces and toppings. Extra cheese is not frowned upon.
I quite like these burgers, though they can get boring if you are eating them regularly. They remind me the most of summer barbecues, sitting out in a field somewhere by a caravan. I think they’re pretty good for those who are transitioning out of a meat-eating lifestyle, and good to serve to non-veggie friends when it’s your turn to cook. They aren’t an everyday item for me simply because there isn’t much dimension to them – they are what they are, and that can get dull no matter how tasty they are.