In a previous post, I mentioned that most of the meat analogue products found in the refrigerated sections of supermarkets have hidden egg in them. Until recently, this was also the case with the Garden Gourmet brand. About a month or two ago, though, I noticed that one item in the line-up of their green packaging in the Delhaize was actually marked “vegan”: the Lentil Burger. I double checked the ingredients (it’s not that I don’t trust them… well, maybe it is), and indeed, it’s vegan!
These burgers are an interesting blend of lentils, carrots, and mint. I have yet to eat one in traditional burger style, but I have pan-fried them and served them over mashed potatoes with gravy and some greens and they were really good! The carrots and mint give this a fresh twist that differentiates them from other veggie burgers. According to the Garden Gourmet website, their Couscous Burgers are also vegan. I haven’t run across those yet, but will definitely keep an eye out for them. So far I’ve seen the Garden Gourmet Lentil Burgers in the refrigerated sections of both the Colruyt and the Delhaize.