Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Product Review: Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties

Updated 9/6/2020

Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties

This was the first plant-based meat I ever tried - ahh, scary! Right?!

Well, maybe my fear was unwarranted. These were delicious. My picky-eater boyfriend liked them so much we are adding them to our rotation. I'm more optimistic about trying the other varieties now too. 

These are great with vegan ranch, bbq sauce, or sriracha if you want more spice. They are a little bit spicy. Maybe a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. 

Close up of Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties

Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties cut in half
If you're skeptical about trying faux meat, I suggest starting with these or another vegan chicken patty. I guess it makes sense, "real" chicken patties and nuggets are already mostly made from soy. If anything, the vegan version is better tasting and probably less processed. 

This was my favorite plant-based meat for a while until I tried the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Those would also be good to start with if you're new to plant-based foods and craving a burger. 

Water, wheat flour, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, corn oil, contains less than 2% of salt, yeast extract, wheat gluten, methylcellulose, spices and herbs, sugar, onion powder, yeast, vinegar powder, paprika extract (color), dried garlic, natural flavor (non-meat), corn, malted barley, rye, succinic acid. 

Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties Nutrition FactsBoca Spicy Chik'n Patties Ingredients

Review: Boca Spicy Chik'n Veggie Patties
First impressions: "Wow. This is much better than I expected." "I am so pleasantly surprised."
Taste: Like a Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy's. 
Texture: Like the inside of a chicken nugget. Obviously there will be no "grain" like a real chicken breast, but you don't get that from any chicken nugget or patty.  
Does it look like the picture on the box? Yes.
Can you tell it's vegan? No
Worth buying again? Definitely. We have them on a regular basis because they are a quick, simple meal. They bake in about 12 minutes. It's so easy to throw them in the oven with some fries or another side. 
Overall: 5 out of 5