As with much of the MorningStar Farms range, this product has seen a relatively recent makeover, both in terms of the product and the packaging too. Four patties come in each resealable plastic bag – though I do find the MSF resealable strip really hard to close entirely. Anyway, here are a few shots of the frozen, cooked and plated chicken burger:
If cooked correctly the exterior shell mimics a cheap fast food chicken burger pretty well. The breading can crisp up quite nicely. I love to spray with a little cooking oil and then air fry for the very best result. The microwave option produces an udnerstanly mushy mess though.
However you cook these, the interior is definitely on the mushy side. That might be a plus or negative for you. Personally I prefer a bit more chew and texture, these are really really mushy and it’s a touch disconcerting.
The buffalo flavor, to my chili-scalded palate, is practically undetectable. I probably need to stop drinking hot sauce like it’s water, but there you go. If I’m looking for a buffalo flavor, I always add my own hot sauce.
Overall, not a terrible plant based chicken burger, but not the best.
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