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Cauldron have recently released two new vegan products: sausages and burgers. This is a welcome addition to their range, and the products are currently available at Morrison’s, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. We gave the burgers a try – read on to find out what we thought.

Ingredients

The burgers contain a range of pulses and vegetables, including chickpeas, cauliflower, aduki beans, broad beans and spinach. This is a nice change from other vegan burgers, which tend to be mainly soy-based.

Check out the full ingredients below:

Ingredients

Chickpeas, Cauliflower (12%), Aduki Beans (11%), Broad Beans, Spinach (10%), Onions, Garlic Purée, Rehydrated Potato, Plain Flour (Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Maize, Buckwheat), Chipotle Chilli Paste (Chipotle Chilli (0.9%), Onion, Tomato Purée, Vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Coriander), Vegetable Bouillon [Salt, Potato Starch, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Non Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Onion Powder, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Herbs (Lovage, Parsley), Spices (White Pepper, Mace, Nutmeg), Turmeric Extract], Rapeseed Oil, Pea Flour, Smoked Paprika (0.9%), Lime Juice Concentrate, Stabiliser: Methyl Cellulose, Salt, Basil, Black Pepper

You can clearly see the different ingredients in the burger as they’re not completely blended together, which gives it a nice homemade feel.

Texture

The burger was smaller than expected, and quite thick (the picture above shows the burger before cooking). It’s not the ideal size for eating in a bun, in our opinion. The texture was similar to a homemade bean burger, quite dense and filling.

Taste

The main seasoning of the burger is ‘chipotle chilli.’ It’s not spicy, but has a rich, smokey flavour that’s quite distinctive. You can taste the individual ingredients, particularly the beans, and overall it’s a nice flavour. This is definitely a wholefood burger, rather than a meat substitute, and we can imagine it being popular with anyone who enjoys homemade burgers or dislikes imitation meat products.

We’d give this burger a 7/10. It was tasty and made a change from the other vegan burgers that are available, but was a little too dense for our liking.

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