Buncha Qrunch [Giveaway]

by Sarah on March 21, 2013 · 39 comments

The only reason I am allowing myself to purposely use the word buncha in the title of this post is because despite my general abhorrence of misspellings and grammatical inaccuracies in product labeling and advertising, I figure changing “a bunch of” to buncha was OK since the product I am about to talk to you about is misspelled also…and I like it.

What is that product, you ask?

Qrunch Burgers!

I was contacted by the good people at Qrunch Foods to sample and review these quinoa-and-millet-based burgers.

Always a fan of a good veggie burger–especially one that actually packs protein like a good meat burger ‘substitute’ and isn’t just a bunch of vegetables mashed together for me to then crumble up on MORE vegetables*–

*Do I ever actually eat my burgers on buns?

not that i don't find you one of the most tasty manufactured veggie burgers of all time, mr. don lee veggie patty from costco

–I was eager to give the Qrunch burgers a ‘go.’

And I vowed not to just crumble them up on salad.

OK. After the first one.

and i actually CUT it. not crumbled. so...ha!

Despite not being as flavorful as my other (manufactured) favorites, these Qrunch burgers toast up astoundingly well in the toaster oven, allowing them to live up to their name.

(And when I say “not as flavorful” that certainly doesn’t mean you won’t feel some heat from that Spicy Italian…)

Remember chicken patties from middle school?

Well, the outer ‘crust’ of the Qrunch burger is cornmeal-esque, like that, but with a not-too grainy texture inside, so the whole effect is almost like eating a hush puppy! [That, y’all, is a VERY good thing.]

Granted, as they are super grain-based (not a bad thing), they can be a bit dry. Putting on a bun (or bread)–even if I wanted to–wouldn’t necessarily be a good plan.*

*Unless you had a TON of ketchup waiting for me. [And a tomato. Because I like tomatoes AND ketchup on my burgers, thankyouverymuch.]

mustard, HP sauce, relish, and sauerkraut help too. :)

Putting it on top of some of the Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread (that I reviewed yesterday) was WAY too much of a dense, carb-heavy situation, and I ended up having to divide and conquer.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, corn-free, wheat-free…I’m pretty sure they fit into almost anyone’s diet. [Except maybe paleo…?]

And now, COST-free, too. At least for one of you. :)

That’s right, now YOU can try out the Qrunch burgers for yourself.

To enter this giveaway, simply tell me how you would prepare and serve a Qrunch burger.

[Now that I’m flirting with eggs in my diet again, I’m thinking a runny yolk might be just perfect with these…]

For an optional extra entry, tweet about the giveaway: want to munch on some quinoa-based #qrunch? @thesmartkitchen is giving away free #qrunch burgers! http://tinyurl.com/cgwft8n

Get ready to munch…on some Qrunch.


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