Is White Castle’s New Veggie Burger Vegan?
White Castle revealed it’s new Veggie Slider across America today. This comes after testing the product over the summer in some select cities and locations. We have seen other major fast food chains offer “veggie” options recently. It seems like it is a new trend and of course we endorse it! Any steps towards less meat and more vegetable based food is a win/win situation. Burger King has their burger made from Morning Star Patties (we reviewed it here) and Chipotle has had huge success with their Sofrita (story here).
So what are the details on this veggie burger? While I applaud any restaurant that include vegan or ‘veggie’ options on the menu, that doesn’t mean I would eat it. How healthy is this vegan burger? Or is it even vegan? We have seen several menu items that were vegetable based but were definitely not vegan. They were more vegetarian. And in fact, all of these can be made not vegan but putting things like cheese and mayonnaise on them. Let’s take a look at this veggie burger and see what it’s made of.
What is in the White Castle Veggie Slider?
This new veggie option from White Castle uses a patty made by Dr. Praeger. You can find these products in a lot of grocery stores across the US. There aren’t specifically marketed as being vegan. They are considered vegetarian. Here is the ingredient list for their burger from the Dr. Praeger website.
California Veggie Burgers – White Castle Veggie Burger
Carrots, onions, string beans, oat bran, soybeans, zucchini, peas, broccoli, corn, soy flour, spinach, expeller pressed canola oil, red peppers, arrowroot, corn starch, garlic, corn meal, salt, parsley, black pepper .
Made in a facility that uses wheat, soy, milk, eggs and fish.
These burgers are making their debut today (December 30th) nationwide. If you try them please comment and let us know what you think. I suspect that they might not be the best tasting burgers ever because they are being sold with your choice of sauces. You can choose from honey mustard, ranch, or sweet Thai. I could be wrong but I’m not sure why you would cover a burger (or slider) up with some kind of sauce unless it didn’t taste good to begin with. I could be wrong though. I won’t be eating these. But if it makes people eat less meat then I’m in favor of it and wish them great success.