Monday, September 28, 2009

Bakers - Boca Burger ($7.50) Rating: 6

Mark Lim - Last Sunday I ate at a place called Baker's in Yucaipa California that boasts the first ever "Twin Kitchen" serving both American and Mexican style food.

For some strange reason I was in a hippie barefoot save the animals kind of mood and decieded to pass on all the greasy burritos and burgers and order a Soy Gluten Boca Burger instead.

When we got home I had accidentally switched bags with my wife and after I saw her juicy meat burger I was instantly disappointed with my hippie choice.

The first thing I noticed with my combo was the MASSIVE amount of fries they give you. I know it doesn't look like it in the picture but they give you a deep heavy bag that could fit two whole potatoes. Unfortunately their fries are no good.

Bakers, Boca Burger, papa meal, oh so fat
Large bag of fries. Ok sized burger
Bakers, Boca Burger, papa meal, oh so fat

Bakers uses different buns for their Boca burgers which are dry and dense and tasteless. It would have been much better if they had used the regular buns they put on their meat burgers.

Bakers, Boca Burger, papa meal, oh so fat
Getting ready to take a bite of soy and glutten
Bakers, Boca Burger, papa meal, oh so fat
The Boca patty matches too much with the color of the bun and adds no visual flavor at all.

Bakers - Bocca Burger Papa Meal
Taste ------------ (5) Bland but edible
Presentation ---(7) Well built
Price ------------- (5) A little more expensive than a regular burger
Availability ----- (6) 32 stores in So Cal
Quantity --------- (7) Burger is quite small. Plenty of fries but they're gross
Satisfaction ----- (6) I was sad after eating it.

Rating: 6 out of 10
The burger was missing a savory salty flavor. It had Thousand Island dressing on it but there wasn't enough to kick up the bland flavor of the Boca patty. I've had some good garden burgers before and this just isn't one of them.

I won't be getting this a 3rd time.

Be Fat! Be Happy!

2 comments:

SnapandPrint said...

I have heard many naty things about Bocca Burgers. Props to you for taking the risk and eating one.

Gothcupcake said...

I prefer Gardenburger brand veggie burgers when not making my own(since being vegan I am a barefooted hippie) and reserve Boca burgers for those rare occasions when there is nothing else vegan for me to eat (i.e. most work functions involving BBQ). I was happy to see it scored a higher rating over the BK Mushroom Swiss thingy. (The sound effect btw, cracked me up more than it probably should have)