sighinastorm What exactly do they taste like? Can they be seasoned to be palatable?
Absolutely they can be seasoned. Describing tastes is tricky. It’s like… you know the taste of rice, or oats. And then you have like ricecakes, or breakfast cereal, or a granola bar, and they don’t taste the same. There’s a little bit of that. They taste like their own kind of heavily synthesized confection. There’s different textures worked on. It’s like a meat-themed granola.
Actually it’s been years since I had a veggie burger, since they all contain nuts and I’ve developed allergies. I could be talking out of my ass on this one, but I don’t think people really develop much of a love for them. The main advantage is that you can throw something on the grill, and slap it between a pair of buns, so you don’t look like a total dip* holding a bowl of peas at a barbecue. YMMV.