I’ve been a fan of Hilary’s for years, and the new products coming out from this brand, including these tasty little bites, are fantastic.
Hilary’s Black Rice Burger was the first frozen gluten- and soy-free vegan burger I really loved. I’ve written about my fondness for Qrunch burgers before, but Hilary’s was my first true love. Hilary’s burgers are bigger and heartier than Qrunch, although they are both very tasty. Part of the reason that Hilary’s (which used to go by Hilary’s Eat Well), has been a go-to staple in my freezer is that the company has a great mission for their brand from the start.
Hilary’s have always been a dedicated allergen-free company; meaning it’s free from the top common allergens, including gluten, soy, egg, and dairy. Their headquarter’s has been located in Lawrence, Kansas, since their World’s Best Veggie Burger was conceived their in 2005 and company was founded in 2010. This has allowed them to remain more of a small-company that is actually a really big company, and ensure top product quality. They are also a certified B-Corporation for their sustainability and responsibility efforts.
After producing veggie burgers for a number of years, Hilary’s introduced the frozen Original Veggie Bites. I always thought they were really good, the perfect bite-sized snack or pre-made appetizer. All you have to do is fry them for a few minutes on either side and their ready to go.
In just a few years, Hilary’s has added a full line of salad dressings, millet-based holiday stuffing product, new burger and veggie bites flavors, and freshened up their overall look and packaging. The broccoli casserole variety are the first of the new bites’ additions I’ve tried. And they’re wonderful. Herbaceous and savory without being over-powering.
The Broccoli Casserole Bites are made from all-real, mostly-organic ingredients: Cooked Whole Grain Millet, Broccoli, Cooked White Beans, Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil, Carrot, Onion, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Psyllium Husk Powder, Redmond’s Real Salt®, Arrowroot, Basil, Oregano.
The other two, new varieties are, too. They are mediterranean and mesquite. I haven’t tried those yet, but there’s a bag of mesquite waiting in my freezer for me to finish the broccoli casserole ones, which won’t be too long from now.
Very recently, Hilary’s introduced breakfast veggie sausages made out of millet, lentils and dates. I can’t wait to get my hands on the spicy flavor. I have not seen them in stores yet (the bites are already hard enough to find!). Once I do, I’ll be sure to update this post with my opinions.