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boca burger calorie mystery

A month ago, I bought boca burgers (garden vegetable and roasted onion varieties) and I distinctly remember that they were 70 cals each burger, according to the pack. Yesterday, I bought 2 more packs from a different store, and looking at the pack once I got back, I was shocked to see that it said 130 cals each burger!?

I went back to my local shop, where I'd bought the first set, and sure enough the Boca Burgers they sell are 70 cals on the packaging!!!???
Yet there is nothing on the packaging to say that they are new and improved - it's bizarre. There is a motto saying they are recommended by the South Beach Diet, but nothing to suggest that these are a special diet version of the burger - it's lower calories for all the varieties too.

So what I want to know is, did they change the product and some stores are still selling older products (how the hell did they get rid of 60 cals and not even mention it?) or is the 70 cal packaging just faulty??? Any ideas?

Wed. Mar 22, 12:03am

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I went to the Boca Burger website -, and they had a lot of detailed nutritional information. They said the formulations change and you should believe the information on the package. Most of them listed on the website still have 70 calories, a couple of varieties are higher. Check out the website for more details.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 4:31 AM

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boca burgers

that is insane. good thing you're diligent and keep checking the packages. what a bummer that the cals went up!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 10:05 AM

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The other question is the serving size....

Is one a bigger serving size than the other? Sometimes foods list the 1 serving size calories, while the actual item is 2 serving sizes...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 12:43 PM

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Nope, it was the same serving size on both packs.

I can understand if they changed things, I'm just surprised they didn't make a bigger deal about doing it...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 2:07 PM

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Mystery solved!!!

So I finally examined the website.

Turns out that they have two lines of exactly the same products:
1) the Boca Meatless line
2) the Boca Made with Organic Soy and No Artificial Additives line

Line (1) are the 70 calorie burgers.
Line (2) are the 130 calorie burgers.

Burgers from both lines have the same weight - it must be the artificial ingredients that make line (1) less calorific.

But I swear the two packs look so similar - I've yet to see a store that stocks both types, so it would be hard to realise this when shopping.

Thanks for all the comments. I'm going for the organic ones from now on!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 2:18 PM

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I've been studying the website and I really don't think the original are composed of that many artificial ingredients. It seems the compostition of the materials used simply have more calories. There are some small amounts of ingredients I'd rather not eat, like corn oil, but most of them don't sound that bad. The organic ones sound great though, still very modest on calories compared to beef. It seems that added cheese makes a huge difference in calories too.

Thursday, March 23, 2006, 2:47 AM

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