Are QRUNCH Burgers tested regularly for gluten?
QRUNCH Burgers are tested quarterly for gluten by an independent laboratory. To be “gluten-free,” a product must have less than 20 parts per million (PPM) of gluten, according to the FDA’s recent ruling on gluten-free labeling. QRUNCH Burgers routinely test at less than 5 PPM.
Can a person with celiac disease confidently eat a QRUNCH Burger?
Yes! That is the whole point of QRUNCH Foods, to offer those with celiac and those who are gluten-intolerant something delicious to eat that is gluten-free. As you see elsewhere in this FAQ, QRUNCH Burgers are regularly tested for gluten.
Do you use corn in any of your products?
There is no corn in any of our products. QRUNCH Burgers are free of corn, nuts, dairy, wheat, eggs, animal products and of course, gluten.
Is coconut oil a bad fat?
Coconut oil is a good fat. Studies have shown that intake of coconut oil helps increase resistance to viruses and bacteria that cause illness. It also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida. Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for blood-sugar and thyroid control. It increases digestion and helps us absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of medium chain triglyceride. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels. One study found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose and contributes to more heart problems.
Should I defrost my QRUNCH Burger before heating it?
No. Go straight from the freezer to the heat.
Do you have to put oil in the pan to cook them?
Additional oil in the pan is not needed. You can also heat QRUNCH Burgers in a toaster oven, conventional toaster, on a cookie sheet in the oven or even put them on the grill (they will not fall apart like other veggie burgers).
Can you heat QRUNCH Burgers in the microwave?
You can if you wish, but they lose that distinctive crunch in the microwave.
How do you make QRUNCH so crunchy?
Ah, a trade secret. Our recipes and cooking methods are proprietary.
Do you offer serving suggestions?
QRUNCH Burgers are versatile! You can eat them without a bun, adding your favorite toppings, such as avocado, salsa or cheese. We like them for breakfast with an egg on top. Kids eat them with peanut butter and honey on them. You can try them on top of a salad or as a main dish with sides. If you have a recipe you like, send it to us and we’ll put it on our Facebook and blog to share with others. And you may be offered a few coupons for your contribution!
Are QRUNCH Burgers vegan?
QRUNCH Burgers are vegan. They contain no animal products.
Do you source your ingredients from the United States?
We always strive to buy the majority of our ingredients from U.S. farms and farmers. Our quinoa is from Bolivia and Peru. Our millet is grown in the United States. Vegetables may vary by season, but most are grown in the U.S.
Your quinoa is from South America, but will you ever buy it locally?
We’d love to buy U.S. grown quinoa. Unfortunately, there is only a small amount of quinoa grown in the United States, most of it in our home state of Colorado, which has similar growing conditions to those in South America. But currently, there is not enough grown locally to meet our needs.
I don’t see a QRUNCH Burger retailer near me after checking your “where to buy” section on this website. How can I get my favorite retailer to carry them?
You can download our sales information sheet and take it to your favorite natural foods retailer. They will listen to their customers! QRUNCH is available through major distributors, from which natural foods retailers order their products. They should be able to get QRUNCH easily for you, if they have the space on their shelves and if you are persistent! Download the Sales Information Sheet now >
Who sets the retail price on QRUNCH Burgers?
The retailers set the retail price for QRUNCH. We do not control that.
How can I get QRUNCH coupons?
We occasionally single out someone on our Facebook page for a few coupons. “Like” us and you might end up receiving coupons. Also, QRUNCH Burgers are frequently on sale at our many retailers.
Can I buy QRUNCH Burgers online?
Unfortunately, no. Shipping a small quantity of frozen products would be prohibitively expensive. And our retailers would frown upon this.
Do you have plans for additional products?
We do have plans for additional products, and we are eager to get them to retail shelves. While we don’t yet want to tip our hand as to what those new products may be, they will further our mission of providing great-tasting, gluten-free foods.
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Is QRUNCH available on any restaurant menus?
QRUNCH is available in a cafeteria hospital in Denver and a few restaurants along Colorado’s Front Range. We do have a small but burgeoning foodservice division, and QRUNCH is carried by a few foodservice providers. If you’re interested in having it on your restaurant or institutional menu, please send us an email.
Is QRUNCH a publicly traded company?
No, QRUNCH is privately owned. But we are always seeking investors. The minimum investment is $25,000.
Do you have plans to export this product?
We get asked this quite often. We do not have plans to export at this time, although we understand QRUNCH is very popular in Puerto Rico! Someday we hope to sell QRUNCH Burgers internationally.