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Green Product of the Month - Dec 2016

I'm obviously just so in demand from sponsors with all of my 0 readers, but I want to assure all none of you that I'm in no way getting paid or compensated for this segment (or any segment) of my blog. I don't even get the product free, I have to buy it to try it. Anyway! People say you vote with your dollar, but there has to be products with the values we want to vote for. Which is why I've decided to do this--Green Product of the Month!--to give credit where credit is due.

It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. At some point during each month I'll write a post about my favorite green product for that month, and say why, as well as the price. So let's jump right in!

This month's winner is.......BURGER KING'S VEGGIE BURGER!

Price: ~$4

Anything that comes from a fast food restaurant isn't ever going to be super green, so you're probably wondering why exactly it wins my 'green' product of the month. Well, the answer is that it's been a HUGE help with my main going green project for this month: becoming a vegetarian. 

After learning about all the harm cattle farming does to the environment, I just couldn't continue eating meat in good conscious. (For more information about this I'd highly recommend the documentary Cowspiracy on Netflix.) But I like burgers. A lot. Completely giving them up wasn't going to be easy. Luckily, I found out that Burger King has veggie burgers! And there happens to be a Burger King close to my work, win-win! 

Now, I'm not going to say it tastes just like a hamburger -- it doesn't. However, it's a great substitute. The texture is similar to a hamburger, and it does taste good. With all the toppings (except pickles because ew pickles) it's a pretty tasty burger! 

Also, there are ways to make it greener! Asking for no mayo makes the burger vegan instead of just vegetarian, and asking for no bag means less waste. So thanks, Burger King, for a delicious vegetarian option!

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