Anybody try the Impossible Whopper yet?

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  1. Ron R

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    Haven't tried an Impossible Whopper, but I have had the Impossible burger at home more than once. Pretty good likeness. With all the crap they pile on a Whopper, not sure how anyone could tell a big difference.
     
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    This reminds me of the 'meat glue' thing from a couple of years ago, where they are gluing up several chunks of cheaper cuts to form a ribeye or something.
     
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    I might try one in 20 years time if they haven't been exposed as being carcinogenic by then.
    What is the patty is made from? Recycled plastic bottles and sea kelp? Soylent green?
    Seems crazy eating it if you don't know what it contains.
     
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    I'd try it, but, not at $100 for 3 pints. BTW, Baskin-Robbins has some decent non-dairy ice cream...
     
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    No thanks, that's MSG city.
     
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    I like the concept of getting away from beef from an environmental perspective, but I think the unprocessed vegetables is a much better alternative. I'm just not gonna play this faux beef game. Of course, I have my venison, and I am 90 miles away from the nearest fast food chain kind of crap anyway.
     
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    As long as I still have cattle standing in the pasture, I won’t be eating fake beef. I love vegetables! But not trying to pretend to be meat.
     
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    I've greatly cut down red meat for health reasons, but also share your thoughts about the environmental impact as well. Personally, I prefer veggie dishes that don't try to mimic something they're not. A grilled portabello sandwich, for example, is super delicious on its own merit without trying to be something it's not like ground beef. On those limited occasions when I do have a burger, rest assured it is not from BK!
     
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    Not if you're outside of Texas/the south/southwest you won't!
     
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    Yeah, I’m pretty sure “the herd” is just fine with any beef alternative. ;)
     
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    I tried one last night.
    It sucks. I couldn't have imagine eating it if it were JUST bun and the wet cardboard patty.
    Yes, it has a consistency and taste of wet cardboard, the only health benefit is greatly reduced cholesterol.
    The fat and calorie content is nearly the same as a standard MEAT Whopper.

    In short.......it sucks.
     
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    How did you try an impossible burger at home? they haven't marketed them for home sales
     
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    My bad, I've had the Beyond Meat stuff - thought they were one and the same. Point remains about all the stuff thrown on a Whopper.
     
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    I have bad news for you... Research has found an increased risk of cancer for every 25g of processed meat a person eats a day, which is just around a rasher of bacon or a slice of ham.

    But personally I don't like meat replacements - unhealthy, expensive, and IMHO if you're gonna go for a veggie option a nice Indian curry is much tastier than burgers, fake or not.
     
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    While you focus on the "meats", it will be served on an inedible thing that is commonly referred to as a "bun". You want to parse an ingredients list, knock yourself out on that one! Some of these commercial "buns" have ammonium sulfate in the dough (which is fertilizer), to give us that fast yeasty rise that no one gives a rip about. Try a lettuce wrapped burger (of any stripe) if you haven't already -- it's been a game changer for me. I actually enjoy burgers now.
     
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    Exactly. If anything, if someone is trying to be healthier and lose weight, they'll be better off cutting out the bun/roll rather than the beef burger.
     
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    I've grilled Beyond Beef at home. After it's cooked, it's very hamburger-like. But when you're molding the raw product into burgers, it has the consistency of modeling clay. And it has a strange vegetarian product smell. Funny thing, after you start burping it up a few hours later, your burps have that same funny smell. So does your urine the next morning. It's not meat, it doesn't digest the same as meat. It's not horrible, but if you like meat, eat meat.
     
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    I tried an impossible burger (not a whopper, I don't like Burger King) and it was good. Not beef, but beefy enough. If you go in just looking to see if you like it and try not to have preconceived notions, it's really pretty decent. I'd eat it again.
     
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