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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 8barlouie, Aug 15, 2019.
There isn't much that can be done to make a Whopper worse than it already was.
Thanks for all the replies. After some meditation on the subject, I have decided that, although the IW tastes very close to the original, I’m going to stick with the original. It’s not that often that I eat at BK. I will admit that, when I do eat a fast food burger, I prefer BK because they taste more like a burger to me.
I’m not concerned about my health. I’m going strong for a 60 year old. I carry around a few extra pounds, but not obese, even by modern BMI charts. I’ve ingested so many things in my life worse than a burger now and then. When we eat burgers at home, we like grass fed beef from a local rancher. They really taste so much better.
Haven't tried the Impossible Whopper but I have had a handful of burgers made from the Impossible Burger "meat". Pretty much all of them have been at higher quality/more expensive restaurants than a Burger King.
You can't judge this based on how it comes out at Burger King or White Castle.. the food there is terrible whether it's full of "meat" or full of "veggie meat".
I have not had the Beyond Burger stuff. If you look at reviews though it looks like 99% of people who have had both say the Impossible Burger is head and shoulders better than Beyond Burger.
Some of the Impossible Burgers I've had would have been very hard to tell they weren't beef if I had ordered a regular burger and they accidentally served me the Impossible Burger. With cheese & BBQ sauce and such it could get really hard to tell. I've had an Impossible Meatball sandwich as well and that would be very hard to tell due to the Marinara sauce & Provolone cheese. The Big Mac and the Whopper are so loaded with stuff to cover up the crappy beef that I'd say they'd be good candidates for being hard to tell someone substituted Impossible Burger.
I would kind of agree they might make me burp or something but a big fat greasy burger always kind of makes me sick anyway. Sometimes it's worth it.
I would be much more likely to order an Impossible Burger at a cheap place like BK/McDonald's, etc.. burgers in those places are fairly risky if you follow food recalls & outbreaks of stuff like E.Coli. You're way more likely to get sick from cheap burgers that come prepackaged from a factory than steaks you cook at home or ground beef ground at your local grocery store/butcher that you then make into patties yourself at home.
As far as cancer, beef consumption increases your risk of colon cancer IIRC. And they say barbecuing anything increases your risk of cancer from compounds from char/sear. We're all going to die from something.
My wife tried one a few days ago and she liked it quite a bit, but she had previously tried a Beyond Burger so she knew what she was getting.
To me the Beyond Meat stuff tastes too much like beef. If that sounds odd it's because I stopped eating meat for about ten years, eventually going back to fish and some poultry. During that time I completely lost my taste for red meat, and this is coming from someone who used to love a good cheeseburger or filet mignon. I don't miss it or crave it at all.
I don't see any MSG (monosodium glutamate) on that ingredient list? Is there another name for it?
I only trust their fries and iced tea. The last time I got a Whopper I had explosive runs for five days. The last time I got a Whaler I broke out in hives from head to toe.
I tried a Whopper once in 1999. I threw it in the trash. I haven't been to BK since. My son came home from a sleepover a few weeks ago and I found a Whopper with a small bite missing in his bag. He said it was inedible and thanked me for never taking him to BK.
Me & my x did a side by side comparo last week; it wasn't bad, especially with all the Whopper crap & sauces on it,but you could tell it wasn't beef.
But, at almost double the price of a Whopper, and almost as much fat, I ain't gonna be eating 'em any time soon.
My guess is they'll be gone in a few months, just like the McLean. OH YEA...the "Impossible" was better than the McLean.
Meh, if I'm not eating meat, I might as well have a black bean "burger". I can count on one hand how many times I've eaten beef since Christmas, and that number will not change until my birthday next May.
I think all of this meat substitute stuff ix being developed to fill future voids. Not for the sake of replacing animal products...
A friend of mine tried one, and his review was; "not any worse than a regular Whopper".
I just had one, and that's the same thing I would say. Never been hugely impressed with the Whopper patty, and the vegan one tastes just about the same, also similarily dry.. But then I'm spoiled because I have a couple In-N-Out Burgers real close.
It’s worse......much worse.
With the right mix of chemicals, genetic modification etc i'm sure they can make taste-alike produce of any kind.
Doesn't mean people should be eating it. I find it a weird and a bad thing that food is open to all kinds of cost cutting and messing with to increase profits. It places people at risk where there should be no risk. There will always be a percentage of people that will knowingly do the wrong thing by others so they can increase their profits. Health regulations and testing are not a safeguard unless they test every single food item before consumption.
“.. sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie. But I'll never know 'cause I
Wouldn't eat the filthy m#&$54&-=s”
You just can't match the taste of horse meat.
Hidden sources of MSG:
The impossible burger is amazing. I had two in the past week. Amazing.
I used to know a guy that worked at an industrial plant south of Tulsa that made xanthan gum. It’s made in a fermentation process involving sugar and bacteria. He said his plant’s xanthan gum was sold to McDonald’s for filler in malts and shakes. Yum!
But,,, are they made of Good Tone Wood?!?!?!