The Impossible Whopper

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  1. peng

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    Well, I finally tried one.

    I got a regular Whopper to compare, with the same toppings (tomatoes and pickles, no condiments).

    To say you cannot tell this from beef is pure hyperbole. I might agree this is better than any other vegetable matter masquerading as meat, but that's as far as I'll go.

    The smell is somewhat different. Not bad really just different. The texture is pretty good, but not like the beef. The aftertaste is probably the biggest difference I could tell.

    I still don't understand the market for this product really, but it was a worthwhile experiment.

    If you got your Whopper slathered with all the sauce and cheese and bacon etc etc you probably could not tell it was the Impossible version. That's the highest praise I can offer.

    I'm waiting for someone to come out with an Impossible fillet or sirloin. Until then I will be forced to eat the standard cow parts with the appropriate heat applied.
     
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  2. Mark Smeaton

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    I think the Impossible Whopper is like electric cars: not for everyone.
     
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  3. ked

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    No thanks!
    Meat for me!
     
  4. Caver 60

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    I used to think Burger King tasted pretty good. Same with Sonic. I never cared for MacD's. Now days I can't stand any of them. Don't know if my taste has changed, or they have changed?
     
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  5. Darkangel1846

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    I like that double bacon burger!
     
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  6. peng

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    Oddly, I had a craving for a Big Mac a few weeks ago.

    It has easily been 20+ years since I've had one. They are smaller than I remember.
    The beef had a crumbly texture that wasn't great, but the special sauce was spot on. I think it is some combo of tartar sauce and ketchup, quite good.

    I will try again in 25 years. Probably in a blender by then.
     
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  7. MtnBiker

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    I tried one a few weeks ago. My reaction was similar.
     
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  8. 63Bravo

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    They should name it the....
    Yuckorama
     
  9. oldmick

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    Whopper with cheese was my go-to hangover food as a kid. I think back then they actually put raw burger on a conveyer/grill and it came out the other end cooked. I loved ‘em.

    I believe they “modernized” and went to nuking pre-cooked burgers. I either grew out of the taste for them or the quality went down.

    Impossible burger... um no thanks. I’ll let future generations think of a good reason to eat them. I’ll stick to real chicken, beef or fish.

    (And V8 engines)
     
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  10. J_Rico

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    Will not try one. If I am alive when they outlaw meat, I will be a felon 3 times a day.
     
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    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

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    I have never liked MacD's either. It's the bread they use that does it for me. I can smell it as soon as I walk in and it's off putting.

    I have always like Sonic though, but I haven't had it in a while.
     
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    I am sure the quality nose dived.
    I was so excited when I found out we were getting a Arby,s!!
    Store opened I ordered a roast beef and started eating it while driving.. yuck..
    I tossed it out the window of the truck.
    Never been back.
     
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    A friend of mine that worked at Hardee's when in high school told me that the sauce they used on the Husky, which I still think was the best fast food burger, was just Thousand Island salad dressing with some ketchup added. I think the Big Mac is about the same. I always liked McD's quarter pounder. Now they say it is always made with fresh beef. The last two I ate both tasted good, but made me sick a half hour later. I don't eat those any more and not much else at McD's. I used to think Burger King had the best tasting ones but lately it does not seem the same.
    Since we got a Chick- fil- A close by now I go there more than any of the others, although I will eat a Wendy's single, or their Asiago Ranch chicken sandwich.
    I see no reason to eat a fake meat burger, especially when it costs more than the real thing.
     
  14. Jan R Whitaker

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    When you go for a burger, you want a burger. if you want vegetables, you order vegetables.
     
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    I suspect that these veggie or synthetic burgers or no healthier fare than beef burgers, and perhaps worse. I would also be at not all surprised if, pound for pound, creating this faux food has a larger carbon impact than providing a beef burger.

    In short, my gut tells me it is just a scam.

    I will await some solid facts on both matters, but given the current political climate, that is my guess.
     
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    I don't understand this mentality of refusing to even try one. Not everything has to be political. It's just a sandwich and it's actually not bad (though you can tell it's not real beef). I tried one just out of curiosity. Still prefer a traditional Whopper, but it's good to know that I can also enjoy the substitute if I find myself somewhere that real beef isn't appropriate.
     
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    Their version of a McRib?
     
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    I ordered one at Red Robin and it was fuggin' delicious.
     
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    I really don't think these are intended to convert a bunch of meat eaters to vegans. They are intended to give vegans and vegetarians who are used to eating faux meat something to eat at BK.
     
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  20. uhlawpup

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    SheWhoMustBeObeyed is vegetarian and loves them. I tried one, and they’re passably good, but I stick with my double mustard whopper.

    It makes it quick and easy for our Saturday lunches, though. One stop and we both can eat.
     
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