The Impossible Whopper

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  1. HarlDane

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    Calories are actually higher in the Impossible burger, but not by much. Macro nutrients are actually about the same between the two.
     
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    Well perhaps part of their green pitch can be that since it's not healthier than beef, it will kill you quicker than a steady diet of beef, thereby reducing YOUR carbon footprint.
     
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    Thanks for taking a hit for the team and letting us know. Doesn’t appeal to me and now I have even less of a reason to try one.

    I’ll eat a burger from a fast food joint on the go but honestly they just don’t taste as good as they use to. Do enjoy a good bar burger or home made even better.
     
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  4. peng

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    Yes, this is correct. I watched them do this and asked about it.
    They said I could have asked to have it cooked on a separate grill.
     
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    If it was cheaper than real meat and tasted as good as some of you say, I'd try it. But as some have said: Not gonna pay more for a fake.

    "You can have this genuine Rolex for $5000, or this fake one that isn't more accurate, for $6000."
     
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    Boy, you really had me there. I thought the title was about the latest Bernie or pocohontis promises! Glad to hear it's just food.
     
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    Grazing animals are good for the environment.
     
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    this thread makes me want to have a 1 lb burger made with 100% beef
     
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    The Impossible Whopper has 630 calories vs. 678 for a regular Whopper with the same basic toppings.

    The regular Whopper has 54 grams of carbs vs. 58 grams for the Impossible Whopper.

    The IW has 25 grams of protein vs. 31 for a regular Whopper.

    It is my experience that 2/3 of the calories of fast food is in the buns and sauces used. Nearly all the bread/buns used in fast food are heavily infused with high fructose corn syrup aka sugar.
     
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    How do the fats / cholesterols compare? HH
     
  11. peng

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    So I'm gonna revive this thread.

    I bought some Beyond Meat patties and some buns, and made them just like the Impossible burgers I had before from BK.

    They were really very good. Nice crust and texture, very good taste, very beefy.

    So Beyond wins for me, if I had to choose one over the other.

    I still do not understand the market for this, but it was a good experiment.

    Give me real beef anytime, but Beyond Meat is pretty good.
     
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    And now presenting Impossible Pork...

    https://www.agweb.com/article/impossible-foods-targets-pork-its-global-appeal

    Impossible Foods is determined to replace animals in the global food system by 2035. On Tuesday, the company added pork alternatives to its line-up, debuting Impossible Pork and Impossible Sausage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.

    Why the focus on pork?

    J. Michael Melton, head of culinary at Impossible Foods, says pork is the most ubiquitous meat product in the world, and it was a natural movement to utilize this as the company’s second product debut. The company is looking at global market opportunities, because pork is so popular around the globe.

    “Ultimately, as we scale, the global need for meat is going to be matched against the resources available. And we have to look at what that growth means for the availability of products to meet the need of meat eaters, and those alike, so that we can satisfy those needs,” Melton told Farm Journal news director, John Herath, in an exclusive interview at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.

    Rest at link
     
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    Give me something red dead and corn fed.
     
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    Well I was so genuinely moved by this Lunatics speech its fake beef and milk for me now for the duration. Well.... I have burgers out for dinner tomorrow so maybe after.
     
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    I tried one.

    Paid the exorbitant amount of nearly $10 for the Impossible, fries, and drink package meal. The burger itself was fine but not worth triple the price of a real hamburger.

    I'll stick with the $1 McDonald's spicy chicken. And I usually have one of the BOGO 2-for-1 coupons with me.
     
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    So, what's he going to do with all the cattle, pigs and sheep that we currently eat?
     
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    Why would I pay more for plants? If it stores better, was cheaper... I might buy some.
     
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    I have always considered all BK Whoppers to be impossible!
     
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    I've never wanted to try one, but I'm sure that the fake meat impossible burger tastes every bit as crappy as any real meat Burger King burger.
     
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    I finally tried one last week during a layover at Charlotte Airport. It was okay. Not bad, but not as good as real meat.

    If they were half the price of a Possible Whopper, I'd probably switch. But as of today, they're not, so I am back to eating the real thing and supporting those cattle farmers and corn ranchers...er, maybe I got those terms mixed up. ...
     
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