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#267933 18-Feb-2020 16:34
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The patty is plant based meat. And due to the cooking method its not 100% full on vegan. You can apparently request it to be cooked separately but i'm guessing it might cost more. Anyway I decided to try it and I kinda liked it. Anyone else tried planet based meat before? Whats your take on it? good, bad? I remember hell's pizza got a lot of flack last year for using plant based meat in a burger patty or something and not telling people. 





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  #2423346 18-Feb-2020 16:51
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I tried it and could tell straight up it didn't taste like a beef whopper, it was like it was lacking seasoning or something


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  #2423350 18-Feb-2020 17:07
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I tried it and could tell straight up it didn't taste like a beef whopper, it was like it was lacking seasoning or something



Agree. I had a similar experience. You can smell the difference.

Having said that I didn't mind it and most likely will have it over the beef in the future to balance my diet.

 
 
 
 


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  #2423355 18-Feb-2020 17:16
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I had chicken free chicken at meatstock on Sunday. I was not a fan.


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  #2423356 18-Feb-2020 17:25
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I saw Mark Rober look at Impossible Meat and Beyond Meat....and thought seeing as BK has one of them to give it a go.....but couldn't figure out if one or both were based on something genetically modified....maybe the beyond meat with the Soy protein?

 





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  #2423360 18-Feb-2020 17:31
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I cannot imagine something I would be less likely to order.






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  #2423361 18-Feb-2020 17:31
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But what are all the  exact ingredients that go into it, and is it actually 'healthier'? It doesn't appear it is even vegan. Meat is often part of a balanced diet. 

 

I am a big fan of using Tofu, and using that with other ingredients to create meat like alternatives. 


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  #2423363 18-Feb-2020 17:36
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It doesn't appear it is even vegan. Meat is often part of a balanced diet.

 

 

You can have a balanced diet without meat. Lots of sources for protein that is not meat based.

 

Regarding the BK burger and not being vegan, it's because it is cooked on the same grill as a regular burger. I know vegans that are perfectly happy with that, and I am sure there are ones that are not. My take on it is that it is vegan even if it's cooked on the same grill as meat.


 
 
 
 


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  #2423407 18-Feb-2020 17:46
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Not sure if it's 100% the same but I had an "impossible whopper" in the US about 6 months ago. It actually tasted pretty close to a regular whopper and I enjoyed it.

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  #2423409 18-Feb-2020 17:52
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Ah just looked it up.

The rebel whopper has a patty made by Australian crowd v2food.

The impossible whopper has a patty made by US based impossible foods.

https://www.v2food.com

https://impossiblefoods.com/burgerking

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  #2423412 18-Feb-2020 17:59
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But what are all the  exact ingredients that go into it, and is it actually 'healthier'?

 

 

I can not think of any food product that is more unhealthy.  They are basically chicken nuggets with out the meager amounts of actual chicken.  They make all other processed food seem paleo in comparison.  


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  #2423413 18-Feb-2020 18:00
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Tried it.. it wasn't terrible and I'd eat it again if it was a few dollars cheaper than beef, but at the same price, nope.





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  #2423423 18-Feb-2020 18:40
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mattwnz:

 

But what are all the  exact ingredients that go into it, and is it actually 'healthier'? It doesn't appear it is even vegan. Meat is often part of a balanced diet. 

 

I am a big fan of using Tofu, and using that with other ingredients to create meat like alternatives. 

 

 

 

 

i don’t think it’s healthier.  Just not farmed from meat.  See the video for why this might be desirable.  There’s a lot of infrastructure needed for farming.  Less so, apparently for plant products.

 

As long as it’s not genetically modified, or purely synthetic,  I’d give it a go,





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Seems to me they go out of their way not to mention it's a Soy product, as a person with a Soy allergy this really puts me off eating any of their products which is disappointing as its getting harder and harder to find things without a whopping great load of Soy in them.


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  #2424100 19-Feb-2020 15:21
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Seems to me they go out of their way not to mention it's a Soy product, as a person with a Soy allergy this really puts me off eating any of their products which is disappointing as its getting harder and harder to find things without a whopping great load of Soy in them.

 

 

I guess the reason why soy is used a lot is that it's cheap. Not a big fan of soy myself. Happy that Sunfed makes meat alternatives that are based on pea protein, and that there are bean based alternatives around as well.

 

As to the Burger King Rebel Whopper, it's pretty clear it's soy based on their site.

 

ABOUT THE PATTY
Our patty’s main ingredient is soy protein, containing no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

 

Here is the link

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2424103 19-Feb-2020 15:30
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I tried it last week and while I am not vegan/vegetarian or a big fan of McD and BK in general I would have this burger again if we went there for some food. 


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