Impossible Burger Review: tl;dr No

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Oh I had such high hopes for this, especially since it came on a pretzel bun (my favorite). Also, don’t get excited about those fries, they were as soft and limp as a cooked spaghetti noodle.

I was spending some time with one of my very good friends recently and she mentioned a new veggie meatless option for burgers, the Impossible Burger.  I decided to give it a try.

To clarify, I am a meat eater and I have a special love for hamburgers. I mean I LOVE them and will seek out the best burgers in any city where I live. At the same time, as a hypoglycemic, I eat a lot of protein and crave variety. And, the majority of nutrition research suggests that a plant-based diet or as much of one as you can handle is the key to health and longevity.

I should also note that I’ve successfully substituted some other meat items for veggie options. For example, I love these Trader Joes Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels (preparation note: I cook them like chicken nuggets and eat them with low-sugar barbecue sauce instead of the high-sugar sauce that comes with it) and don’t notice the difference.

Ok, now the Impossible Burger

Consistency: They aren’t kidding, other than not having a pink center, this looks just like meat. And, when I cut it in half, a bit crumbled from it, like a real hamburger. And, the way they prepared the Impossible Burger gave it that nice outer crust of a burger.

Taste: No, just no. It had a weird, fungal taste to it. Even with dousing the thing in as much ketchup and mustard I could, I could only eat half of it before I was like “I’d rather go hungry than eat the rest of it.”

So my verdict? Nice try, Impossible Burger, but never again for me.

Further reading

I had an lettuce bun hamburger, and I didn’t hate it

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Laura says:

    I follow vegan racecar driver Leilani Munter on Twitter and she raves about this burger, so your review cracked me up. I’ll skip it! But those fries look fantastic!!

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