Yes, even meatballs!
Yes, even meatballs!
Holy cow. This is a Whole Foods that dedicated a whole freezer to Beyond Burgers;
Oh my. Topic drift but I’m told pure deliciousness.
Looking forward to your review :)
And now tacos!
Del Taco's vegan Beyond Meat taco
is on track to become one of the chain's most successful new menu item
launches ever. Del Taco has seen an increase in traffic and customer
spending following the launch of its vegan Beyond Meat taco 11 days ago.
I wonder what the food safety aspects are of plant burgers. You would think they would be much safer to handle than uncooked meat. I have the impression that plant mills are safer than animal milks.
But this doesn’t seem like good PR for Beyond:
Well, it's getting even more competitive, as seen in this morning's Morning Brew newsletter:
There must have been a group screening of Food, Inc., because all of a sudden sellers of meat products are starting to dabble in meat alternatives. On Monday, Tyson Foods announced plans for its own plant-based meat substitute after divesting from Beyond Meat right before its IPO. And both Burger King and McDonald’s are trying out vegetarian and vegan versions of their signature burgers.
Did you see that Nestle is about to launch their own plant-based burger?
we've reached peak fake meat. I wonder if there is someone here on cake qualified enough to evaluate the difference in ingredients across all the new meat replacement companies.
After all of this.... is a veggie burger still just the best / healthiest option?
I am certain veggie burgers are much healthier than fake meat burgers. Some veggie burgers contain cheese so your mileage could vary a little bit.
Between fake meat burgers, they have a lot of saturated fat and no fiber so they are not nearly as healthy as veggie burgers. One question is whether plant proteins are less linked to cancer and other illnesses than animal protein, and a number of good studies say yes.
The Impossible burger adds heme iron, the form found in animals, that give meat its distinctive, slightly metallic taste people love. It’s what makes impossible burgers taste better than the other fake meat burgers. Unfortunately, heme iron is linked to faster aging.
So veggie burgers for health, Impossible burgers for taste. Both are easier on the planet, Fake meat small edge over real meat for health.
I keep mulling over human eating habits, and appreciation of food. And one thing clear to me is that we're nowhere near the humans that needed the meat and animal based diet even our grandparents were not too long ago, in the historical sense. Yet civilization has ensured today we have the easiest daily access to vast quantities of what used to be hard to come by and previously quite seldom, only occasionally appreciated, meat products. The food engineering labs only care about getting as many of the mass population hooked onto their products. Combined with the sedentary lifestyle most of us are forced and lured to predominantly live, it's no wonder the results are unhealthy and downhill for a person. I really appreciate the insight if even just for my personal education, not necessarily being able to change something, due to limited choices of where natural food can be purchased anymore.
One thing is meat then was very different from meat now. It has so much fat now and it’s usually corn fed. Cows that are out walking around eating grass and clover produce meat with a very different nutritional profile.
Hunger was a big thing then, we needed calories, and meat provided them and got us through the winters. How many people do we know now who are calorie deprived? And we have available at the flick of our fingers beans, rice, oats, fruit, veggies, whole grains... Not so much back then. I would have eaten the deer and buffalo and rabbits back then too.
My grandparents raised all their "meat". They had usually one or two cows, one pig, several sheep, and plenty free roaming chicken. I clearly remember what a big occasion it was for them to sacrifice one chicken, let alone a bigger animal, it was literally done mostly at festive days. There was no such thing as refrigerator as they did not have even electricity. Yet meat was preserved in large jars in solidified lard and it never spoiled, and tasted great when cooked! Something is seriously wrong with our food these days.
Did you see this new innovation, called NUGGS?
That’s just incredible. I guess the only real problem in life is to be ignored. NUGGS in condom wrappers?
Their marketing is super bold.
I cannot wait for the day science and technology will make something commercially available, enabling me to live an entire week off off a cigarette sized pack of NUGS (or similar) be super vitalized by them, have improved skin and memory as a result, and by just taking three deep breaths and making a tumble forward and one flip flop back never suffer any illness ever again. There was a movie where they said WD40 had all those magic properties, too.. but wait.. I think it's already available?!
Finally! Impossible Burgers are being rolled out to all Burger King outlets and now this:
Here are some things to know about how they are made:
And now Burger King is rolling out patties from The Vegetarian Butcher.
is this actually a veggie burger with more natural ingredients or an impossible fake meat burger competitor?
It’s an Impossible competitor. The Vegetarian Butcher has been around since 2007. Here are the (non-vegetarian) ingredients of the new veggie burger:
77% soy structure (water, soy protein, wheat protein, wheat starch, salt), vegetable oil (sunflower, rapeseed), onion, free-range chicken chicken egg egg-white, starch, herbs and spices, dextrose, thickener: carrageenan, burnt sugar, flavouring, yeast extract, palm fat powder, iron, vitamin B12
Looks like Beyond Burger is going mainstream. I just saw them at Costco for the first time and to me it is a sign. They may be just testing out the demand for it, so who knows.
Pretty good deal on the 8 patties for $15 at Costco.
Chris, doesn't that seem like a lot of processing, which is supposed to be "bad"?
Yes, absolutely. God bless Chipotle.