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Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper packs a taste that is not quite beyond the bounds of possibility | Food Review

The Home of the Whopper has finally rolled out its Impossible Whopper nationwide, after getting rave reviews since testing it out at select stores in the midwest. The plant-based burger is a collaboration between the fast food whopper goliath Burger King and the California-based Impossible Foods Inc.

With the tagline “100% Whopper, 0% Beef,” the Impossible Whopper is a plant-based option that says it offers the same flame-grilled taste as its traditional meat-based counterpart. Topped with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, onions, tomatoes and a patty that is made out of plants, the Impossible Whopper looks like a Whopper in appearance, but how does it compare in taste? Let’s find out!

Have It Your Some Way

Pictured above is how the Impossible Whopper looks, according to Burger King’s press release. As we all know, the food industry doesn’t abide by the old adage of ‘what you see is what you get,’ usually, it’s the complete opposite and the Impossible Whopper is no different.

I ordered this healthier vegetarian burger  version of the Whopper with ketchup, mustard, pickle, onion, cheese and tomato but unfortunately, BK forgot to include the red love-apple, yet the wrapper was marked correctly🤔:

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Impossible Whopper wrapper is marked correctly, but it is missing the tomato

Under this green and white St. Patrick’s Earth Day design wrapper, we are treated to the main event:

 

IMG_-qcusdb.jpgIs it impossible not to make this burger look like it was thrown together? Probably. But you are not here to review the appearance of this burger, you want to know how it taste! Reader, ask and you shall receive.

Burger King’s Burger Jester

First bite into the Impossible Whopper and something has gone awry. The flavorful juiciness of its beef counterpart is not as prominent in the plant-based option.  To put it bluntly, the Impossible Whopper tastes dry. Burger King’s thick buns do not help offset it either.

The Impossible Whopper greatly benefits from the the King’s flame grill broiler. The aroma is still as present as its meat-based counterpart, but that’s not enough to carry the burger or help it live up to its tagline. Technically, the Impossible Whopper is  100% Whopper and 0% Beef but that’s not a good thing, it should be 0% Flavor.

Trying a piece of the patty by itself did not improve the results of this taste test. The Impossible patty tasted like someone combined oatmeal and soy to create this strange texture that puts on a front just to look like a burger. Even tried to spice it up by dipping the rest of my burger in Burger King’s buffalo sauce, which helped tremendously to cover up the flat taste of the patty.

Last Thoughts

With the threat of climate change looming, the plant-based meat industry has risen exponentially in popularity as humans become more mindful of what we are eating.  To say that I am disappointed by the Impossible Whopper is an understatement. I’ve been looking forward to trying an Impossible Burger for a couple of months. Due to lack of availability, I had to turn to other options for a plant-based burger.

My first plant-based burger was a Beyond burger and the difference between that and this is night and day. As someone who is not a vegan, I decided to try a plant-based burger for its novelty, and with the Beyond burger, I enjoyed it so much that I tried to cook one at home.

The above wasn’t a monologue, I said all of that because if I had tried the Impossible Whopper first, then I’m not sure I would ever try another plant-based burger again, or at least for a while. Impossible means that something is beyond the bounds of possibility and that describes the ethos of this burger. When compared to BK’s signature sandwich, the vegan-friendly option tasting remotely similar is an improbable whopper.

Fin.

RATING

[Fresh Horchata]

[Fuego]

[Bueno]

[así así]

[Basura]

[All Mames Wey]

The Impossible Whopper was released at Burger King nationwide for a limited time.

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