I don’t really like veggie burgers but I tried a Beyond Meat burger yesterday and I was really surprised at how good it was.
They are one of two companies that are using advanced chemistry to simulate some of the properties in meat, using plant ingredients. I tried the companies chicken strips before and while they were okay, the burger is really a big step forward.
What’s interesting to me is that uncooked, the patty has the texture of a meat patty. Once it’s cooked, the taste and texture of the patty are really close to meat. I had my patty over rice which let me taste the burger without all the regular burger toppings, and I still came away impressed.
I actually eat meat quite a bit, but it’s nice to not always eat and digest meat and I’d probably be just as happy or happier if this was the burger I was eating instead of a ground chuck burger.
There’s another company called Impossible Burger doing the same thing, but I think with different ingredients. I haven’t tried this one yet.
Has anyone else tried either one?