After much speculation and excitement, I finally got to try out something called the Beyond Meat® Burger. It is a plant-based burger that took a jaw-dropping seven years to develop and perfect. It is meant to be a vegan replica of a typical beef patty. While the price is slightly higher than your run-of-the-mill beef burger, my first impressions were, “Wow! Is this actually meat?” Unlike other vegan patties, the Beyond Meat® Burger had a processed beef with its little strips of beef combined together to form a disk. Off to the grill it went! Apparently during the seven years of development, they also made sure that the burger also cooked like an actual one, identified by the red juices that leaked out and the color changing characteristic of the surface. The four minutes per side passed by quickly without me getting too hungry, now, the Beyond Meat® burger is on a plate, ready to be consumed by a hungry carnivore. As the pea protein isolate along with a plethora of ingredients activated my taste buds, all I was able to think of was, “I am DEFINITELY munching on a plain hamburger right now.” It was an amazing experience and miles better than other veggie burgers that either use potatoes or textured vegetable protein (think tofu) to barely get by.
May 19th, 2019 — Jimmy
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