I’ve done it! Just last weekend I accomplished the Impossible. Flying with birds? Nope. Walking on water? Not yet. Holding my breath for more than a minute? Uh uh. Wow, now having the Impossible Burger from Burger King sounds so anticlimactic. But folks… the announcement is… drum roll please…
I ordered the Impossible Whopper at Burger King!
The occasion was to celebrate family visiting for a short stay as they passed through town. Some of us got McDonald’s, and two of us got Burger King. Honestly, I think the last time I had anything from Burger King was probably a bacon double cheeseburger and I loved every bite, but that was decades ago, I’m sure.
This is not my first experience with meatless restaurant burgers. Well, first I should say that I absolutely love the teriyaki flavor Sweet Earth burger found at grocery stores like Kroger and Whole Foods. I add vegan cheese, sometimes mushrooms or hummus or avocados and oh my… oh my….
But for restaurant meals, I’ve had the Beyond Meat burger while I was on this trip in Atlanta, Georgia. I never would have thought my first Beyond Meat burger would be in a hotel but boy, was it delicious.
Back to the Impossible Whopper. I was impressed with how much it reminded me of burgers made with meat. It was tasty for sure. I ordered it without mayonnaise so when we got back to my house, I just added that myself with the vegan alternative. I left the lettuce and onions on which definitely made the overall experience more flavorful.
The only strike against this burger is not really the burgers fault, per se. It tasted just like a fast food restaurant burger. I can’t exactly put a finger on it, perhaps it was the thin size or something. But it just had that fast food feel to it. I much prefer a bigger, “meatier” burger, if you will. You definitely didn’t ask for this but here is my ranking of the burgers based on enjoyability:
- Sweet Earth burger patties – best grocery store burger I’ve found anywhere, and I’ve tried other brands
- Beyond Meat burger – tasted exactly like a nice juicy beef burger, and it was amazing
- Impossible burger – granted, this was from Burger King so another test with frozen patties or a different restaurant may be necessary
Have you tried any plant-based burgers? If so, chime in below with your experience and thoughts on the taste, and overall experience. Thanks for stopping by!
-Out of the Wilderness