Review: Impossible Whopper from Burger King
BK’s business model has always confused me, yet here they are being the first major fast food chain to nationally launch a plant-based meat substitute burger from Impossible Foods. Burger King is a chain where I look for wacky LTO’s like the Nightmare King or the Froot Loops Shake. The Impossible Whopper is a fancy veggie burger that wants to trick you into thinking you’re eating real beef. Here’s how Burger King describes their new Impossible Whopper:
Our Impossible™ WHOPPER® Sandwich features a savory flame-grilled patty made from plants topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a soft sesame seed bun. 100% WHOPPER®, 0% Beef.
So yeah, it’s your classic Whopper components with a plant-based patty. Let’s review:
From the Impossible Foods website it reads “Love meat? Eat meat. Impossible delivers all the flavor, aroma and beefiness of meat from cows. But here’s the kicker: It’s just plants doing the Impossible.” When having both the real beef version and the Impossible Whopper side by side, it’s not difficult to pick out how each patty is different. The Impossible Whopper is a fair meat-substitute, but doesn’t have the same chew and the moisture level is slightly lacking. The beefy flavor didn’t hit the similar marks either and there’s a slight lack of smoke in the Impossible.
Pros: Without the side by side comparison and awareness I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't notice this wasn't real beef. $7 Taste Test promo.
Cons: The Impossible Whopper alongside a real beef Whopper will make the differences glow and real beef wins. BK lettuce and tomatoes.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.25/10
Price: $5.59 alone or $7 Impossible Whopper Taste Test
Overall GrubGrade: 6.25/10
More Info: bk.com
Calories - 630
Fat - 34 grams
Sodium - 1080 milligrams
Carbs - 58 grams
Fiber - 4 grams
Sugar - 12 grams
Protein - 25 grams