Impossibly delicious

Burger King debuts Impossible Whopper

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Impossibly delicious

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

Isra Mohamed

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

Isra Mohamed

Isra Mohamed

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

Tobias Khabie

I was thrilled when I heard Burger King had released the Impossible Whopper, a burger with a patty that is 100% vegan. The patty is mostly made out of soy, potato protein, and food starch, among other ingredients. It’s made by a company called Impossible Foods, which was  founded in 2011 with a goal of creating artificial meat out of plants. Their mission is create healthier meat alternatives in an attempt to be more considerate towards the environment. They develop a substitute for meat products while still making the food taste like their counterparts’ traditional alternative. 

I couldn’t wait to try the Impossible Whopper, because I have had Impossible Foods’ products before and they were all shockingly similar to meat. Impossible Foods only recently started distributing their products to fast food restaurants; before it was much harder to find their products. With their new ways of distributing, it is significantly easier for me to buy their food.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the wrapper was how small the burger actually was. It did not look very appealing and it was somewhat disappointing. However, once I took a bite, all the disappointment disappeared. 

I immediately noticed how similar it tasted to a real burger, despite a slight aftertaste. The burger was topped with the classic combination of pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo, the typical toppings of a traditional whopper. I was very pleased with the texture of the bun, as it was fluffy, but did not take away from the toppings and the patty. I was a little dissatisfied with the lack of juiciness from the patty, but the combined juices from the pickles and tomatoes made up for it.

I kept eating and began to notice a small change in the texture and taste of the patty, as the earlier authenticity began to diminish. However, it was still very similar to a real burger and more importantly, delicious. I was very satisfied and impressed by the realistic taste the burger had. While it wasn’t an exact replica, the Impossible Whopper closely resembled a regular Whopper. 

This is the perfect burger if you are vegetarian, vegan or have religious dietary restrictions regarding meat. Even if you don’t have any restrictions, I still recommend trying the Impossible Whopper, as it is a healthier alternative and new, fun experience for those who have yet to try it.

 If you are not a fan of burgers, you can look for alternative Impossible Foods products at other fast food restaurants, such as Little Caesars and Taco Bell. These products provide a healthier and more eco-friendly options for all. For more information on Impossible Foods and their Impossible Burgers, visit their website at impossiblefoods.com.

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