Impossibly delicious

Burger King debuts Impossible Whopper


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