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534 clicks; posted to Food » on 19 Jan 2022 at 9:20 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-19 9:19:15 AM  
I lost some weight, felt healthier, and, most importantly, didn't miss anything. I actually have a few new favorite recipes and enjoy eating food again.

You didn't miss anything by becoming vegan... except you weren't able to enjoy food for awhile?
 
2022-01-19 9:28:41 AM  
Elephant Journal?

Wait....is Burger King using elephant meat????

Talk about a Whopper!
 
2022-01-19 9:30:55 AM  
I had one of their impossible whoppers for the first time the other weak and thought it was great. If I didn't know it wasn't real meat, I wouldn't have known.
 
2022-01-19 9:31:18 AM  
Then eat tofu and vegetables instead of fake farking burgers and nuggets. Goddamn vegans. Why don't I sue one of your farking restaurants for not serving steak and cheese subs?
 
2022-01-19 9:33:01 AM  
I'm not a vegan, and have no plans to become one, but I'm okay with some of the plant-based meat substitutes out there.  BEyond's offerings, at least for beef, aren't half bad.   There's a bit of a vegetal aftertaste, but it's not bad when spiced and topped well enough.  Haven't tried the KFC plant-based chicken, but from the reviews I'm not particularly keen to.  I will say that when Tim Horton's trialed the Beyond sausage patty in their breakfast sandwiches, I actually liked it.  I hate their real sausage patties, so it was lovely to be able to get the plant-based alternative that actually tasted good and didn't have that nasty gamey flavour of Z-grade meat.  I wish they kept them.
 
2022-01-19 9:36:54 AM  

labman: I had one of their impossible whoppers for the first time the other weak and thought it was great. If I didn't know it wasn't real meat, I wouldn't have known.


If you didn't know, you wouldn't have known?  Impossible!
 
2022-01-19 9:47:50 AM  
Those who avoid meat substitutes because it's too much like real meat, either really hate meat in concept and taste/texture, or are just virtue signalling.
 
2022-01-19 9:56:02 AM  
A certain pleasure toy is considered substitute meat.
 
2022-01-19 10:08:18 AM  

labman: I had one of their impossible whoppers for the first time the other weak and thought it was great. If I didn't know it wasn't real meat, I wouldn't have known.


This right here. I'm not a BK fan, but this one was pretty, pretty, pretty good.
 
2022-01-19 10:10:39 AM  

Wizzbang: Those who avoid meat substitutes because it's too much like real meat, either really hate meat in concept and taste/texture, or are just virtue signalling.


Don't make me change my profile pic! That's how committed I am to the cause.
 
2022-01-19 10:11:00 AM  
Never had the BK one, but White Castle can keep their fake meat garbage. KFC will continue to suck because NO ONE goes to a fried chicken joint to eat healthy. They didn't learn from the baked shiat they had.
 
2022-01-19 10:23:10 AM  
I tried a marie callenders chik'n pot pie because they were out of the real chicken ones. It was good eating and ive had several since then. It kind of opened the door for me to at least try the meat alternatives...
 
2022-01-19 10:38:07 AM  

skiinstructor: I tried a marie callenders chik'n pot pie because they were out of the real chicken ones. It was good eating and ive had several since then. It kind of opened the door for me to at least try the meat alternatives...


Now there's a situation where I might be tempted to try a fake meat version of something.  Mass market frozen chicken pot pies usually have the worst damn chicken in them, so it's where a plant-based version might actually improve the final product.  I'm not much of a fan of Marie Calendar's stuff, but that's something I think I'd try.
 
2022-01-19 11:06:40 AM  
Huh. I find myself agreeing in principle with the site, and a lot of what it promotes and publishes, yet its content still sets my teeth on edge and I can't really quantify why. Feh.
 
2022-01-19 11:38:53 AM  
I have not sought out plant based alternatives.  I doubt they're the solution to save the planet, but hey I'd try it if offered and I don't mind at all if you do you.
 
2022-01-19 12:01:20 PM  

Psychopusher: Haven't tried the KFC plant-based chicken, but from the reviews I'm not particularly keen to.


I tried it, it has a little more bounce than regular nuggets but overall it was actually surprisingly decent.  Hit them up during a rush period when they will likely be fresh.  It's really amazing how unhealthy I felt afterward, just like eating regular fried chicken...

The Carl's JR Beyond burger is good enough I will go out of my way to get it.  BK is just nasty in comparison.  Now I just wish that McD's would bring their European veggie burgers to the states, those are have been around since the mad cow scare and are wonderful.
 
2022-01-19 12:18:04 PM  

Lighting: Psychopusher: Haven't tried the KFC plant-based chicken, but from the reviews I'm not particularly keen to.

I tried it, it has a little more bounce than regular nuggets but overall it was actually surprisingly decent.  Hit them up during a rush period when they will likely be fresh.  It's really amazing how unhealthy I felt afterward, just like eating regular fried chicken...

The Carl's JR Beyond burger is good enough I will go out of my way to get it.  BK is just nasty in comparison.  Now I just wish that McD's would bring their European veggie burgers to the states, those are have been around since the mad cow scare and are wonderful.


I'm a pretty textural eater to the extent that sometimes the texture can be more important than the flavour; deli ham for example, there are some that taste good but have this firm, rubbery texture that I just can't get past.  That's kind of what might put me off KFC's "bouncier" nuggets.  I might give them a try, but I'm not holding out hope.

BK I just can't get on with though.  The last time I had it all I could taste was the smoke flavour, even for hours afterwards, and that just finally put me off them for good.
 
2022-01-19 1:54:58 PM  

Psychopusher: I'm a pretty textural eater to the extent that sometimes the texture can be more important than the flavour; deli ham for example, there are some that taste good but have this firm, rubbery texture that I just can't get past.  That's kind of what might put me off KFC's "bouncier" nuggets.  I might give them a try, but I'm not holding out hope.


that is exactly the thing what has, even after years of trying new ones, put me off most/all US brands of fake cold cuts - it's got all the right notes of smoke, spices, salt, etc. but... still chews like rubber. (Chinese 5spice ham-logs, though? entirely different story.)

Psychopusher: skiinstructor: I tried a marie callenders chik'n pot pie because they were out of the real chicken ones. It was good eating and ive had several since then. It kind of opened the door for me to at least try the meat alternatives...

Now there's a situation where I might be tempted to try a fake meat version of something.  Mass market frozen chicken pot pies usually have the worst damn chicken in them, so it's where a plant-based version might actually improve the final product.  I'm not much of a fan of Marie Calendar's stuff, but that's something I think I'd try.


and that's the other thing - in crizappy processed food such as pot pies, Chipotle/Qdoba meat, Taco Bell meat, hot pockets, chicken nuggets, frozen pizza toppings... the bridge to "close to good enough" has already been long since achieved... and in fact by the actual meat-products themselves.

(over)processed meat, animal or plant, is exactly what the market is used to, what it wants. and trust me, I'ma seek out those KFC plantnugs before the trial ends, lol.
 
2022-01-19 2:24:02 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Never had the BK one, but White Castle can keep their fake meat garbage. KFC will continue to suck because NO ONE goes to a fried chicken joint to eat healthy. They didn't learn from the baked shiat they had.


Hate to say it, but their grilled chicken was pretty damned tasty.
 
2022-01-19 2:27:38 PM  

tintar: that is exactly the thing what has, even after years of trying new ones, put me off most/all US brands of fake cold cuts - it's got all the right notes of smoke, spices, salt, etc. but... still chews like rubber. (Chinese 5spice ham-logs, though? entirely different story.)


Yeah, that's my big problem with a lot of deli cold cuts.  To be fair, there are some brands that still have that taste and texture of authenticity -- the right chew and flavour you'd expect from real meat, but they're fewer and further between than they ever were, so I have to be even more picky with the brands and types that I buy lest I run afoul of one that's more meat glue and pink slime than actual meat.

tintar: and that's the other thing - in crizappy processed food such as pot pies, Chipotle/Qdoba meat, Taco Bell meat, hot pockets, chicken nuggets, frozen pizza toppings... the bridge to "close to good enough" has already been long since achieved... and in fact by the actual meat-products themselves.

(over)processed meat, animal or plant, is exactly what the market is used to, what it wants. and trust me, I'ma seek out those KFC plantnugs before the trial ends, lol.


I dunno, before the whole plant-based craze kicked off with pea protein-based meat substitutes, most of what I'd see in the stores was tofu or seitan or something else that was, to me, not particularly good.  The latest batch I've found though are much more agreeable than past efforts to the point where in some cases, not only would I take one or the other with no qualms about eating either one, but in a few cases I might even prefer the plant-based one.  And for me, a lifelong omnivore who loves a good roast beast, that's surprising.
 
2022-01-19 3:08:08 PM  

skiinstructor: I tried a marie callenders chik'n pot pie because they were out of the real chicken ones. It was good eating and ive had several since then. It kind of opened the door for me to at least try the meat alternatives...


Sounds like you had a good time.

/pizza
//french fry
///obscure?
 
2022-01-19 3:23:53 PM  
Just a reminder: they cook the fakemeat stuff in the same cooker as the meat (fast foo ain't gonna use up valuable limited kitchen space with a meatless cooker). If your opposition to eating meat has strict purity rules (religion or something), might wanna pass.
 
2022-01-19 6:03:29 PM  
I'm Vegan
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2022-01-19 8:38:33 PM  

Billy Liar: [YouTube video: I'm Vegan]


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2022-01-19 8:55:57 PM  

Psychopusher: Lighting: Psychopusher: Haven't tried the KFC plant-based chicken, but from the reviews I'm not particularly keen to.

I tried it, it has a little more bounce than regular nuggets but overall it was actually surprisingly decent.  Hit them up during a rush period when they will likely be fresh.  It's really amazing how unhealthy I felt afterward, just like eating regular fried chicken...

The Carl's JR Beyond burger is good enough I will go out of my way to get it.  BK is just nasty in comparison.  Now I just wish that McD's would bring their European veggie burgers to the states, those are have been around since the mad cow scare and are wonderful.

I'm a pretty textural eater to the extent that sometimes the texture can be more important than the flavour; deli ham for example, there are some that taste good but have this firm, rubbery texture that I just can't get past.  That's kind of what might put me off KFC's "bouncier" nuggets.  I might give them a try, but I'm not holding out hope.

BK I just can't get on with though.  The last time I had it all I could taste was the smoke flavour, even for hours afterwards, and that just finally put me off them for good.


I can't eat bananas because texturally they're poop-adjacent.
 
2022-01-19 9:38:09 PM  
BK has a chicken parm, I wonder why they never tried eggplant.
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2022-01-20 3:49:51 AM  

fasahd: BK has a chicken parm, I wonder why they never tried eggplant.
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that... hunh! that actually sounds pretty good. the eggplant might be tricky to figure out at first, but then again that's what aramark/sodexho/sysco/etc. are for.

I mean, Shake Shack has a "shroom burger" that's basically a deep fried puck of thinly-sliced portobello+cheese. and it is farking delicious. so yeah, why not do similar with eggplant?

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/plus, even the anti-vegetals seem to have some strange love of eggplant parm
 
2022-01-20 8:57:09 AM  

tintar: fasahd: BK has a chicken parm, I wonder why they never tried eggplant.
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that... hunh! that actually sounds pretty good. the eggplant might be tricky to figure out at first, but then again that's what aramark/sodexho/sysco/etc. are for.

I mean, Shake Shack has a "shroom burger" that's basically a deep fried puck of thinly-sliced portobello+cheese. and it is farking delicious. so yeah, why not do similar with eggplant?

(thought I had my own photo but CBA to find it)

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/plus, even the anti-vegetals seem to have some strange love of eggplant parm


I'm not anti-vegetable, but I am an omnivore, and I love me some eggplant parm.  Depends on how it's done mind you; one place I ordered from has really thinly sliced eggplant, each slice of which is breaded and layered like a lasagne, which results in it being mostly breading.  Bleh.  Another does thicker individual breaded slices.  That one's delish, and more like how I do it myself.

/Works with zucchini, too.
 
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