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(NPR)   "McPlant has the iconic taste of a McDonald's burger, because it *is* one." --- 'Ugh, this tastes like crap' --- ( ¬‿¬)👉   (npr.org) divider line
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2022-01-21 3:22:12 AM  
I am SO farking down with fast food offering fake meat alternatives.  Bring it on.  Factory farming sucks and should be phased out, and cheap fast food is one cuisine that's not worth the misery and pollution.  I'll save my meat eating for good restaurants, thanks.
 
2022-01-21 4:53:46 AM  
Honestly this kind of fast food seems like one of the easier areas to replace meat with plant based stuff. I don't get a McDonalds burger because it tastes amazing, I get it because it's fast and easy. I mostly taste whatever ketchup/mustard/etc sauce is on it anyway. None of those factors change if the patty isn't actually meat. (assuming there isn't some overwhelming flavor introduced by the fake meat)

If I want a burger that's about the flavor of the meat I'm going somewhere else.
 
2022-01-21 7:17:40 AM  
I thought McDonald's only served sadness.

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LOOK at the stack of sadness.  Look at it.
 
2022-01-21 7:54:32 AM  
I always assumed 80% of that burger 'meat' was plant based or at least not meat already. Seems like a short putt.
 
2022-01-21 8:51:40 AM  
I can say categorically that "plant-based" flatulence is much MUCH worse than meat-based.
I'll sample this burger in later this spring when I can drive home with the car windows open.
 
2022-01-21 9:26:16 AM  

Sunidesus: Honestly this kind of fast food seems like one of the easier areas to replace meat with plant based stuff. I don't get a McDonalds burger because it tastes amazing, I get it because it's fast and easy. I mostly taste whatever ketchup/mustard/etc sauce is on it anyway. None of those factors change if the patty isn't actually meat. (assuming there isn't some overwhelming flavor introduced by the fake meat)

If I want a burger that's about the flavor of the meat I'm going somewhere else.


It's the ideal roadtrip food.  Fast, cheap, and consistently mediocre.  VS that mom'n'pop place you were told about that means spending 30 minutes finding it, waiting an hour for your food, then realizing it was sold two years ago to someone who doesn't believe in changing the frying oil.
 
2022-01-21 10:14:18 AM  
I've had some soybean based burgers and while i didn't think they tasted like a regular beef burger they tasted pretty good to me.
 
2022-01-21 11:21:11 AM  
Beyond Meat sucks ass. Their fake meat tastes nothing like meat.

Impossible Meat however, they're pretty good.
 
2022-01-21 11:35:59 AM  

EnzoTheCoder: I thought McDonald's only served sadness.

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LOOK at the stack of sadness.  Look at it.


"fried burger, please"

/neighbor's kid
 
2022-01-21 11:39:49 AM  

oldfarthenry: I can say categorically that "plant-based" flatulence is much MUCH worse than meat-based.
I'll sample this burger in later this spring when I can drive home with the car windows open.


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and yeah, impossible whopper did exactly that to me. not the first time, nor the most recent time. but definitely more than one of the intermediary times. and holy-wow, not only was it war crime level bad, but it lasted 3+ days after only eating 1 single whopper. *shudders*
 
2022-01-21 11:42:18 AM  
oh also I'm intrigued by the format - "sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onions and American cheese, and it is topped with ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard"

makes sense, they had to jazz it up a little and/or compete with BK.

/wonder if the onions are fresh or rehydrated
 
2022-01-21 11:42:25 AM  
Sadly, the french fries are still cooked in oil derived from the rendered fatty tissues of dead cows, so I have to give this one a pass. Who wants a McBurger without the fries?

Better to go for the impossible whopper and their normal fries cooked in vegetable oil.
 
2022-01-21 11:53:48 AM  

Shaggy_C: Sadly, the french fries are still cooked in oil derived from the rendered fatty tissues of dead cows, so I have to give this one a pass. Who wants a McBurger without the fries?

Better to go for the impossible whopper and their normal fries cooked in vegetable oil.


Newsflash, McDonald's stopped using animal fat for frying IN THE NINETIES.
 
2022-01-21 11:59:13 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I always assumed 80% of that burger 'meat' was plant based or at least not meat already. Seems like a short putt.


People are SO WEIRD about beef.

Get chicken at a fast food restaurant? Cool. We've added a bunch of additives, fillers, and other stuff. Enjoy. It's all good.

Get beef? IT MUST BE 100% BEEF. BEEF BEEF BEEF. NOTHING BUT BEEF.
 
2022-01-21 12:33:52 PM  

Shaggy_C: Sadly, the french fries are still cooked in oil derived from the rendered fatty tissues of dead cows, so I have to give this one a pass. Who wants a McBurger without the fries?

Better to go for the impossible whopper and their normal fries cooked in the same vegetable oil as the nugs.


someone already pointed out the tallow/90s thing, but... here, ftfy.

but me? I ain't honestly no1curr if BK grills the impossible whopper on the same grill as the meats, or if KFC cooks the fakenugs (or fries) in the same oil as the actual chimkens. 20-25 years ago I likely would have, and very strongly so. but today's tintar is a very different tintar.

altho' at least once I will have to try the steamed-or-whatever impossible whopper "for science" or some junk.
 
2022-01-21 12:35:47 PM  
also, who knows if those wascally BK workers, maybe one or two of them decided they actually like the steam-cooked results, and have started putting actual-meat whoppers in there for themselves? lol! those corkers!

/you never know
 
2022-01-21 12:43:37 PM  

BunchaRubes: Shaggy_C: Sadly, the french fries are still cooked in oil derived from the rendered fatty tissues of dead cows, so I have to give this one a pass. Who wants a McBurger without the fries?

Better to go for the impossible whopper and their normal fries cooked in vegetable oil.

Newsflash, McDonald's stopped using animal fat for frying IN THE NINETIES.


They still use natural beef flavor in the US.https://guiltyeats.com/2021/08/05/are-mcdonalds-fries-vegan-vegetarian-plant-based/
 
2022-01-21 3:08:56 PM  
I can't tell the difference between fast food plant burgers vs. fast food meat burgers either (the ones I've sampled, at least) so I'll do my part to help the environment and be a little nicer to cows too.
 
2022-01-21 5:21:52 PM  
Well that's the complete opposite way to get me into McDicks. After kitchen nightmares and ODs in bathrooms and all the other weird shiat I've seen in em as a contractor, I definitely ain't touching it for something pretending to be meat.
 
2022-01-21 7:01:39 PM  
The veggie burger that BK had was better than the Impossible Burger they switched it out for.  I'll give the McD on a try when I get the chance but not expecting much.  For me at least, the new wave of Impossible / Beyond meat food is highly overrated.
 
2022-01-21 8:55:04 PM  
there is not a single mcdonald's "food" that tastes good. literally none.

i think i last ate there around 2003? at a highway stop on a long drive where it was the literal only option at that time of night? i had whatever their chicken sandwich was at the time, figuring frying and mayo can hide many food sins. no fries. unsweet iced tea. meh, it was calories....
 
2022-01-21 10:27:22 PM  
I'll eat one if they have a option to add a slice of pork belly on it.
/Skinny
 
2022-01-22 3:04:35 PM  
We've dubbed this the McAnus burger -- because you know what it's gonna taste like.

Tried the Burger King fake-meat offering. Tasted like soggy, burnt cardboard. No way, now how it was even close in texture or flavor of meat.
 
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