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BottomlandBrew
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Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
I've seen it at the store and it has piqued my interest several times, but the price has scared me away. It's $7.99 for 12 oz, which isn't the cheapest thing in the world, especially when ground chuck is sitting directly next to it for $4-5/lb.

It caught my attention again the other day and I said, "screw it," and tried it. When forming the patties, it felt chunkier and harder than real meat, but otherwise it formed a patty really easily. Simple salt and pepper on the patty and simple toppings of caramelized shallot, cheese, and M&K. Home fries as the side.

Overall, not bad. Not great either, but better than I expected. Maybe a 3 out of 5, if I had to score it. It smelled a little weird when it was cooking, but it tasted very similar to a real burger. A little chewier in texture, but if you hadn't said anything to me it may have fooled me. I wish I'd have checked the nutrition facts and seen it had a good bit of salt in it already, because I definitely added my normal amount for burgers and it was too salty. I'd consider buying it again if it were a couple bucks cheaper, but until then I'll stick with the real stuff.

Y'all tried to cook with it yet?

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SixthAndBarone
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
But why? Why would you want to?


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BottomlandBrew
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
The same reason I've tried any new food: curiosity.


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Sidicous
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
Popular Mantra: Processed food bad! Very Bad!!!

Popular mantra about fake meat: This most highly processed of all processed food is so good!


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t00f
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
last time I had it was at Modern Times in Portland and I thought it was ok to borderline WTF did I just buy.


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Lsudx256
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
I could understand switching to it when possible if it was better for you. The problem is that it isn’t. As a vegetarian substitute it makes perfect sense.


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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
It doesn't look bad, but if the real stuff is cheaper I have no reason to ever buy it


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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
What’s the fat in it?


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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
I betcha sales go up during lent.


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Mo Jeaux
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
A lot of soy. Sunflower oil too.


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BottomlandBrew
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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What’s the fat in it?


Ingredients are: Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% Or Less Of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Soy Protein Isolate, Vitamins and Minerals (Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12).

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BottomlandBrew
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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but if the real stuff is cheaper I have no reason to ever buy it


That was my take-away. I think even if it were the same price, I'd still go meat more times than not. I think the product has its place, but it just needs to work on price.


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sml71
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
I tried it. Nasty, nasty nasty.


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Loup
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
The burger looks good. I'm interested in trying this as well, haven't seen it in the stores yet.

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TheWiz
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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As a vegetarian substitute it makes perfect sense.


Yup. My wife decided to transition to vegetarian/pescatarian about 4-5 years ago. She likes animals. I figured what the hell. My only stipulation was that I never go hungry from some froo froo shite. So far, she's held up her end of the deal.

Impossible meat is pretty good considering. I like it better than the beyond meat as they seem to be trying less with the overly added flavoring. Now the beyond sausage is pretty damn good. Both the regular and spicy Italian have some pretty good flavoring.


Mo Jeaux
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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My wife decided to transition to vegetarian/pescatarian about 4-5 years ago.


Why did you transition too?



TheWiz
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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Why did you transition too?


Because I'd rather not cook. I still order hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, etc.. when we go out to eat.


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Darla Hood
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
I've had the Impossible Whopper and thought it was good. I probably won't ever buy the product to have it at home, although I'd considered the Beyond product when I saw it at Costco. Figured it would sit in my freezer like the black bean burgers I bought, which I liked, but not enough to reach for it again.


SSpaniel
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re: Impossible Meat - Tried it for the first time tonight
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It caught my attention again the other day and I said, "screw it," and tried it.
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