Have you heard the news, Burger King (BK) has a plant-based burger, and they are calling it the Impossible Whopper. I don’t visit BK too often, but when I do - the whopper is my go-to meal. I love the flame-grilled taste and overall, it is a great combination of flavors, not the healthiest but still yummy. So, when I heard about the Impossible burger, I had to go try it.
Is the Impossible Possible?
Burger King and Impossible Foods, sure seems to think so. They have teamed up to make the Impossible Whopper, which is their way of bringing a “healthier option” to the fast-food industry. With many people in search of healthier options for on-the-go, I see how this could be a great way to get new customers as well as introduce something new to loyal customers.
But what are the actual ingredients? Inquiring minds want to know, so I took a stroll through the Impossible Foods website to locate the exact ingredients in the whopper patties, but it isn’t easily accessible to find.
What’s in the Impossible Whopper?
According to the BK website, the Impossible Burger is made with a flame-grilled, plant-based burger topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, and sliced white onions on a sesame seed bun. 100% Whopper®, 0% Beef. But what are the actual ingredients? Inquiring minds want to know, so I took a stroll through the Impossible Foods website to locate the exact ingredients in the whopper patties, but it isn’t easily accessible to find. I did find that some of the ingredients include soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and heme. That is not a full list as the website states they provide, so I guess we will just have to use our imaginations on this one.
What do I think of the Impossible Burger?
I had to try the burger twice to make sure I was giving you a good inside scoop on how this burger tastes. The first time I purchased the Impossible Whopper I was very disappointed. The whopper patty wasn’t hot, and it had a bland taste. I went with the anticipation and the expectation that I would love this whopper, but I wasn’t completely won over. I wanted to like this burger, so I went back again and this time the patty was hot and tasted a little better, but it had a strange smell. I have had many plant-based burgers before, and I have even made my own and they have never smelled so gross. I would love to know why they smell like that.
My Final Thoughts
It is with great disappointment that I say - I don’t like the Impossible Whopper. I wish it tasted better, but with the bland taste and weird smell, it is a no go for me. The one thing I take away from this experience is the enthusiasm to make my version of the Impossible Whopper. Be sure to subscribe, so you won’t miss that post!
Have you tried the impossible whopper? What did you think? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.